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Ph: 703-777-0406
Fx: 540-882-3984

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Hours of Operation

39820 Charles Town Pike
Mailstop #66
Waterford, VA 20197

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Nina Stively

The first Friday of every month Director Stively hosts open office hours from 8:30am until 10:00 am.
Please stop by!

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View a current listing of available shelter pets online or visit the shelter during adoption hours.

Want to help homeless pets?

Donations needed!
LCAS is in need of several items to help our homeless pets feel more at home and comfortable here in our shelter.  We are in need of: 

  • Supplies for neonatal kittens (bottles, rubber nipples, Kitten Replacement Milk, SnuggleSafes)
  • fun enrichment items for our cats including a variety of cat toys, balls, mice, feather cat teasers, laser pointers, cat nip, interactive toys and puzzles
  • Standard nylon, 6 ft dog leashes, please no flexi-leashes
  • Extra strong chew toys of large dogs
Thank you for supporting our shelter and donating much needed items to help homeless pets!

Surrendering a Pet to LCAS
Loudoun County Animal Services understands that surrendering a pet is never an easy decision, and we hope that the following information will be helpful to you. Please know that if you find you are no longer able to keep your pet, you have options. To learn more about alternatives to surrender, check out our Surrender Checklist.

To surrender your pet to LCAS, please note the following guidelines:
  • Cats and dogs should be up to date on their rabies vaccination prior to surrender.  Pets that arrive with current rabies vaccinations are able to move more quickly through the medical and behavioral assessment process shortening their stay in the shelter.  Help us, help your pet – ensure their rabies vaccine is up to date before surrender.  If you need need assistance finding low-cost vaccination options, check out our Low-Cost Resource Flyer.
  • Pets can only be accepted from Loudoun County residents over the age of 18. Proof of age and residency will be required.
  • While pets can be surrendered anytime during normal business hours, we do ask that residents make an appointment to surrender a pet by calling us at 703-777-0406
  • If you adopted your pet from another shelter or rescue group, please review your adoption paperwork before surrendering.  Many shelters and rescue groups require the return of pets if owners are no longer able to care for them.  

When you come to the shelter to surrender your pet, please bring proof that you own the pet. This can be in the form of:

  • Bill of sale
  • Breed registry
  • County license
  • Microchip registration
  • Photograph
  • Rabies vaccination certificate
  • Veterinary records
  • Written transfer of ownership

Who We Are

We work each day to ensure a compassionate, humane community for  animals and people. LCAS operates an animal shelter, which provides for companion animals who have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The shelter also has pets for adoption. Officers enforce local and state animal laws and investigate reports of animal cruelty. In addition, LCAS maintains a lost and found animal directory, issues dog licenses and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues. For more information, contact LCAS at 703-777-0406 or by email.

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