The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is Fairfax County’s only open-access, municipal shelter. With 4,000 to 5,000 companion animals coming through our doors each year, the shelter provides a safe place for dogs, cats and small animals to stay while they wait for loving homes. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to the pets we tend to while also working to increase pet retention and access to pet services. We have a live release rate of over 90%, and are proud to be part of a compassionate community of fosters, volunteers and Fairfax County residents.
We welcome visitors and adopters at both of our shelter locations!
Michael R Frey Campus
4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
8875 Lorton Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Our shelters are open:
Tuesday and Wednesday 12-5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 12-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Please note: We take our last adoption application 30 minutes before closing.