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Community Partners

Become a member of a group of individuals and businesses whose charitable contributions have a significant impact on the lives and well-being of pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Forever Friends Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy to Friends through your estate plans today helps ensure the Shelter’s mission of providing compassionate care will be sustained in the future.

Friends Tribute Garden

Give a gift that is straight from the heart! Purchasing an engraved brick for the Friends Tribute Garden is the perfect way to pay tribute to a special pet or person in your life. Your gift will create a lasting memory that benefits the pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for years to come.


Spotlight a Pet Program

Want to spread the word about a great pet you feel is being overlooked? Make a Spotlight donation in that pet’s honor.

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Finnegan’s Fund

Your donations to Friends and Finnegan’s Fund are crucial to saving lives.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back.
#GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together, doing extraordinary things.

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Combined Federal Campaign

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

Shop on Amazon

Go to Amazon Smile through Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Shop and place your order. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends.


Donate your car to a good cause! Visit Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Donate a Car page to donate your car and schedule a pick up.

attend friends events

Have fun with Friends while doing good! Each year, Friends hosts several fundraising events, with proceeds benefitting pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. View our events page to become a sponsor, purchase tickets, bid on items, and more.

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Matching Gifts and Grants

Companies are helping their employees support meaningful causes, such as Friends, through matching gifts, volunteer grants and community grants. Ask your human resources department or check your company’s corporate website to see how your employer supports the community