Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter
As the fundraising partner, we help pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter
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Helping Every Pet Find a Forever Home
With your support, we help shelter pets in Fairfax County
Each year, nearly 5,000 pets, including cats, dogs, small mammals, reptiles and livestock, come to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. The Shelter opens its doors—and its heart—to care for each and every pet.
But the Shelter can’t do it alone. Thankfully, Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Friends) is here to help.
How we’re different from the shelter
While not a part of the Fairfax County government, Friends is the fundraising partner of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Friends is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
With donor and volunteer support, Friends funds important needs throughout the Shelter, such as dental or medical care, beyond what the shelter’s budget can provide.
Friends’ Social Updates
Our Success Stories
With your support, Friends can help save more pet’s lives
In 2020, here’s how Friends made a difference:
Dental care relieving pain and promoting adoption.
Life-saving and life-improving medical care.
Parasite prevention for all dogs, cats and rabbits.
Spay/neuter surgeries to reduce the number of pets living without owners in our community.
Collars and personalized I.D. tags for all adopted cats and dogs. Plus, all dogs receive a new leash.
Spotlight social media posts which helps shed a light on special pets who might need more attention.