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We were adopted: February 25 – March 3, 2019

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Welcome to the new “We Were Adopted” blog! We are so excited to debut our revamped template and we hope you enjoy it too! We had a fabulous adoption week….

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One piece of information you won’t find on our kennel cards or website

Monday, March 04, 2019

We have come to the conclusion that if breed labels are neither accurate nor helpful, they should not be part of the limited details highlighted on our kennel cards in the adoption center nor on our dogs’ bios on our website.

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Pyometra: A medical emergency in intact female dogs and cats

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

There are numerous benefits to spaying and neutering. Our team hopes that raising awareness to pyometra – a deadly condition that may be unfamiliar to many pet guardians – will help keep our pet community healthy.

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We were adopted: February 18 – 24, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Over 45 pets found a loving, lasting home this past week! If you love our pets, but are not in a position to adopt, consider supporting our homeless pets by….

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Nancy Boylan and Scott Johnson sit on the floor of the Track and Training Center giving treats to Chickie

Must Love Dogs: Romance blossoms while volunteering at the Richmond SPCA

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In 2006, Nancy Boylan was traveling a lot for work and found herself without enough time at home to adopt a dog of her own. So, instead, she began spending….

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Feline dental disease: Recognizing and addressing it in your cat

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Many of us – even those working in veterinary medicine – pay too little attention to what is one of the most common ailments in adult cats: dental disease.

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Pet spotlight: Hooch

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Hooch is as goofy and produces just as much slobber as his movie namesake though he’s nowhere near as big as Turner’s companion. Since we brought him into our care….

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Hannah's adopters kneel with her in the Track and Training Center with staff and volunteers standing behind them

Adoption spotlight: Ramona

Sunday, January 27, 2019

From October through December, the Richmond SPCA focused on placement of pets with extended stays at our humane center. While we find homes for the overwhelming majority of pets in….

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Pets adopted from the Richmond SPCA this holiday season

Fact check: Are pets adopted at the holidays more likely to be returned?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The news media has been under considerable scrutiny and attack lately. Many people feel a deep distrust of the news media while others, and I would count myself among this….

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An island dog with an embedded collar gets a second chance at the Richmond SPCA

Thursday, November 01, 2018

On October 7, 2018, The Richmond SPCA transferred three dogs from Turks and Caicos into its care. These three dogs have made an incredible journey, but one dog in particular,….

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