Shelter Construction Begins

Prince William County Animal Shelter Under Construction

It is finally here!  After many years of advocating, Prince William County is on its way to having a new animal shelter. Construction has begun and there are already many changes that have begun.  A new entrance has been added to the shelter located on Bristow Road. The previous entrance has now been closed and visitors will need to drive up the paved roadway and park in the gravel area. The new entrance is located 450 away from the previous one.
Handicap parking can be found directly in front of the building, in the paved area nearest to the front door.
Prince William County Department of Facilities & Fleet Management currently estimates the construction project at 5 percent completion. This news comes after the PWC Board of County Supervisors issued a Notice to Proceed to the General Contractor, Taft Construction Inc. (May 6, 2020) and the approval to bring the project budget to $16.7M (June 16, 2020).
Site work has included:
  1. Closure of the old Animal Shelter Entrance Off of Bristow Road and the creation of a new one.
  2. Demolition of the old parking lot and creation of a new one.
  3. Demolition of the old Animal Control Building
Taft Construction has also worked on erosion and sediment controls which have been completed and inspected. View some of the photos (compliments of PWC Animal Shelter)  below to see some of the construction to date. To stay up to date with progress on the project visit