Animal Motel's Adoption Program
(Over 50 dogs saved in four years)

Established in 1959, Animal Motel was the first 24-hour Emergency Vet Clinic in Richmond. Over the past fifty-eight years the facility has undergone many changes. Recently it has changed ownership to a different visionary in the Animal Service Industry.


     Veteran and animal behavior enthusiast Joseph Meyers has worked tirelessly since March of 2012, helping the previous owner, WWII Veteran and Northside historic veterinarian, Dr. Pritchard transition his practice into a pet boarding facility.


     Over this time the vision of the facility changed from a medical clinic, with a traditional boarding kennel attached, to an Animal Community Center.


     The goal for the Center would be to train dogs to be of service to humanity while providing boarding, daycare, and grooming services to individuals who can't afford luxury accommodations.


     One of Animal Motel's current projects is rehabilitate rescue dogs, making sure they have some type of enjoyable working skill that will help their new family.


     Due to the sudden nature of the transition, Joseph was given the facility before he had enough time to raise sufficient capital for a smooth transition.


     Even though the odds were stacked against him, he adapted and endured to overcome the gauntlet of challenges that comes with taking ownership of an animal care facility.


     With the help of friends in the Richmond Community and the resourcefulness that came with his training, Joseph has successfully kept the new dream going.


Animal Motel still needs help though...


     It doesn't even need to be money either.  We accept item donations also here is a small example of needs:


     Scrap Lumber for example is everywhere in the city unused.  It sits in dumpsters of construction facilities, and rots in backyards and alleyways of residential.  Lumber is expensive.  A slab of plywood is $20+.  Donating an unused piece in your backyard is as good as giving us the price of the wood at Lowes.


                      If you have any questions or interested in getting involved with our project please feel free to drop us a line!

Pictured below are some of the dogs we've rescued over the years:

  • Smokey is with new family in the country.
    Smokey is with new family in the country.
  • Zeus is now working as a private contractor sniffing out drugs in the at Amtrak.
    Zeus is now working as a private contractor sniffing out drugs in the at Amtrak.
  • Duke is now a family pet.
    Duke is now a family pet.
  • Raspberry is now a service dog to an elderly couple whose husband has Parkinson's.
    Raspberry is now a service dog to an elderly couple whose husband has Parkinson's.
  • Kuma is our first Adption dog.
    Kuma is our first Adption dog.
  • Magnolia is happy to be out of the shelter!
    Magnolia is happy to be out of the shelter!
  • Neveah is now a family alert dog for a Police Officer's family in Chesterfield.
    Neveah is now a family alert dog for a Police Officer's family in Chesterfield.
Smokey is with new family in the country.
Smokey is with new family in the country.

Sage, Saga, and Chunkie


We still have three malinois/boxer mix puppies. We call them MAL-BOXES lol. They also have working-dog genes in their DNA, so they are capable of doing a lot of different tasks. These are a great choice for folks that work like a working dogs, but can't afford $1,500 for a working line Malinois or German Shepherd.


Currently they are 12 weeks old, have been dewormed, vaccinated with Distemper, and Parvo, and trained in basic obedience.



Contact us for more details.

THEY ARE PAPER-TRAINED TOO!!!