Cats Safe at Home

Cat Enrichment Ideas

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We require our adopters to keep their adopted cats indoors, per our adoption contract. There is no law against free-roaming cats in Fairfax County, though, so you may see cats outdoors. However, cats who are used to living indoors may not do well as outdoor-only or indoor/outdoor pets, so it's in their best interest to remain as indoor pets. For more information on enrichment ideas to keep your indoor cat mentally and physically active, check out the following resource:


The shelter also offers resources for free-roaming community cats. For more information on this program, please visit our Community Cats page or email us at


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