Monday, March 11, 2013
Eight-year-old dog, 'perfect gentleman,' available for adoption.
Looking to add a furry friend to your household? Here's some information about one of the pets up for adoption at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter: "Staff took Dasher home to foster for one night. He was a perfect gentleman! He was wonderful getting in and out of the car - was very gentle when he met two cats and a female dog. He was non-reactive when my female dog growled at him and was perfect around the cats. "He came in, laid on a soft doggy bed, and made himself right at home. Very calm dog - would be wonderful with children or other pets. No issues with marking or dominance the entire night. Slept through the night. Appears to be completely potty-trained. He is incredibly gentle and trusting - not needy or anxious, just so happy to …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will launch the Pets for Seniors program this month.
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will launch its new Pets for Seniors program later this month. The shelter currently has about 100 volunteers and is looking to expand its roster by targeting the county's senior population, according to a recent news release. “Fairfax County seniors have so much to offer in the way of business, communication and animal care skills and experience. They are a wealth of information and support for shelter staff and animals," said Kristen Auerbach, community outreach program manager. Volunteers at the shelter usually walk dogs, greet shelter visitors, help with community outreach and animal socialization and the fostering programs. The staff at the county shelter also offers group tours for seniors and …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Isabella is waiting for you at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Beth Lawton
Wednesday, February 13
(Editor's note: Great news — Tobie, the brown tabby cat featured last week, was adopted!) Meet Isabella. She is a 9- to 10 year-old, beautiful, dark brown tabby with a patch of white. She is spayed, up-to-date on feline distemper and rabies shots, feline leukemia/feline AIDS negative and has already been microchipped. She originally came from a rescue in Washington State and moved all the way to Virginia with her owner. She was with the same person for the last seven years, but was given to the shelter when another cat in the household began to fight with her. Isabella is very petite and quite a “ little lady.” She would do best with calm cats who will leave her alone or love her instead of bossing her around. She seems shy at first, but …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Brown tabby cat named Tobie is waiting for you at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
(Editor's note: Great news — Josh, the Sealpoint Siamese featured last week, was adopted!) Looking to add a pet to your family? Tobie, a 14-year-old brown tabby, is a neutered male and declawed on all four feet. He spent 13 years in the same house with his sister, never had a litter box accident and was great with kids. Unfortunately the family had a new baby that ended up being severely allergic to the cats. They brought both cats in right after Christmas and Tobie’s sister has already been adopted out. Tobie is very laid back, a little shy at first but really wants to be loved. His owners said he was a great lap cat and absolutely loves to be petted — the best buddy to watch TV with that anyone could ask for. He is fine with other cats…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The popular adoptable pet show on Super Bowl Sunday features dogs from Bonnie Blue Rescue.
A few puppies from Bonnie Blue Rescue in Virginia will be in the national spotlight this weekend, appearing in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX. The annual event is a popular Super Bowl day show on Animal Planet featuring puppies "playing football," a kitten half-time show, hedgehog cheerleaders and more. The 2013 Animal Planet Puppy Bowl will be at 3 p.m. Sunday on Animal Planet. The Super Bowl is this Sunday, Feb. 3. The Baltimore Ravens are playing the San Francisco 49ers. [ See Ravens-49ers history and find out where to watch Super Bowl XLVII in McLean here. ] Bonnie Blue Rescue is based in Richmond, but places animals up and down the East Coast, said Bonnie Blue Rescue Vice President Patricia Rector. The organization has hubs in Alabama …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Looking for a pet to adopt? Josh is an older Siamese cat looking for a home. You can visit him at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
Josh, a beautiful Seal Point Siamese cat, is waiting for a new owner at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. He is a 12-year-old neutered cat with front declawed paws and the sweetest personality ever. He was adopted two years ago and was very happy with his family until he developed a urinary tract infection and started having accidents in the house. His owners initially took him to the vet, but after a week of treatment he was still having problems and they did not take him back for further treatment. He spent a month and a half in their bathroom; then they decided to return him to the shelter. Shelter staff took him to a shelter vet immediately and found he was suffering from an infection. After several weeks of treatment, he is now …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Fairfax County Animal Shelter volunteers put in many hours for love of animals.
On Saturday, the National Day of Service, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter was buzzing with volunteers helping socialize animals, organize donations and help visitors stopping by to adopt a pet. The volunteers do what they do, they say, for the love of the animals sheltered there and to help the animals find homes. In addition to volunteering, many of the shelter's volunteers also help the animals by providing foster homes. The shelter, housed in a newly constructed headquarters, is currently accepting new volunteers: According to the shelter's website, the following positions are available: As a new volunteer, you can share your time and talents to help animals in need. Opportunities for involvement include: Cat Room Assistant: Assist …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Meet the new director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and learn about volunteer opportunities.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jessie Biele
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host an open house on Dec. 22. Visitors can meet new director Tawny Hammond, learn about volunteer opportunities at the shelter and tour the newly construction adoption wing. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 22. The Shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax. Regular adoption hours are Tuesday – Friday, 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the shelter at (703) 830-1100 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices/.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Fairfax County Animal Shelter seeks to find loving homes for all pets this holiday season.
It’s that time of year again, where shopping for the perfect gift becomes an art form and four-legged, furry friends are in high demand. If a new pet is on your gift list this year, stop by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter’s “Operation Empty Cage”, which kicks off on today. The event is part of the county’s annual two-month-long Home 4 the Holidays animal adoption program, and the goal is to find a home for all animals available for adoption this holiday season. The annual Home 4 the Holidays initiative is launching two weeks earlier than in previous years to coordinate with National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week being held November 6-12, 2011. In five years, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter has been able to positively impact the …