Adopt a Dog

Adoption Process

Learn how to adopt a dog from SPCA NOVA.

Adoption Policies

Read our policies that ensure the long-term health and safety of SPCA NOVA dogs.

Not Ready to Adopt?

Consider fostering a dog from SPCA NOVA.

Dogs Available for Adoption

Here are dogs currently in our care who are ready for forever homes. CLICK ON THE DOG’S PICTURE TO VIEW ADDITIONAL PICTURES AND DETAILS ABOUT THE DOG. We update our adoption page frequently, so check back if you don’t see the right dog for you below. Note: We only adopt to residents of the DC metro area, which includes DC, Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in MD, and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties in VA.

  • Weekend dog adoption fairs are held twice a month.
  • Applicants are asked to complete a Meet-your-match form in advance.
  • We may ask applicants to arrive at the adoption fair at a scheduled time in order to minimize wait times;
  • In-person home visits generally will not be performed. In some cases, a video home visit may be done.
Primary Breed
Mixed Breed
General Age
Size potential
Obedience Training
Energy Level
OK with cats
OK with dogs
OK with kids