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Happy Thanksgiving to all! We are grateful for your year-round support of Friends that helps the pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Thank you for making our work possible, we cant thank you enough! 🦃

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Happy Thanksgiving to all! We are grateful for your year-round support of Friends that helps the pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Thank you for making our work possible, we can't thank you enough! 🦃

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #giveback #thankful #grateful #Thanksgiving
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We are a week away from #GivingTuesday where millions of people all over the world will take part in a global giving movement by donating to their favorite charity. And there are five reasons why supporting Friends will help save the lives of the shelter pets! But before the holidays become too busy, check this off your list and donate to Friends now and your gift will count towards #GivingTuesday.

You can make your important gift at https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/K36NKMMSKJsWxaNHqP-0sA?t=1636407790.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #giveback #animalwelfare

We are a week away from #GivingTuesday where millions of people all over the world will take part in a global giving movement by donating to their favorite charity. And there are five reasons why supporting Friends will help save the lives of the shelter pets! But before the holidays become too busy, check this off your list and donate to Friends now and your gift will count towards #GivingTuesday.

You can make your important gift at secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/K36NKMMSKJsWxaNHqP-0sA?t=1636407790.

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AT-AT (left), who received a dental cleaning procedure, and Elsa (right), who received long term treatment for severe allergies, were able to get the care they needed thanks to your support through the Combined Federal Campaign.

If you are a current or retired federal employee, now is your chance to change the lives of other pets in need at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. From now until January 15, 2022, please consider selecting Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (#88219) as your charity of choice for the 2021 CFC giving season. 

Visit https://givecfc.org/ and select Friends #88219 today!

#ShowSomeLove #CombinedFederalCampaign #CFC #shelterpets #adopt #animalnonprofit #giveback #animalwelfare

AT-AT (left), who received a dental cleaning procedure, and Elsa (right), who received long term treatment for severe allergies, were able to get the care they needed thanks to your support through the AT-AT (left), who receive.

If you are a current or retired federal employee, now is your chance to change the lives of other pets in need at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. From now until January 15, 2022, please consider selecting Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (#88219) as your charity of choice for the 2021 CFC giving season.

Visit givecfc.org/ and select Friends #88219 today!

#ShowSomeLove #CombinedFederalCampaign #CFC #shelterpets #adopt #animalnonprofit #giveback #animalwelfare
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Heres looking at you Kid! Thank you to Celeste Hardy for choosing Kid as a Spotlight Pet. Friends’ Spotlight Program is a way for pet-lovers to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Kid was picked up by a good Samaritan after being found running loose outside. He was friendly and had a partial chain attached to him, so his founders tried to look for his owners but with no success. They brought him to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter so that he could start the next chapter of his life.

Kid is still a young pup and the staff at the Shelter have been working on teaching him some manners. He is very energetic and likes to play, which sometimes turns into him being mouthy because he is just SO EXCITED. His future adopters will need to commit time and energy to enforcing his training, but in return you will have a happy dog who loves to play and go on adventures with you. 

If you think you are ready for an energetic, playful dog, please visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelters page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps to learn about all the steps to adopt.

#FriendsofFCAS #FriendsSpotlight #shelterpets #adopt #animalwelfare #givebackImage attachment

Here's looking at you Kid! Thank you to Celeste Hardy for choosing Kid as a Spotlight Pet. Friends’ Spotlight Program is a way for pet-lovers to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Kid was picked up by a good Samaritan after being found running loose outside. He was friendly and had a partial chain attached to him, so his founders tried to look for his owners but with no success. They brought him to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter so that he could start the next chapter of his life.

Kid is still a young pup and the staff at the Shelter have been working on teaching him some manners. He is very energetic and likes to play, which sometimes turns into him being mouthy because he is just SO EXCITED. His future adopters will need to commit time and energy to enforcing his training, but in return you will have a happy dog who loves to play and go on adventures with you.

If you think you are ready for an energetic, playful dog, please visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter's page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps to learn about all the steps to adopt.

#FriendsofFCAS #FriendsSpotlight #shelterpets #adopt #animalwelfare #giveback
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Meet handsome Arrow! Thank you to Tracy Morrow for choosing Arrow as a Spotlight Pet. Friends’ Spotlight Program is a way for pet-lovers to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Arrow arrived to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter as a stray, so not much is known about him. He is a smaller boy, about 40 pounds, and approximately 2 years-old. The caretakers and behaviorist at the Shelter have been working to get to know him and teach him some important doggie manners. They have learned that Arrow LOVES to play and is a very energetic boy. He will need a lot of mental and physical activity to ensure he doesnt get bored. The Shelters Behaviorist has been working on improving his food guarding, so he will need to be given space when eating and receive consistent training by his adopter so he learns how to share. Arrow is a really good pup, he just needs someone to keep him active and keep up with his training.

We know Arrow has the right fit out there, if you think that might be with you visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelters page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps or send an email to animalshelter@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Interested in helping out a pet who is waiting for their forever home at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter? Learn more about Friends Spotlight Program at https://ffcas.org/ways-to-donate/spotlight-pet-program/.

#FriendsofFCAS #FriendsSpotlight #shelterpets #shelterdogs #animalwelfare #givebackImage attachment

Meet handsome Arrow! Thank you to Tracy Morrow for choosing Arrow as a Spotlight Pet. Friends’ Spotlight Program is a way for pet-lovers to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Arrow arrived to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter as a stray, so not much is known about him. He is a smaller boy, about 40 pounds, and approximately 2 years-old. The caretakers and behaviorist at the Shelter have been working to get to know him and teach him some important doggie manners. They have learned that Arrow LOVES to play and is a very energetic boy. He will need a lot of mental and physical activity to ensure he doesn't get bored. The Shelter's Behaviorist has been working on improving his food guarding, so he will need to be given space when eating and receive consistent training by his adopter so he learns how to share. Arrow is a really good pup, he just needs someone to keep him active and keep up with his training.

We know Arrow has the right fit out there, if you think that might be with you visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter's page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps or send an email to animalshelter@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Interested in helping out a pet who is waiting for their forever home at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter? Learn more about Friends Spotlight Program at ffcas.org/ways-to-donate/spotlight-pet-program/.

#FriendsofFCAS #FriendsSpotlight #shelterpets #shelterdogs #animalwelfare #giveback
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Siberians are amazing dogs! I hope Arrow finds his furever home❤🐾🐾❤🤞

Wish I was closer.

With the holidays right around the corner, its time to bring a little Holly into your home! Thank you to Hollys foster mom for choosing Holly as a Spotlight Pet. Friends’ Spotlight Program is a way for pet-lovers to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Holly has been in foster for quite some time now and, while her foster mom loves her, she wants her to find a home of her own! Here is what Hollys foster mom has to say about the time she has spent with her:

She is super sweet and LOVES head, cheek and full body rubs, but especially nose scratches (bridge and either side - she will tilt her head up to give you better access) and kisses on her forehead. Shes super smart - it literally took her no time to figure out the stacking cups and Eggcersizer. She can jump over a 42 pen, but is well behaved once she has escaped her confines. She would prefer to be a free roaming bun and has impeccable litter box habits. She is very social and will need lots of attention and/or a companion might be a good option. I believe she is a dominant rabbit. She did not instigate fights with her fosters personal rabbits, but she did not back down either. She HATES being picked up and having her feet touched so her adopter will need to give her some way to wear down her nails. In three months of fostering, we only succeeded in cutting two toenails and had to sneak those in when she was otherwise occupied. She eats great and enjoys radicchio, kale, arugula, romaine, frisee, endive, Belgian endive, chicory, swiss chard, bok choy, dandelion greens, plantain herb, red/green leaf lettuce. Parsley and dill are not favorites. Her adopter should be keep an eye on her urine and minimize the high calcium foods, as she already seems to have a bit of calcium build up. She enjoys her treats - organic snack crackers and compressed timothy hay cubes, dried rose petals, dried apples, carrots, rabbit pellets. She gets very excited at treat time and will stand on her hind legs to beg, jump up on you and sometimes lunge in excitement. She does chew things (what rabbit doesnt) and seems to prefer leather-type items (my iPad / e-reader covers and the straps on the pet carrier).

Are you sold on this lovely little bunny? If so, visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelters page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps to learn about the steps to adopt.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #FriendsSpotlight #shelterrabbits #shelterbunnies #animalwelfareImage attachmentImage attachment

With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to bring a little Holly into your home! Thank you to Holly's foster mom for choosing Holly as a Spotlight Pet. Friends’ Spotlight Program is a way for pet-lovers to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Holly has been in foster for quite some time now and, while her foster mom loves her, she wants her to find a home of her own! Here is what Holly's foster mom has to say about the time she has spent with her:

"She is super sweet and LOVES head, cheek and full body rubs, but especially nose scratches (bridge and either side - she will tilt her head up to give you better access) and kisses on her forehead. She's super smart - it literally took her no time to figure out the stacking cups and Eggcersizer. She can jump over a 42" pen, but is well behaved once she has escaped her confines. She would prefer to be a free roaming bun and has impeccable litter box habits. She is very social and will need lots of attention and/or a companion might be a good option. I believe she is a dominant rabbit. She did not instigate fights with her foster's personal rabbits, but she did not back down either. She HATES being picked up and having her feet touched so her adopter will need to give her some way to wear down her nails. In three months of fostering, we only succeeded in cutting two toenails and had to sneak those in when she was otherwise occupied. She eats great and enjoys radicchio, kale, arugula, romaine, frisee, endive, Belgian endive, chicory, swiss chard, bok choy, dandelion greens, plantain herb, red/green leaf lettuce. Parsley and dill are not favorites. Her adopter should be keep an eye on her urine and minimize the high calcium foods, as she already seems to have a bit of calcium build up. She enjoys her treats - organic snack crackers and compressed timothy hay cubes, dried rose petals, dried apples, carrots, rabbit pellets. She gets very excited at treat time and will stand on her hind legs to beg, jump up on you and sometimes lunge in excitement. She does chew things (what rabbit doesn't) and seems to prefer leather-type items (my iPad / e-reader covers and the straps on the pet carrier)."

Are you sold on this lovely little bunny? If so, visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter's page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps to learn about the steps to adopt.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #FriendsSpotlight #shelterrabbits #shelterbunnies #animalwelfare
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David Gaudette 🐰

With the holidays right around the corner, you can give a meaningful gift that gives back to pets who need it most.

A personalized brick that is placed in the Friends Tribute Garden at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter will last a lifetime and show your commitment to the Shelter pets. 

Visit https://ffcas.org/ways-to-donate/friends-tribute-garden/ to learn more and place your order today before the holiday rush.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #tributegarden #giveback #animalwelfare

With the holidays right around the corner, you can give a meaningful gift that gives back to pets who need it most.

A personalized brick that is placed in the Friends Tribute Garden at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter will last a lifetime and show your commitment to the Shelter pets.

Visit ffcas.org/ways-to-donate/friends-tribute-garden/ to learn more and place your order today before the holiday rush.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #tributegarden #giveback #animalwelfare
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Are u doing pet holiday photos this year?

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Learn more about supporting Friends this Giving Tuesday at ffcas.org/ways-to-donate/giving-tuesday/ 🗓 ☑

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