This week we had 86 amazing adoptions in our adoption center! We're happy to report that 40 dogs and 46 cats found great homes. Our goal for the upcoming week is 215 adoptions. You can help spread the word about our available pets by 'liking' and sharing our social media posts:
Adoption special: Home for the Holidays
Adopt an adult cat during December for half the normal adoption fee! Open your home to any cat aged 6 months or older, and we'll reduce the adoption fee by 50 percent. Visit www.richmondspca.org/cats to see all cats currently available for adoption at the Robins-Starr Humane Center.
Featured feline: Hope
When Hope arrived in our care last June, she was only 5 weeks old. Because she was so young, she was placed in foster care until she was old enough to be spayed and become available for adoption. Half a year later, Hope is 7 months old and still waiting for a family to pick her and take her home forever. She is spunky, playful and friendly. We're not sure why she's still here! Maybe her beautiful black coat has made her fade into the background; black-coated pets do tend to stay in our shelter longer before being adopted. Perhaps it's because she is a "teenager": she's not a kitten, but she isn't a mature adult cat, either. Many people tend to prefer one or the other. We're hoping she'll find a life-long home this holiday season, ending her wait for a family to call her own.
Featured feline follow-up
Last week's featured feline, Brandy, is taking a break from the shelter in a wonderful foster home with Summer, another kitty who has been with us for a while. The two are doing very well together and loving being in a home, even if it is only temporary. They are both still available for adoption, so if you are interested in either one, please contact our adoption department.
Come join us for an evening of fun for the whole family! In conjunction with Waggles' Winter Wonderland party, we're hosting an open house on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at our Robins-Starr Humane Center. Visit our Facebook page for more information and updates, RSVP and invite your friends! Our adoption center will be open late so visitors can meet, greet and adopt throughout the event. This event features:
- Every attendee gets a free reusable shopping bag – plus coupons and goodies for "early bird" guests
- Wine-tasting with Cooper Vineyards, home of our mascot, Rosie (tasting fee of $5 includes souvenir wine glass)
- Pictures with Santa for your kids and pets, brought to you by Hayes and Fisk
- Extended adoption hours
- Complimentary hors d'oeuvres for you and your pup
- Shop in our gift shop and automatically be entered into a raffle to win a prize basket worth over $100
- And more!
Cats adopted this week: (names of pets pictured are in bold)
Aaron, Agatha, Arthur, Aruwen, Belle, Blue, Brady, Cali, Carrie, Cross, Dagwood, Donovan, Eddison, Eric, Erwin, Faye, Fern, Garrette, Garth, Gloria, Guinevere, Hillary, Howie, Ian, Joe, Lyndon, Marigold, Melody, Miles, Pandora, Pearl, Rayanne, Rodney, Romeo, Rosa, Scar, Serena, Sierra, Smokey, Snow, Tasha, Toby, Wednesday, Wes, Winchester, Ziggy
Dogs adopted this week: (names of pets pictured in bold)
Benjamin, Berkley, Bunny, Celeste, Chad, Clay, Dinah, Elle, Esme, Flynn, Freckles, Glenda, Hilda, Hulk, Jet, Jordy, Joy, Kendall, Midnight, Milan, Monique, Nyla, Peyton, Riley, Runty, Sally, Selena, Sparrow, Sugar Ray, Tiffany, Timothy, Tito, Titus, Toya, Travis, Trinity, Trish, Turk, Wisp, Zuma
Adoption Center Hours:
Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Adoption Center Location:
2519 Hermitage Road Richmond, VA 23220
Adoption Center Phone Number:
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