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

Phone: 276-236-8501
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gcganimalshelter

NOW OPEN MONDAY

Opening Hours (open to the public):
Monday-Thursday: 1pm-5pm
Friday & Saturday: 1pm-4pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays

The Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter is a regional shelter operated jointly by the three local governments (Galax City, Carroll County and Grayson County) under the requirements of the Code of the Virginia. The shelter accepts animals as required under the Code and works to place animals back with their owners, adopt them to new owners, or place them with other non-profit animal welfare agencies that may be able to adopt them. Animals are transferred on a first come first serve basis, so always contact the Shelter to check that the animal you are interested in is still available. If you are interested in becoming an animal welfare agency, please call 276-236-5773.

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it

Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the southwest of Virginia. While Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter is not yet a no-kill facility, this is a goal we strive to achieve each and every day. We are also fortunate enough to work with some amazing rescue groups and dedicated individuals who help us move animals to safety each and every week. .

Volunteering
Becky, a shelter volunteer, has made it her passion to care for shelter cats. Here is what she says about volunteering at Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter: "Being a volunteer is wonderful! There are so many different needs in the shelter that each person that volunteers can find a fit for their preferences and the amount of time he/she has to offer. I love interacting with the cats (but I love dogs too) and I am rewarded every time I am there. Kitten/puppy season is coming soon so we need all the help we can get!" If you would like to help please phone or visit us during our opening hours.

Lost your dog or cat?
Stray dogs and cats are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs and cats are featured on our Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your pet.

Almost half of the stray dogs that are brought into GCGAS have collars on them. Sadly, our local average for reclaims by the owner is around 15%. So out of 14 dogs that come into the shelter, only 2 will go back home.

How can you make sure your lost pet is found again - Follow the tips below:

  1. The very day your pet goes missing, call your local animal shelter and leave a description of your pet. Better yet, take by a flyer with their picture. Check the shelter with your own eyes. Your blue may be my black. Once the stray hold has expired and the animal has found a new home, chances are slim of you ever getting your pet back.
  2. Microchip your pet! It works like a licence tag on a car. Every pet that comes into the shelter is checked for a microchip. Please keep your contact information up to date (phone numbers, address, e-mail address).
  3. Keep tags on your pet at all times. County/City Rabies tags must be kept on pets collars at all times. We can use these to get your pet home.
  4. Post your missing pet on social media. Every day, pets find their way home without even coming to the shelter. Post them on the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Lost and Found Pet Facebook Page.
  5. Never take the collar off of your dog. It seems that most pets run off on the rare occasion that the owner takes their collar with ID off.

  6. Finally: Check back at the shelter for the weeks following your pets disappearance. We have had dogs reclaimed that had been missing for a year!

Adopting a dog?
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.

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.

Find the right dog for you
When looking for that new family member please remember to really think about the things you and your family want and need in a pet that fits the family lifestyle. Get to know your breeds! Some breeds require more space, exercise and circumstances than others. Even if you are going to adopt a mixed breed, look into what it's primary breed needs in a home, environment and exercise. Your new family member needs to be wanted by everyone in the family and included in your daily lives to be truly happy. Click here for more information on how to find the right dog.

Please Donate to Help the Dogs
We need canned cat food, puppy potty pads, canned dog food, kitten chow (canned or hard), puppy chow (canned or hard), basic cleaning supplies, towels, blankets, and dog beds or you may mail a donation to Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter, 200 Fair Street, Galax, VA 24333. On behalf of the animals thank you.

No Squeeky Toys Please
Toys that make a noise when you squeeze them can encourage some dogs to be aggressive towards young children because they squeek too. The device that makes the noise is usually small and can be harmful if swallowed. Some toys of this type contain a small battery which is poisonous if the dog eats it. The best toys are tuggers, tennis balls and hard chew toys that cannot be ripped apart.

Keep your dog in the family


Cats Needing Homes
Please take the time to check out all the nice young kittens and cats kittens and cats here. Please contact us for more information about the cats available for adoption.

Visiting Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 276-236-8501 to check that the dog or cat you want to visit is still available. Monday-Thursday: 1pm-5pm, Friday & Saturday: 1pm-4pm. Closed Sunday and Holidays
Location Map of Galax, VA.




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