Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

We, like you, are animal lovers who want to help.

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

We, like you, are animal lovers who want to help.

Success Stories

Programs We Fund

Programs We Fund

Lifesaving and life-improving medical care to pets suffering from injury, illness, or abuse

48 pets helped/$52,715 in funding in 2022
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Dental care relieving pain and discomfort for pets with grade 3 or higher periodontal disease

35 pets helped/$30,517 in funding in 2022
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Parasite prevention for all dogs, cats, and rabbits

3,148 pets helped/$78,709 in funding in 2022
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Funds spay and neuter surgeries for community cats, helping to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation

503 cats helped/$35,150 in funding in 2022

Leashes for dogs, and collars with personalized tags for adopted dogs and cats

1,662 pets helped/$11,858 in funding in 2022
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Spotlight social media posts which helps shed a light on special pets who might need more attention

32 pets helped in 2022

Who We Are

We, like you, are animal-lovers who want to help.
Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Friends) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, fundraising partner of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Shelter). With the support of many pet-loving donors and volunteers, Friends funds important needs beyond what the Shelter’s budget can provide. Please join us in the Shelter’s effort to ensure every Shelter pet is offered the best opportunity to find a loving forever home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Friends part of the Shelter?
Friends is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a part of the Fairfax County government. However, Friends staff use an office inside the same building as the Shelter.

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