PET ADOPTIONS DURING COVID-19 - PLEASE READ
In light of the continuing developments concerning COVID-19, we will only be allowing people into the facility with an appointment looking to adopt. If you are coming in for a vaccine, no appointment is needed.
To make an appointment, you must first have an APPROVED application, which you can find at the link below. After it's filled out, you can email it to In order to protect our staff and the families coming in to adopt, please limit guests coming with you to just ONE friend or family member.
To make your appointment to visit us, please click the link below and make an appointment through our Facebook page.
Hope for Life Rescue is a 503(c)3 non-profit Animal Shelter located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We are cage-free, no-kill shelter founded in 2002. In 2015 we were named #1 non-profit in Coastal Virginia “Giving Back Awards”.
Hope for Life Rescue serves as a model of care for special-needs animals, abandoned, neglected and abused street animals. We give them medical treatment, shelter and the love and care they deserve; and work towards finding the right forever home. Veterinarian care alone is over $100,000 annually. We have a 95% - 98% Save Rate!
What People Say
I have visited this shelter several times and even adopted my dog from here. The process was very easy and they allowed for a home visit before we made our final decision. The staff is always so friendly and welcoming! They have tons of knowledge on the pets and are able to relay that information to other people who who are meeting with the pets.
Caitlin H., November 2019
HELP US BUILD
Hope City Rescue
In 2018 Hope for Life Rescue saved over 700 animals.
This was accomplished from a small facility. Hope for Life Rescue has outgrown its small facility and we are raising funds to build “Hope City Rescue”, a one of a kind Sanctuary. This much needed Sanctuary will hopefully be located at the Birdneck Rd corridor in Virginia Beach.
Donate here to the building fund.