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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 Sep 22, 2017
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Animal ID: 071917-2Nod (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Kitten

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

    My name is Nod and I am about 5 months old. I love to help out with chores. Doing dishes? I will hop into the sink and watch you wash the dishes. Folding laundry? I will climb onto the clean clothes to inspect how comfy they are for you. I love being involved in whatever you are doing. When I am not helping you out, I can be found chasing my toys from one end of the room to the other. If I sounds like a helper you could use, stop by and watch me do my thing.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 071917-1Winkin (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Kitten

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

    My name is Winkin and I am about 5 months old.I have quite a bit of energy, but not as much as my brother, Nod. He and I love to race around and climb on the cat tower. Despite all my energy, I can also be a gentleman when I desires your attention and cuddles. I like to investigate what activites you are doing, but I only help to distract you so you will cuddle with me instead. If I am the gentleman you need, come by to meet me and apply to take me home.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 071917-1Scorch (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Kitten

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

    My is Scorch and I am the brother to Salem. I am on the timid side, but love one on one attention. My favorite toys are feather wands and mouse toys. I am a sweet young man looking for that special family to bond with and call my own. Will you be mine? I have not been tested with kids or dogs.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 072017-1Harvey (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 Harvey and I am about 7 months old. I am a little shy, but am a playful soul that loves chasing toys across the floor. I also like to climb and observe what you are doing to see if I can help. If you are looking for a helper, come see if I am the extra set of paws you are looking for. I have not been tested with kids or dogs.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 080917-2Brutus (male)

Mastiff Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    My name is Brutus. I weigh about 65lbs and am on the built side. I may look big and tough, but I am actually the biggest cuddle bug you will ever meet. My two favorite things are people and food. I will follow you any where. I don't like to be outside unless someone is with me, even then I will follow you like a lost puppy. I am house broken, I will whimper to let you know when I need to go out. I am heartworm positive and awaiting treatment. I haven't been tested with children or other dogs. If gentle giant is your kind of dog, come by to fall in love with me.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 072017-2Oliver (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 Oliver and I am 7 months old. I am a curious young man and always wants to know what you are up to. No time is off limits for play while I am awake. I make every day mundane chores an exciting games. If you are looking to spice up your life, stop by for a play date with me and see if you are ready for my enthusiastic personality. I have not been tested with kids or dogs.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 072717-1Salem (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Kitten

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

    My name is Salem and I am 7 months old. I was an owner surrender with three other cats. I am a little stand-offish when meeting new people, but I try to be social. Once I warm up, I am open to touch and play. My favorite toys are mice and feather wands. I play well with other cats as long as they don't steal my mouse. I do not have a full tail, my caretakers are not sure if it was amputated or a genetic trait I inherited. I have not been tested with kids or dogs.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: $30 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: 080417-1Trinity (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Trinity and I am 2 years old. I was surrendered by my owner along with my 4 kittens. I am a petite little lady. I am a very mellow momma that enjoys any attention you will give me. If I am not soaking up attention, I can be found lounging around enjoying some well deserved me time after taking wonderful care of my babies. I would enjoy any home where I can be showered with attention. If I sound like the easy going friend you need, come fill out an application to bring me home.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 071817-4Rachel (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Kitten

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    My name is Rachel and I am a little orange ball of love. When I'm not playing with her sister Ivy, I love to be held and/or exploring. I am a curious kitten, I can typically be found roaming around investigating anything I can find. If you too are of the curious type, come check out me and see if your ready to take me home.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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: 071817-5Ivy (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Kitten

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    My nameis Ivy and I am a very playful and friendly 4 month old kitten. I get along with other cats and no cat is off limits when it comes to play. Other than playing, I also like to be held and snuggled. If I sounds like a fun kitten, you can stop in for some play time and see if I am the new family member that you have been waiting for.

 Adoption Fee: $30 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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Animal ID: 072817-1Honey (female)

Foxhound Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations, Heartworm Positive 

    My name is Honey. I came to Tappahannock/Essex Animal Shelter as a stray with sarcoptic mange and afraid of everything, I just wanted to hide in my kennel. I have now recovered from mange and her hair is almost completely grown in. I am heartworm positive and awaiting treatment. Now that I am feeling better and more comfortable with my caregivers, all I want to do is play with them. I love it when they take me outside to run around in the grass, but they have to stay outside with me or I get a little lonely. I would love to find a home with a yard that I can play in, maybe some family members will join me in play or have another dog I can ... (Read More)play with. If I sound like your kind of dog, would you please come see me? (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $30 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 an athletic, outdoor kind of 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: $30 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: $30 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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