The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is the county’s only open-access municipal shelter. We take in stray pets in need, owner surrendered companion animals when owners can no longer care for them, and animals who have been seized or taken into custody by Animal Protection Police. We accept all companion animals from Fairfax County who are in need of care, regardless of health, age, temperament, or history. We do not euthanize for space or length of time, and all adoptable animals are given every opportunity for a new home and family. We have a compassionate staff, and vibrant and active volunteer and foster programs. We know that every animal who enters our Shelter will be given the best care while they are with us while they wait for their new families to adopt them. We are very proud that our positive release rate has been over 90% since 2013!