Lost & Found
SPCA of Northern Virginia wishes we could help each person who contacts us about losing their animal, or has found a stray dog, cat and/or kittens in their neighborhood. But we can't. Our resources - time, people, and money - are limited. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization which depends solely on foster homes and donations to provide food, shelter and medical care for our animals. Animals that are lost often will end up at one of the animal shelters listed below. Please contact them when searching for a missing pet.
Animal shelter contacts in Northern Virginia
The SPCA of Northern Virginia does not take in stray dogs or cats from the street. If you've lost your dog or cat, please contact local animal shelters.
- Alexandria: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 703-746-4774, 4101 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria.
- Arlington: Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 703-931-9241 x 200, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington.
- Fairfax County: Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 703-830-1100, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax.
- Fairfax City: City of Fairfax Animal Shelter, 703-385-7919, 703-273-2110, 9836 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030.
- Loudoun Country: Loudoun County Animal Shelter, 703-777-0406, 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford.
- Manassas: Manassas Animal Adoption Center, 703-257-2420, 10039 Dean Drive, Manassas.
- Prince William County: PWC Animal Shelter, 703-792-6465, 14807 Bristow Road, Manassas.
Animal control contacts in Northern Virginia
If you want to report a stray dog or cat or you're concerned about an animal's well-being or potential abuse or neglect please call your local animal control.
- Alexandria: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 703-746-4774, 703-746-4444
- Arlington: Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 703-931-9241
- Fairfax County: Animal Control Services, 703-691-2131
- Fairfax City: Animal Control, 703-385-7924
- Falls Church: Animal Control, 703-248-5172, 703-241-5050 (24/7)
- Loudoun County: Animal Control, 703-777-0406
- Manassas: Animal Control Services, 703-257-8009
- Prince William County: PWC Police Department's Animal Control Bureau, 703-792-6500
Resources for Missing and Found Pets
- MetroPets: the Basics
- Missing Pet Network
- Missing Pet Partnership
- Awol Dogs
- Pure Gold Pet Trackers
- Lost Dogs Found
- Pets 911
- More Tips: Lost Cats
- More Tips: Lost Newly Adopted and Indoor-Only Cats
- Found Cats