• Ginger's Happily Ever After

    Gingerbread (now Ginger) is a 25-lb. beagle who was found as a stray in Southern Virginia and came to FOHA to find her forever family. Her story is told in the attached video and was narrated by her real-life new sister!

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  • Vehicles for Change

    Help homeless animals by donating your unwanted vehicle through FOHA’s partnership with Vehicles for Charity (VFC). To get started, call their representatives at 1-866-628-2277 or visit www.vehiclesforcharity.org.
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    Meet our adoptable dogs and cats, receive updates on FOHA alumni, and keep up with all of our latest news! Follow us today on

Welcome to FOHA

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is a non-profit 501c3 no-kill shelter that focuses on the rescue and placement of homeless dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area.  We rely on the support of volunteers and donations from the public to continue our rescue efforts.

To learn more about adopting one of our dogs or cats, please review our adoption policies.  If you are interested in adopting a FOHA dog, please complete a Dog Adoption Application.  If you are interested in adopting a FOHA cat, please complete a Cat Adoption Application. For general information about the shelter, please call 703-385-0224 

Adoption donation fees: Dogs $325 | Puppies $375 | Kittens $150 + $15 microchipping fee | Adult Cats $125 | Senior Cats $100

Please support FOHA through CFC and The United Way.  Our CFC and United Way Numbers are:  CFC #83554 and United Way #9822

Our mailing address is: PO Box 415, Aldie VA 20105

Our physical location is: 39710 Goodpuppy Lane, Aldie, VA 20105

Please support our fantastic BARKTOBERFEST sponsors who helped to make our cause a success.

FOHA Wish List

Donations(tax-deductible!) should preferably be dropped off at our facility at 39710 Goodpuppy Lane, Aldie, VA 20105, or sent to PO Box 415, Aldie, VA 20105. Items from the Wish List can also be dropped off at our resale shop the Treasure Hound …

The Gabriella Debeniotis
Memorial Fund

“If I were President I would stop war.  I would also want to stop pollution.  If I can stop it I will. I’d try to save animals and not cut down their habitats or their food or make them extinct.” Gabriella Debeniotis. Your donation will help s…

Anthology Benefits FOHA

Anthology Benefits FOHA

 A Quiet Shelter There, edited by one of our own volun…

Humane Education Program

In 2010, Friends launched a humane education program. Hugely successful, this program allows children to learn about responsible pet ownership in a fun, outdoor setting and earn a pet badge to boot! Broad activities include do…