Find Fairfax County 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.
4 PAWS Rescue Team, Inc. PO Box 2908 Merrifield VA 22116 703-715-6369
A Forever Home Rescue Foundation PO Box 222801 Chantilly VA 20153 703-961-8690
Animal Allies Burke Alexandria PO Box 7040 Fairfax Station VA 22039 703-940-9183
BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program 7450 Boston Boulevard Springfield VA 22153 800-370-3936
Blue Ridge Border Collie Rescue 1950 Kirby Road McLean VA 22101 571-766-0980
Collie Recue, Inc. PO Box 223953 Chantilly VA 20153 703-963-7329
Dc Metro No More Homeless Pets PO Box 19 Mount Vernon VA 22121 703-207-1386
Fairfax Station Animal Control 7647 Clifton Road Fairfax Station VA 22039 703-978-4462
Fancy Cats Rescue Team PO Box 182 Herndon VA 20172 703-464-0760
Feline Foundation of Greater Washington PO Box 3071 Merrifield VA 22116 703-920-8665
Furry Suits Rescue PO Box 21 Herndon VA 20172
Homeless Animals Rescue Team PO Box 7261 Fairfax Station VA 22039 703-691-4278
Humane Farm Animal Care PO Box 727 Herndon VA 20172 703-435-3883
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation PO Box 223953 Chantilly VA 20153 703-295-3647
Obg Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Northern Virginia Oldies But Goodies PO Box 361 Newington VA 22122 703-533-2373
PAWS & Claws Animal Rescue PO Box 2504 Reston VA 20195 703-689-0500
Reston Animal Shelter 1548 Northgate Square Reston VA 20190 703-709-6186
Vienna Animal Control 215 Center Street South Vienna VA 22180 703-255-6377
Westie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. PO Box 342 Dunn Loring VA 22027 703-671-1039
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.