Report a Concern to Animal Control

Animal Complaints on Loudoun Express Request

Loudoun County Animal Services strives to deliver accessible, convenient service to the Loudoun community. Animal complaints can be submitted online through Loudoun Express Request (LEx). To learn more about LEx, visit the LEx homepage.

Types of Complaints

The following types of complaints can be submitted through the form:

  • Welfare Concerns - report of concern for the welfare of animal in non-life threatening condition, to include inadequate food, water, shelter, or veterinary care.
  • Nuisance domestic animal - report of an animal that is causing a non-current traffic hazard, or an animal that has trespassed onto personal property and caused property damage, or attacked a companion animal other than a dog or cat and caused injury.
  • Feces Removal - reports of citizen not removing pet waste from any property (other than their own) in, or adjacent to any residential subdivision.
  • The following issues can be reported online if they are not an active issue that needs immediate attention:
    • Dog running at large (non-current) - reports of dog roaming off leash, with or without its owner.
    • Stray aggressive animal (non-current) - report of an at large animal acting aggressively.

Barking Dogs

  • First-time complaints about barking dogs at a particular address can be made online. 
    • All future complaints for barking dogs at that same address should be made by phone to 703-777-0406 while the barking is occurring. After hours complaints can be made by phone to 703-777-1021.

*Please note that there are some complaint types which cannot be received online due to their urgent and time-sensitive nature; those include complaints involving emergency animal welfare issues, sick or injured wildlife, wild exposures and current aggressive stray complaints.

As always, our dispatchers can be reached at 703-777-0406 and remain available during business hours to receive those complaint types and to answer any questions you may have. For emergency complaints after hours, please contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.