Find 22153 animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program 7450 Boston Boulevard Springfield VA 22153 800-370-3936
Obg Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Northern Virginia Oldies But Goodies PO Box 361 Newington VA 22122 2.2 miles from 22153 703-533-2373
Fairfax Station Animal Control 7647 Clifton Road Fairfax Station VA 22039 5.3 miles from 22153 703-978-4462
Dachshund Rescue of North America 12497 Lolly Post Lane Woodbridge VA 22192 6.0 miles from 22153 703-491-3894
Greyhound Pets of America - Northern Virginia PO Box 6037 Woodbridge VA 22195 6.3 miles from 22153 800-366-1472
Liberty Golden Retriever Rescue PO Box 5365 Woodbridge VA 22194 6.3 miles from 22153
Noah's Ark Foundation PO Box 7862 Woodbridge VA 22195 6.3 miles from 22153 703-831-4153
Potomac Animal Allies PO Box 207 Woodbridge VA 22194 6.3 miles from 22153 703-791-2900
SPCA of Prince William County PO Box 6631 Woodbridge VA 22195 6.3 miles from 22153 571-222-0033
Animal Allies Burke Alexandria PO Box 7040 Fairfax Station VA 22039 6.5 miles from 22153 703-940-9183
Homeless Animals Rescue Team PO Box 7261 Fairfax Station VA 22039 6.5 miles from 22153 703-691-4278
Dc Metro No More Homeless Pets PO Box 19 Mount Vernon VA 22121 7.4 miles from 22153 703-207-1386
Humane Society of Fairfax County 4057 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax VA 22030 7.9 miles from 22153 703-385-7387
City of Fairfax Animal Control Shelter 3730 Old Lee Highway Fairfax VA 22030 8.1 miles from 22153 703-385-7919
Mutt Love Rescue, Inc. PO Box 1005 Fairfax VA 22038 8.2 miles from 22153
Cat Haven 6001 Beech Tree Drive Alexandria VA 22310 8.4 miles from 22153 703-960-3935
4 PAWS Rescue Team, Inc. PO Box 2908 Merrifield VA 22116 8.8 miles from 22153 703-715-6369
Feline Foundation of Greater Washington PO Box 3071 Merrifield VA 22116 8.8 miles from 22153 703-920-8665
Ferrets R No 1 Shelter & Rescue 5906 Boston Drive Falls Church VA 22041 9.5 miles from 22153 703-998-3151
Operation PAWS for Homes PO Box 90813 Alexandria VA 22309 9.7 miles from 22153
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.