Back to School Special!
Director, Department of Animal Services
Hours of Operation
39820 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA 20197
The Animal Shelter is offering a special "Back to School" sale on blacks cats and kittens and small birds. Details...
Closed for Holiday on Monday, September 1
Loudoun County Animal Services will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 2. Please visit our hours
of operation page for more information.
Pets in Hot Cars - A Deadly Combination
Nearly every day in the spring and summer, Loudoun County Animal Control Officers respond to reports of pets left inside cars on hot days. The cars are usually found in shopping center parking lots, and the pet owners often offer the same response - "I was only in the store for a few minutes." Not only is it illegal to leave an animal in car when the outside temperature is above 70 degrees and the temperature inside the vehicle is above 80 degrees, but it can also be deadly.
You can help! If you see a pet left unattended in a hot car, follow these easy steps.
1. Record the make, model, color, license plate number, and location of the vehicle.
2. Call LCAS at (703)777-0406 or Loudoun County Sheriff's Department at (703)777-1021.
3. Report this information to the store manager and ask that the owner of the pet be paged.
4. If possible, stay until an Animal Control Officer arrives to help them locate the vehicle quickly.
|Click here or on the image above to print out a flier with important animal safety information.
Pets on Tour Season Has Started!
Fabulous shelter pets are coming to a location near you. For the current Summer tour schedule, click here.
Mission & Vision
Through teamwork, dedication, and commitment to excellence, the Department of Animal Services will serve the community with distinction and honor, protect the public’s health and safety, and ensure the welfare of animals.
The department operates the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, which provides for companion animals that have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The Animal Shelter also offers pets for adoption.
The department's Animal Control Division enforces local and state animal laws and investigates reports of animal cruelty and vicious or destructive animals. The department also maintains a lost and found animal file, issues dog licenses, and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues.
Animal Services has an active community outreach program, including volunteer opportunities, humane education programs for schools and youth groups, and special events.
Anyone with questions about the department or animal issues in general can contact us via email at or by phone.