Alexandria Animal Shelter

Find Alexandria Virginia 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.


Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 4101 Eisenhower Ave Alexandria VA 22304 703-838-4774


Cat Haven 6001 Beech Tree Drive Alexandria VA 22310 703-960-3935

Kitten Orange White 423 East Bellefonte Avenue Alexandria VA 22301

Operation PAWS for Homes PO Box 90813 Alexandria VA 22309

Tails High, Inc. 1299A Quaker Hill Dr Alexandria VA 22314 703-819-5240

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.