Bert and Ernie
Scott County Animal Shelter
186 Single Tree Rd,
Gate City,
VA 24251

Phone: 276-452-1325
Scott County Virginia Animal Shelter Adoptables Facebook page:

Scott County Animal Shelter is a small rural facility in the southwest of Virginia. While Scott County Animal Shelter is not yet a no-kill facility, this is a goal we strive to achieve each and every day. We are also fortunate enough to work with some amazing rescue groups and dedicated individuals who help us move animals to safety each and every week. For more information see the Scott County Animal Control website.

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-12 noon
Saturday: 1pm-5pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays

Lost your dog?
Stray dogs without identication are kept for 7 days before being put up for adoption. Dogs without identication are kept for 10 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Some of the stray dogs are featured on the Friends of Scott County Virginia Shelter Dogs Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your dog. Scott County Animal Control does not pick up cats.

Adopting a dog?
Scott County Animal Shelter will keep a dog for 7-10 days so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption. If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its 'available' date.

  • SCAS do not charge a fee to adopt a dog, however, we do require that all dogs adopted from us are spayed/neutered, and vaccinated within 30 days of adoption.
  • You will be required to provide us with documentation from your veterinarian’s office within the 30 day time period to prove the dog is spayed/neutered and vaccinated.
  • Rescues are not charged a ‘pull fee’ to rescue a dog. We welcome your inquiries and will work with you any way we can.
  • State law requires that adopted dogs be sterilized within 30 days of adoption.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia (this includes Kingsport and Bristol, TN residents).
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.
All dogs kept in Scott County must have a license. Dog licenses can be obtained at the Treasurer's Office located in the Scott County Courthouse and participating veterinarians. You must have proof of rabies vaccination to purchase a dog license. Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its 'available' day.

If you have any questions about adopting a dog, please call the shelter and speak with a member of our shelter staff who has daily interaction with our dogs. You can reach us at 276-452-1325. If it is after hours, please leave us a voicemail. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8-12, Saturday 1-5 or you may send us a private message on our Facebook page and we will gladly relay all messages to our ACO.

Visiting Scott County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on (276) 452-1325 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available. We are open Monday-Friday: 8am-12 noon, Saturday: 1pm-5pm, CLOSED Sunday and Holidays
Location Map of Gate City, VA.

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