Serving Augusta, VA
and surrounding areas
Augusta Dog Adoptions
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Our Adoption Process

All dogs are spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to adoption. Several have received additional medical care as well. The standard adoption fee is $175.00. However, the fee can easily be adjusted for seniors and dogs with special needs. It may also be slightly higher for young, purebred dogs. The adoption fee helps us provide care for the foster dogs in our program as well as other dogs in the community. The adoption fee is only refundable within 7 days of adoption if a vet finds a medical issue that you are unwilling or unable to treat, and refunded when the dog is returned to Augusta Dog Adoptions. We ask potential adopters to fill out a short application that can be found under the Adopt link (or just click here to go directly to the application). If a match is made, adopters are asked to sign a contract stating that they will provide all necessary care. If they are unable to do so they must contact Augusta Dog Adoptions to discuss rehoming options. All dogs are adopted out as family members. They are not to be kept exclusively outdoors. They must be allowed inside of the household.
Augusta Dog Adoptions (formerly Chains Hurt) was formed in 2006. We are an all volunteer, 501c3 rescue group that takes in and adopts out dogs that are transferred to our organization from local shelters and high-kill pounds throughout Virginia.

Augusta Dog Adoptions does not have a physical shelter. Dogs are “fostered” by volunteers at their personal residences until an adoption match is made. We provide rehabilitation and veterinary care to all dogs in our foster program prior to adoption. Augusta Dog Adoptions works closely with the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, which gives us the opportunity to see firsthand where our services are most needed. If you cannot find a "perfect dog" on our website, please visit them at

~Meet our Board Members~
Unable to Adopt?
There are many ways to help the homeless animals.  Visit our Ways to Help page to see all the different opportunities.  Short-Term and/or Long-Term Fostering is a great way to help.

If you would like to become involved with our Organization, please complete our Volunteer Application.
Adoption fee WAIVED to the perfect, approved home!

Chyna is a 10 year old bully who came from us from our local pound. We have no doubt that life has been rough for her. She has had multiple litters of puppies and scars on her face. Chyna is very affectionate and happy. She loves riding in the car. going for walks and snuggling in the bed.

We are looking for a responsible, adult only home to give Chyna the happy ending she deserves.
ADA will be at Petsmart in Waynesboro EVERY Saturday from 10:00-2:00,
depending on the number of volunteers available.

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Please stop by and visit us and see our available dogs

821G Town Center Drive
Waynesboro, VA 22980-92
Click Here for directions
Big Save! Belladonna came to ADA from SVASC on 6/28. She was surrendered by her owners because they could not afford her medical care. Belladonna has violent seizures. The noisy pound was no place for a dog in her condition. She has started seizures meds and is relaxing in her foster home:) Her depth perception seems to be off and she bumps into a lot of things, and is a bit wobbly on her feet. We will be starting to fundraise as she will need bloodwork, medication, and follow-up vet care. Please help us provide Bella with the care she needs and deserves!

CLICK HERE to learn more and to make a donation
Visit our display at the Augusta Co Library during the month of August!
Come meet adoptable dogs
at the 6th Annual Shenandoah Valley
Brews & Blues Festival
on August 9th, 2014  12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
More information, visit

September 13th
at Petsmart in Waynesboro
from  10am-4pm.

Participating organizations include: 
Cats Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center
Shenandoah Vally Spay/neuter Clinic.
Friends of Buckingham County Animal Control
Saving Animals from Euthanasia-Rockbridge County
Benefit Concert at Downtown 27
at the Clocktower in Staunton, VA!

Thursday, Oct 2nd , Time TBA.

Bands will be Relentless and Soco. Proceeds benefit ADA!