Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter
200 Fair St,
VA, 24333

Phone: 276-236-8501

Adopting a Pet
Virginia law says that we have to keep a dog for 5 days so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption. If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its "available" date.

Adoption fee for a dog is $100 and for a cat is $85 (cash only, non-refundable) includes spay/neuter, microchip and vaccines including Rabies..

The adoption fee for dogs (payable on the day of adoption) includes spaying or neutering, a rabies vaccine (given when the animal is sterilized), a DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus) vaccine, a bordetella vaccine and a microchip. Adopters will leave the Shelter with an appointment already scheduled at one of our local vet clinics for the spay or neuter of their new pet.

For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Galax, Grayson, Carroll, Patrick, Floyd, Pulaski, Wythe, Smyth and Washington County. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the dog is available and what paperwork is required from you.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its "available" day.

  • Residents of Galax and adjacent counties (Grayson, Carroll, Patrick, Floyd, Pulaski, Wythe, Smyth and Washington County) may adopt pets from Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter with proper identification required. If you live outside this area you can adopt a pet, but the pet must be spayed/neutered before it leaves the shelter.
  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.
  • Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days of adoption, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.
  • Every new owner of a pet adopted from Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter shall have the pet sterilized within thirty days of the pet turning six months of age, or within thirty days if the pet is over six months of age.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia.
  • Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.
Visiting Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 276-236-8501 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 1pm-5pm
Friday - Saturday 1pm-4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

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