Adopt a Shelter Dog

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Go for a run with Doug!

Dogs at the shelter are listed on Petfinder: and on our Facebook page (, in the photo album section). With so many great dogs available for adoption, selecting the right one can seem difficult. The Shelter Manager or an FACC volunteer can help you pick out a dog that is just right for you.

Dogs can be adopted from the shelter from 12-5 on Mondays, and Wednesday-Friday; 12-6 on Tuesdays, and 12-4 on Saturdays. The shelter is located at 434 Cinnabar Road in Christiansburg. Please see the county’s web site for directions. If you would like more information on shelter adoption policies, please contact the shelter at 540-382-5795.

Adoption fees for dogs at the shelter are are $75.00 for females and $70.00 for males, which includes the spay/neuter fee. Virginia state law requires that any unneutered dogs must be sterilized within 30 days of adoption.

Currently in Foster Care

The Friends of Animal Care and Control has a limited foster care program. Dogs in foster care are spayed / neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and dewormed  before becoming available for adoption. Because they have been in a private home, we often will know more about their personalities and individual needs. The adoption fee for dogs in foster care is $125; an adoption application  and home visit are required before any dog will be adopted out.

Fudge Fudge is beyond critical for finding another foster, adopter or a rescue. Her current foster can no longer give Fudge the care and attention, so needs her placed ASAP. Fudge is a 10-11 year old Pit Bull mix that loves everyone she meets and adores children, but needs to be the ONLY pet in the home. We will be picking up Fudge tomorrow and placing her in boarding. If you know Fudge’s story, you know being put back in a kenneled environment will not be good for her. Fudge would do best in a home where someone can be with her most of the time. She is NOT destructive when left alone, but seems to get stressed and will relieve herself in the house (we plan on having her checked out to see if there is a medical issue going on). If you would like more information on Fudge and her background, please EMAIL

Heidi Heidi came to us after being abandoned in a house when her owner moved out without her. We soon discovered she had a huge hernia that she had obviously lived with for quite some time along with horrible eye and ear infections. A foster was finally found for Heidi and she was able to have that holy hernia (as the vet referred to it) repaired and she was spayed. Heidi has now fully recovered and is ready to find her forever home. She is up to date on vaccinations and is on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. Her foster mom has had a bit of trouble getting Heidi housebroken, but that is getting better. She reports that when she took Heidi to her parents house with a fenced in yard that Heidi did great with going outside to potty.

Here is what Heidi’s foster mom has to say about her: Heidi is a super sweet spayed cattle dog mix. She LOVES people and dogs alike and is still getting used to being around cats. An energetic dog that loves to be outside, Heidi would love nothing more than to have a person to call her own that would take her everywhere. She knows basic commands (sit, stay, come, down), and is working on house training and crate training. Heidi will do almost anything for snacks! She is great with kids, and would be perfect for an energetic family that will give her the consistency that she needs.

BABS is a female mixed breed who had to undergo extensive surgery to have a bladder stone removed that was preventing her from urinating. We will post more information as soon as she has fully recovered.

ZEUS is an approximately 4 month old hound/shepherd (?) puppy who has a broken paw. We will post more information once he settles into his foster home.

HOWIE is a very shy Beagle who will be coming into our foster program soon. He will be available once he settles into his foster home and gets neutered and vaccinated.