Fairfax County adoption bowl waives some dog adoption fees in competition between police, fire chiefs

FAIRFAX, Va. (DC News Now) — The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is waiving its adoption fees for a limited time for dogs larger than 45 pounds.

The shelter is hosting what they are calling an adoption bowl: a competition between the county’s police department and fire department chiefs to see who can get more dogs adopted.

The promotion will run from Thursday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 11. Only dogs 45 pounds and larger can be adopted for free.

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Chief Kevin Davis of the Fairfax County Police Department and Chief John Butler of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department “will each lead a team of adoptable dogs, competing to find the most loving homes,” the shelter said in a post on Facebook.

Some of the dogs up for adoption include Halo, Jihoo and Cowabunga, who the shelter has highlighted spending time with the chiefs on its Facebook page.

Both of the shelter’s locations in Fairfax and Lorton are participating in the fee-waived adoption event. Anyone can go to the Michael R. Frey Campus, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, Va., or the Lorton Campus, 8875 Lorton Rd., Lorton, Va. to participate.

The shelter’s hours are Thursday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information about the promotion and the adoption process or to see pets available for adoption, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt.

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