An Animal Rescue Organization
About Henrico Humane Society
Henrico Humane Society (HHS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, incorporated in 1991 to address the growing number of homeless animals in the greater Richmond area. HHS is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff. The organization relies upon donations, adoption fees and fund-raising efforts to support its programs.
What we do
We take in strays found in the community, rescued animals from shelters and pets surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them. The vast majority of our animals live in foster homes instead of the cold cages of a shelter, where our volunteers get to know the animal’s personality.
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Thanks to the hundreds of hours worked by volunteers and generous donations from concerned supporters, the organization raises sufficient funds to provide for the hundreds of animals cared for each year. HHS is very proud of its accomplishments, and is dedicated to maintaining its service to the community and homeless animals.
Our adoption process is application based. Applications are available on our site under our Adopt tab and at our adoption events on Saturday’s at the Petco by Trader Joes in Short Pump. We do not do same day adoptions so we highly recommend you fill out paperwork online even if you don’t have a specific pet in mind. You will hear from one of our volunteers within 5 business days.
We MUST receive a completed application for you to be considered to adopt or arrange a meeting with any pet in foster care. Approval to adopt is contingent upon completing an informal interview with an adoptions counselor and approved vet, landlord and personal reference checks. Once the application is approved, we have the applicant sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee to officially transfer the ownership of the pet over to the new family.
We reserve the right to refuse an adoption at our discretion
Where are you located?
Henrico Humane Society doesn’t have a shelter where we keep animals. Instead, our cats and dogs live in the comfort of foster homes where we get to know their personalities so we can match them with the perfect forever family!
With the exception of a few holidays, we host an adoption event every Saturday at the West Broad Petco next to Trader Joe’s in Short Pump. Our cats make appearances from 11:00am – 3:00pm and dogs from 11:00 – 2:00pm.
The proper address is 11331 W Broad St #151, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Can I meet animals during the week?
When possible, we try to make our cats and dogs available during the week, but because they live with active families, it is not always possible to schedule an in-home visit. However, if you are extremely interested in an animal and can’t wait till the weekend to see him or her, please fill out an application for the pet you are interested in adopting. Then email email@example.com (for cats) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for dogs) to work to setup an appointment.
How will I know what animals will be at an adoption event?
Not all of our animals come to our adoption events each Saturday. If you are interested in a specific animal, we suggest that you email our Stand Coordinators on Thursday or Friday before the event to see if he or she will be coming.
Is there an adoption fee?
Our standard adoption fee is $95 for cats and kittens, $150 for adult dogs and $200 for puppies under 1 year of age. This fee covers all possible medical treatment including shots, spay/neuter, microchipping and worm/flea treatments. As a non-profit organization, we do not receive any money from the state or other government organizations. We rely on donations and adoption fees to cover the costs of food and medical needs of our animals.
How can I become a foster parent?
Our organization is only as strong as our volunteers. We are always looking for passionate animal lovers who are willing to open their hearts and homes to rescued animals. If you’re interested in becoming a foster, please fill out a dog foster application or cat foster application. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!