Norfolk Animal Care Center

Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center (NACC)

NACC is the city’s animal sheltering facility. Our shelter is open-admission, providing a safe haven for animals from the City of Norfolk. 

On average, the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center cares for 400 to 600 animals each month, and over 5,000 animals each year.

Admin hours: 

8:00am- 4:30pm  

Kennel/ shelter hours: 

Mon & Thurs: closed  

Tues, Wed, Fri: 2pm- 4:30pm *appointments only for adoptions 

Sat & Sun: 12pm- 4:30pm *no appointments necessary 

To schedule an appointment, please scan the QR code with your phone's camera:



757-441-5505 or email    

After hours, call Police Non-Emergency Dispatch at 757-664-7387.

Animals for Adoption

We strive to make the best possible matches between the adopter and their new companion.

Take a look at the puppies and dogs, cats and kittens, and other small animals who are looking for their new homes and families.

Look into our adoption programs, process and fees and begin the adoption process today.

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