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Posted on: June 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Goochland County Animal Shelter Temporarily Relocating for Construction

Goochland County Animal Protection - Temporary Shelter Relocation - July 2 2018

Relocation is necessary to accommodate ongoing construction of a new 13,941 square foot state-of-the-art shelter facility and demolition of the existing Animal Shelter.  


The temporary Animal Shelter will operate at the rear of the Central High School Complex until the new shelter is completed. Citizens can continue to contact the Animal Shelter by calling (804) 556-5302.  Shelter hours will remain the same at the temporary location, which are:

  • Monday:          CLOSED
  • Tuesday:         9am-2pm
  • Wednesday:    9am-2pm
  • Thursday:        9am-2pm
  • Friday:             9am-2pm
  • Saturday:        9am-2pm
  • Sunday:          CLOSED


Currently, Goochland County Animal Protection has 24 dogs available for adoption and is working with area rescue organizations to place the dogs prior to the shelter relocation on Monday, July 2nd. Individuals interested in adopting animals can contact the Animal Shelter by calling (804) 556-5302.


Goochland County formally broke ground on the new Animal Shelter on August 1st, 2017.  Built in collaboration with Goochland Pet Lovers, the modern facility will incorporate a shelter, adoption, care, and education center far surpassing the size of the existing Animal Shelter.  Planning for the project began in January 2015.


Better oriented on the site of the existing Animal Shelter, the new Animal Shelter is designed to meet the needs of Animal Protection for the next 20+ years.  Estimated completion of construction and opening of the facility is anticipated for late 2018.

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