Effective immediately, in accordance with the State and Federal guidelines, those who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear face coverings or masks in the animal shelter. A reminder that fully vaccinated means that it has been at least two weeks since your final vaccine. Those who are unvaccinated should continue to wear face masks. Thank you for your cooperation.


At this time the Stafford Animal Shelter is open for walk-ins.  We are still encouraging APPOINTMENT ONLY for owner surrenders and stray animal(s) drop off within the county. 


We are providing daily updates on our Facebook page, Pet finder, and the shelter Website to ensure we keep the public informed on all our current shelter residents.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, we will still be at the shelter during normal hours answering phone calls and emails. To set up appointments or speak to staff in general you may call 540-658-7387 or email us at Animal Control Officers are still actively responding to animal complaints.

We will continue to adapt our approach as needed as the situation evolves.