It’s Superhero Day at the Winchester SPCA

Marvel employees created National Superhero Day on April 28, 1995, to celebrate everyone’s favorite superhero and on April 28, 2022 the team at the Winchester SPCA continues this tradition!

Stop by to see us to our best impressions of your favorite superhero, dress up if you’d like, and adopt a homeless Superhero of your very own.

$28 adoptions to approved applicants.

Tuesday, April 28, 2022 10am to 5pm

111 Featherbed Lane Winchester, VA 540-662-8616

It’s Drop Everything and Read Day at the Winchester SPCA

D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national celebration of reading designed to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives.

The Winchester SPCA invites readers of all ages to stop by the adoption center on Tuesday, April 12th between 10AM and 5PM to celebrate this day by reading to a shelter pet.

Books and cushions are provided by the animal shelter (or bring your own). We look forward to reading with you at 111 Featherbed Lane in Winchester, VA. 540-662-8616.

I rish I had a home

Stop by the Winchester SPCA on St. Patrick’s Day and adopt a dog for just $17.

Open at 111 Featherbed Lane to process your applications between 10AM and 5PM.

Don’t we all wish all dogs had a home of their very own?

Pet Photo Calendar Contest

Sponsored by: McDonald’s Nerangis Management 

Show us how your pets light up your life by entering them into the Winchester SPCA Pets Light Up Our Lives Pet Photo Calendar Contest. 100% of proceeds benefit the Winchester SPCA’s Pets for Life program that works to keep loved pets in their homes and out of the overcrowded shelter system.

THEME: Pets Light Up Our Lives!  (All pet types eligible)
LIMIT: One Entry Per Pet


  • Photos must be an unaltered color high-resolution digital photos in a JPG FILE FORMAT.
  • Photos should be at least 2MB and no larger than 10MB. ONLY DIGITAL PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • Photos must be in a WIDE HORIZONTAL/LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION. Please do not submit tall vertical/portrait photos.
  • Photos may NOT include people.
  • Photos should show ONE pet Please do not submit photos that contain multiple animals.
  • Please title your photo with your last name followed by your pet’s name: lastname_petname.jpg
  • You may submit multiple entries. Entries are $20 each.

JUDGING: A volunteer panel of judges from Winchester SPCA will review all photos and, in their sole discretion, select winning photos on originality, artistic merit and technique. The odds of winning will depend on the number of total entries. Those on the judging panel will not be affiliated with any pets being considered for the calendar.

13 winners will each be awarded 1 custom photo mug ($10 value) of their winning entry and two 2023 calendars. One “Cover Photo” winner will be featured on the front cover, will receive an additional two 2023 calendars and a professional photo session ($200 value) with JGaylor Studio. Additional calendars will be available for purchase for $10 each. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022.

By submitting an entry into the 2023 Winchester SPCA Pets Light Up our Lives Calendar Contest, you agree to abide by the official contest rules. You attest that your entry is an original photograph owned by you. You retain the rights to your photograph but grant the Winchester SPCA the use of the photo in marketing and publicity materials, newsletters and all other media, including social media, without compensation. The Winchester SPCA reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet contest criteria or that may be viewed as inappropriate or objectionable. Winning entries will be showcased in the Pets Light Up our Lives 2023 twelve-month calendar and may be displayed on the Winchester SPCA campus or at events that benefit the Winchester SPCA. Information provided in this form is for contest entry only for the purpose of contacting winners and will not be shared with third-party vendors.

Adopt a Kitty at PETCO!

Petco Love and The Winchester SPCA invite you to discover Love and adopt a Kitty at Petco!

The Winchester SPCA will have adoptable cats at the Petco located at 2580 S Pleasant Valley Rd. in Winchester, VA from 1-3PM on the fourth Saturday of most months.

SPCA adoption counselors and volunteers will be on site to assist potential adopters.

Thanks to a grant from Petco Love the adoptable kitties featured at the event will be available to approved adopters for a $20 adoption fee.

If you’ve ever shared your life with a pet, you know love changes everything. It changes your mornings. It changes your routines. It changes your perspective. When you share your life with a pet, it doesn’t just change your life, it brightens your world.

PETCO Day at the SPCA

It’s PETCO Day at the Winchester SPCA!

In celebration of our partnership with The Petco Foundation and a grant award, The Winchester SPCA will be offering $20 adoptions at the Rockaplenty Adoption Center on the 20th of most months.

Donations can be made in any of the following ways:

540-662-8616 to make your donation via phone.

Mail donations to SPCA Winchester, Frederick, Clarke
111 Featherbed Lane
Winchester, VA 22601