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

You're Invited to the Grand Opening of Fairfax County Animal Shelter Lorton Campus

All are invited to help us celebrate the grand opening of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Lorton Campus and the Lorton District Police Station at a community event on Saturday, Oct. 28. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m., and the community celebration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us at 8855 and 8875 Lorton Road in Lorton. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors, and attendees will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, the community celebration may be modified or canceled.

Invitation for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and community celebration.

About the Lorton Campus

The new 23,000-square-foot facility, located at 8875 Lorton Road, will be the second county-operated shelter, joining the Michael R Frey Animal Shelter on West Ox Road in Fairfax. The Lorton Campus will significantly expand the geographic reach and impact of our work for the residents of Fairfax County. It will not only allow us to create more families through adoption, but it will also provide a hub for essential services, including behavior and training support, veterinary medical care, pet supplies, and other critical services that help keep pets with their families.

The new facility includes:

  • 44 double-sided dog kennels
  • 42 cat condos
  • 2 catios
  • A state-of-the-art veterinary clinic
  • 20,000-square-foot outdoor space for the animals
  • Facility-wide specialized airflow to reduce disease transmission
  • Acoustical designs to decrease noise in animal housing areas
  • Separate entrances for adoptions and admissions/vet clinic
  • Focused effort on “fear-free” housing with the separation of species throughout the facility
  • Natural light in almost all areas
  • Sustainability features, including electric vehicle charging stations, space for solar panels, and energy-efficient systems
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