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Hanover County Animal Control and Shelter
Stray Animal Search
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Hanover County Animal Control and Shelter
12471 Taylor Complex Lane
Hanover, VA 23005
Office: (804) 365-6485
Fax: (804) 365-6488

Shelter Hours
  Monday   10am - 4:30pm  
  Tuesday   10am - 4:30pm  
  Wednesday   10am - 4:30pm  
  Thursday   10am - 4:30pm  
  Friday   10am - 4:30pm  
  Saturday   10am - 3:30pm  
  Sunday   Closed  
If Your Pet is Lost or Missing:
  • Search online to see if we have found your pet.
        Search on stray and found pets.

  • Call the Animal Control Office to file a missing pet report

If a pet is picked up by Animal Control and has identification (license, rabies, and/or microchip number) on it, the pet owner is called as soon as possible to let them know their pet has been located.

Adoption Fees
$ 25.00

Any cat over the age of 4 months must receive a rabies vaccine.  Any dog over the age of 4 months must receive a rabies vaccine & obtain a dog license. The adoption paperwork and interview process takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please arrive at the shelter early enough to spend some time with the animal and complete the adoption process. Hanover County Animal Control and Shelter reserves the right to deny adoption to anyone at any time for any reason. In order to do what is best for each animal, they are adopted on a first come first served basis to qualified recipients only. A driver’s license or state ID must be shown at the shelter.
Reclaim Fees
Impound Fee   $ 25.00
Boarding Charge   $ 5.00

If you find your pet on these search pages, call to notify the shelter immediately and then come in to confirm identification. Stray pets will be held for 10 days. Owners will also be responsible for paying a boarding fee of $5.00 per day in addition to a $25.00 administrative fee. If not claimed by their owner in that time, they will be made available for adoption. You must show proof of a current rabies vaccine and also a current county dog license to claim your dog.

Dog licenses can be purchased at the Hanover Animal Shelter located at 12471 Taylor Complex Lane (Monday - Friday 10 am � 4:30 pm and Saturday 10am-3:30pm), Hanover Treasurer�s Office, at any authorized outpost or online (click here for online purchase) Dog licenses are also a great means of identification and can be traced 24 hours a day 7 days a week by Animal Control. License costs are $6.00 for one year; $11.00 for two years or $15.00 for three years, depending on expiration date of rabies vaccine. Please bring proof of current rabies vaccine when licensing your dog.

Monetary donations for the Hanover Animal Shelter can be sent to Hanover County Animal Control, P.O. Box 470, Hanover, VA 23069. Please make checks payable to Hanover County Animal Control. All other donations may be dropped off at the shelter at 12471 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005.

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