Picking the Right Pet
Adding a pet companion to your family is a very important step and should not be taken lightly. Which pet is right for you?
Loudoun County Animal Shelter
Loudoun County Animal Services (formerly Loudoun County Animal Care and Control), a service division of our Loudoun County Government, "is dedicated to serve and protect the public's health and safety and to assure the welfare of animals by promoting and providing for their safe, humane and lawful treatment." This department also runs the Loudoun County Animal Shelter.
Please visit their website for information about pet adoption, local animal laws and ordinances, reporting animal abuse or neglect, outreach and educational programs, volunteering opportunities, and much more: http://www.loudoun.gov/animals. You can also download the Loudoun County Dog License application at the bottom of this page.
Loudoun County Animal Services further contact information--
Phone: 703-777-0406 (for Eastern Loudoun); 540-882-3211 (for Western Loudoun)
Mail: 39820 Charles Town Pike, Mailstop #66, Waterford, VA 20197
Homeless Animal Rescue Team
HART is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue/support group, incorporated in 1990, that takes in and rehomes abused and unwanted dogs and cats. HART works with local veterinarians, foster homes, kennels and trainers to provide temporary housing, medical care and, where appropriate, training for their animals until s/he is placed in a loving, carefully-screened new home. HART also takes in older, sick, and injured animals as well as the readily adoptable. They never take just the pups and kittens, leaving mom behind.
Visit their website at www.hart90.org to learn more about their adoption schedules, alumni stories, donations, volunteering, fostering and other helpful information.
HART can be reached at:
Business Office Phone: 703-691-HART
Mail: P.O. Box 7261, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-7261
Friends of Homeless Animals
Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill shelter that focuses on the rescue and placement of homeless or abused dogs and cats. The organization provides rescue, medical care, rehabilitation and adoption services in the DC metro area and Northern Virginia.
To learn more about FOHA's adoption policies, events, foster program, success stores, volunteer opportunities, newsletter and more, check out www.foha.org
Further Contact Information for FOHA:
Mail: FOHA P.O. Box 415, Aldie VA 20105