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Kallista Winters
· November 4, 2017
Adele was very helpful and kind through the process of me picking out my kitty. You can truly tell she cares about the animals and finding them the right home. I recommend this place for anyone lookin...g to adopt! See More
Laura Mcpeak
· February 9, 2018
My sister Robin Martin always have great things to say about the shelter. She always recommends people to go there first when looking for a forever pet.
Tarah Trueblood
· February 20, 2018
Officer Katrovitz is a competent and compassionate manager. I am confident that the animals in her custody receive the best care possible. The Radford Animal Shelter deserves the full support of the community.
Craig McNally
· June 6, 2016
We adopted a dog from the Radford shelter about 8 months ago and have been back several times to check in since then. Adele is fantastic to deal with and has the best intentions when matching a dog w...ith a new owner.

I really appreciate how she is willing to send animals home for a trial period (few days) before signing over adoption papers. This gives a much better idea of what the prospective pet you met in the shelter is actually like. She really cares for the animals, from our own experience at the kennel, and as evidenced by our dog who just falls all over herself trying to soak up whatever attention she can get from Adele. A visit to the shelter is a real treat for her.
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Marian Osborne
· October 29, 2017
I love volunteering there! Adele runs a tight ship, the animals are treated great and look good! Very clean!
Samantha Dalton
· June 30, 2015
When my husband and I decided to adopt a dog last April, we were shocked when the Christiansburg shelter turned us away because a volunteer deemed us "not active enough" to adopt any of their numerous... dogs. Our experience at the Radford shelter could not have been more opposite. Adele does a fabulous job and was super helpful in getting us off to a good start with our new family member. Guinness (formerly Paris) adds a ton of joy to our lives and is the perfect companion for long walks and hikes. See More
Morgan Renee Anderson
· April 15, 2016
Adele and her staff helped my friend and I find the most perfect dog we could ever wish for. They love and care for the animals more than any other shelter I've ever seen. I'm so glad we stopped in to... find the pawfect pup! Most definitely will be back. See More
Kimberli Ramsey-Hayse
· November 15, 2015
Adele and her staff do an amazing job. The shelter is clean and the animals are well cared for. They are constantly striving to improve the lives of animals in our community. Please consider Radford A...nimal Shelter as THE place to go if you are considering adopting a new member of your family. See More
Chen Sun
· July 10, 2015
The adoption for a kitten was not successful although Adele and the other lady there were super kind and helpful!
We tried to adopt a cat yesterday but unfortunately the rental company didn't allow u...s to have any pets at home. My memory tells me the lease might be secretly changed when we renewed it... They didn't even allow us to contact the house owner or did that for us. They simply showed us their `you cannot have pets' rules. We even have filled in an application at the shelter already. Any work around thoughts? The wife and I are both so depressed... When I think of the kitten may be waiting for us to welcome her home today, it is killing me.

As for the shelter, it is a great experience. Adele didn't rush us at all. She told us to take our time to make the decision, since once we made it, it would be a decision for the next 15 years. Awww that is so considerate. Also the other lady, a volunteer I guess, told us a lot of info regarding the vaccine/neuter/spay procedure. They are great people! I am even thinking of moving to a new pet-friendly community.
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Peg Fisher
· January 11, 2016
I got my Charlie-kitty here, and he's a lovable hyper-pouncer who also likes a cuddle. We were part of the fall flood-avoiding evacuation, and moved directly into foster fusion from there. I don't hav...e a car and live in Blacksburg. Adele very kindly arranged for volunteers to give us transportation to help our match happen. She definitely goes the extra mile. See More
Michael Myers
· March 30, 2017
I went to adopt 2 kittens from the shelter. I can honestly say that Adele was awesome and made the whole process smooth. She loves these animals and is definitely a blast to sit down and chat with.
Kassandra Mitchell
· April 20, 2016
Adele has been the sweetest and most helpful woman anyone could ask for during the adoption process. She was patient and understanding through the obstacles my roommate and I went through while trying... to adopt Maggie though we haven't officially adopted her yet (fingers crossed tomorrow is the day!). The cages are constantly kept clean and the staff, especially Olivia, were nothing but kind to us. See More
Myasia Lashay
· February 9, 2017
I went by this morning to go take my dog . My dog had started barking, the lady there was VERY disrespectful and seemed to me as if she did not want to be there. At first me and my friend walked in an...d she looked at us as if she didn't want to assist us , and then when my dog started barking , she had commented saying my dog was going to get put down ? My dog has never been aggressive towards anyone. I do not recommend anyone taking pets there. See More
Laura Jacobsen
· July 30, 2017
Adele and the volunteers were awesome, and we were thrilled to adopt little Sunny from them!
Tammie Atwell
· April 24, 2017
I am very pleased with this place and Adele and staff! Thank you all for what you do !
Erin Sage
· February 21, 2015
All of the animals at the shelter are very well cared for and Adele really makes sure they are placed in the right homes. We are so glad that we adopted our Jake from the shelter and will continue to Radford Animal Shelter and post updates of our Jake as he grows up. Thanks!! See More
Hannah Pratt
· November 6, 2015
Both ladies were super helpful and willing to help me find the perfect pet for my home. They were very busy at the time with multiple customers needing assistance and handled themselves very professio...nal and worked well under pressure. Will definitely adopt from them again. See More
TaKeisha McCroskey
· October 7, 2015
Meant to foster an am staff ended up adding the goofball to our family. Radford animal shelter is very easy to work with and an affordable fee anyone can afford!
Michelle Maurer
· January 6, 2015
I love watching the dedication everyone involved in this wonderful shelter has in finding the fur friends forever homes. Especially after the holidays and the fostering program and seeing how many kit...tens got forever homes. How could this place not be wonderful. :) See More
Bonnie Garkow
· December 17, 2016
Adele does so much and has the biggest heart for all these fur children. She cares for each as her own, and really wants loving homes for them. I love the festive foster program! Amazing idea!
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