• Get Ready for THE QUEST

    Are you ready to be part of THE QUEST? If you are committed to FOHA and saving the lives of cats and dogs, you will want to be part of THE QUEST, coming very soon. Dare to Dream...The Possibilities Are Endless!
  • Barktoberfest 2016: A Purrfect Pet Celebration

    Join us on September 24, 2016 at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds for FOHA's signature event, Barktoberfest. Schedule of activities and more information on www.Barktoberfest.org. Enjoy a variety of music, food, vendors, demos, games & more.
  • Sylvia is Safe and Sound!

    Thanks to the public for calling in hundreds of sightings, Sam Connelly of Pure Gold Pet Trackers, and a core group of amazing volunteers including Katy, Karyn, Sue, Diane, Casey and many others, who never gave up on finding Sylvia the Survivor!
  • June 5: Spring LoCo Ride Benefits FOHA

    Join Transition Triathlon for the Spring LOCO Ride on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Proceeds from the ride will benefit FOHA. We are seeking riders, volunteers and sponsors. Read on to find out how you can become involved.
  • FOHA is in Search of an Executive Director

    FOHA is recruiting an Executive Director committed to the field of animal welfare. Click the photo for the job description and qualifications required.

Welcome to FOHA

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is a non-profit, 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 email foha_info@foha.org

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

FOHA Wish List

Donations(tax-deductible!) should preferably be dropped off at the shelter in Aldie 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 on Lee Road in Chantilly. If dropp…

Capital Campaign: $30,000 Needed to Re-Build the Sun Porch for the Senior Kitties

Showing wear and tear, Jerry's Place -- the back cattery annex at FOHA's communal catteries -- must be fixed or replaced. Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to replace/renovate our special place for quiet felines.

When FOHA purchased the pr…

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…


Thank you Stohman Subaru of Sterling for raising $13,368 for FOHA through the Share the Love program.