Friends of Southampton County & Franklin Animals

This site was created to help with the adoption of animals in Southampton County and surrounding areas. Our main focus is for the dogs and cats in the local shelters, such as Southampton and Franklin, to find their forever homes.

Both shelters have an album that has all of the current animals that are available for adoption or that have been found and are on a stray hold. The pictures and information is updated as we get it. If there are no pictures in the album at the time, it does NOT mean there are no animals in the shelter, it could be that we just don't have any pictures to show at that time. Each album has detailed information of what the requirements and fees are in order to adopt from that shelter. Please keep in mind that each shelter is different, what applies for one shelter, may or may not apply for the other.

Location of Southampton Animal Shelter:
25181 Public Works Loop, Courtland, VA 23837
For those who can't find the shelter. On the left pull in the driveway just pass the buses on Hwy 35 and behind the school board office. Out by the Pig auction site just as you pass Ivor Rd/616.

If you would like to set up a time to meet the dogs or adopt, please call or text 757-653-8584 from 8am - 8pm or contact the shelter directly at 757-653-2100 during normal business hours. You can also email

Location of the Franklin Animal Shelter:
1024 Pretlow St, Franklin, VA 23851
The shelter is located behind the Police Station/Courts in the small building. The officers stay busy so it would be best to call before hand in order to setup a time to meet with the animal/s you are interested in. (757) 562-8605

You may also post lost and found animals.

If you can no longer keep your pet and need them rehomed then you may also post but we ask that you please do not post your rehoming fee publically. You may discuss your fee in a PM.

Absolutely NO solicitation from breeders. We are trying to shrink the animal population not raise it. To many animals need homes now to create anymore.

NEGATIVE COMMENTS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!! We do not know each persons situation and why they need to rehome their pet. IT IS NOT FOR US TO JUDGE! You will be removed and BANNED from this site if you cannot follow this rule!

Thank you for using this group! We hope to make a difference in our community for our local animals that need us!