Celebrate National Dog Day

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: 13/231(LHC)
August 19, 2013


Celebrate National Dog Day at the Shelter



            Fairfax County Animal Shelter – Get ready for lots of woofs, ruffs, and barks, along with plenty of laughter and fun this weekend, at the first-ever National Dog Day celebration at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.  Join dozens of your furry friends on Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4500 West Ox Road for the festive events.

            There are many breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs available for adoption this week. The shelter goal is to help find loving homes for the 25+ dogs available right now.

In addition to being opened on Sunday, which is rare, Dog Day attendees will enjoy:

  • Fee-waived adoptions all weekend on dogs and puppies
  • Doggie Pool Parties; adoptive families will be able to watch all dogs playing together outdoors
  • Free training consultation with certified dog trainer
  • Tours of the new shelter
  • Games and prizes throughout the day
  • Face painter artist (afternoon hours)
  • Snow Cone station (while they last)

            For more information, contact Kristen Auerbach, Animal Shelter Director of Communications & Outreach at 703-324-0208. Don’t forget to check out the Animal Shelter’s new calendar of upcoming events.

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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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