Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division

Animal Services:

Welcome to Isle of Wight County Animal Services! #IOWCAS
The Animal Control portion of the facility operates under the direct orders of the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Department and is staffed by 4 officers. They enforce the State and City codes pertaining to animals and their ownership. They are responsible for the pick up of strays running at large, animal complaints and for preformig welfare checks on the animals that reside within county limits. They also have the authority to issue summonses for violations, to secure warrants and to seize animals. Our Shelter Staff consists of 3 animal caretakers who manage the intake and general care of the animals, adoptions and front desk.  All other support is provided by our dedicated volunteers.

Visiting/Adoptions Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday-
10 am to 4 pm
1 pm to 4 pm
*The facility is closed to the general public every Monday and on Holidays

Our facility houses both stray and adoptable companion animals, located at
13044 Poor House Road Windsor, Va 23397.


Animal Control Officers:

ACOs are on duty from 8 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days a week, answering complaints such as cruelty, animal bites, picking up strays, nuisance, vicious, injured or sick animals. If you are contacting the shelter in regards to any of the above references above, please call our Non-Emergency Dispatch Department at 757-357-2151 so they can link you to an on-duty officer. All after hour emergencies must go through dispatch.
ACOs do not pick up owner surrenders. If you are a resident of Isle of Wight County and you are trying to re-home your companion animal, please call staff at 757-365-6318 for more details.

Deceased Animals:

IOWCAS does not pick up deceased animals.
Please contact VDOT at 800-367-7623 to arrange pick up.


Humane Animal Traps:

IOWCAS offers the citizens of Isle of Wight use of our humane animal traps for hard to catch strays, nuisance dogs or cats, as well sick or injured dogs and cats. These traps are issued at a first come, first serve basis and may require to sign up on a waiting list as we are limited to the number of traps available for use.
For more information on our Trap Services click the link.
IOWCAS does NOT trap or relocate wildlife. If you are having issues with wildlife, please seek the help of a Licensed Wildlife Trapper in your area or call Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Department at 1-855-571-9003.


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Lost dogs

Our two black labs ran off at 5:30 this morning. 12/14

We live on Bethany Church Road in Smithfield. This is in the Wrenns Mill/Millswamp area.

Their names are Bear and Bull and are very friendly to humans.

Please call us anytime at 757-642-4813 if you see them.

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Isle Of Wight County Animal Shelter

Our team is back at it again! These 2 babies found their way into our dog traps and also are in the market for new names! We think we have a male and female.

We still have 4 more pigs left to trap! Wish is luck as the cold weather is approaching. If you live in the Carrsville area and are missing some pigs please contact us at 757-365-6318. If you are interested in adopting a new piggie as a friend please contact us in 7 days after they have fulfilled their stray hold!

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Don't forget about our Christmas specials! We have an adoption room FULL of adorable, friendly, adoptable cats and dogs waiting to find their forever home. If you are on the fence about adopting, now is the perfect time to foster! Call us at 757-365-6318 for more info. ... See MoreSee Less

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