Fredericksburg Pet Show

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Our fantastic volunteers helping prospective adopters at our booth at the 2013 Pet Show.

We are excited to once again be a part of the Fredericksburg Pet Show with this growing community of animal lovers! We will be at the Pet Show with some of our adoptable dogs and cats! Joining us will be lots of other great animal rescues and shelters plus other pet related vendors, demonstrations, and entertainment! Come out and support your local SPCA, visit with our furry friends looking for their forever homes, and have a great time!

Fredericksburg Pet Show

  • Where: Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2372 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • When: Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21
  • Time: Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Price: Tickets are available online here and at the door of the Expo Center. Adults are $9.00 at the door, $8.00 online. Seniors (age 60+) are $8.00 at the door, $7.00 online. Children 12 and under are FREE! Pets are welcome!

We also have $1.oo OFF admission coupons available at the Fredericksburg SPCA now!

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Pet Show visitors petting some of the Fredericksburg SPCAs adoptable dogs

Truckin’ For Mutts

We are happy to announce that the Steckler Bros. will again be holding the 4th Annual Truckin’ For Mutts event on Saturday, October 4th, 2014! This year’s event is at a new location and will be held at the Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds at 8332 County Fair Lane, Ruther Glen, VA 22546 – Just minutes from I-95, Exit 104! Gates open at 8:00 a.m. to begin truck registration!

The Truckin’ For Mutts event is a Big Rig Show & Shine and is open to a variety of trucks including road tractors, combinations, dump trucks, specialty trucks, and full-size pickups.

There will also be live entertainment by The Cowboy Classic Band as well as mule/wagon rides, bounce houses, 50/50 raffles, vendors, and a DJ! Fun for the whole family!

The entry fee for those interested in entering their truck is $30.00.

Spectator fees:

  • Adults: $10
  • Children ages 6-12: $5.00
  • Chidlren ages 5 & under: FREE

Proceeds from ticket sales and entry fees from the event go to benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA and the animals in our care! Wow – Thank you, Steckler Bros.!






















Black & Black/White Cat & Kitten Adoption Special!

With school back in session, football season starting, and Fall just around the corner – we thought we’d ring in all these new changes with an adoption special on some of our often-overlooked feline friends!

Black and predominately black cats are some of the most disregarded in animal shelters all over and we just can’t figure out why! The average stay of a black cat in a shelter is generally longer than a non-black cat. So in an effort to find some of our special ebony friends the forever homes they deserve, we have reduced the adoption fee on all of our black and black/white cats AND kittens for the month of September to just $5.00!

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Fall Yard Sale

Summer is coming to a close and we’re gearing up for another fantastic fundraising Fall Yard Sale!

Join us Saturday, October 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1315 Central Park Boulevard (right behind Barnes & Noble in the former Scrapdoodles location in Central Park) for the sale of the season! With all proceeds going to benefit the furry friends still waiting for their forever homes in our shelter!

Please see the flyer below for drop-off dates and times if you wish to donate items to be sold at the yard sale.

We would like to shower everyone with thank yous in advance whether you are donating items for the sale, whether you stop by and purchase something during the sale, or whether you just help spread the word about the event – every little bit counts in caring for the homeless animals in the area. We look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces!

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2014 Paws & Whiskers Bazaar

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 15, 2014 for the Paws & Whiskers Bazaar Craft FairFredericksburg Parks & Recreation is generously hosting the event to benefit us here at the Fredericksburg SPCA. Half the funds raised from the event will go towards helping the all the dogs and cats in our shelter. The Bazaar is from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dorothy Hart Community Center at 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The Bazaar will feature a variety of handmade crafts, housewares, pet supplies, holiday items, art and more!

Admission is free! And shoppers are welcome to bring well-behaved, house-broken dogs!

For those wishing to set up a table and sell items, the vendor fee is $25 per table space and vendors are limited to two tables. Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation will provide the tables! Space is limited to 35 tables. Vendors selling handmade items with a pet motif are preferred for the Bazaar. However, vendors with non-pet related motifs will be accepted if space is available. Set-up for vendors is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14 or the morning of the Bazaar, Saturday November 15 at 10:00 a.m.  tag line kitty necklaceTag line Brandel Necklace

Each vendor is asked to donate one item to be auctioned off in a raffle that will also benefit the animals in our care! Vendor’s raffle donations will be collected before the doors open at 11 a.m. and will be on display throughout the day.

For those interested in being a vendor at this year’s bazaar, the registration can be found here: 2014 Paws and Whiskers Vendor Registration Form

We look forward to seeing all the neat, creative, beautiful crafts and items at this years Bazaar and we are sure all the animals here at the Fredericksburg SPCA will appreciate all the effort of both the vendors and the shoppers in helping make shelter life a little brighter until they find their forever homes!


16th Annual Walk for the Animals


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It’s time for our annual Walk for the Animals to benefit all the homeless dogs and cats in our care. Mark your calendars for September 13 – Rain or Shine! This year’s walk will have a Superhero theme!

  • When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • Where: Maury Field in Downtown Fredericksburg at William and Kenmore Street (Begins & Ends)
  • Time:

– 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. : Registration + pre-festivities, games, demos, and talent show for you and your pet

– 9:00 a.m.: Opening Ceremony

– 9:15 a.m.: Walk

– 10:00 a.m.: Awards Ceremony & Treats

Please note that participating dogs must have proof of rabies vaccination!

Print out your Walk Pledge forms here:

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Or pick up you pledge forms/Walk brochure from the Fredericksburg SPCA, many veterinarian offices in the area, as well as at most of the Top Dog Sponsor locations listed below! Then take your pledge form and start collecting donations today! Ask friends, relatives, co-workers, neighbors to “sponsor” you by making a financial commitment for you to walk! All walkers are eligible to win prizes based on the total dollar amount collected and brought the day of Walk. All checks should be made out to the “Fredericksburg SPCA”. The first 100 Walkers with pledges of $50 or more receive an Anniversary T-shirt!


  • First Place: Individual who brings in the highest dollar amount of pledges wins – Total Value $750 Assorted Gift Cards to Local Businesses & Restaurants
  • Second Place: Individual who brings in the second highest dollar amount of pledges wins – Total Value $500 Assorted Gift Cards to Local Business & Restaurants
  • Top Team (up to 20 members): The top team that brings in the highest dollar amount of pledges wins – Total Value $400 SPCA Assorted Gifts & a Private Tour of the Shelter
  • Top Youth Prize (age 7 – 12): The top youth that brings in the highest dollar amount of pledges wins – Total Value $100 Gift Card & a Prviate Tour of the Shelter

The walk would not be possible without all the help and support from the following sponsors:

Golden Paws:

Media Sponsors:

Best in Show:

Top Dogs:

Furry Friends:

Please support the animals of the Fredericksburg SPCA by supporting these businesses!


Running for the Dogs

On Sunday, October 26, 2014 approximately 30,000 people will embark on the incredible journey that is the Marine Corps Marathon, the third largest marathon in the United States!

For a race of this magnitude, many participants choose to run for a cause. This year, marathoner Carol Shelton has chosen the Fredericksburg SPCA along with the Delmarva Poodle Rescue and Cavalier Rescue as the 3 animal rescue organizations that she will run and raise funds for!

runningfordogsShe has titled her fundraising effort, “Running for the Dogs”. Since a marathon is a daunting 26.2 miles, Carol has asked that those interested in contributing consider donating $26.20 to one or all of the organizations she’s running for. But any donation amount is welcomed!

Carol has asked contributors to donate directly to the organizations through their website, by sending a check directly to the them, or by sending a check to Carol who will then deliver them to the 3 organizations.

  • You can donate to the Fredericksburg SPCA through our website here.
  • If you wish to mail a check, please address to: 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  • If you wish to donate to Carol directly, please address to: Carol Shelton, 2220 Warrenton Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

You can also email Carol at

For more information and to read about Carol’s mission in her own words, click here: Running for the Dogs_Carol Shelton_2014

Patiently Waiting

waiting-featuredSome cats have been with us for at least a year, some two years and some even longer. And, they are still waiting for their second chance. We have reduced the adoption fee on these cats. Won’t you please consider one of these beautiful pets for your furr-ever companion? Learn more.

Sponsor An Animal

sponsored-featuredCats and dogs in our care stay with us until they find a home. On a daily basis, we care for approximately 220 cats and 100 dogs so you can imagine how much it costs just to feed that many mouths each day. In addition, we must pay for shelter and we also provide medical care, socialization and most of all LOVE! Please become a sponsor to one of these animals in need of your help. Learn more about how you can sponsor an animal.