City of Fairfax Animal Control and Animal Shelter

City of Fairfax Animal Control and Animal Shelter Welcome to the official page for the City of Fairfax Animal Control Division and Animal Shelter. We can be reached at 703-385-7924.
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We are the City of Fairfax's Animal Control Division. Our animal control officers handle all animal related calls for service and investigations as well as managing our City of Fairfax Animal Shelter operations and animal adoptions. Our ACOs work out of the City of Fairfax Police Department located at 3730 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030. For animal related emergencies or animal situations that are in progress please call our Police Dispatchers at 703-385-7924. To leave a voice message for one of our ACOs please call 703-385-7919. The City of Fairfax is contracted with Town and Country Animal Hospital. located at 9836 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030, to act as our animal shelter. While Town and Country provides excellent care for our City animals, adoptions are handled by Animal Control. Adoptable animals can be viewed any time during Town and Country's regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM and on Saturdays from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Adoption clinics are typically held at Pet Supplies Plus, located at 11054 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030, every third Saturday of the month from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Actual adoptions are usually done by appointment. Town and Country can be reached at 703-273-2110. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WHILE ALL COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED, INNAPROPRIATE COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED. Please visit us at our website, http://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/police/programs/animal-control

Mission: Our Animal Control Division's mission is to protect the welfare of both domestic animals and wildlife as well as the safety of our citizens.

03/09/2020
Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
02/29/2020

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Jax is home safe & sound after 7 hours, 12 minutes :)

"Thank you to all who pointed us in the right direction!"
-Jax's Owner
Please spread the word! Jax was LOST on February 29, 2020 in Mantua, VA 22031 near Southwick / Barkley

Message from Owner: He is a sweet dog, but can be a little standoffish. We appreciate your efforts.

Thanks

Description: Mix breed. Grey brindle, white paws, chest and muzzle. Lean build, shy be sweet

For more info or to contact Jax's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/6073240

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
02/29/2020

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Please spread the word! Smudge was LOST on February 28, 2020 in Fairfax, VA 22030 near Jean Street and Stratford, off University Drive, behind car dealerships.

Message from Owner: She's getting older now and doesn't move around quite so easily anymore. Please contact as soon as possible.

Description: Female calico (red, white, black). She has a collar with a name tag Smudge and my phone number, but it's a breakaway collar so she may have lost it. She likes to be around people, but doesn't always like to be petted. She's a bit grumpy. She's 12 years old and 11 lbs.

For more info or to contact Smudge's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/6073378

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

UPDATE: Casper is back home and safe. Thank you for everyone’s assistance.
02/28/2020

UPDATE: Casper is back home and safe. Thank you for everyone’s assistance.

UPDATE: Artemis has been found and is back home safe. Thank you to all who helped.
02/20/2020

UPDATE: Artemis has been found and is back home safe. Thank you to all who helped.

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
02/19/2020

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Briar is home safe & sound after 50 minutes :)

"Found her safely in the woods with the help of her brother black lab. He got very excited when we were in the area where she was and he took us right to her."
-Briar's Owner
Please spread the word! Briar was LOST on February 19, 2020 in Fairfax, VA 22030 near Near chainbridge road

Message from Owner: Briar is my PTSD service dog and very loved and needed. Please return for a reward. Love her so much, we want you home Briar, Mommy and Daddy

Description: Chocolate female labrador with greying muzzle

For more info or to contact Briar's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/6055532

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

Adoption Event: Today at Pet Supplies Plus of Fairfax. 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
02/15/2020

Adoption Event: Today at Pet Supplies Plus of Fairfax. 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

02/13/2020
UPDATE: Last Saturday’s adoption event has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, January 25.
01/22/2020

UPDATE: Last Saturday’s adoption event has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, January 25.

UPDATE: DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE ARE CANCELLING TODAY'S ADOPTION EVENT. If you happen to still be out and about ...
01/17/2020

UPDATE: DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE ARE CANCELLING TODAY'S ADOPTION EVENT.
If you happen to still be out and about today, feel free to stop by Town and Country Animal Hospital (9836 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030) to meet our wonderful adoptable animals. However, please be careful and stay in if the roads are bad for travel.

Lucky is a 10 year old diabetic who is otherwise quite healthy and active. Unfortunately, his previous owners were no longer able to care for him and his special needs. Lucky is a very happy go lucky type of guy with much love to still be given to that special person or persons.

UPDATE: Lucy has been found and is safe at home. Thank you to everyone who helped in looking for her.
01/16/2020

UPDATE: Lucy has been found and is safe at home. Thank you to everyone who helped in looking for her.

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Lucy is home safe & sound after 1 days, 2 hours :)

"Thank you so much for all those who gave locations and times to help us locate the lovely Lucy!"
-Lucy's Owner
Please spread the word! Lucy was LOST on 1/16/2020 in Fairfax County, VA 22032 near Braddock & Burke Station

Description: Hound mix, black, brown & white.

For more info or to contact Lucy's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5998758

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

UPDATE: DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE ARE CANCELLING TODAY'S ADOPTION EVENT. If you happen to still be out and about ...
01/16/2020

UPDATE: DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE ARE CANCELLING TODAY'S ADOPTION EVENT.
If you happen to still be out and about today, feel free to stop by Town and Country Animal Hospital (9836 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030) to meet our wonderful adoptable animals. However, please be careful and stay in if the roads are bad for travel.

Thank you.

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
01/13/2020

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Please spread the word! John Jon was LOST on January 9, 2020 in Fairfax, VA 22030 near EMBASSY LN AND OLD LEE HWY

Message from Owner: STRIPED GREY AND WHITE TABBY GOES BY THE NAME OF JOHN JON, JOHNNY, OR JOHN BEAR. Last seen Thursday afternoon on Embassy Ln in Old Lee Hills. He is about 9 yrs old and has disappeared before. His longest disappearance has been for about 2 1/2 days. He usually will head towards the houses across the street, then towards Daniels Run Park. He is skiddish around people and will probably take off if approached. Please send a message if seen. Please do not try to trap him and take him anywhere, unless he is going to your home. Thank you all for your help.

Description: STRIPED GREY AND WHITE TABBY

For more info or to contact John Jon's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5993029

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
01/12/2020

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Please spread the word! Mr. Cat was LOST on January 10, 2020 in Fairfax, VA 22030 near Jermantown Road

Message from Owner: Please be on the lookout! He is fairly skittish, so approaching him will likely end up in him running away. If seen please contact us with the location!!!

Description: Shorthair male black cat with a notch in his left ear

For more info or to contact Mr. Cat's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5991458

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
01/09/2020

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

***UPDATE*** THIS PET HAS BEEN SURRENDERED

"No owner came forward or was found to reclaim him. He is now up for adoption at the City of Fairfax Animal Shelter. "

-Stray's Finder

Please spread the word so we can find this pet's family! FOUND on January 6, 2020 in Fairfax, VA 22030 near Chain Bridge Rd and Best Western

Message from Finder: May have escaped from someone staying at the Best Western. Was obviously lost and howling at passersby looking for help.

Description: Domestic Short Hair. 8-10 years old. He has a micro-chip but it is still registered to a former owner who gave him away several years ago.

Do you have information? Contact finder here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5985688

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpf

01/02/2020
City of Fairfax Police Department
01/01/2020

City of Fairfax Police Department

It is with great sadness that we mourn the unexpected loss of Sergeant George Moskowitz. Sgt Moskowitz suffered from a medical emergency while on duty yesterday. Sgt Moskowitz was an 8 year vet with our dept after he retired from a distinguished career with Fairfax County PD.

City of Fairfax Police Department
01/01/2020

City of Fairfax Police Department

It is with great sadness that we mourn the unexpected loss of Sergeant George Moskowitz. Sgt Moskowitz suffered from a medical emergency while on duty yesterday. Sgt Moskowitz was an 8 year vet with our dept after he retired from a distinguished career with Fairfax County PD.

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
12/28/2019

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Souf is home safe & sound after 14 days, 0 hours :)

Please spread the word! Souf was LOST on December 27, 2019 in Fairfax, VA 22030 near Wegmans

Description: Tubby ginger cat

For more info or to contact Souf's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5957024

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

We wish all of our friends and communities, human, mammal, avian, reptile or other, a very happy and safe holiday season...
12/25/2019

We wish all of our friends and communities, human, mammal, avian, reptile or other, a very happy and safe holiday season. Best wishes to all.

Just a few of the wonderful animals we have available for adoption.
12/21/2019

Just a few of the wonderful animals we have available for adoption.

UPDATE: Gain has been found and reunited with his family. Thank you to everyone who helped in him making it back home sa...
12/21/2019

UPDATE: Gain has been found and reunited with his family. Thank you to everyone who helped in him making it back home safely.

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Gain is home safe & sound after 1 days, 20 hours :)

"Thank you everyone so much for all the tips, help, and prayers! Gain has been found safe and reunited with us! Happy Holidays and thank you once again "
-Gain's Owner
Please spread the word! Gain was LOST on December 20, 2019 in Fairfax, VA 22033 near Majestic Lane

Message from Owner: Please help us find our dog, approach slowly while bending. She is a rescue dog, so she is cautious when it comes to people.

Description: Terrier Mix, White with brown spots, around 15 pounds

For more info or to contact Gain's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5944423

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

12/18/2019
UPDATE: Marbu is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped her make it home safely.
12/10/2019

UPDATE: Marbu is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped her make it home safely.

Wishing all of our 2 and 4 legged friends a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.
11/28/2019

Wishing all of our 2 and 4 legged friends a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

UPDATE: Athena has been found and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out.
11/21/2019

UPDATE: Athena has been found and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out.

Photos from City of Fairfax Animal Control and Animal Shelter's post
11/15/2019

Photos from City of Fairfax Animal Control and Animal Shelter's post

UPDATE: Our 2 Guinea pigs have been adopted but we still have many kittens, cats and other small pets.
11/14/2019

UPDATE: Our 2 Guinea pigs have been adopted but we still have many kittens, cats and other small pets.

11/14/2019
UPDATE: Jameson returned home early this morning. Thank you to everyone who shared his posts.
10/30/2019

UPDATE: Jameson returned home early this morning. Thank you to everyone who shared his posts.

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Jameson is home safe & sound :)

Please spread the word! Jameson was LOST on October 28, 2019 in Burke, VA 22015 near Andromeda Drive and Garretson Street

Description: Light brown/black tabby. Big green eyes. Skinny black tail. Very talkative. Wearing black collar with green rabies tag and yellow HomeAgain tag.

For more info or to contact Jameson's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5841262

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

UPDATE: Yoyo has been found and returned to his family. Thank you to everyone who helped in sharing his posts.
10/28/2019

UPDATE: Yoyo has been found and returned to his family. Thank you to everyone who helped in sharing his posts.

UPDATE: Oscar has been caught and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped him make it home safely.
10/20/2019

UPDATE: Oscar has been caught and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped him make it home safely.

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Oscar is home safe & sound :)

Please spread the word! Oscar was LOST on October 20, 2019 in Fairfax Station, VA 22039 near Canterberry rd and Native Dancer Ct

Description: Chocolate lab shepherd mix, skittish will run if approached

For more info or to contact Oscar's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5820788

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

UPDATE: Oscar has been caught and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped him make it home safely....
10/19/2019

UPDATE: Oscar has been caught and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who helped him make it home safely.

LOST DOG:

My dog Oscar is missing. He is a Shepherd lab mix and is scared of people but will not bite. Last seen this morning around Henderson Dr in Fairfax station. I be contacted at 304-224-9062

10/18/2019
10/17/2019
10/16/2019
Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
10/12/2019

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Chester is home safe & sound :)

Please spread the word! Chester was LOST on October 7, 2019 in Fairfax, VA 22031 near Hideaway and Glenvale

Message from Owner: Please call with any information. Reward. His mom misses him too!!!

Description: Orange Tabby with white half moustache

For more info or to contact Chester's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5802335

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

Wonderful weather for you to join us at this year’s Fall Festival. University Drive from North Street to Armstrong Stree...
10/12/2019

Wonderful weather for you to join us at this year’s Fall Festival. University Drive from North Street to Armstrong Street in the City of Fairfax. Our Animal Control Booth is across the street from the Old Fire Station 3 Restaurant. We’ll be here until 5:00 PM.

10/12/2019
UPDATE: Louie has been found. Thank you to everyone who helped him make it home safely. LOST CAT: Missing from North Edi...
10/09/2019

UPDATE: Louie has been found. Thank you to everyone who helped him make it home safely.

LOST CAT: Missing from North Edison Street near Lee Highway.

His name is Louie and my friend’s name is Margarita Ramirez. He was wearing a red harness and black and white checkered bow tie collar that has a bell and an orange fish shaped tag on it. Please call me at 703-350-3916. Margarita can be reached at 539-359-2517.

LOST CAT:MISSING from Highland Mews neighborhood, Herndon. Behind McLearen shopping center. Near Kinross Circle.Last see...
10/09/2019

LOST CAT:

MISSING from Highland Mews neighborhood, Herndon. Behind McLearen shopping center. Near Kinross Circle.

Last seen 10/7/19 AM. Likely slipped out front door.

INDOOR female. Goes by LEAH. White with black and gray stripes. She is short and stocky - very well cared for and fed. She will be frightened. No collar. Not declawed.

Please call with any sightings - 703-981-8932, 703-981-8954, 703-870-8044.

HAS BEEN FOUND: Thank you.
10/03/2019

HAS BEEN FOUND: Thank you.

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Milky is home safe & sound :)

"Thank you so much for your help and support in getting the word out about my missing pet Milky. She has been safely returned "
-Milky's Owner
Please spread the word! Milky was LOST on October 2, 2019 in Springfield, VA 22151 near Hamlet and longpine

Description: Skinny dog with light brown short fur and white fur on legs

For more info or to contact Milky's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5784110

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

LOST DOG:
09/30/2019

LOST DOG:

Address

3730 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA
22030

General information

Citizens can contact the Wildlife Rescue League at 703-440-0800 for concerns about orphaned or injured wildlife. Citizens can speak with a wildlife biologist about how to deal with nuisiance wildlife by calling the Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Helpline at 1-855-571-9003. Calls are taken between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

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