The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria operates the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter under contract to the City of Alexandria. We provide a temporary safe haven for stray and lost animals and animals given up by their owners. The League is defined as an “open admission” shelter, meaning we turn no animal from our jurisdiction away. As an open-admission shelter, we take in ill and injured animals and those that are not immediate candidates for adoption. We receive pets that are no longer wanted, pets from people who can no longer care for them, as well as stray animals.
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Join OPH at The Dog Park, a wonderful dog boutique right in the heart of pet-friendly Old Town Alexandria! Stop by and meet some of our adoptable dogs and chat with our volunteers about OPH and the many ways you can help save lives!
The next dog adoption will be July 22nd, 2017 at Weber's in Fairfax.
This month’s Saturday Pet Adoption Day at the Alexandria Animal Shelter offers adopters a new collar and leash with a dog adoption or a new collar and cat toy with a cat adoption, while supplies last! Saturday Pet Adoption Day will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, April 5th. The shelter is located at 200 Animal Shelter Road off Upper Third Street in Alexandria.
City of Alexandria Animal Shelter Website