Community Programs

Animal Shelter Programs

Shelter Programs

Birthday Parties

The shelter offers birthday party packages for groups of up to 15 kids, ages four to 14 years. Parties include room rental, hands-on fun with shelter pets, games and activities, decorations and disposable plates, napkins, cups and utensils. E-mail or call 703-830-1100 to schedule a birthday party.

Pet Loss Support Group

Pet loss support groups are held at 7pm the third Wednesday of every month at the shelter. No registration is necessary.

Animal Lover's Book Club

Book club meets at 7pm on the second Wednesday of every month. Follow us on Facebook for announcements about each month's book selection.

Scout Badges

A variety of Scout badge programs are offered at the shelter. Badge programs are listed in the Parktakes magazine.

Shelter Tours for Groups

We currently offer tours for Girl and Boy Scouts and other community kids groups. Please email the shelter at to schedule tours in advance, for the times listed below:

  • Wednesdays: 3 to 7pm
  • Thursdays: 3 to 7pm
  • Fridays: 3 to 7pm

Projects for Youth and Donating to the Shelter

If your group is looking for a craft project or other activity, visit the animal shelter website and check out the DONATIONS page!







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