Fairfax County Animal Shelter
We are Fairfax County, Virginia's only open-access municipal shelter, seeing 4,000-5,000 animals through our doors every year, and are proud of our live release rate of 90%+. Comments policy: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/social-hub/
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is Fairfax County’s only open-access, municipal shelter. With 4,000 to 5,000 animals coming through our doors each year, the shelter provides a safe place for dogs, cats, and small animals like guinea pigs, rabbits and pet birds to stay while they wait for their forever families. At any given time, visitors to the shelter can choose from 40 cats and kittens, 25 dogs and puppies, and dozens of small animals, all available for adoption. We have a live release rate of over 90%, and are very proud of our excellent volunteer and foster programs, compassionate staff, progressive sheltering policies and practices, and the wonderful animal-loving community we're a part of!