Sunday, March 10, 2013
Eight year-old dog available for adoption has been at the county shelter since Feb. 16.
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, January 25, 2013
Fairfax County Animal Shelter volunteers put in many hours for their love of animals.
Volunteers helped socialize animals, organize donations and assist visitors stopping by to adopt a pet on Saturday's National Day of Service at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. The volunteers do what they do, they say, for the love of the animals sheltered there. In addition to volunteering, many of the shelter's volunteers also help the animals by providing foster homes. The shelter, housed in a newly renovated headquarters at 4500 West Ox Road, 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 in the socialization of cats …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Meet the new director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and learn about volunteer opportunities.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jessie Biele
Sunday, December 16, 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 click here.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
And the $17 million expanded shelter is set to open in December...
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter has a new chief, and will soon have a new home. Tawny Hammond, a longtime county employee and former manager of Frying Pan Park, officially started as the new director of the shelter last month, and the facility at 4500 West Ox Road will be expanding next door in December. "This is a dream come true. I'm honored to be doing this," Hammond said. "How we treat animals is an indication of how we are as a society… We live and work for a day that no adoptable, healthy and rehabilitatable animal is ever euthanized." Retiring director Dr. Karen Diviney is enthusiastic about Hammond. "I'm delighted. There was relief of knowing it's Tawny," Diviney said. "There will be challenges for her, like the budget, but …