Dogs Ready for Adoption

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release: 13Animal Shelter Adoption
July 31, 2013

Animal Control Officers Take 23 Small Dogs from Springfield Home; Some Ready for Adoption


            On July 26, Animal Control Officers took 23 small dogs from a private home in the Springfield area. The owner became ill and could no longer care for them. She released the dogs to the County and they are currently being monitored and cared for by a veterinarian.

            The dogs, mostly Maltese and Bichon Frise breeds, range in condition from fair to very poor. Those that are healthy are being groomed, spayed or neutered, and treated for medical conditions ranging from cataracts to heart murmurs. The Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is offering financial support to help treat the dogs.  

            At least 10 of the dogs will be available for adoption later this week and others will become available after they have received further treatment. They range in age from six months to eight years and are friendly and easy to handle.

            Please call the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 703-830-1100 or email to find out more about adopting one of these dogs.  If you would like to make a donation to help provide care for these dogs, visit the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter website at

            Thursday, August 1, marks the beginning of the month-long adoption promotion, “Sunshine and Shelter Dogs.” All dog and puppy adoption fees are half-off.

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