Jul 19

New Loudoun County Animal Services Facility to Open July 30

Posted on July 19, 2021 at 2:19 PM by Heidi Kellum

Loudoun County invites members of the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and a series of grand opening events for the new location of the Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) facility located just outside Leesburg adjacent to Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park. The ceremony marks the conclusion of more than two years of construction.  

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, July 30

The county will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place on the grounds of the newly constructed facility located at 42225 Adoption Drive, Leesburg. Members of the Board of Supervisors and other guests will celebrate the opening of the new facility. 

Tours of the new facility will be offered to the public following the ribbon cutting beginning at 1:00 p.m., and continuing at the top of each hour with the last tour beginning at 5:00 p.m. No pre-registration for a tour is required.

Grand Opening Events, July 31 – August 1

The animal shelter will be open for regular business hours July 31 – August 1. Adoption hours will be 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In addition, throughout the weekend, LCAS will host a series of grand opening events that are free and open to the public. Some events require pre-registration. 

  • 11:00 a.m. - Noon, Touch-a-Truck: Meet a Humane Law Enforcement Officer, learn about their vehicle, equipment and how they help animals in Loudoun County.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Guided Tours: Guided tours of the new facility on the hour.
  • 12:00 p.m., Busy Buddies: Join LCAS staff for animal enrichment activities and learn about the importance of keeping pets’ minds busy! Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
  • 4:00 p.m., Critters & Crafts: Kids of all ages are invited to the community room for a fun craft and animal activity! 

For more information about the grand opening events and to pre-register for activities, visit loudoun.gov/animalsgrandopening

Directions to the New Facility 

All visitors to the new Loudoun County Animal Services facility must access the site from Sycolin Road in Leesburg. From Sycolin Road, drivers should enter on Crosstrail Boulevard, pass by Segra Field and Bolen Park to Kincaid Boulevard, and finally to Adoption Drive. Guests are asked to park along Kincaid Boulevard.

NOTE: The new facility currently cannot be accessed via Kincaid Boulevard from Battlefield Parkway because the road is not yet open to through traffic north of Adoption Drive. GPS may direct you to this unopened route and therefore visitors are encouraged to follow the directions listed above and access the new facility from Sycolin Road. The Waze app provides correct guidance via Sycolin Road.

About the New Facility

The new, 21,450-square-foot facility includes an animal shelter, replacing the existing shelter in Waterford. The new facility will serve as the operational headquarters of LCAS and will be the first public shelter in the United States to meet 100% of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Animal Shelter Guidelines, the gold standard for animal sheltering. 

The new facility also expands many of the existing services provided at the current animal shelter, including pet adoptions; humane law enforcement; housing of stray, abandoned, or relinquished companion animals; dog license sales; volunteer opportunities; dispatch services; educational programs; and pet retention counseling. In addition, for the first time, the new facility will feature a veterinary clinic and surgical suite for medical treatment of shelter pets. 

More Information

To learn more about Loudoun County Animal Services, including which pets are available for adoption, visit loudoun.gov/animals.

Mar 17

Town of Leesburg to Inspect Water Main Repairs for New Animal Services Facility

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 10:04 AM by Heidi Kellum

Last month, crews completed repairs to the geothermal system and water main for the new Animal Services Facility, which will be inspected by the Town of Leesburg in mid-March. In the next few weeks, work to patch the parking lot asphalt will begin.

The construction contractor is currently working on a punch list in preparation for the County’s Substantial Completion Inspection. Architectural touch up work is ongoing until the end of the project, currently estimated for substantial completion in spring 2021.


This project constructs a new, 21,450-square-foot animal services facility in Leesburg to serve as the primary location for Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS), replacing the existing 15,000-square-foot facility in Waterford. 


The new facility will provide many of the same services as the current animal shelter, including pet adoptions; animal welfare law enforcement; housing of stray, abandoned, or relinquished companion animals; dog license sales; volunteer opportunities; dispatch services; low-cost rabies vaccines, educational programs; and pet retention counseling. 

For more information about the Animal Services Facility project, including updated site photos, visit the project page

Oct 26

Crews Are Finishing Animal Services Facility Site Work

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 9:21 AM by Heidi Kellum

Construction crews at the Animal Services Facility have completed the parking lot asphalt and the outdoor barn. They are currently finishing the remaining site work, including mechanical and plumbing, installing exterior fencing, and applying concrete polish flooring. The installation of architectural finishes will be ongoing until the end of the project, currently estimated for completion in winter 2021.

This project constructs a new, 21,450-square-foot animal services facility in Leesburg to serve as the primary location for Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS), replacing the existing 15,000-square-foot facility in Waterford. 

The new facility will provide many of the same services as the current animal shelter, including pet adoptions; animal welfare law enforcement; housing of stray, abandoned, or relinquished companion animals; dog license sales; volunteer opportunities; dispatch services; low-cost rabies vaccines, educational programs; and pet retention counseling. 

For more information about the Animal Services Facility project, including updated site photos, visit the project page