• Barktoberfest 2014: Call for Vendors and Volunteers

    Join over 1,000 animal lovers on September 27, 2014 at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds for FOHA's signature event, Barktoberfest. Sponsors, vendors, entertainment, and vendors wanted!
  • Capital Campaign: $30,000 needed to Rebuild Jerry's Place

    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.
  • FOHA 2014 Wish: A Truck and a Shipping Container

    We are in need of a heavier-duty truck for transporting large quantities of food, shelter supplies and landscaping materials. Our other dire need is a shipping container for on-site storage. Can you help?
  • A 'Purr-fect' Time to Donate to the Treasure Hound

    After the holidays is the "purr-fect" time to donate to FOHA's upscale-resale shop. Perhaps you received two juicers or a sweater you will never wear. Don't store those unwanted items! Donate them instead to benefit homeless pets.
  • Why I Volunteer
    by Sue Lehman

    Meet eighteen-year volunteer, Sue Lehman. Sue recently retired from the federal government to devote MORE time to FOHA! Like many of our volunteers, what keeps Sue coming back are the animals FOHA takes in and cares for.

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 | Cats $100 | Kittens $150

We have our own United Way Number! Support us through CFC #83554 and United Way #9822

Our PO Box has moved. Our new 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…

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

The Gabriella Debe…

Getting the Facts:
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

What is FIV? The acronym is short for “Feline Immunodeficiency Virus,” a virus which is very similar to the HIV virus in humans.  FOHA is committed to education regarding FIV.  We find that, in general, people don’t understand what FIV is, and t…

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 dog care, cat care,…


Thank you to The Life Centre the Top Dog Sponsor of Barktoberfest.