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Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter

Our Pet List

Check out the mural section of Michele has donated a wonderful mural to enhance the lobby in the new facility. The painting features shelter mascots, past and present, and several employee pets. Sign Michele's guest book and let her know what you think!

Many people ask what they can donate to the shelter. Here is a list of needed and appreciated items: Blankets, towels, shoe boxes, disposable cat toys, dog toys, solid raw hide chews, canned dog and cat food, ink pens, pine sol, paper towels, Clorox, and clean carpet cut up into 12 " squares.

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Adoption Area

Potential adopters must live in Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah or Clarke County in Virginia or the City of Winchester if the animal has not been spayed or neutered. If the animal is already spayed or neutered adopters may live outside our jurisdiction. The shelter will not ship animals. Animals that are adopted from our shelter must be returned to our shelter in the event the owners can no longer keep the animal.

Who We Are

We are a government funded animal shelter designed to house the stray and unwanted animals of Frederick County. The shelter handles approximately 4000 animals per year. The building features adoption areas for both dogs and cats including two "cat livingrooms". Additional space is provided for stray animals, pregnant or nursing animals, and isolation. Shelter services include: accepting all animals from Frederick County residents, animal adoption, rabies clinics, trap rental, lost/found animal service, and humane education.

Adopting a friend+

Adoption Fee: $30.00 (All Animals) Neuter deposit: cats - $50.00 Neuter deposit: dogs - $70.00 Total at adoption: cats - $80.00, Dogs - $100.00.

Come Visit Us!

SMALL ANIMAL ADOPTION FEES: RABBITS - $10.00, RODENTS AND SMALL BIRDS $5.00, REPTILES - $25.00 FARM ANIMALS $50.00, FERRETS - $25.00 PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED BY CASH OR CHECK ONLY. From Route 7 take Fort Collier Road through the Baker lane intersection. Continue past Barber-Ross and take a right into the regional jail parking lot. Take the first access road to the right, the shelter is the brick and yellow stucco building. From Route 37 exit RT 11 South. Take a left on Baker Road (Winchester Animal Hospital intersection). Take a right on Fort Collier Road. Turn left into the Regional Jail parking lot. Take the first access road to the right, the shelter is the brick and yellow stucco building. a href=" 9&style=2&streetaddress=161+fort coller+road&city=winchester&state=VA&zip= 22603"target="new">
Map to our shelter


Adoption Tips

You must live in Winchester, Warren, Shenandoah, Frederick or Clarke Counties to adopt animal that are not currently neutered. All animals adopted must be neutered in accordance with the law. Residents of our jurisdiction can view a more complete listing at the counties website.

Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter
161 Fort Collier Road

Winchester, VA 22603
Phone: 540/667-9192

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