Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society

Guided by the principles that every life has value and is worthy of respect and protection, and that animals contribute positively to the health, happiness, and quality of human life, the GMHS mission is to serve both animals and people by strengthening the human-animal bond as we build a more humane community. Started in 1912 to serve Gloucester and Mathews counties, the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is a non-profit organization. Only a small percentage of operating funds come from the counties of Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex. The rest comes from fundraising efforts by volunteers, grants, and other sources.

Available Pets

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All Dogs All Cats Other Pets

Adoption Process

The goal of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society adoption program is to find a loving, permanent home for each animal in our care. Our adoption process seeks to make the best possible match between you and your new companion, to ensure a lifelong commitment. We do our best to match the animal's needs and temperament with the adopter's lifestyle. We place thousands of animals in loving homes every year and are proud to say most adoptions result in lifelong relationships.

Are you looking to adopt a pet in the Gloucester area? We have a number of lovable pets waiting for adoption in Gloucester. is one of the largest pet adoption sites with animal rescue groups all over the United States and Canada. can give you access to a number of adoptable pets in Gloucester looking for a kind, loving owner to take them home. This page is dedicated to our pet adoption shelter in Gloucester where you will find plenty of adoptable pets waiting for a loving owner to take them home.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society

Contact Information

6620 Jackson Lane GLOUCESTER, VA, 23061

(804) 693-5520



Working Hours

Sun: 1pm - 4pm
Mon: 3pm - 8pm
Tues: 11am - 4pm
Wed: 11am - 4pm
Thu: 11am - 4pm
Fri: 11am - 4pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm


Adoptable Pets

Farm Animals
Small Animals

Available Services

Owner Surrender