More than 5,000 animals, including cats, dogs, small mammals, reptiles and livestock, come to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter each year. The shelter opens its doors—and its heart—to care for each and every animal. But, the shelter can’t do it alone. Thankfully, the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is here to help. Through donor and volunteer support, we provide medical care, food, supplies and so much more to help the shelter care for these loving animals. In doing so, we help save lives—together.

The FFCAS is an independent 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization, and not a part of the Fairfax County government. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and are gratefully accepted, no matter the amount.



Adopt from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Great pets are waiting, right now, at the shelter to be adopted. Cat, dog, small mammal or reptile, consider adopting your next pet!

Latest from FFCAS

Break a Sweat for a Homeless Pet


The annual run/walk fundraiser co-sponsored by our friends at Metro Run and Walk and Olde Towne Pet Resort to benefit FFCAS will be held Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9am at Lake Accotink Park in Springfield! Adoptable... READ MORE

Registration Open!

Don’t miss Wine, Whiskers and Wags, our annual wine tasting fundraiser. When: Sunday, June 5th, 1:00-5:00pm Where: Paradise Springs Winery, Clifton Virginia REGISTER NOW Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here for more details. READ MORE

Help community cats this winter

Did you know we partner with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to support Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) for community cats? It’s true! Community cats are cats that live outdoors without one particular owner, although they’re... READ MORE