Grand Opening

The grand opening of the new Animal Care and Adoption Center is April 29, 2017. Join us for the celebration, beginning at 10 a.m. The new center is located at 480 Cinnabar Road in Christiansburg. RSVP for the event.

New animal care and adoption center

Construction began in December 2015 on the new Animal Care and Adoption Center that will meet the needs of the County's growing dog and cat population. Friends of Animal Care and Control, a 501c3 non-profit group of volunteers, is working closely with the County on this project.

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The new center’s primary goal is to increase animal adoptions by expanding visitation and maximizing visibility through attractive design, in a setting where prospective pet owners will be able to visit dogs in an outdoor courtyard and cats in the community room. Through partnerships with local animal groups and volunteers, the center will emphasize increasing adoptions and returning pets to their owners. The facility is intended to serve as a recreation destination where people can volunteer to walk the dogs, care for the cats or just visit with the animals. 

The 16,300-square-foot-facility will replace the 1970s-era masonry facility that currently only houses dogs at 434 Cinnabar Road. There will be 12,600 square feet enclosed and 3,700 square feet covered space.

The adoption and care center will be located on five acres at 480 Cinnabar Road, adjacent to the current animal shelter.

Thompson & Litton, teaming with Shelter Planners of America, is overseeing the architectural and design aspects of the building, which will have the capacity to house 68 dogs and 64 cats. Shelter Planners completed the needs assessment, feasibility and building program study in 2009 that recommended the new Animal Adoption and Care Center.

Avis Construction Company of Roanoke was awarded the building contract at a negotiated cost of $3.7 million. It was the lowest bidder among 10 companies submitting proposals. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2016.

Thompson & Litton's presentation to the Board of Supervisors - May 11, 2015

Animal shelter video presentation to the Board of Supervisors - May 11, 2015

Shelter groundbreaking photos - Dec. 15, 2015


Photos of the project



Adopt a pet
Dog tags
Lost pets
New animal care and adoption center
Spaying and neutering

at 434 Cinnabar Rd:
Mon.-Fri., 12 to 5 p.m.
Sat., 12 to 4 p.m.

Phone: (540) 382-5795
Fax: (540) 382-5798
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FUTURE LOCATION (opening 4/29/17)
480 Cinnabar Rd.
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-6954
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