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The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County.  This 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is managed and operated by the City of Newport News on behalf of the four jurisdictions.  This "open-admission" shelter contains a full service veterinary clinic for the shelter animals and has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals.  The shelter's primary responsibilities include holding stray animals until they can be reunited with their owners, rehoming owner-surrendered pets, and facilitating pet adoptions.  The shelter also houses animal control offices for the participating jurisdictions. 

Do you have a passion for helping animals and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? We have the job for you, in fact we have several! Please apply here.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy of the City of Newport News to maintain and promote equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, disability or other non-job related factors. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our Human Resources staff for assistance.

Employment Opportunities.




Posting Start Date: 12/12/2018

Posting End Date: 12/26/2018

Details: Click Here For Job Description, Apply

Are you a qualified pet trainer?
Pet training and new owner education are the keys to a successful pet adoption.  To support new adopters as they learn about their new companions, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is reaching out to see how you can support adopters as pet trainers in our communities.  The PRAS promotes Positive/Rewards based training.  We are growing a list of qualified pet trainers, and what discounts or free initial support trainers are willing to provide our adopters. This list will be available on our website, our Intake/Reunite lobby, and in our adoption folders. If you are a pet trainer interested in supporting successful adoptions of shelter animals, please fill out and submit this form to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.