What We Do

Responsibilities
Animal Services officers are responsible for enforcing Virginia State laws and Loudoun County and town ordinances that pertain to animals. In addition, Animal Services officers are responsible for providing emergency services to the entire county and in all the towns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Animal Control Communication Center

The Loudoun County Animal Services Communication staffed by three full-time dispatchers, assisted by customer service staff, answer calls regarding Animal Control Services. To reach the Communication Center to place a complaint or report an animal related concern, please call 703-777-0406. An option to leave a message after business hours is available.

Animal Control Services

  • Enforcement of county, state, and town laws dealing with domestic animals 24 hours a day 365 days a year
  • Investigation of animal cruelty and neglect
  • Investigation of animal fighting
  • Investigation of dog attacks to humans and domestic animals
  • Investigation of abandonment
  • Enforces confinement of animals in vehicles
  • Regulation and inspection of kennels and pet stores
  • Response to wildlife that pose a threat or has had contact with a person or domestic animal
  • Response to sick or injured companion animals
  • Assists police and fire-rescue personnel
  • Rabies vaccination and dog license enforcement
  • C.A.R.E Program
  • Removal of stray dogs from streets and public areas
  • Perform technical animal rescues such as ice and swift water rescue