Past Events

Take a look at what we've been up to over the past many months.  See something you like?  Most likely we'll be doing it again.  Check our home page for upcoming events and current activities.

Help spread the word to friends and neighbors that our local animal shelters have many wonderful pets available for immediate adoption.  These shelter pets are waiting patiently for their forever homes. 


Please visit these participating local shelters and pick up an orange ribbon and wear it proudly to raise awareness for homeless pets.  You can help spread the word by posting hashtag   #HR4PETS to your social media.

Thank you for your support!!

Fashion Has Gone to the Dogs!!

Sashay, shantay, sashay, shantay and stay: it’s the second annual Fashion Has Gone to
the Dogs competition!

Bark to the left, bark to the right at MacArthur Center, Center Court on Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. You and your fashionista furball can participate in three categories: Best Owner/Dog Costume Combination for
ADULTS AND KIDS; Best Dog Fashion; and Celebrity Lookalike contest. (Last year, a French poodle entered as both Cleopatra and Elizabeth Taylor! Genius! Or maybe your dog resembles Tina Spay or Queen Elizabark!)


Our panel of local celebrity judges – players from the Norfolk Admirals! -- will award trophies to the grand prize winners in each category.

Every dog should have a chance to work his Fur Steel look. That’s why we invite all canine alumni of the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center to dog-walk the runway!

For the second time, Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center has partnered with MacArthur Center to support Friends of NACC. Participants must pre-register on Eventbrite with a minimum donation of $5. Walk-up registrations accepted day of for $5 or a food donation for the Norfolk Pet Pantry.


This event kicks off National Homeless Animal Awareness Week, which runs from Feb. 9 through the 16th. NACC will offer a discounted adoption fee of $50 during this week.


Dogs must be crowd/people/dog friendly and on leashes at all times, and each participant must sign a waiver. All participants should enter through the North 1 Entrance near Kay Jewelers into Center Court.


Put on your Pucci. Flaunt your Bark Jacobs. And strut your mutt like Cindy Clawford.


Fashion Has Gone to the Dogs
MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue
Sunday, February 9, 1-2:30 p.m


About Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center
The Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center is an open-admission shelter providing a safe haven for animals
from the City of Norfolk. NACC’s efforts focus solely on local animals in need. Animals are never turned away,
regardless of species, age, health, or temperament. The NACC cares for 400 to 600 animals each month, and
more than 5,000 animals each year.


For more information, visit, call 757-441-5505 or visit
5585 Sabre Road, Norfolk VA 23502.


About MacArthur Center
MacArthur Center, located on Monticello Avenue in downtown Norfolk, features one million square feet of retail offerings, including the region’s flagship Dillard’s department store. Shoppers can explore more than 140 stores including Apple, Michael Kors and Fink’s Jewelers. Entertainment and dining options occupy approximately 25 percent of the tenant mix.


MacArthur Center also offers Live 360°, an interactive program of classes, demonstrations, workshops and more allowing the community to actively engage around their interests.


For more information, please visit and for additional information about the mall’s owner and operator, Starwood Retail Partners, visit

DOGA!  Yes, you heard it right Dog + Yoga = DOGA!

Join us on January 26th at 10 a.m at Elation Brewing for DOGA.

Click the image to the left or the lotus pup below to instantly and conveniently be taken to the Eventbrite site to register for this fun event.

All proceeds go to support the many animals in need of shelter, food and medical care at NACC.

Register today as space is limited.

What a fun event!!  We had 28 participants and numerous donations.  Thank you to everyone that participated.  And thank you to Elation Brewing for hosting this event in support of NACC.

Despite the wet weather, we had a great turnout at O'Connor for the 6th annual Dogtoberfest.  Thank you to all that came out and supported us.  We raised close to $6,500 in ticket sales, silent auction items, donations, dog costume contest, merchandise sales and sponsorships.  We couldn't have done it without your generous support.  Many thanks go out to the awesome staff and volunteers at NACC, you always come thru to help make these events a great success. Also a big thank you to our board members that planned and organized this great annual event, your hard work always pays off.


The financial support we receive allows us to continue so many programs that help the homeless animals in our city.

Our 2019 Dogtoberfest Sponsors

A HUGE thank you to all our participants, donors, sponsors & vendors.  Because of your generosity, effort and support, we were able to raise $8,548 for the animals at NACC.  We had a total of 138 dogs that swam and had a splashing blast. Thank you also to Norfolk Police for manning the radar run and to the countless hours our NACC volunteers put in to help us ensure this event was a success. 

Your continued generosity allows us to continue funding and subsidizing many important programs such as Pet Adoptions, Golden Paws, NACC Fostering, Medical Assistance, Spay\Neuter Clinics, NACC Support and the Pet Pantry. Click here for more information on these and other great programs.

Meet our 2019 DGS Sponsors
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Make A Difference To Homeless Pets


With your generous donations, together we can change the lives of animals in Hampton Roads.

Amazon Wishlist


Take the guesswork out of knowing what to donate to NACC.  Click on the Amazon wishlist button below and review NACC's list of needed items. Simply choose an item or two, place your order and they'll be conveniently delivered directly to the shelter.


How easy is that!

Click here to log into Amazon

and 0.05% of your purchase price will be donated to 
Friends of NACC

Register your Kroger Rewards card and make a donation just by shopping!

  Learn more here.

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5585 Sabre Road
Norfolk, VA 23502



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Photos courtesy of staff, volunteers, & adopters featuring NACC animals and event participants.

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