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"We can't change their past, but we can change their future."

MONDAY - FRIDAY 11:00AM - 5:30PM   SATURDAY 9:30AM - 4:00PM



Stafford County Animal Shelter provides temporary  sheltering for stray animals and animals given up by their owners. The shelter is defined as an “open admission” shelter, meaning we do not turn animals, who live in Stafford County, away. As an open-admission shelter, we take in sick and/or injured animals , animals from people who can no longer care for them, as well as stray pets.  Our goal is to find a loving home for every adoptable animal at our shelter.
The shelter is open:
Monday-Friday 11:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday  9:30am - 4:00pm
CLOSED Sundays and Holidays
*Please note the animal shelter stops adoptions at 5:00pm through the week and 3:30pm on Saturdays*
 An Animal Control Officer is available 24 hours a day. If you have an after hours animal control related concern, please call 540-658-4400. We do not recommend leaving a voicemail for calls that are considered an emergency. 

Looking to make an item donation?  Our Amazon Wishlist contains lots of great items to benefit our shelter pets! 


Shelter Updates

  • We encourage Stafford County residents to make an appointment when surrendering  pet(s) or stray animal(s).

2023 Rabies Clinic 

We will be hosting the 2023 Rabies Clinic at the Stafford County Animal Shelter from 8:30am-12:00pm on April 15th in our parking lot. Please pre-register your animals before April 15th. You will NOT be able to register at the shelter.

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You can make a world of difference in a shelter pet’s life by donating a Kuranda bed. These beds keep pets comfortable and dry off the floor. They are easy to keep clean, odor free and last for years. Prices are specially discounted for donation and items ship directly to the shelter in your name. You can donate here: DONATE A BED. Thank you sooooo much from all of our shelter pets. Nothing beats a cozy place to sleep.



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