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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