Looking to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in the Fairfax City area are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.
Across Virginia, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for a lovable new fur child, consider beginning at a local adoption center like Hart Homeless Animals Rescue Team, where Hugo O the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.
Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Sylvester, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.