Resources and Rehoming


The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter provides animal sheltering services to four communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County. The shelter will not be able to receive pets (stray or pets for rehoming) from other jurisdictions.

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter has developed an extensive resource booklet for the community to help keep pet owners and their pets together. The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is partnering with the rehoming website, Home to Home as a community resource. This rehoming website allow the pet owner to help find a new home for their pet without having to bring their pet to the shelter.

Please reach out to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter if you need additional resources that are not available online or would like assistance, we are here to help! You can contact our main line at 757-933-8900 and leave a voicemail if we are unable to answer the phone immediately.

As of January 1, 2023 the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is a managed admission shelter receiving owner surrenders by appointment, to help provide a more informed and positive experience and possible outcome for your pet. Pet owners will need to call ahead to schedule an appointment and discuss their needs with a staff member.


Should you need to surrender your pet to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter as a last resort please bring photo ID (example: driver’s license) with a valid address in one of the four jurisdictions we provide service for (Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, York County). Should your identification not reflect your current address in one of those cities please bring proof of residency (such as a bill with your name and address on it) to surrender.

You can complete the Owner Surrender Questionnaire that you can submit via email to or print a copy and bring with you. Please understand that there are exigent situations that may need to take priority for intake.

Once you’ve surrendered your pet to Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter no further information will be released about the final disposition of your pet. Please see below to complete the personality profiles as completely as possible so we have as much information possible about your pet and bring it with you.

Owner Surrender Questionnaire

Please submit one of the surrender questionaires below as it pertains to your pet.