|Saint Bernard Sophie relaxes a bit after enjoying some play time. Photo by Andrea Worker|
By Andrea Worker
FAIRFAX - Look up Petfinder.com on your Internet browser page. It’s a site where animal welfare groups can promote animals they have available for adoption. Type in a town or zip code. Let’s use Alexandria as an example. Check "Cat" for "Type of Animal." Hit "Search." Unless you specified a particular breed, be prepared to look through 293 pages of cats, about 25 per page. OK. How about "Dog – Any Breed?" That will get you 3 more pages – 296 total - or a staggering 7,500 dogs all vying for your attention as a potential adopter. The numbers won’t change much if you start your search with Chantilly, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, or anywhere else in the County.
Those pages mention dozens of worthy welfare and rescue groups. One name that will come up on quite a few of them, whether you are searching for a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a guinea pig, or even a horse, will be the Humane Society of Fairfax County, with President Vicki Kirby at the helm.
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