Animal Shelter Project

During a special meeting on Feb. 25, the Board of County Supervisors reaffirmed its commitment to building the “Option C” version of the animal shelter, approved in 2017 and originally scheduled to open this year. Issues in the design process led to construction bids that are over the $15.1M project budget. A recently completed value engineering process would scale back some features, but allow construction to commence this year.  The revised plan would still result in a 27,200-square-foot facility that fully meets all state and local requirements and be in full compliance with Association of Shelter Veterinarians standards.

The Board requested that the County Executive research how to construct Option C as originally designed. Supervisor Boddye requested that the potential for public/private partnership be included in the report. The current 6,646 square-foot shelter, built in 1975 and expanded in 1990, and receives 85,000 visitors and 4,100 animals per year. We will continue to share news and updates here, and you can follow a timeline on the County website.

Board Allocates Additional Funding as Construction starts on New Animal Shelter Project

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Board of County Supervisors voted to budget and appropriate an additional $1.6 million for the construction of the new Animal Shelter, located at 14807 Bristow Road in Manassas. The Board originally allocated $15 million for the Animal Shelter project; however, after issuing an invitation for bid for the construction […]

Animal Shelter Project Timeline

UPDATE: FEB. 25, 2020 The Board of County Supervisors rejected a proposition by County staff to consider “Option E,” which would have converted a Manassas Park veterinary clinic into a shelter. While cost savings were listed as a reason for consideration, estimates relied on many unknowns that could result in it costing as much as […]

Prince William County moving ahead with new animal shelter |

Prince William County is moving forward with plans for a smaller footprint for a new animal shelter to reduce construction costs. Residents came out for a meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday to support the multimillion-dollar project to replace the aging animal shelter on Bristow Road.The building size has been […]

Supervisors reject proposal for a new animal shelter in Manassas Park | News |

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors rejected Tuesday night an option to replace the county’s animal shelter with a renovated veterinary clinic in Manassas Park and renovations to the existing animal shelter. County staff put forward the possibility of buying Blooms Crossing Animal Hospital, 9471 Manassas Drive in Manassas Park, and renovating the existing shelter […]