• May 17: Spring LoCo Ride Benefits FOHA

    Join Transition Triathlon for the Spring LOCO Ride on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Proceeds from the ride will benefit FOHA. We are seeking riders, volunteers and sponsors. Read the article to find out how you can become involved.
  • Memorials, Gifts and Tributes to Honor Pets and Animal Lovers

    Consider making a donation in honor or in memory of a beloved friend, family member or pet. FOHA has several ways to pay tribute to special pets and people in your life.
  • Why I Volunteer by Sue Bowman

    Meet ten-year volunteer for Team Meow, Sue Bowman. Sue manages adult cat intake and is a volunteer trainer. Like many of our volunteers, what keeps Sue coming back are the animals FOHA takes in and cares for.

  • Gimme Shelter: Facility Renovation Campaign and Naming Opportunities

    Our aging facility is in dire need of renovation. Our goal is to raise $3,000,000 to replace two 30 year old kennel buildings, our oldest cattery, a sun porch for senior kitties, and a dog adoption office.
  • Open Your Heart and Home to a Special Needs Pet

    Rescuing a special needs pet is one of the most selfless and gratifying aspects of animal rescue. Won't you consider adopting or fostering one of our special needs cats or dogs?

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

We have our own CFC and United Way Numbers! Support us through 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…

Richard and Sue Lehman Dog Adoption Center

We are excited to announce the construction of a new dog adoption center in memory of long-time FOHA supporter Richard Lehman and in honor of his wife Sue.

Planning for the construction of the new Richard …

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…

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…


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