During the week of November 7-12, dogs and puppies at the Roanoke Valley SPCA Adoption & Education Center will enjoy a brief time in foster care while their kennels at the RVSPCA are being repainted. Repainting the kennels is necessary to allow meticulous cleaning and minimize infectious diseases that often affect animals in confinement situations. All dogs and puppies at the shelter will be going to their temporary homes on November 4th and 5th and will return to the shelter on November 14th. Cats and kittens will not be affected and can be seen at the Adoption & Education Center, located at 1340 Baldwin Avenue in Roanoke.
Anyone looking for a new best friend during this time is encouraged to visit the Animal Gallery on rvspca.org. Dogs and puppies will be available for adoption during their foster period by making an appointment with Tracy Smith, Director of Adoption Services, at 540.339.9512, to schedule a time to meet. Off-site locations for adoptions are being researched. Information will be posted on the RVSPCA website and Facebook as details are available. Many of the dogs will also be available for adoption at a PetSmart Adopt-a-Thon on November 12th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Dogs or puppies held at the Regional Center for Animal Control & Protection, waiting for rescue or to be transferred to the RVSPCA, will be available by contacting the Regional Center at 540.344.4922.