Animal Shelter

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12-5 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 12-7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mondays. Please note: We take our last adoption application 30 minutes before closing.
8875 Lorton Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Reasa Currier

Fairfax County Animal Shelter Partners With BISSELL Pet Foundation to Empty the Shelters for the Holidays

Fairfax County Animal Shelter wants all shelter pets to find loving homes for the holidays, so it’s partnering with BISSELL Pet Foundation for the “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” adoption event. Thanks to the foundation’s generous support, the shelter will offer fee-waived adoptions for cats and dogs from Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8 through 10. 

“We're thrilled to partner with BISSELL Pet Foundation for the 'Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope' event,” said Reasa Currier, Director of Fairfax County Animal Shelter. “Our goal is to help as many shelter pets as possible find a home of their own for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for an affectionate lap cat or an adventurous dog, our expert team is ready to help you meet your perfect match!” 

The event will be held at both shelter locations—the Michael R Frey Campus, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030, and the Lorton Campus, 8875 Lorton Rd., Lorton, VA 22079. Fairfax County Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday: Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays. 

For more information about the adoption process and to see which pets are available for adoption, visit

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