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.

Important Message on NACC Operations Impacted by COVID-19 

Out of an abundance of caution during the uncertainty of COVID-19, City of Norfolk buildings are operating under altered operations. NACC is continuing to provide animal adoption services and to reunite lost pets with their families under these altered operations. Current Business Hours: Thursdays 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. all other days.                           

NACC is now offering scheduled appointments through WaitWhile, an online waitlist app that allows adopters to choose a time for a visit or to drop in and join the waitlist to enter dependent on occupancy. Can’t get to the app? Send us an email at or a call at 757-441-5505. We will help you to book an appointment.

NACC Operations

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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NACC What To Do If You Find Kittens (2020-03)
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