Shelter Tours

Shelter Tours

Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) offers one-hour tours for groups of 5-20 people for an in-depth look at how the Loudoun County Animal Shelter works. Tours include a classroom portion to discuss why LCAS is essential and what animals the shelter and staff assist. Following that tour, groups are taken through the shelter, introduced to the working areas and introduced to animals in LCAS’ care. Tour length is approximately 1 hour.

How to Book a Guided Shelter Tour

  • Please contact the Humane Education Coordinator by email or at 703-777-0406 with possible dates and times for your tour and the anticipated age and number of attendees. 
  • A $10/per child fee supports LCAS shelter pets and there is no fee for parents or chaperons. The tour fee is due at the time of the tour.
  • Guided shelter tours must be scheduled at least 1 month in advance. While we do our best to accommodate requests, please note that we receive a large volume of tour requests and therefore cannot guarantee all can be accommodated.
  • In order to ensure a quality educational experience for each attendee, groups must be no larger than 20 children, and we request a minimum of six. Group organizers should plan to have one chaperon per every three children.
  • Tours are offered Tuesday- Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for all ages. For groups with children, LCAS requires at least 1 adult per 3 children present. Tour cost is $10 a person.