Ways to Donate
Become a member of an elite 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.
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.
Purchase a commemorative brick to recognize, honor or memorialize a pet, loved one or business. More details are forthcoming.
Want to spread the word about a great pet you feel is being overlooked? Make a Spotlight donation in that pet’s honor.
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.
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.
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.
Matching Gifts and Grants
Companies are helping their employees support meaningful causes, such as Friends, through matching gifts, volunteer grants and community grants.
Don’t count yourself out if you work for a small business, or if you are part-time or retired.
Some of Friends’ best corporate supporters are small, local businesses. Additionally, many of Friends’ top silent auction items are donated by small businesses and local franchises. Furthermore, Friends receives corporate matches on behalf of retirees and part-time workers.
Ask your human resources department or check your company’s corporate website to see how your employer supports the community.
Donate Directly to the Shelter
Purchase Animal-Friendly License Plates
Show your support for animals while using your vehicle! Purchase an animal-friendly license plate from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
Donate Supplies to the Shelter
Perhaps you want to help homeless pets in our area but can’t commit to adoption yet. Consider collecting donations for the shelter.