Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

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

Programs We Fund

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

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

Programs We Fund


Dental care relieving pain and discomfort for pets with grade 3 or higher periodontal disease

27 pets helped/$20,776 in funding in 2021

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

26 pets helped/$26,311 in funding in 2021

Parasite prevention for all dogs, cats, and rabbits

2,399 pets helped/$47,602 in funding in 2021

Funds spay and neuter surgeries for community cats, helping to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation

649 cats helped/$46,425 in funding in 2021

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

1,142 pets helped/$4,316 in funding in 2021

Spotlight social media posts which helps shed a light on special pets who might need more attention

23 pets helped in 2021

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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