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      Tappahannock/Essex County AnimaI SheIter is a smaII, county-owned faciIity. Opened in 2008, we are a 'kiII sheIter' but do our best to minimize the need to euthanize animaIs unnecessariIy. ln the past tweIve month, we have onIy had to euthanize two animaIs, and both were due to irreversibIe behavioraI issues.


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Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter Last updated Jan 18, 2018
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Animal ID: 010518-1Phoenix (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Kitten

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Phoenix and I am about 1 year old. I am a very friendly and affectionate young man. I was found as a stray by a very nice lady who brought me in from the cold. I get along with other cats, but not too sure about dogs just yet. I have not been around kids. I would love to find a family that will love me forever and let me snuggle in bed with them.

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-06-00242Dolly (female)

Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    My name is Dolly and I am an energetic houd. I love to play ball and race around outside in the grass. I also have this cute habit where if I find something I like I will pick it up and take it back to my bed for safe keeping. I would make a great family dog. I have not been tested with kids or cats. Can I be part of your family?

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

Contact:
Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-06-00234Tim (male)

Beagle Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Tim and I came to the shelter as a stray. I am a pretty mellow young man. I do get pretty playful when I am outside though. I love attention, but I can be a little submissive if I don't know you are going to touch me. I have not been around kids enough for my caretakers to know how I will act. I am pretty sure that if they give me hugs and attention that I will be their best friend forever. I also have not been around cats. Come by to see me today!!

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Animal ID: 121017-1Ellie (female)

Beagle Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    My name is Ellie and I picked up as a stray. I LOVE people and belly rubs. I am a little timid when I meet new people, but as soon as they touch me they are my new best friend(s). I am the sweetest little beagle you will ever meet. I would be a perfect family dog. I have not been tested with children or cats, but I am pretty sure I will love them. Can I be part of your family?

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Rescue Me ID: 17-11-11-00237Fuega (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Kitten

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Not Good w/ Dogs, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Fuega(Spanish for 'Fire') and I am between 4 months old. My momma is Amara. I have come a long way since I first arrived at the shelter, I am not as shy as I once was. I do get along with other cats. I would do good in a home with another cat or kitten so I have someone to play with and teach me how to act with people. I need someone to give me a chance to come out of my shell and blossom into a radiant feline. Please come adopt me!

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Animal ID: 101917-3Chief (male)

Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations, Abused/Neglected 

    My name is Chief and I am a 7 year old hound. I was found on the side of the road with Pierre. I was on my death bed when I was picked up. I was in very rough shape when I was found and have come a long way. I am very mellow and just want someone to love me. I do not bark, not even at the other dogs in the shelter. I love to snuggle on blankets. When I am outside I tend to stay close to my caretakers, I like to investigate what they are doing. Please come see if I am just what you are looking for and take me home! I have not been tested with cats or kids.

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Animal ID: 051617-2Joshua (male)

Feist Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Incontinent 

    [Read About Natural Incontinence Care] My name is Joshua and I am a special needs dog. I was it by a car and left paralyzed in my back legs. I do have a wheelchair, but prefer to pretend I am a rabbit and hop everywhere. Despite my disability, I am a spunky young man who is very fast on my front legs. I love to be the center of attention and love to be outside running through the grass or soaking in the sun. I am very good at making friends with everyone whether they have four legs or two. would need a family that understands my condition and is willing to work with and love me as if he were any other member of the family.

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Rescue Me ID: 17-05-25-00192Jax (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Jax and I am an energetic young Pit Bull. I was picked up as a stray when I was 6 months old, I am now 2 years old. I love to run and play tug-of-war, I am a puppy at heart. I am seeking a family to go on adventures with. Due to my high energy level, I could benefit from some training. I would not be a good fit for a family that has small children and/or other pets.

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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Rescue Me ID: 17-01-30-00115Pippa (female)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Pippa. I am a 2 year old, energetic Pit Bull. I love running around outside and playing ball. Being as energetic as I am, I love going for long walks and sight seeing. Since I am young I can be easily distracted, so please be patient with me as I learn. I am a bit of a diva, so I really need a home with no other pets or children. I want it to just be me and my parent(s).

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter
540 Airport Road
Essex County Tappahannock, VA 22560 MAP IT!

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Ellen Shifflett (Manager) 804-443-0726

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