Finding a new pet to share your life requires thoughtful consideration.  Cats and dogs can live for 15 years or more.  When you adopt an animal you are making a commitment to care for that animal for the rest of it’s life.  First, think about what you want in a pet and what type of animal will best fit your lifestyle.    Once you have narrowed down your requirements come down to the shelter and take a look at our available animals or you can start your search with our online listings of available animals.  If someone catches your eye, take them for a walk, play with them in the off leash dog park for a while, or spend some time in the cat adoption room with them.  Give them a chance to show you who they really are.  If you make the decision to adopt,  the process is relatively simple.  The first step is to fill out our cat or dog adoption application.  One of our adoption counselors will carefully review your application and decide if our criteria has been met.

The goal of the SPCA is to find all of our animals their forever home by matching the right animal with the right person.  We reserve the right to refuse any adoption as we see fit.  Here are some things to consider before you apply to adopt one of our animals.

  • We do not adopt dogs out to those who plan to chain them.  The SPCA is absolutely against the chaining of dogs.  We believe it to be cruelty.
  • If you are a renter, we will contact your landlord to make sure that animals are allowed in the property you are renting.
  • If you have surrendered an animal to the SPCA you are ineligible to adopt from us for a period of 6 months.

The shelter is open to the public as follows:

Tuesday – Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm & Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We are closed to the public on Sunday and Monday

View Shelter Animals

Find more information on the cost of adoption here.

Print out the adoption application here

View animals available through private homes here (we cannot guarantee the availability of any animal on this page).

Pick of the litter at the pound

 The SPCA is in partnership with both the Martinsville City and Henry County pounds. We have become the adopting agency for both  pounds; any animal you find at the pounds will be adopted through the SPCA. We will vaccinate, spay/neuter, and microchip your new best friend. We strongly encourage people looking for dogs to start at the pounds! If you are looking for your “pick of the litter”  the pounds are the best place to go before the animals come to the SPCA.