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Russell County Animal Shelter
458 Haber Dr,
Lebanon,
VA, 24266

Phone: (276) 415-9163

Opening Hours:
Hours may change on Wednesdays while dogs are being transferred.
Closed Holidays

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

Adopting a dog?
Russell County Animal Shelter will keep a dog for 7-10 days so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption. If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its 'available' date.

  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.
  • Click here to see more information about adoption.
  • Rabies vaccination and licensing must be completed within 7 days of adoption.
  • State law requires that adopted dogs be sterilized within 30 days of adoption.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia.
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.
All dogs kept in Russell County must have a license. Dog licenses can be obtained at the Russell County Treasurer's Office or by mail to the Treasurer's Office, 137 Highland Dr, Suite B, Lebanon, VA 24266. You must have proof of rabies vaccination to purchase a dog license.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its 'available' day.

If you have any questions about adopting a dog, please call the shelter and speak with a member of our shelter staff who has daily interaction with our dogs. You can reach us at (276) 415-9163. If it is after hours, please leave us a voicemail.

Find the right dog for you
When looking for that new family member please remember to really think about the things you and your family want and need in a pet that fits the family lifestyle. Get to know your breeds! Some breeds require more space, exercise and circumstances than others. Even if you are going to adopt a mixed breed, look into what it's primary breed needs in a home, environment and exercise. Your new family member needs to be wanted by everyone in the family and included in your daily lives to be truly happy. Click here for more information on how to find the right dog.

Keep your dog in the family


Visiting Russell County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on (276) 415-9163 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available.
Location Map of Lebanon, VA




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