EFFECTIVE JULY 16, 2022: Appointments to adopt are no longer required, and the Shelter's doors will be open.
The Shelter will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12-5pm, Thursdays and Fridays 12-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm, and closed Mondays.
Here's how the adoption process works:
- View our available pets in person at the Shelter during open hours, and meet them with the help of a shelter staff person or volunteer. You may also view available pets online in advance, at www.petango.com/FairfaxCountyAnimalShelter.
- If you meet a shelter pet you'd like to adopt, complete an adoption questionnaire (available at the Shelter), and one of our Adoption Counselors will go over that pet's medical and behavior history and information.
- Make it official! We do same-day adoptions which means pets go home the same day they're adopted!