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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About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.