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

Animal Motel used to be the first 24 hour, Emergency Vet Clinic in Richmond, which was established in 1959.  Over the past 57 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 the 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 kennels attached, to an Animal Community Center.  


     The Center's mission would be to train dogs to be in service to humanity while providing boarding, daycare, and boarding services to individuals that can't afford luxury accommodations.


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


     Due to the sudden circumstance of the transition, Joseph was given the facility before he had enough time to raise enough start up capital to smooth out the 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 a Animal facility that that used to be a shop in the 20's with no start up capital.  


     With the help of friends in the Richmond Community and the resourcefulness that came with his training Joseph has successful 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 value of the wood is worth at Lowes.


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






JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF THE DOGS THAT WE HAVE RESCUED HERE BELOW.

  • 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!!!