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A New Focus

Since March when we had to “temporarily” close the Adopt Shop, we watched as the rescue community struggled to meet the constant changing needs. We thought back on the past four years and realized we could make an even bigger impact and save even more lives if we work collectively to accomplish a common goal. The Prince William Humane Society has made the difficult decision to close the Adopt-Shop, an endeavor that started in the summer of 2016 and resulted in more than 1400 lives being saved. With much sadness the shop is closing, with much excitement and hope we look to the future.


The Prince William Humane Society is excited to launch a brand new endeavor. With the Prince William County Animal Shelter ("PWCAS") renovations underway & the number of animals they can help guaranteed to increase, and with our community partnership expiring, we will be refocusing our mission towards keeping pets in loving homes and protecting the most vulnerable lives who do have to enter shelter environments. We will do this by:

  • expanding our reach of the PAWS Fund by supporting the care of injured and sick animals who enter shelters and rescues throughout the state of Virginia, and potentially beyond,

  • strengthening our Fur-ever Together program to keep animals out of shelters by working with outreach groups to assist pet owners to keep pets with their people and in loving homes,

  • using our social media platforms to shine a light on animals needing homes all over the state, amplifying the message of smaller rescue efforts and providing a bigger network to feature their adoptable pets.

 the PAWS Fund

Our newest PAWS Fund recipient, Dexter. Learn more about how we help animals in critical need!



Keeping pets with the people who love them through behavior support and resources.

We will use our social media platforms to shine a light on local animals available for adoption, providing them a larger network.


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