Safety Net Programs
Strengthen your agency's safety net with these programs and resources that help keep animals in their homes—and out of your shelter.
Enlist Your Community
Put your greatest resource to work rehoming and fostering.
Re-home, Sweet Home
Richmond SPCA's successful program for helping owners find homes for pets they cannot keep.
Pet-Friendly Housing Guide
The guide available on the Richmond SPCA website is an invaluable resource for helping prospective renters find pet-friendly housing.
A Foster to Surrender Program for At-Risk Puppies and Kittens
When individuals bring in animals too young or too sick to go up for adoption, consider inviting them to foster.
Enlist Your Staff
Want to get more food bank donations and more productive conversations with relinquishers? It's all in how you ask.
The Right Way to Ask: "Why Are You Giving Up Your Pet?"
To identify the real reasons for relinquishment and recommend workable alternatives, the Richmond SPCA staff engages surrendering owners in non-judgmental conversations.
Keep Pets on Their Best Behavior
Many pets are relinquished to shelters due to behavior problems. We've got ways to solve them.
The Richmond SPCA's Behavior Helpline is just one of the many programs the agency makes available to owners.
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