Fairfax County Animal Shelter

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

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.