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Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road,
Tappahannock,
VA, 22560

Phone: (804) 443-0726
E-mail: eshifflett@essex-virginia.org

Opening Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Holidays

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

Lost and Found Pets are featured on the Helping Homeless Animals In the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula Virginia Facebook Page

Who we are
Tappahannock Essex County Anlmal Shelter is a small, county owned faclllty. Opened in 2008, we are not a 'no klll shelter' but do our best to mlnlmlze the need to euthanize animals. The animal shelter is located at 540 Airport Road, Tappahannock, Virginia. It is right across the street from the Tappahannock Veterinary Hospital. TECAS does not do same day adoptions. Your application is reviewed for adoption, and we will return a telephone call to the applicant usually within 72 hours to let you know if you have been approved or denied. For more information see the Tappahannock Essex County Animal Control (TECAS) website.

Lost your dog?
Stray dogs without identication are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Dogs with identication are kept for 10 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs are featured on the Helping Homeless Animals In the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula Virginia Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your dog. For more information see the Tappahannock Essex County Animal Control (TECAS) Lost and Found Pets page

Please Donate to Help the Pets
We need basic cleaning supplies, towels, blankets, collars/leashes new or used, and pet carriers. We appreciate any and all donations.
On behalf of the dogs and cats, thank you.

Keep your dog in the family


Visiting Essex County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on (804) 443-0726 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available.
Location Map of Tappahannock, VA



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