Urgent Call for Fosters: VA Beach Animal Care Needs Your Help!

Virginia Beach Animal Care is facing an urgent situation and needs the community’s support to find temporary foster homes for 20 dogs by Monday. As the shelter undergoes necessary renovations for the next two weeks, these furry friends need a safe and loving place to stay.

Fostering not only provides a temporary home for animals in need, but it also helps them adjust to a home environment, making them more adoptable in the long run. With the renovations at VA Beach Animal Care, the need for foster homes has never been more critical.

What You Can Do

  1. Open Your Home: If you have the space and love to offer, consider fostering one of these dogs. Fostering is a short-term commitment with long-term benefits for the animal.

  2. Spread the Word: Share this urgent need with friends, family, and on social media. The more people who know, the quicker we can find these dogs the temporary homes they need.

  3. Volunteer: If fostering isn’t an option for you, consider volunteering your time to help at the shelter during this renovation period.

Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center’s “Shelter Buddy” program lets members of the community take a dog out on a field trip.  This gives dogs a break from the stress of a  kennel and a chance to get to know their personality outside of the shelter.  Shelter Buddies can share their field trip on social media to help these dogs get adopted!

Stephanie Taylor stopped by VBACAC to meet Aubrie, a 9-year-old who has been at the shelter for over 6 months.   Aubrie has never been taken out on a field trip and she would be a great shelter buddy to hang out with for a day!

Aubrie was surrendered due to living arrangements. She had been with her family for 9 years, and you can ‘hear’ the hurt in the words written by her owner upon surrender: “Please love her as much as we do. She loves going on adventures. She’s my best friend.”

Aubrie is at a perfect age where she no longer has those puppy tendencies of jumping, chewing, or barking for no reason. Instead, she is friendly, happy, and, as mentioned above, always ready for an adventure! Aubrie is dog social, but it’s imperative to have proper introductions to other dogs. She is too rough with felines and better with older children.

If you are ready to add an experienced girl to your family, come out to VBACAC at 341 S Birdneck Road, VB to meet her. We are open daily from 12-5 pm.

Stephanie with Aubrie

Aubrie is available for foster or adoption and her adoption fee is waived.