Animal Shelter

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: open Tues-Fri 12-7pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-5pm; closed Mondays

4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Karen Diviney, Ph.D.,

Shelter Programs

We offer a number of programs here at the shelter. Please read more about each of these below, and check back often for new additions.


Shelter Tours

We currently offer group tours for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other kids' groups. Tours lasts about an hour to an hour and a half. Please email the shelter at to schedule tours in advance for the following days and time ranges:

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


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, or email us at


Pet Loss Support Group

If you have lost a beloved pet and need someone to talk to, please come join us for our monthly pet loss support group. They are held at the shelter at 7pm, the third Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.