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Portsmouth Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Joey, Towser, Luke & More

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in Portsmouth and environs have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home in Virginia — many of whom are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new friend is at Norfolk Spca, where Luke the dog is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Joey, a Hound mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Joey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Towser
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Luke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Naveen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, American
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  • Name: McGruff
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Tippy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Blitz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Captain
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Twizzler
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Stormy
  • Speci
    es:
    Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Myrtle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
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  • Name: Lego
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Lita
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Commander
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Ollie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Gigabyte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Toad
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Minaj
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Fern
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Apple
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Valentine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Casanova
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Romeo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Spca, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapea
    ke Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Allie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Female, Mastiff Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Allie is a beautiful senior lady who still has plenty of pep in her step. Things she likes: Being brushed…” Learn more

  • Name: Charles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
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  • Name: Denver
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Cupcake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Jelly Bean
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: George
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Creamsicle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Fred
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Houdini
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Dash
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Maven
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Maven is a sweet young girl. She absolutely adores other cats and is so gentle with everyone she meets. At…” Learn more

  • Name: Rudy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: DIESEL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Cane Corso
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  • Name: SMOKE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “*Strictly adults only please *I would do well with an experienced dog owner! *With time and patience, I will be…” Learn more

  • Name: RIVER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center on stray hold while…” Learn more

  • Name: LUCKY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Lucky is an all around fantastic cat. He is very people forward and wants to be around you as much…” Learn more

  • Name: PEPE PEW
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Pepe Pew is a sweet kitten who has lived with other cats and polite dogs. He can be a bit…” Learn more

  • Name: A059848
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently in foster with a family for the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption…” Learn more

  • Name: KENNY POWERS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! My name is Kenny Powers and the staff at Norfolk Animal Care Center would love…” Learn more

  • Name: DAK
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “* I’m house trained and crate trained! * I need to be the only animal in my home * I…” Learn more

  • Name: GEM
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently in foster with a family for the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption…” Learn more

  • Name: A059809
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I will be at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center (NACC) on a stray…” Learn more

  • Name: COCO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “My name is Coco and I’m 13 years old! My foster mama says the following about me: – Has had…” Learn more

  • Name: A059857
  • Species: Dog
  • < b>Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer Beagle Mix
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center on stray hold while…” Learn more

  • Name: FIFI
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Lionhead
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  • Name: A059827
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center on stray hold while…” Learn more

  • Name: A059858
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center on stray hold while…” Learn more

  • Name: BUM BUM
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, American Bulldog
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center and available for adoption….” Learn more

  • Name: A059851
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher
  • Description: “Hi! Thanks for noticing me! I am currently at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center on stray hold while…” Learn more

  • Name: AJAX
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*Currently in a Foster home- His Foster Family says: He’s very shy but he is slowly opening up each day….” Learn more