Animal Control

Animal Control Officer: 
D. Ray Elliott

Lunenburg County Animal Kennel Location:
1320 Old Mansion Road,
Lunenburg, VA  23952

Please direct all non-emergency animal calls to the Lunenburg County Dispatch at (434) 696-4452 .  If it is a true emergency, please call 9-1-1.

  • Dogs may be brought to the Pound during posted hours, only after scheduling a meeting with the Animal Control Officer.
  • Leaving dogs outside of the pound when unattended is considered abandonment and is subject to prosecution.
  • Owners must sign a release form when surrendering their dogs.

Adoption – Adoption fee is $25.00.  You must sign an Adoption Agreement and a Spay / Neuter Agreement stating that you will have the animal spayed or neutered within a certain period of time.

In the case of a dog bite, please call 9-1-1, they will page the Officer to respond to this matter.

Location –  From the Lunenburg County Courthouse on Route 40, turn onto State Route 675 (Hardy Road), in less than one mile, turn onto Route 659 (Old Mansion Road) and travel approximately 4.5 miles, Animal Shelter is on the left across from the County Landfill.


DOGS: FEE Per Animal (effective 7/01/2023):
Impoundment Fee Per Animal*
1st Time $25.00
2nd Time $50.00
3rd Time $75.00
Quarantine (Rabies, dangerous dogs, etc.) $100.00
Daily Boarding Fee $10.00 first day, $5.00 each following day
Adoption Fee $25.00
Surrender Pick-Up $25.00 per animal*
Nursing Litter (Add'l) $20.00
Daily Boarding Fee $10.00
Adoption Fee $25.00
Surrender Pick-Up $25.00 per animal*
Nursing Litter (Add'l) $20.00
And other special cases:
Assess owner at the cost to the County to provide appropriate care. 

*Impoundment and surrender fees are per animal except in the case of nursing litters.  The impoundment/surrender fee will be enforced for the mother, plus there will be an additional $20.00 charge for impoundment/surrender of the nursing litter.