We are deeply committed to the health and well being of every pet, not just the pets in our care. That is why we work with local shelters to help lost and abandoned animals in our community find new homes.
It isn't just our hospital. The entire family of VCA Animal Hospitals works with shelters and humane societies across the United States to promote successful pet adoptions.
Part of that work is helping you prepare for adopting a pet, because we believe that an informed owner is more likely to adopt the right pet and less likely to return the animal to the shelter. Please feel free to call or visit us for educational information and medical resources that will help you understand the ups and downs of pet adoption.
When you're ready to adopt, please consider adopting an animal from one of the shelters listed below. Together we can make sure your adopted pet has a long, healthy, and happy life.
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Local Shelter Pet Adoptions
Washington Humane Society
As the only open-access shelter in the Nation's Capital, the Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Since 1946, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria has made a commitment that if an animal is in need, they will provide the care that every animal so richly deserves.†the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria places about 1,300 animals each year.
Friends of Homeless Animals