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Looking To Adopt?

The first step is to fill out an adoption application:

We are appointment based, so once your application is approved, you can request an appointment to meet our adoptable pets

Because we do require an approved application prior to making an appointment, we do have to approve all appointments prior to visiting our facility. To expedite the process, we ask that the person who has the approved application make the appointment or a that a note is added to the appointment request with the name of the approved applicant.

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Hope for Life Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit Animal Shelter located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We are a 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 while working towards finding the right forever home. Veterinarian care alone is over $350,000 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


Hope City Rescue

In 2021 Hope for Life Rescue saved over 1200 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.

Hope City Rescue
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