Fairfax County Animal Shelter
4500 West Ox Road
fairfax, Virginia 22030
The Shelter office is open from 8:00A.M. to 6:00P.M. Tuesday through Friday, and 8:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. on Saturday. Adoption hours are 10:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00A.M.to 4:00P.M. on Saturday. The Shelter is closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays. Animals are adopted to qualified applicants on a first come first serve basis. Fairfax County reserves the right to conduct a home check prior to adoption.
All stray animals are held for a minimum of seven days without identification or eleven days with identification, before before being placed up for adoption. All animals released by owners are available for adoption upon arrival and during normal adoption hours. Before consideration for adoption, all animals are evaluated by staff for obvious signs of health and/or behavior problems; however, the shelter cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal. Within one week after adoption, all dogs and cats must be taken to one of the participating veterinarians for a free health examination. Any additional testing, lab-work, vaccinations, medications, etc., are the financial responsibility of the adopter. There is a $20 adoption fee for dogs and cats. Spay/neuter fees are as follows: F-cats $55; M-cats $30; M/F dogs $65.
By state law, all dogs and cats adopted from the animal shelter must be spayed or neutered. Sterilization must be completed by the date designated on the adoption contract. One hundred percent of the surgical fee is due at the time of adoption. This fee covers the cost of surgery, the pre-surgical physical, surgical supplies and anesthesia only. The adopter is liable for all other costs such as hospitalization, board, or any other prerequisites to surgery required by the veterinarian.
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