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Richmond Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Arlo, Belle & More

Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in Richmond and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

In the search for a lovable new fur child, consider looking around at a local animal shelter like Henrico Humane Society, where Belle the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Arlo, a Parson Russell Terrier mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Arlo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Henrico Humane Society, P.O. Box 28014, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Parson Russell Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Arlo and I am looking for my forever home. Is your home the one? Arlo is…” Learn more

  • Name: Belle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Henrico Humane Society, P.O. Box 28014, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Maine Coon Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hi everyone! I’m Belle and, just like the movie, I’m a lovely and intelligent girl who longs to find her…” Learn more

  • Name: Princess Sploot
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Animal Care And Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Princess Sploot arrived at RACC as an owner surrender. Her human began living in a hotel and was not allowed…” Learn more

  • Name: Funny Bunny
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Richmond Animal Care And Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Primary Color: Tan Secondary Color: White” Learn more

  • Name: Steve Mcqueen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Animal Care And Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • Description: “Primary Color: Brown Tabby Weight: 8.8lbs Age: 12yrs 0mths 1wks Animal has been Neutered” Learn more

  • Name: Ghost Rider
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Animal Care And Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Akita
  • Description: “Primary Color: Fawn Brindle Weight: 72lbs Age: 3yrs 0mths 1wks” Learn more

  • Name: Playgirl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Animal Care And Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Playgirl arrived to RACC as a stray. Her human was aware she was at the shelter, but never came forward…” Learn more

  • Name: Farrah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Animal Care And Control, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Primary Color: Grey Age: 0yrs 11mths 3wks” Learn more

  • Name: Poe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Siberian Husky Mix
  • Description: “Hey there, names Poe. Everyone at the Richmond SPCA says I’m handsome and oh so very sweet. I think the…” Learn more

  • Name: Cadence
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hey there friends, my name is Cadence! I’m a sweet and loving pup looking for the perfect home for me….” Learn more

  • Name: Josephine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Josephine. I take a little bit to warm up, but once I do I’m playful and affectionate….” Learn more

  • Name: Coconut
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Khali
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Khali and I’m a cute, curious little gal looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Griffin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Griffin and I’m a cute, curious little fellow looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Sahara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, my name is Sahara! I’m a sweet and loving cat who is looking for her new BFF! I…” Learn more

  • Name: Merga
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Secretariat
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Secretariat and I’m a cute, curious little fellow looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Quindecim
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Quindecim and I’m a cute, curious little fellow looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Bogie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “HI I’m Bogie!! I’m a big playful boy who is super excited to meet you! All I want is to…” Learn more

  • Name: Salsa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Salsa is a friendly girl looking for a new friend to adopt her. Salsa loves to give hugs, spend all…” Learn more

  • Name: Shawn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Shawn is a sweet boy who can be a little shy in new situations. With only a little encouragement and…” Learn more

  • Name: Aries
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Aries and I’m a cute, curious little lady looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Aurora
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Aurora and I’m a cute, curious little lady looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Alfredo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Alfredo and I’m a cute, curious little fellow looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Ann
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Ann and I’m a cute, curious little lady looking for my place in this world and…” Learn more

  • Name: Capella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Acamar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Coffee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Coffee! I’m a sweet and playful gal looking for a best buddy of my own. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Adley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi there folks, my name is Adley! I’m a happy-go-lucky lady looking for my new human best bud! I love…” Learn more

  • Name: Jo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Meg
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Josie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Woodland
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Val
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Melody
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Cactus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Ken
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Artois
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Moana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Proton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Theia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Richmond Spca, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “The staff here at the Richmond SPCA are still getting to know me and will add more to my bio…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lab Rescue Of Greater Richmond, P. O. Box 1574, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Tyson! Hello folks, my name is Tyson and I am an older gentleman looking for my furever home. I…” Learn more

  • Name: *Bonded pair* Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lab Rescue Of Greater Richmond, P. O. Box 1574, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Ben and Daisy! Hello future friends! We are Ben and Daisy, a dad and daughter duo looking for our…” Learn more

  • Name: *Bonded pair* Ben
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lab Rescue Of Greater Richmond, P. O. Box 1574, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Ben and Daisy! Hello future friends! We are Ben and Daisy, a dad and daughter duo looking for our…” Learn more

  • Name: Viola
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Care Cat Adoption And Rescue Efforts Inc, P. O. Box 2934, Henrico, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Viola is a gentle cat who was rescued with her 4 kittens; Bongo, Piccolo, Banjo, and Oboe. Viola is sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Sing Sing
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Care Cat Adoption And Rescue Efforts Inc, P. O. Box 2934, Henrico, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sing Sing is a sweet brown tabby kitten who came to me at only a few days old and with…” Learn more

  • Name: Piccolo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Care Cat Adoption And Rescue Efforts Inc, P. O. Box 2934, Henrico, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Piccolo has four brothers, and looks a lot like two of them. Piccolo appears to be the leader! He may…” Learn more

  • Name: Banjo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Care Cat Adoption And Rescue Efforts Inc, P. O. Box 2934, Henrico, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Banjo has four brothers. He looks a lot like two of them. He is quiet and follows his siblings. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Oboe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Care Cat Adoption And Rescue Efforts Inc, P. O. Box 2934, Henrico, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Oboe has a sweet face and his eyes beckon me. He is the most cuddly of his tan and white…” Learn more

  • Name: Bongo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Care Cat Adoption And Rescue Efforts Inc, P. O. Box 2934, Henrico, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Bongo came to us at about four weeks of age with his 3 siblings and his momma. He is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Sheffey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Capital Area Rescue Effort, Sandston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Basset Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – SHEFFEY BREED – Bassador (Basset/Lab mix) SIZE – Lowrider, about 35 pounds…” Learn more

  • Name: Edie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Capital Area Rescue Effort, Sandston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – EDIE BREED – Chihuahua SIZE – Small AGE – about 3 years…” Learn more

  • Name: Cletus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Capital Area Rescue Effort, Sandston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie Pomeranian Mix
  • Description: “PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – CLETUS BREED – Sheltie/Pom SIZE – Small, less than 15 pounds AGE…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocket
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Capital Area Rescue Effort, Sandston, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Poodle Yorkshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – ROCKET BREED – Poodle Mix, of some sort! SIZE – Small, about…” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Southside Spca, Richmond, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, English Foxhound
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