Portsmouth Humane Society

Portsmouth Humane Society

4022 Seaboard Court • 757-397-6004


The Portsmouth Humane Society is a non-profit Virginia corporation. We depend upon charitable contributions to accomplish our work and on volunteer support to augment a very small paid staff. We were founded in 1889 and believe that we are the oldest continuously operating animal welfare organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PHS is dedicated to caring for homeless animals in the community by promoting their adoptions into loving, permanent homes. We also provide education and community outreach programs to help decrease the pet overpopulation problem.

Our mission is to provide shelter, care, and treatment to homeless animals in the the City of Portsmouth community through permanent adoptions, spay/neuter programs, and community education.