Learn all about our adoption process and use our online adoption application.
Check out all the animals currently in our care.  

A rescue story

Sometimes our work takes us outside our own community.

Like Posey and her babies who were abandoned in a neighboring county that has no shelter.  Learn more about their story.


2020 WVSNP Grant Recipient

We are proud to announce that this year the Nelson Animal Retreat has received grant monies from the WV SNAP program, thus allowing us to help our Wirt county citizens to get their dogs and cats spayed and neutered at a cost of $10 each.   

To apply and learn more about the program check out our Spay/Neuter page for both downloadable and online forms.


The Wirt County Commission also received the grant and you can get an application at the Elizabeth Post Office, Crossroads General Store, Dicks Market, Piggly Wiggly or Burns Bait and Carryout.


Proud Participant

West Virginia Spay Neuter Program

Administered by the WV Department of Agriculture

Contact Us

Tracy A. Nelson, President

Shannon P. Nelson, Vice President

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Mailing address:
PO Box 421 
Elizabeth WV 26143

Physical address:
68 Walnut Street
Elizabeth WV 26143

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