Phone: (804) 646-5573
Fax: (804) 646-5586
1600 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
Adoption Center Hours:
Monday: Appointment only
Tuesday: Appointment only
Wednesday: Appointment only
Thursday: Appointment only
Friday: Appointment only
Saturday: 12PM-5PM or by appointment
Sunday: Appointment only
From cat cuddling to dog walking, volunteering at RACC provides a rewarding experience for all! The time that volunteers share and the enrichment they offer help our pets remain happy, social, healthy, and active. Volunteering greatly reduces stress and depression that animals can experience because of cage confinement. Many volunteers say they enjoy similar benefits by giving their hearts (and time) to the animals in our care. Volunteers receive orientation and training specific to their areas of interest.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the following activities:
Dog walking and socialization
Pet grooming and bathing
Cat socialization and play time
Becoming a Volunteer
RACC has so many wonderful volunteers at this time. We look forward to welcoming new volunteers in June 2022.
By fostering a homeless animal from our shelter, you help us make room for more animals in need. The bottom line is the more fosters we have, the more lives we can save. Fosters are also granted volunteer hours for fostering our shelter animals. For each day that the animal is fostered, four hours of community service is earned. For example, individual students and various organization members may earn volunteer hours through our RACC foster program.
Foster homes for puppies and kittens are always needed because they have weakened immune systems, and until they’re fully vaccinated, they’re more vulnerable to getting sick. We also need foster homes for adult animals with special needs (medical and/or behavioral).