Dogs available for adoption in Richmond

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September 19, 2022
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Dogs available for adoption in Richmond

When looking at the makeup of American families today, it's rare to see a home where a pet isn't part of the family. According to the most recent data from the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of households, or around 85 million homes, own a pet. Of these households, dogs and cats top the list of most popular pets, with 63.4 million and 42.7 million households owning dogs and cats, respectively.

In exploring the history of animal shelters and rescue organizations in the country, nothing proves as problematic as the lack of a centralized reporting system to collect data on these organizations. Most of the shelter statistics that are available and accepted today are estimates based on several period surveys, including the aforementioned APPA National Pet Owners Survey along with the AVMA U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Without a nationally codified and streamlined process for collecting, organizing, and reporting on shelter data, there has been a grave lack of transparency around the country's shelters. That makes it difficult not only to pinpoint accurate statistics regarding sheltered animals in America but also to understand the true state of animal welfare in the country, which is the first step to improving that welfare.

If you've been considering bringing home a furry companion, be sure to keep reading. Stacker compiled a list of dogs available for adoption in Richmond, Virginia on Petfinder, ranging in age, breed composition, temperament, and needs. It's important to note that pet adoption is a huge responsibility and requires available savings for emergency and routine veterinary care, a day-to-day routine and game plan for coverage if the pup needs to be left at home during the day (i.e. hiring a dog walker), and time and attention devoted to training your newest family member. Be sure to do due diligence on breed research to see what kind of dog will be the best fit for your lifestyle.

Without further ado, here are adoptable dogs in your home city.

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BONDED PAIR - Charlotte & Pippa

- Gender: Female
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Shih Tzu
- Read more on Petfinder
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Montana

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Australian Shepherd, Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Maurice

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Beagle (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Daisy

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Labrador Retriever (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Buddy

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Chihuahua
- Read more on Petfinder

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Jody

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Chihuahua
- Read more on Petfinder
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Maximus

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Labrador Retriever (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Fancy - In Foster

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Daphne Marie

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Pomeranian, Chihuahua (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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John Lennon

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Terrier, Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Malcolm

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Dachshund
- Read more on Petfinder
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Olivia

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Miniature Dachshund
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Kelly

- Gender: Female
- Age: Young
- Breed: Border Collie (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Festus

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Chihuahua (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Texas Toast

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Shepherd, Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Donkey

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Lilly (courtesy listing)

- Gender: Female
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Read more on Petfinder
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Banjovi (Courtesy Listing)

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
- Read more on Petfinder
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Minnie

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Hound, Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Swing Dancing Man

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Louis Armstrong

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog
- Read more on Petfinder
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Abe

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Redbone Coonhound (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Oscar

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Great Pyrenees, Border Collie (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Coco

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Plott Hound, Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Gucci

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Mastiff (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Boogie Wonderland

- Gender: Female
- Age: Young
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Claves

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Windsor

- Gender: Female
- Age: Baby
- Breed: Boxer, Beagle (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Ginger Snap

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Hubert

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Hound, Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Sailor

- Gender: Female
- Age: Young
- Breed: Labrador Retriever (mixed)
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Honor

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Hank

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Bluetick Coonhound (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Halpert

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Retriever, German Shepherd Dog (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Bitsy (Moo Cow Litter)

- Gender: Female
- Age: Baby
- Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Beasley

- Gender: Female
- Age: Young
- Breed: Retriever, German Shepherd Dog (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Samurai

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Oswald - In Foster

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Questlove

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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St. Nick

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Great Pyrenees, Siberian Husky (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Zenon

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Willow

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Captain Keyes

- Gender: Male
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Annie Louise

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Shepherd (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Fendi

- Gender: Female
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Beagle, Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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Bitsy

- Gender: Female
- Age: Senior
- Breed: Poodle (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Busch Garden

- Gender: Female
- Age: Young
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Kris Kross

- Gender: Male
- Age: Adult
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Sunrise Hike

- Gender: Female
- Age: Young
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder
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Butch Cassidy

- Gender: Male
- Age: Young
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
- Read more on Petfinder

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