The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is excited to welcome guests to our facility. No Appointment necessary to come and adopt your new best friend.
To protect our staff, animals and other guests, we are requesting that all shelter visitors please wear a mask (even if fully vaccinated). For your convenience, we will be happy to provide you with a mask if needed.
Seating is available inside and outside of our adoption center while you wait. Please be mindful of others for appropriate social distancing. Hand sanitizer and restrooms available.
Ready to adopt?
Our PRAS Adoption center is open every day from 12 PM until 5 PM. Saturdays we open at 11:00 AM except Tuesdays to allow for guests to adopt a new companion.
When you come into our Adoption Center you are greeted by staff and volunteers who are eager to help you through our adoption process. After you have had a chance to look around at all of our amazing animals for adoption you will then need to complete an Animal Interest Questionnaire if you would like to interact to adopt a particular animal. These forms can be found at the front desk when you enter or can be filled out online prior to coming.
Filling out an online survey head of time does not serve as an adoption hold for that animal. PRAS Adoptions are on a first available basis.
PRAS does it’s very best to meet with every interested guest, however time can become a limiting factor. So, if you are serious about adopting, you should plan to arrive when we first open to accommodate for a member of our Adoption Team to sit down with you for an animal meet and greet and complete your adoption in the same day.
|Dog||$50 (over 30 lbs.), $100 (under 30lbs.)|
|Working Barn Cat||$25|
|Guinea Pig or Rabbit||$10|
|Rat, Mouse, Hamster||$5|
|Ferret||$40 ($60 for bonded pair)|
|Pot Bellied Pig, Goat||$25|
|Native Turtle||No Fee|
|Senior Animal (8+ years old)||$38|
|Senior Animal plus Senior Adopter (65+ years old)||No Fee|
Peninsula Regional ANimal Shelter
5843 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605
Regular Adoption Hours:
Monday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM