Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Life Unlimited of Virginia Inc

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit


Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Christianity, Religion, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Rikki''s Refuge is an independent, all species, no-kill sanctuary located on over 330 acres of land in Orange, Virginia. Most of this land, which includes streams and beaver ponds, is set aside as a protected area for native Virginia plants and wildlife. The remaining acreage is used to house and care for companion and farm animals who have been abandoned or displaced. From the very beginning, Rikki''s Refuge has accepted animals into the sanctuary without discriminating against age, health condition, breed, adoptability, or any of the other labels that often warrant a death sentence. All are welcome to live a comfortable life at the refuge.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1200 animals of various species and special needs

Geographic areas served: Virginia. United States


Rikki's Refuge provides homeless,abandoned and abused animals with a safe and loving place to stayuntil they can be adopted into permanent, caring families. Thosewho can not be adopted receive a permanent home at Rikki's. Weprovide all animals with traditional, homeopathic, and holisticmedical care.

Rikki's Refuge rescuinghomeless, abandoned, abused and or injured domestic and farm animals,providing medical care (traditional, alternative and holistic), findingsuitable homes for adoption, and for many (the handicapped, the elderly, theunsocial, those displaced due to the death, incapacitation or displacement oftheir human companion) providing permanent shelter, care, love andcompassion.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rikki's Refuge is top of the line when it comes to true no kill shelters. They provide excellent care for the many animals who live at the refuge and never transfer pets to kill facilities. Rikki's Refuge is run with compassion and integrity. I recommend them highly.

Previous Stories

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rikki's refuge is wonderful with helping people understand the plight of special needs animals in a positive way. Their programs are an inspiration to shelters everywhere.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rikkis refuge and the home of vincent cat is a wonderful place saving all types of unwanted animals and our lost little ones thank God there is a place like this in our world they deserve so much respect and all the help they can have

Review from Guidestar


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rikki's Refuge fills a niche in animal welfare that is sadly small. They take the hard to place of all species and care for them. From cats with FIV, to dogs that are too old to place in most shelter adoption programs, to creatures like emus and pigs that most shelters cannot house, Rikki's takes all that they have space for.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an amazing place. The animals are happy and very well cared for, the workers are true animal lovers, Kerry is AMAZING. Very well run, super orginized. Just an all around great place for the animals they save.

Review from Guidestar