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Loudoun County Animal Shelter is a county-run animal shelter and control center in Waterford, Virginia. The shelter is operated by Loudoun County Animal Services with the aim of providing the shelter and care that all animals of Loudoun County need and deserve.
In addition to running the shelter, Loudoun County Animal Services offers several other important community services:
If you have a concern about the safety or well-being of any animal in Loudoun County or are looking to expand your family by adopting a shelter animal in need, contact Loudoun County Animal Services and the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, today!
The adoption process at Loudoun County Animal Shelter is as follows:
To expedite the adoption process, make sure you meet Loudoun County Animal Shelter's adoption requirements:
Adoption fees at Loudoun County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, rabies, DHPP, and bordetella (kennel cough) vaccinations, FIV/FeLV testing in cats, deworming, heartworm testing in dogs, and microchipping.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.