Fairfax County Animal Shelter

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is Fairfax County's only open access, municipal shelter. In 2013, our placement rate was 92%, which makes Fairfax County the largest jurisdiction in the country with a rate over 90%.

Available Pets

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All Dogs All Cats Other Pets

Adoption Process

1.Look at adoptable animals online and then visit the Shelter to meet your prospective pet. Make sure to bring a lease or notarized letter if you rent or are not the homeowner clearly stating you can have the particular animal and current vet records for any pets currently living with you. If you own, we can confirm homeownership through online property records. 2.Walk through to meet available pets and then visit with pets you are considering adopting. A volunteer or caretaker will facilitate the visit and tell you more about the pet you’re visiting. 3.Complete an adoption questionnaire. 4.Meet with an adoption counselor to ask questions and learn more about the pet you want to adopt. 5.Complete your adoption! Many pets can go home the day they are adopted, but some must be picked up one or two days later after their spay/neuter appointment.

Are you looking to adopt a pet in the Fairfax area? We have a number of lovable pets waiting for adoption in Fairfax. Petango.com is one of the largest pet adoption sites with animal rescue groups all over the United States and Canada. Petango.com can give you access to a number of adoptable pets in Fairfax looking for a kind, loving owner to take them home. This page is dedicated to our pet adoption shelter in Fairfax where you will find plenty of adoptable pets waiting for a loving owner to take them home.

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Contact Information

4500 W Ox Road FAIRFAX, VA, 22030

(703) 830-1100



Working Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tues: 12pm - 6:30pm
Wed: 12pm - 6:30pm
Thu: 12pm - 6:30pm
Fri: 12pm - 6:30pm
Sat: 10am - 4:30pm


Adoptable Pets

Small Animals

Available Services

Owner Surrender
Dog Licensing

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