Director, Department of Animal Services
Hours of Operation
39820 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA 20197
Junior Animal Control Officer Academy
March 30 - April 3, 2015
Loudoun County Animal Services is excited to announce our first ever Junior Animal Control Officer (ACO) Academy. The academy is offered for children ages 10-14. Space is very limited accepting only 12 recruits. The Junior ACO Academy will be a great learning experience for youth interested in animal welfare or law enforcement.
The week long academy will include classroom lectures on animal laws, identification, handling (including capture tools and techniques), conducting investigations, court case preparation and more. With guest speakers including Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police and Naturalists from Claude Moore Park.
There will be several field trips to local working farms, vet hospitals, animal parks and wildlife rehabilitation centers where academy recruits will receive hands on experience working with animals.
All youth interested in participating in the academy must have a parent or guardian complete an application to the program and turn it in before the assigned due date. The applications will be available here on our web page February 6-20. Applications will be processed in the order that they are received until all slots are filled. Application submission does not guarantee acceptance into the Junior ACO Academy. There will be a $50.00 non-refundable fee for attending the academy once applicants are selected.
DATE: March 30 - April 3
LOCATION: Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling VA 20164
HOURS: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
*drop off times are 8:00-8:30 am and pick up times are 5:00-5:30 pm
If you have any questions please contact Loudoun County Animal Services communication center at 703-777-0406.
Help Shelter Pets by Becoming a Foster Volunteer!
Learn more about this life saving volunteer opportunity at Orientation on Thursday, March 12th at 7 p.m. at Ashburn Library. Check out this flyer with all of the details and learn more about the LCAS Foster Program here.
Find LCAS on Social Media
Keep up to date with LCAS news, events, and adoptable animals on our social media pages. You can Like LCAS on Facebook, follow LCAS on Twitter, or subscribe on YouTube.
Animal Services has an active community outreach program, including volunteer opportunities, a foster program, humane education programs for schools and youth groups, and special events.
Come Visit Meow Town!
LCAS has created a space for adoptable cats who get along with one another to live together outside of their cages. This space is in the cat adoption area of the shelter and is called "Meow Town." Check out the video below to get a tour and meet some of our current residents. To view profiles of all
cats available for adoption at Loudoun County Animal Services, 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.
Anyone with questions about the department or animal issues in general can contact us via email at or by phone.