UPDATE 1:05 p.m. (7/13/22): Less than 12 hours after the Roanoke Valley SPCA brought Gladys onto “Good Day Virginia” as part of our Furry Friends segment, the shelter announced that sweet pooch was adopted into a loving home!



ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR News continues to highlight the adoptable pets filling up animal shelters across southwest and central Virginia during our Furry Friends segment.

On Tuesday, July 12, Julie Rickmond with the Roanoke Valley SPCA brought a shy but sweet furry friend named Gladys onto “Good Day Virginia.”

According to Rickmond, this female dog is only three years old and was one of more than 500 dogs surrendered from a licensed breeder in Iowa after they were discovered in horrific living conditions.

While Gladys certainly experienced plenty of trauma in her life, Rickmond says she has graduated from the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, North Carolina — the first-ever permanent facility dedicated to studying and rehabilitating homeless dogs suffering from severe fear and under-socialization, often resulting from cruelty and neglect — and is ready to find a loving home of her own.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA says Gladys is 10 pounds, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested.

If you are interested in meeting Gladys, follow this link to set up an appointment. You can also submit an application to adopt this precious pooch by clicking here.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA offers adoptions by appointment from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If you want to learn more, call 540-339-9247 to speak with an adoption counselor.

You can also visit the Roanoke Valley website to check out the shelter’s available animals, as well as find information about the adoption process, the foster program, or volunteer opportunities.