Adoption Information

All adoption prices include spay/neuter surgery, an engraved I.D. tag from Terry Volkswagen Subaru, initial vaccines, a free vet wellness visit, 1 free week of virtual dog training with GoodPup and 10% off in our retail shop on your adoption day!
($15 microchip fee applies to all adoptions)

*Adoption fees vary  

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Adoptable Animals

You will receive a 20% discount on the 2nd pet’s adoption fee if you adopt 2 pets during your visit (not applicable during adoption specials).

Adoption Forms

We ask anyone interested in adopting a pet from LHS to please complete our adoption questionnaire in order for our team to get an idea of what you are looking for, and also ensure that we are making the best possible match for you and the pet. You can fill out your questionnaire online: CAT or DOG , or in person at LHS on a paper form. If it has been a while since you have completed a questionnaire, we may ask you to update your information on a new form.

The process is simple: The Center for Pets is ready to assist you in finding the best match with one of our adoptable pets! We welcome you to stop by anytime to visit and see the pets. Speak with an adoption counselor to learn more information on any of our pets, and spend time one on one with our pets to get to know them better. If you make the decision to adopt, we will guide you through the process that should only take about 20-25 minutes. Please make sure to bring a photo ID in order to complete the adoption process.

Placing a pet on ‘hold’: We want your adoption experience to be as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We allow potential adopters to place adoption holds on pets in order for them to make arrangements to get to LHS, prepare their home for the new pet’s arrival, take their time making adoption decisions, and to introduce family members and other pets. Holds may be placed over the phone, via email or in person, and in the case of a “tie”, the individual physically visiting the shelter and the pet will be granted the first hold. 

1st hold: $40 per 24 hours
2nd hold and beyond: $25

Hold fees are non-refundable and are not applied towards the adoption fee.

Please be patient with our team! Along with helping many interested adopters, they are also providing care for over 800 pets.

Lynchburg Center for Pets  

Adoption Hours

Tuesday-Friday 11-6
Saturday & Sunday 11-5

Email our Adoption Department: It is best to email  for the quickest response, as we often are too busy taking care of the pets and customers in the center to answer our phones. You are welcome to leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.


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