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!

2014 Fall Yard Sale




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!


Express Auto Service Raffle

Express Auto Service is generously hosting a raffle to benefit us here at the Fredericksburg SPCA!vizio_e470vlesdgsdgg

The Grand Prize is a fabulous 42″ Vizio LED Smart TV HDTV!

First runner up receives a $100 gift certificate to Express Auto Service!

Second runner up receives a $34.95 oil change from Express Auto Service

Raffle tickets are just $5.00 each and are available at Express Auto Service at 2201 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Or at the Fredericksburg SPCA at 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Only 500 raffle tickets are being sold so the odds are in your favor!

The drawing for the raffle will be held Saturday, September 13 at our 16th Annual Walk for the Animals at Maury Field in Downtown Fredericksburg!

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:

Walk Pledge Form Page 1

Walk Pledge Form Page 2

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!


Soggy Doggy Swim 2014

lo090713Dogswim-4As summer comes to a close, it’s time for one last hurrah of water filled fun with the annual Soggy Diggy Swim at Dixon Pool! Before the pool closes for the season, the Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Department opens it up for water-loving dogs of all kinds to jump, splash, and swim to their heart’s content! A portion of the registration fee goes to benefit us here at the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA. Let the dog days of summer go out with a bang – give your pups some major fun and help the animals in our care still waiting for their forever homes at the same time!

  • When: Friday September 5, 2014
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Dixon Pool – 1300 Dixon Street, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Cost: $5.00 for up to 2 dogs per/owner

Click  for here for the registration form: Soggy Doggy Registration 2014

19th Annual Cats Closet Photo Contest

It’s that time of year again when The Cats Closet holds their annual photo contest with proceeds going to benefit the furry friends here at the Fredericksburg SPCA! If you’re a cat lover in the Fredericksburg area – you’ve got to know The Cats Closet! Located at 819 Caroline Street in Downtown Fredericksburg, The Cats Closet has a plethora of gifts for humans and cats alike!

If you have a cool cat photo that wish to enter, The Cats Closet will begin accepting photo submissions on July 15th. Voting begins August 1st and the contest ends on August 31st. Photos can be submitted in the following categories: Cats with Cattitude, Holiday Antics, Unusual Markings, Purr-fect Poses, Catatonic Cats, and Comical Cats! Please keep photos to the 4″ x 6″ dimensions!

The entry fee is $2.00 per photo and votes for your favorite photo are $1.00 each! Top winners receive a $25 gift card to The Cats Closet.

We hope that you will submit all of your wonderful cat photos in the hopes of benefiting all the wonderful cats in our shelter still waiting for their forever homes!

19th Cat's Closet Photo Contest

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.