Welcome to the Adopt Don't Shop Club of Virginia 

Adopt the animals from the Nottoway County Virginia Animal and Control Shelter

Mission Statement

The Adopt Don't Shop Club of Virginia was established in 2023 in order to help animals from the Nottoway County Virginia Animal Control & Shelter become adopted by providing a free website for interested adopters to learn more about the animals and apply online.


10 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet

Information supplied by the ASPCA.ORG

1) You're Saving More Than One Life

It goes without saying that when you adopt a rescue pet, you’re saving a life—but you’re actually saving more than one. By adopting, you’re helping make space for another animal in need and helping to give them the opportunity to become beloved pets. 

2) Unconditional Love! What Could Be Better?

Many people worry about connecting with a rescued dog or cat, but shelter animals have so much love to give—and they won’t ever stop giving it to you once you let them into your heart! 

3) You're Giving a Second Chance to a Deserving Animal

Beyond just helping an animal in need, you're giving a rescue an opportunity to find their voice; to be themselves and get a second chance to become a dog or cat beyond the walls of shelter or rescue. You truly give them the keys to start anew in a life where second chances can often be hard to come by. 

4) You Get A Chance to Stay Active

Maybe you’re trying to live a more active lifestyle, or maybe you’re just looking for a new adventure. Either way, a new four-legged friend gives you a reason to get outdoors more and stretch your legs! 

5) You Have Someone New
To Shop For

It’s always fun to spoil your pets and bringing home a new furry family member gives you a reason to do just that. You can enjoy all the retail therapy you want while making sure your new rescue dog or cat is living in the lap of luxury. 

6) You're Fighting Back Against Animal Cruelty

Puppies and kittens purchased at pet stores almost always come from cruel breeding facilities where they are confined to small, filthy spaces and receive little to no veterinary care. By adopting from your local shelter or rescue, you are giving back to your community instead of helping cruel breeders profit. 

7) Destress and Unwind with Someone Who Will
Never Judge You

Life is full of stresses, but your rescue dog or cat is always there to listen. They won’t ever judge you or let you down. Taking some time to destress with your furry friends can help you unwind and keep you at peace. 

8) Increase Your Social Interactions

Getting out there with your pet can also help you make new human friends, too! You can befriend other pet parents, or even meet someone special when you’re making the rounds at your local park or pet-friendly café. 

9) You'll Have a Lifelong Best Friend Forever

What could be better than having a lifelong friend? In your time with your rescue dog or cat, you’ll have a confidante, a pal and ultimately—a beloved family member. You’ll never feel lonely, and in return neither will your shelter dog or cat. 

10) Life Will Never Be Boring Again

One thing that’s for certain, is that life with a rescue dog brings big changes—in the best way! Say goodbye to predictable nights and your boring routine and say hello to a new lease on life. Your new pet will keep life exciting, fresh and full of love.