Our responsibilities include the enforcement of local and state animal control laws, the humane capture and treatment of unwanted
animals, investigation of animal abuse, neglect, cruelty, and the provision of emergency transportation and care for injured animals
within our jurisdiction.
The Smyth County Animal Shelter provides a comfortable, warm and safe environment for animals received unwanted, abused or abandoned. We provide adoption services for animals with suitable dispositions in an effort to place them within a nurturing environment. We believe that shelter animals can become the loving, caring companions that are needed and wanted by our society today.
Pet Adoption Procedures:
1. Residents of Smyth County and adjacent counties may adopt pets from Smyth County Animal Shelter with proper identification required.
2. Every new owner of a pet adopted from Smyth County Animal Control 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.
3. Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.
4. Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.
|Pet Adoption Fees:||Annual Pet License Fees:|
|ALL Dogs $60.00||1 Year Fees:||3 Year Fees:|
|Female Cats $55.00||Unsexed $2.00||Unsexed $6.00|
|Male Cats $40.00||Male $4.00||Male $12.00|
|Female $5.00||Female $15.00|
Location: The Smyth County Animal Control Department provides the following services: Check us
out on Facebook! Frequently Asked Questions:
The Smyth County Animal Control Office is located at:
287 Fox Valley Road
Marion, VA 24354
Phone: (276) 646-2222
Services, Resources & FAQ's
•Lost animal return
•Stray dogs and livestock removal
•Domestic animal rescue
•Investigate livestock damage claims
•Quarantine of rabies suspected animals
•On-Call emergency services
•Smyth County Health Department
•Washington County Animal Control
•Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
•Virginia Department of Health (Rabies Control)
•Code of Virginia-Comprehensive Animal Laws
•The Humane Society of the United States
•Adopt a homeless pet on 1-800-Save-A-Pet-.com
•Driving Safely with Pets
•Dog Breed Info Center
•Nuisance & Problem Wildlife
•Will the shelter spay or neuter my adopted animal(s)?
The shelter does not have a veterinarian on staff to spay or neuter animals. However, assistance may be available through the Smyth County Humane Society for spaying or neutering.
*Only Emergency Services are provided after normal operating hours*
•I am having problems with wild animals, can Animal Control help me?
Animal Controls provides services in regards to domestic animals only. Wildlife complaints need to be directed to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries(276) 783-4860.
•What are the leash and restraint laws in Smyth County?
It is unlawful for dogs to run at large in Smyth County.
•Can I handle the dogs and cats at the Shelter?
We do not allow handling of the animals prior to adoption due to liability concerns. We must protect the public and the animals.
•Will animal control pick up cats?
We do not pick up cats, however we do accept cats at the shelter from Smyth County residents only.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
|Chris Bennett, Chief
|Kristy Moore, Assistant Chief
Jonathan Cantrell, Animal Control Officer
Jason Mash, Animal Control Officer
|Chandler Dixon, Animal Control Officer
Linda Bridgeman, Shelter Manager
Sherri Henderson, Shelter Attendant