Scott County Animal Shelter
186 Single Tree Rd,
Gate City,
VA, 24251

Phone: 276-452-1325
E-mail: jdougherty@scottcountyva.com

Opening Hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 8am-1pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8am - 5pm, Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays
NOTE: We prefer you to make an appointment prior to visiting the dogs in our shelter to prevent crowding. Our number is (276) 452-1325 - leave a message on the voicemail.

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

Lost and Found Pets are featured on our Facebook Page

Once again our shelter is full. We need adopters or fosters. Please help these doggies get to a furever home.

Our shelter is running extremely low on puppy food and adult dog food. Any donations you would like to send to us or drop by would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Who we are
Scott County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the southwest of Virginia. While Scott County Animal Shelter is not yet a no-kill facility, this is a goal we strive to achieve each and every day. We are also fortunate enough to work with some amazing rescue groups and dedicated individuals who help us move animals to safety each and every week. For more information see the Scott County Animal Control website.

Wellness Plan and Shelter Fees
Animals will be vaccinated upon intake and a record kept of these vaccinations. This record will travel with the dog when it leaves the shelter on adoption or being returned to its owner. We hope that this promotes a lifetime of proper care for the animal. Due to this new wellness plan, there will now be fees associated with adoption and an initial increase in fees for those returned to their owner. These fees are in place to cover the costs of vaccinations and for housing the animal in the shelter.

Adoption fee for a dog is $30 (cash only), and we require that all dogs adopted from us are spayed/neutered, and vaccinated within 30 days of adoption (or once animal is of age). Dogs that are adopted to out of state residents must be spayed/neutered prior to leaving Virginia. If the dog is not of age (puppy) to be spayed/neutered then it will not be adopted to individuals that live outside of Virginia.

Lost your dog?
Stray dogs without identication are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Dogs with identication are kept for 10 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs are featured on the Scott County Virginia Animal Shelter Adoptables Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your dog. Return to Owner Fee: $13 (cash only) the first day, then $3.00 each day afterwards.

Keep your dog in the family

Visiting Scott County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 276-452-1325 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available.
Location Map of Gate City, VA

This website is operated and maintained by The Dog Rescues Network as a service to the community. We have no connection with Scott County Animal Shelter. No payment has been received or is required. For enquiries about this website e-mail: webmaster@dogrescues.net