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 Washington metropolitan area, which includes Washington, D.C., and parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

NEW: Dog adoptions are taking place during the COVID pandemic. Changes to our regular process include:

  • Weekend dog adoption fairs have been cancelled until further notice;
  • In-person home visits will not be performed. In some cases, a video home visit may be done;
  • Applications are processed and approved via email and/or telephone upfront;
  • An appointment will be made with the approved applicants to meet and pick up a dog for trial placement;
  • During the meet-and-greet appointment, masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained;
  • We will finalize adoption contracts by mail after the trial period.  
Primary Breed
Mixed Breed
General Age
Size potential
Obedience Training
Energy Level
OK with cats
OK with dogs
OK with kids