Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division

Our Mission
We are committed to public safety and animal protection through sheltering, adoption programs, education, and animal law enforcement.

Our Purpose
Our purpose is to provide responsible, effective, and quality animal care and control services that protect public and animal safety.

Our Philosophy
Our philosophy is to promote responsible pet ownership and provide care of all animals with a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and compassion.

Responsibilities and Services
The IOWSO Animal Services Division responds to calls regarding stray and injured animals. We also handle calls regarding livestock.


We operate a shelter where dogs, cats and other companion animals are available for adoption.  The animal shelter is located at 13044 Poor House Road, just off Route 258 near the Courthouse Complex. Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm.

13044 Poor House Rd.
PO Box 80
Isle of Wight, VA 23397
(757) 365-6318


Click here to find any forms and applications you may need for animal services!

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