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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!


The shelter is located at  13044 Poor House Road Isle of Wight, Va 23397

Our new facility is just off Route 258 near the Courthouse Complex.

Our Mailing Address is as following:
PO Box 80 Isle Of Wight VA 23397


Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m to 4 p.m.  You may contact Animal Services at 365-6318.

*Please note that when you call the number above you will be taken directly to dispatch. Please inform dispatch of any services related calls or complaints. For any other questions regarding adoptions, business hours, or any other shelter related information; please advise dispatch that you need to be transferred directly to the Animal Shelter.
Animal Services Staff and their emails:

Shelter’s Direct Email:   (Please use this email to send general comments, suggestions, concerns and/or photos.)



L. Wilson, Chief ACO:






Officer S. Powell:

I have been doing Animal Control since 2009. i have enjoyed my time here in Isle Of Wight County, helping lost, stray, and surrendered animals. I enjoy working with the citizens in  the county, education, information, and animal laws. We enjoy special adoption events, farmers market, and different groups that come to the shelter to volunteer. I am a retired Navy veteran with 20 years of service, so although I now wear a different uniform, my ethics and dedication to the job remain the same. I am always available to assist, answer questions and provide whatever needed to all citizens. Thank you for letting me serve you, Isle Of Wight County.



Officer T. Webb:

Animal Control Officer
I have worked for the Sheriffs office for 2 years as an Animal Control Officer.  My main duties include assisting the public with found, injured or stray animals, assisting the public with their concerns, and educating the public. I graduated from George Mason University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation.  I enjoy working with all types of animals and hope to make a difference in laws regarding animal’s rights.  I have 3 dogs and 1 cat that I have adopted from the shelter since I began working here.




Officer M. Scoville:

I have been an Officer for the County for over a year and a half now. When I receive a call for service, my main goal is not just to help the animals, but the citizens as well. What I love the most about my job is seeing how what I do positively affects our community as a whole.







Christina Kearney, Kennel Attendant:

I am one of 3 Kennel Attendants at our shelter. Our main job is to maintain a proper living area for the animals, medically treating those in need and provide an over all healthy experience for those in our shelter. I also assist other co-workers in planning events, arranging rescue transports and helping our volunteers during their time with the animals. I truly enjoy being able to cover all aspects of helping this facility grow.  My favorite part of my job is knowing I am doing what I can to give these animals a second chance at finding a good home.
I currently have three dogs (all adopted from here), a cat and a pig, of my own. I have owned animals all of my life and will continue to open my heart and home to those in need.




 Emily Glickman, Kennel Attendant:

I have been employed as a Kennel Attendant at the IOW County Animal Shelter since 2015.  I have been heavily involved in animal rescue for as long as I can remember and previously worked as a veterinarian assistant.  I’ve spent my entire life around animals and could never imagine doing anything else.  One of the tasks I most enjoy as a kennel attendant is working with the dogs and doing training with them to help them become more adoptable and ready for the perfect home.  I also enjoy fostering dogs with medical needs, that are hospice, or elderly.  One of the dogs I adopted from the shelter is Cora.  Cora comes to work with me and helps us assess the behavioral temperaments of other dogs in the shelter to see if they are suitable to be in a home with other dogs.  One of Cora’s other jobs is to be a teacher to volunteers who may have limitations or fears to help them learn how to properly handle and act around dogs.  We both enjoy our jobs very much at Animal Control, and Cora doesn’t mind being paid in treats and love.




Daniele Bundick-Vincent, Kennel Attendant:

I have been a kennel attendant for the shelter for 3 years.  I started as a volunteer, and after seeing firsthand  how much that was needed for these animals, I came in every day to do my part. It really is a fulfilling experience, and I am very thankful for my position within the shelter. I have had 3 “foster fails” that have come from this shelter, three cats and a dog. My favorite part of my job is socializing with the animals.






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