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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

 Adoption Hours
Mon. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
Mon. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Clinic for Compassionate Care
Closed Sept. 30
Closed Holidays
Mon., Thurs., Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues., Wed.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.
Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
National Federation of Humane Societies, Member Or


Generous donations of the following items keep the Richmond SPCA going and are essential to the health and happiness of our four-legged friends. Donations are tax-deductible. Please see a complete list of needed items below. Looking to donate a car? Please click here. Want to host your own pet supplies drive? Please click here. Thank you for your generosity!

General Information:

  • Donations may be brought to our front desk at 2519 Hermitage Road Mondays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday between Noon and 5 p.m.
  • Due to limited resources and time we are generally not able to pick up donations.
  • If you have items to donate that do not appear here and would like to verify that they will be put to good use at the Richmond SPCA, please feel free to e-mail us at info@richmondspca.org.
  • Richmond SPCA Amazon Wish List (Purchase from this list and 15% will be donated back to the Richmond SPCA!)
  • Want to host your own pet supplies drive? Please click here.

Top Needs:

  • Quart- or sandwich-size plastic zip bags
  • Manual can openers
  • Martingale dog collars, especially medium/large sizes
  • Foster pet care items (see below)
  • Paper shredder
  • Gift cards for any of the following: pet supply stores, office supply stores, bookstores, grocery/general stores, fabric/craft supply stores.

Complete List of Needed Items:

Animal Care - Adoption Center

  • Standard large carabiner clips (3”)
  • Non-clumping litter
  • Dog toys, especially tough toys like Kongs
  • Sterile surgical/medical rubber gloves
  • Large blankets for dogs
  • Infant or postage weight scale (to the ounce)
  • Puppy Potty Pads
  • King-size heating pads for spay/neuter recovery
  • Snuggle Safes (heated discs and covers used for infant puppies and kittens)
  • Patented Kuranda Dog and Cat Beds - if you would like to donate a bed to our pets, please click here.
  • Gerber blue label baby food (chicken or turkey)
  • Kitten food
  • Zip ties
  • Newspaper
  • Any one of the following computer printers for Idexx VetTest machine: Canon Bubble Jet 200, 200e, 200ex, 210, 240 or 250; Epson LQ 570
  • Cat toys, scratching posts
  • Laser kitty toys

Animal Care & Foster Pets

  • Science Diet Wet Kitten Food
  • Gerber baby food - Stage 1 or 2 (chicken or turkey only)
  • Small litter pans
  • Infant scale
  • Kitten Chow
  • Heating pads
  • Kitten and puppy bottle/nursing kits
  • Snuggle Safes (heated discs and covers used for infant puppies and kittens) 
  • Pet bottles
  • KMR (milk replacer food supplement for kittens)
  • Cat toys
  • Science Diet Wet Puppy Food
  • Science Diet Puppy Dry Food
  • Small and medium pet carriers
  • Medium and large collapsible dog crates

Facility Care

  • Manual can openers
  • Dryer sheets
  • Tupperware
  • Large doorstops
  • Extendable duster
  • Sink stoppers

Retail Store

  • Medium and large winter-themed shopping bags
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Swiffer Duster and refills
  • Plastic "thank you" shopping bags

Customer Care

  • Paper shredder
  • EZ Up 10' x 10' white market tent
  • Lint/pet hair rollers
  • Gift cards to Office Depot or Office Max
  • New or gently used office supplies:
    • Sharpies/permanent markers
    • fine point black dry and wet erase makers
    • multicolor dry and wet erase markers
    • Post-it notes
    • tape dispensers and refills
    • rubber bands
    • alkaline batteries (all sizes)
    • scissors
  • Any of the following printer toner cartridges (name brand or equivalent okay): HP inkjet 21, HP inkjet 22, HP inkjet 56, HP inkjet 57, HP laserjet 12A, HP laserjet 74A, HP laserjet 98A, HP laserjet 03A, and Brother TN-550.

Training and Education

  • Mini refrigerator for treat storage
  • Baby carriers, slings, bouncers, car seats, baby swings and changing tables
  • Plastic storage drawers
  • Enrichment toys for cats including the Egg-Cersizer and Fishbowl Feeder
  • Donate an obedience or manners class for one of the dogs in our care
  • Colored Sharpies and paint pens
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Comfort Zone with Feliway for cats or Comfort Zone with D.A.P. for dogs wall plug-ins and sprays
  • Polaroid camera film
  • Digital/Video camera
  • Video camera tripod
  • Digital camera memory cards (SD memory card, 1.0 GB or higher)
  • Dog toys especially kongs, squeaky toys, stuffed animals, puzzle balls, tug ropes and others
  • Puzzle toys, especially Premier Busy Buddy Twist-n-Treat, Premier Tug-a-Jug, Triple Crown Everlasting Fun Ball, Canine Genius Leo Dog Toy, Buster Food Cube, and Kongs (available in our gift shop and online).
  • KongTime
  • Premier MannersMinder
  • Hot dogs, cheese, cheese whiz, freeze-dried liver, other treats and food logs (Pet Botanics, Rollover or Windsor Castle brands)
  • Slip leads/leashes for dogs
  • New or used leashes and flat leather or nylon collars
  • Martingale dog collars, especially medium/large sizes
  • Softouch Concepts SENSE-ible harnesses (size M/L and L especially needed). Available in our gift shop or online.
  • Medium or large nylon or basket muzzles
  • Rawhides

List updated June 19, 2014. 

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