Shelter Designateds "Senior Appreciation Days"; Free & Discounted Pet Adoption Services on Wednesdays

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release:/13/077/LHC
March 18, 2013


Shelter Designates “Senior Appreciation Days”
Free & Discounted Pet Adoption Services on Wednesdays

dog                            tucker

Senior dogs, Bub and Tucker, are searching for loving homes.


            As part of their new “Pets for Seniors” program, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is launching new initiatives for older adults who adopt pets on Wednesdays.

 Between now and August 2013, Fairfax County residents, 55 and over will receive free spay and neuter services for every adopted pet and free adoption on senior pets (over age 7).

            The adoption incentives are part of several new initiatives geared towards older adults including; promoting new volunteer and foster opportunities, post-adoption follow-up services, Shelter tours, outreach efforts, and pet support services for seniors.     

            According to Community Outreach Program Manager, Kristen Auerbach, “Fairfax County seniors have so much to offer in the way of business, communication and animal care skills and experience. They are a wealth of information and support for shelter staff and animals.”

            A special senior orientation and information session for potential volunteers and foster parents will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 and Sunday, April 14 at the Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road.  The meeting will include a tour of the Shelter facility at 3 p.m. 

            For more information regarding shelter tours, volunteering, programs and adoptions or to RSVP for orientation and information sessions, contact Kristen Auerbach at or call 703-324-0208.


To request this information in an alternate format, call the Public Affairs Bureau at 703.246.2253. TTY 703-877-3715

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