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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Offers Adoptions by Appointment Only

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is now offering adoptions of dogs, cats and pocket pets by appointment only. The move from walk-in adoptions to adoptions by appointment aids in controlling the number of visitors in the shelter at once and focuses efforts on helping pets find their forever homes in this time of coronavirus.

To make an appointment, those interested in adopting must first view adoptable animals online to see pictures and read bios. Once potential adopters have identified one or two pets they are interested in setting up a Meet & Greet with, they should fill out the appropriate adoption survey form – dog adoption, cat adoption and/or pocket pet adoption – and submit it to A member of the shelter’s staff will review the survey and call to schedule the appointment. Appointments are being made in 45-minute intervals during regular adoption hours (12 pm – 5 pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 am – 5 pm Saturday; closed Tuesday). Adoptions can be processed immediately after the Meet & Greet.

More information, including adoption costs, can be found on the PRAS website at

About the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter:

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is a collaborative venture managed by the City of Newport News on behalf of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County, Virginia. This 30,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, open admission shelter has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals. The shelter is located at 5843 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. 

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