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Lila

Lila

Dental Dilemas Dental care in pets is often neglected. As a result, many animals come to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter with dental issues. These dilemmas not only put the animal’s teeth and gums at risk; it also can affect the health of an animal’s heart. In desperate need of a cleaning, Friends funded Lila’s...

Putting for Pets Results

Putting for Pets Results

We have the results you’ve been waiting for: Tournament Results Other Contest Results Thank you! Thank you once again to our sponsors and all of the golfers that came out to Westfields Golf Club on October 23 in support of our highly successful event. View the event program for a recap of the day. We...

October 31, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates
Buy Your 2020 Shelter Pets Calendar Today!

Buy Your 2020 Shelter Pets Calendar Today!

Celebrate 2020 with a year filled with furry faces! It’s that time again! Friends is excited to offer a beautiful, 12-month annual calendar, featuring an array of pets who found a forever home through the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Each Friends calendars is printed on 100-pound glossy stock, and measures 8.5″ x 11″ with a saddle-stitched...

October 27, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates
Golf Silent Auction is Live!

Golf Silent Auction is Live!

We hope to see you next week at Putting for Pets! Our online silent auction is now open! Click here to view our exciting online silent auction items and register to bid! We have a number of great experiences, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and something for everyone. You will need to register to bid on the...

October 17, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates
Wine Event Wrap Up and NEW Online Silent Auction

Wine Event Wrap Up and NEW Online Silent Auction

Wine, Whiskers and Wags Wrap Up Our 2019 Wine, Whiskers and Wags was a huge success. Thanks to YOU, we raised more than $45,000 for pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter! Take a look at photos taken by Photography by Deb Cobb on our Facebook Page. Friends Online Silent Auction Friends has some silent auction items...

June 2, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates
There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Thank You’s

There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Thank You’s

It’s Almost Time… We can’t wait to see you on Sunday, May 19 at Paradise Springs Winery for our 13th annual Wine, Whiskers and Wags. Thank YOU for your support of Friends and the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Let’s Hear It for… An event like this is not possible without the help and generosity of...

May 17, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates
Wine Event, Silent Auction, and Bracelets, Oh My!

Wine Event, Silent Auction, and Bracelets, Oh My!

Support the Animals Friends has a lot going on this month–and whether you join us in person or online, you can take part in the fun and make a difference for pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Shelter) waiting to find their forever homes! As the sole fundraising, 501(C)(3) organization for the Shelter, the...

May 15, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates
Lake Accotink 6K to Benefit Friends

Lake Accotink 6K to Benefit Friends

Registration is now OPEN for the 2019 Lake Accotink 6K. The April 28 run/walk (formerly known as Break a Sweat for a Homeless Pet) is once again hosted by Metro Run & Walk. The course take participants around scenic Lake Accotink in Springfield, Va. The event starts at 9 a.m. Dogs are welcome!

March 6, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates
The Importance of Events

The Importance of Events

Have you ever wondered why Friends and other nonprofit organizations hold annual events? It may surprise you that the answer goes beyond the obvious one of helping to bring in much-needed donations.

March 3, 2019November 21, 2019In Updates