About City of Fairfax Animal Shelter
About Our Shelter...
We are the City of Fairfax's Animal Control Division. We are a small jurisdiction of less than 25,000 residents. Our Animal Control Officers work out of the City of Fairfax Police Department. We are contracted with an animal hospital to act as our shelter and holding facility. However, our animal control staff handles animal adoptions.
Having our shelter animals housed at an animal hospital allows them to be regularly monitored and examined by the veterinarians on staff.
Unfortunately, with our being such a small jurisdiction many citizens do not realize that we are separate from the larger surrounding jurisdiction of Fairfax County. With today's economy and the increase in pets being turned over by their owners we are finding it more and more necessary to reach out through media sites in order to educate the public and make them aware that we do in fact have a separate shelter.
Donate to Our Shelter...
Donations are made out to Town and Country Animal Hospital and credited towards the City of Fairfax's Spay Neuter Account.
Come Meet Our Pets...
We are contracted with Town and Country Animal Hospital to act as our animal shelter/holding facility.
Town and Country is located at 9836 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030. Their phone number is 703-273-2110.
Citizens are welcome to stop by Town and Country any time during their regular office hours to meet the wonderful animals that the City of Fairfax has up for adoption.
Town and Country's hours are: 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM Monday through Friday. 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Saturdays.
Sundays they are closed.
Our Adoption Process...
Other than small kittens and small breed puppies all of our animals are spayed or neuetered, Rabies vaccinated, given at least one Distemper combination vaccine and dewormed before they are adopted out. Cats are combo tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia. Dogs are Heart Worm tested. Small kittens and puppies are dewormed and receive all vaccinations appropriate for their age. Kittens are combo tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia.
Our normal adoption fees are $150 for animals which have already been spayed or neutered and $75 for kittens and small breed puppies which have not yet been spayed or neutered. Adopters have the option of paying the additional $75 if they wish to bring the pet back to our facility for spaying or neutering once the pet is old enough. Adoption fees on other small animals range from $10 to $20.
Occasionally, we will waive a portion or all of the adoption fee for elderly animals or animals with health conditions that require long term care.
We do not allow declawing of cats.
We typically do not perform home inspections. We do however contact a potential adopters current or previous veterinarian for a reference. If the adopter is a first time adopter than we conduct a first time owner interview where we spend time discussing with the potential adopter the responsibilities of owning a pet, the reasons why the animal they are interested in may or may not be a good match for them, the animal's behavior and what to expect as far as the needs or the animal.