Welcome to the Humane Society of Warren County, Virginia

Our vision is to be part of a community where every pet is a wanted pet.

The Humane Society of Warren County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to abandoned, abused, homeless and neglected animals in our community. We aim to educate pet owners on the importance of vaccinations and population control and to place adoptable pets in loving homes.

The Humane Society of Warren County was incorporated April 1st, 1947 by Julia Wagner to provide food, shelter, and care to lost, stray and abandoned animals of Warren County, Virginia.  In 2012 we achieved no-kill status, and have maintained it through hard work, education programs, and an outpouring of support from our amazing community.

Each year the shelter must raise over $250,000 to continue to provide lifesaving programs to the pets in our rural community.  Over 90 cents on every dollar donated to HSWC goes directly to animal care.  We can provide services to the citizens of Warren County due to the following financial resources:  fundraising events, Save the Paws Alliance large donor program, local and national grant partners, Warren County government contract, Julia Wagner Trust, foundations, donors and loose change collected through our "animal banks" that are located at local business establishments.  Your support has made shelter work enjoyable.  Animals are now transformed from sick and frightened to healthy, happy and thriving in their new loving forever home.

We extend to you our heartfelt gratitude for all the kindness you have shown these animals with whom we share our lives.


Adopting a senior pet will be one of the best decisions you ever make! Share a photo of your mature pets and tell us how your live changed when you adopted! ... See MoreSee Less

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More fabulous seniors!

This bonded pair, Buck and Ria, is looking for a patient and loving family who are selfless enough to take TWO senior dogs.

These wonderful dogs have awesome personalities and get along with each other very well! They are very bonded and we will not split them up.

Ria is a 6 year old boxer mix, good with dogs and kids, and needs a buck in her life to manage her anxiety.

Buck is a 6 year old lab mix who is also good with dogs and kids. He has a bit of a wild side, but Ria keeps him in check.

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Featured Senior #2: Butterball!!!

This lovely girl is one of our younger "seniors" at 7 years old. She is already spayed, friendly and full of love.

Butterball was a resident at a local boarding place that is now closing up shop. She came in with 2 senior dogs, and is ready for a fresh start.

Her hobbies include: snacking, cuddling and making biscuits. One hobby that her adopter should get her started on is diet and exercise. 😉

Let's make butterballs dreams a reality and get her out of the shelter and into a wonderful loving home.
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