Your tax-deductible donations help Friends provide vital support and care to animals suffering from illness, injury, neglect, abandonment or abuse.

Or, to donate by mail, send your check payable to: Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 2321 Centreville, Virginia 20122.

If you are an employee or a retiree of the federal government, you can donate through the Combined Federal Campaign. Designate 88219 as your charity.


Other Ways You Can Help

Attend Friends Events

Each year, the Friends hosts several fundraising events. Learn about upcoming events.

Donate Supplies to the Shelter

Are you a teacher, scout leader or parent looking for ways kids can help the Fairfax County Animal Shelter? Consider collecting donations for the shelter! See the shelter’s donation page and the shelter’s Amazon wish list for more information.

Make Friends a Beneficiary

By leaving a legacy to Friends through your estate plans, you can ensure that the Shelter’s mission of providing compassionate care will be sustained in the future. 

Consider Adoption

Loving pets are waiting at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for their new families to find them. Visit the shelter’s website to learn more.

Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Have your pet spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped to reduce the urge to wander and make your pet easier to reclaim.

Purchase Animal-Friendly License Plates

Want to show your support for spaying and neutering? Buy a specialty plate, and $15 from each sale goes toward spay-and-neuter programs in your area. To order, visit

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Local Businesses—We Need Your Help, Too!

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Donate money, equipment, supplies and in-kind services, sponsor one of our fundraising events, or become a community partner. Please e-mail us at for more information.