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Fairfax County adopt a pet

3 Jackie, left, is available from the Fairfax County animal shelter. Freckles, center, is available from the Humane Society of Fairfax County. Penny is available from the Fairfax City animal shelter.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd., makes animals available for adoption by residents of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties, as well as Vienna, Fairfax City, Falls Church and Alexandria. More animals can be seen at Animal viewing and adoption hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is closed on holidays. For information, call 703-830-1100. The Humane Society of Fairfax County offers animals for adoption. Call 703-385-7387 or visit for information. The Fairfax City Animal Shelter is at Town and Country Animal Hospital, 9836 Fairfax Blvd. Call 703-273-2110 or visit and click on “Animal Control” under the police department’s main page.


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