Animal Shelter

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is Fairfax County’s only open-access, municipal shelter.  With four to five thousand animals coming through its doors each year, the shelter provides a safe-haven for dogs, cats, and small animals like guinea pigs, rabbits and pet birds. At any given time, visitors to the adoption center can choose from 40 cats and kittens, 25 dogs and puppies, and dozens of small animals, all available for adoption. 



The Animal Shelter is located at:

4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, Virginia, 22030

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Surrendering Your Pet
Redeem Your Lost Pet
Report a Lost or Found Pet
Find Your Lost Pet
Pet Haven
Cats Safe at Home
Exotic Pets
Frequently Asked Questions 
Community Programs
 • Cats in the Community



2016 Annual Report

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Animal Shelter


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