The Richmond SPCA has set an important lifesaving goal this holiday season – to unite more than 500 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with loving new families during the month of December. To help us fulfill this mission, Priority Automotive, owned by Dennis Elmer, will pay the adoption fees from now until December 31 to support our effort to unite our pets with life-long homes and loving families. At the Richmond SPCA, this promotion will enable us to save the lives of even more precious animals because every time a pet goes home, we have the opportunity to transfer into our care another pet from a government shelter where his or her life is at risk.
Last year, 453 pets were adopted during the Priority special. Here are updates from just a couple of the happy families who adopted during the 2011 holiday promotion:
“Thank you so much for a wonderful adoption experience. Everything from the facility (which is WAY cool) to the staff (who could not have been kinder) was absolutely perfect!!! I appreciate the honesty, knowledge and expertise offered every step of the way. I look forward to adopting with the Richmond SPCA again and have recommended you guys to everyone I know.” – Tina (who adopted Reba the cat)
“I play violin for the Richmond Symphony and last year when the Richmond SPCA partnered with the Richmond Ballet during The Nutcracker, I would sit in the pit while playing and oogle over the dogs you brought in to be used (and adopted) in the performances.* On the day of the last show, I happened to enter backstage at the right time when the dogs were being prepped to go on stage. I couldn’t help but to sit down on the floor with them and not 10 seconds later, Chili came to me and curled up in my lap. The rest is history; I came in the next day and adopted her on Christmas Eve. Chili has been the perfect companion; she goes with me where ever I go and is the most gentle, friendly and sweet dog I have ever met… Thank you for your great work with animals in the community and I hope you continue to partner with the Ballet and other organizations to find homes for all the perfect dogs out there like Chili!” – Ross
*Dogs will be performing in the Richmond Ballet's production of The Nutcracker and available for adoption on-site again this year on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Centerstage.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. Some of the pets in our care have been here for just a few weeks and some, like Brandy, have been here for years. Brandy has spent four holiday seasons in our care and hopes to spend this one in a life-long home instead. It is our holiday wish that both new faces and old friends find families of their own. We encourage you to come visit the dogs and cats we have available for adoption at our Robins-Starr Humane Center, where our knowledgeable staff will help you meet your match.
You can help us achieve our adoption goal by taking advantage of the Priority special and opening your home to a pet or by spreading the word about our adoption program to your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. To view the wonderful dogs awaiting adoption in our center, please click here. To see all of the awesome cats we have available, please click here. Additionally, you can help promote our available pets by 'liking' and sharing our social media posts:
To Priority Automotive, we think Erica, who adopted during the 2011 special, said it best: “Your generosity last year brought our dog Dorsey into our lives. Thank you Priority.”
For more information about our holiday adoption special, please visit our website, call our adoption center 804-521-1307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your love of animals, and happy holidays!
Please note that all puppies and adult dogs adopted from the Richmond SPCA must leave our care with an acceptable leash and collar, and every kitten and adult cat must leave our care in a safe and secure cat carrier. If these items are not with you at the time of the adoption, you will need to purchase them in our Lora Robins Gift Shop, which has a fabulous selection of merchandise that is affordably priced with all proceeds benefitting our homeless animals.
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