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.

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

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

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
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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:

09/21/2019
09/20/2019
UPDATE: The Great Pyrenees puppy has been transferred to National Great Pyrenees Rescue. They can be contacted through t...
09/20/2019

UPDATE: The Great Pyrenees puppy has been transferred to National Great Pyrenees Rescue. They can be contacted through their website at www.nationalpyr.org.

Come see us tomorrow and meet some of our wonderful shelter animals who are more than ready to find permanent loving homes.

UPDATE: Melanie Jinx has been FOUND and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who was keeping an eye out fo...
09/13/2019

UPDATE: Melanie Jinx has been FOUND and is back home safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who was keeping an eye out for her.

LOST DOG:

Lost in the 4000 Block of Farm House Ln, Fairfax VA 22032 at 7 am this morning, 9/13/19
Photo attached
Tricolor (white with black and brown) Beagle-Hound Mix, 3-year-old spayed female, 40 pounds, red collar with rabies tag, Fairfax County license tag, and contact info tag.
She is microchipped, microchip number 985113001712918

Last seen on Maple Ave near Laurel St. just outside the City of Fairfax.

Please call:
520-249-1208 (or 402-505-1977 is a secondary phone number but not as available)
[email protected]

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
09/10/2019

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

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

"Thank you all so much 😭😭 we are so grateful! "
-Mimi's Owner
Please spread the word! Mimi was LOST on September 9, 2019 in Fairfax, VA 22031 near Nutley and Lee Hwy, Vienna Metro, Route 66W

Message from Owner: Please read and share! Mimi was last seen last night at 10pm near dwell apartments at the Vienna Metro. She is most likely hiding in a garage or car. She is used to people but scared of animals.

Description: Grey/cream coat, green/yellow eyes, shorthair, purple pheromone collar, microchipped.

For more info or to contact Mimi's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5743514

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

UPDATE: Andy has been found and reunited. Thank you to everyone who shared his posts.
09/02/2019

UPDATE: Andy has been found and reunited. Thank you to everyone who shared his posts.

Lost Dog:
Andy - Lab/Retriever mix - Male, 10 months old

Friendly, but timid. He likes to run from people but is fine on a leash. He did not have his collar on at the time of his running away.

He was last seen near the intersection of 50 and Stringfellow Road.

Please message me or call should you find him.

412-626-1353

Thank you.

Washington, DC - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
08/22/2019

Washington, DC - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

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

"Thank you to everyone who donated time, materials, miles of walking, careful watching, and especially a backyard for a feeding station to draw Lady home. She is a bit skinnier after three weeks on the run and has a sprained paw but she is now safe. It does "take a village.""
-Lady's Owner
Please spread the word! Lady was LOST on August 11, 2019 in Fairfax Station, VA 22039 near Laketree Drive near Dam in Burke Lake Park

Message from Owner: Please help find Lady. Everyone is very worried about her. She slipped her harness while visiting Burke Lake Park. She is shy. Do not try to catch her as she may bite if cornered.

Description: Tan, with curly tail weighing 20 lbs. and about 20 inches tall

For more info or to contact Lady's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5692075

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

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
08/21/2019

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Mr. Ham is home safe & sound :)

Please spread the word! Mr. Ham was LOST on August 9, 2019 in Fairfax, VA 22030 near Crest St.

Message from Owner: Missing this little guy. He’s on a special diet so we really need to find him soon.

Description: Long hair male cat.

For more info or to contact Mr. Ham's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5707036

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

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets
08/20/2019

Fairfax, VA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Please spread the word! Moo was LOST on August 15, 2019 in Fairfax, VA 22032 near Ford Rd Fairfax VA

Message from Owner: Please keep your eyes out for our baby Moo!! He’s very very friendly and will walk up to you for to be petted. Please help us get him home!

Description: White cat with black spots on his head and body. His tail is black with a white tip.

For more info or to contact Moo's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/5704642

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

Update: Woogie came home on his own this morning after 4 days!!!! Thank you everyone for sharing! His mom is very happy ...
08/18/2019

Update: Woogie came home on his own this morning after 4 days!!!! Thank you everyone for sharing! His mom is very happy and relieved!

08/15/2019
08/14/2019
08/07/2019
Maria

UPDATE: Lucky has been found and reunited with her family. Thank you to everyone who shared her post.

LOST - August 6 near Mclean VA. Our dog sitter took Lucky for an afternoon walk and lost her. Lucky is a tan, female, 28lb daushund mix. She’s likely nervous and skittish. The family is heartbroken and we appreciate any help finding her. Please call Maria at 516-521-5575 with any information. Thank you.

Lynda
08/05/2019

Lynda

LOST Dog

Last seen in Idylwood park at about 5:30 monday evening August 5. His hair is much shorter and lighter than in the photo, he's about 35 pounds. Friendly and mostly deaf. If you see him please send me a comment or call 302-314-3948. Thank you

Address

3730 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA
22030

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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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