Welcome to the Humane Society of Warren County, Virginia



Humane Society of Warren County has decided to operate on an appointment basis only for both intakes and adoptions.

Our main focus is the health and wellness of our staff, the animals in our care and the community.

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please fill out an application and a staff member will contact you to set an appointment for a meet and greet.

HSWC continues to practice strict cleaning and sanitation policies.

HSWC is checking updates and guidelines from several organizations including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health.

We will not be accepting donations of any used bedding at this time.

To our shelter volunteers – please call before coming to the shelter.
Petco cleaning volunteers – if you are feeling unwell, please let us know and someone will clean kennels for you.

If anyone is in need of Hand in Paw in case of a pet emergency or assistance with pet food, please call us at 540-635-4734.

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 animal shelter in Front Royal, Virginia.  Established in 1947, we have been a safe haven to the lost, abandoned and abused pets in Warren County for over 70 years.  In 2012 we achieved no-kill status, and are proud to maintain it.  You can expect an inviting and welcoming atmosphere when you visit the shelter, and compassionate care for our animals.

We have many community minded programs designed to educate and support our neighbors, including a free pet food bank, a low-cost spay/neuter program, and twice yearly rabies clinics at the shelter.

We are a passionate group of employees, volunteers and fosters working hard to achieve a future where every pet is a wanted pet.


Mission Statement:  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.


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Transport needed please!

Our sweet lady Love Bug has been accepted into a wonderful sanctuary, where she will live with two HSWC alumni Toothless and Heartthrob and their amazing caretaker, Darcy.

We are looking for someone who can get her to Hillsboro, Va.

Thank you to our guardian angels at Cats Crossing for accepting another special needs cat. You're amazing.

Please call 540-635-4734 if you want to go on a road trip with a cute cat.
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Cute? You bet!
Hard work? Definitely!
Rewarding? Guaranteed!

Fosters are always needed because the kittens keep coming! Here are some details about our foster program so you can decide it it is right for you.

Fostering is when you take care of our animals at your home. Animals who need extra care, like little kittens, are usually the only animals eligible for the foster program.

The shelter provides all of the supplies, food, medications, etc for the animals and oversees their care.

Fostering can last a few days, a few weeks, or several months depending on the situation. You tell us how long you are willing to do it!

There is a range of difficulty, and we won't give you more than you can handle. For example, a mom and nursing babies is pretty easy, because mom takes care of things. A 2 week old litter without mom is much more difficult, and requires bottle feeding every 2 hours.

If you are interested, we can schedule a visit to the shelter to talk more. We are always happy to show you the ropes if you think you might like to try it.

We DO require that you have the other animals in the home vaccinated, and that you have an area separated from other animals for your fosters, particularly for pregnant and nursing moms.

So those are the basics. Lets talk. 540-635-4734.
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