Non-Profit Animal Shelter

Alleghany Humane Society

Saving lives. Finding homes. Providing help.


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About Us

About Our Shelter

Our animal shelter was established in the 1970s. We have increased our support and assistance to pets and the people who love them for almost 50 years.

We are dedicated to saving homeless pets in our community and to providing assistance to pet owners in need. We provide services for Alleghany County, the city of Covington, and the towns of Clifton Forge and Iron Gate, Virginia. Our shelter enables the area’s animal population to be reunited with their owners and gives animals a second chance for adoption.

We promote responsible pet care and work toward ending pet overpopulation through spay/neuter assistance and education. Approximately 1,000 companion animals are cared for at our shelter or receive low-cost spay/neuter assistance through programs we administer annually. A low-cost spay/neuter subsidy is available thanks to generous grant funds provided by WestRock to our community. It is through the combined efforts of devoted board members, loyal staff, faithful volunteers, committed rescue partners, supportive businesses, and concerned citizens, that we have been successful.


Get Involved

Adopt a Pet

Find your new best friend. Learn more about the cats and dogs in our shelter with the button below. All animals are spayed or neutered.

Your Giving Saves Lives

It is through the generosity of our community that our work is successful. Your donations give pets new lives in their forever homes. Use the button below to donate.

Adoption Form

Thank you for considering an animal from the Alleghany Humane Society (the AHS) to be a new addition to your family!
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Have you or anyone in your household ever been 1) charged with, or convicted of, animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment or 2) the subject of a civil proceeding to terminate your ownership rights of a dog, cat, or other companion animal?
Have you or anyone in your household ever surrendered an animal to, or had an animal seized by an animal control officer?
Have you or anyone in your household ever been convicted of domestic violence?
Please list all of the pets you have had in the last 10 years including current pets and those you no longer own or are deceased. Please include the following: Name, Cat or Dog, Age, Male or Female, Spayed or Neutered?, Up-to-date on rabies vaccination?, Lives indoors or outdoors?, and Current status of pet?
The AHS has the right to verify medical history regarding all pets owned by the prospective adopter in the past 10 years. Permission is given by the prospective adopter for the AHS to verify this information by completing the veterinarian information below.
I certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also acknowledge falsification of the above can result in me being denied adoption of an animal. The AHS reserves the right to refuse any adoption.
I understand that completing the adoption application does not guarantee that I will adopt the animal, and does not obligate me to adopt the animal. I further understand that the AHS does not hold animals and because of space demands, pets may be adopted to the first best qualified prospective home.


What We Do

Finding A Home

Our mission is to serve as a safe haven for stray or unwanted animals.

Spay & Neuter

We strive to educate the public about spay and neuter options and to promote adoption to reduce pet homelessness.