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Adoption of Pets
Pet Adoption Fees
Dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Animal Shelter, located at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, at the following rates:
  • $5 for cats 
  • $10 for dogs

Spaying / Neutering Requirements
All dogs and cats adopted must be neutered. At the time of adoption, 50% of the cost of spaying or neutering must be paid to the veterinarian following the surgery.

Free Examination Certificate
At the time of adoption, a certificate is provided that authorizes a free physical examination of the animal from area participating veterinarians. This certificate is good for neutering of the animal at a reasonable price under a reduced-cost program offered as a public service by the Northern Virginia Veterinary Associates.

Note: Both dogs and cats are inoculated with one shot of vaccine for distemper at the time they enter the shelter.

Legally Binding Adoption Contracts
A legally binding adoption contract must be signed agreeing to humanely house and treat the animal, have the animal neutered and other reasonable rules concerning the welfare of the animal.

Additional Details
For more information, please contact the Animal Shelter at (703) 830-1100 or the Vienna Animal Warden's Office at (703) 255-6377.