Come meet cats and dogs available for adoption! Visit our website for a sneak peak of the available Kittens and Cats as well as our available Dogs!

To sign up to Volunteer and/or bring your Foster – click on the following link: Jan. 20th Sign Up Sheet

 

Come meet cats and dogs available for adoption! Visit our website for a sneak peak of the available Kittens and Cats as well as our available Dogs!

To sign up to Volunteer and/or bring your Foster – click on the following link: Jan.6th Sign Up Sheet

Join us to learn about the Humane Society of Loudoun County! We will have a presentation on our 501(3)c organization and the ways that you can become involved with us. Mingle with other volunteers while enjoying light refreshments and receive detailed information on our programs.

Please click here to register for this orientation session.

 

Each Humane Society is an independent organization; “Humane Society” is just a descriptive word — like the word ‘bank’ is in US Bank and Bank of America. They are not connected to each other. It can be confusing!

Many people even mistakenly think that the Humane Society of the United States runs all humane societies. They do not! They do help animals through legislation and in disasters, but do not have a shelter themselves.

Some Humane Societies, like the Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC), are “limited admission”. Limited admission organizations sometimes have their animals for many months, and use foster homes.   That means they do not have to euthanize animals to make room for new pets they take on. And many, like HSLC, have other programs that help the local animal population, like a pet pantry (Loudoun Pet Pantry) so families in need don’t have to surrender their pets simply because they can’t afford to feed them, partial help when medical emergencies arise, and resources for behavioral issues. The Community cat program is major part of HSLC, helping to reduce the numbers of feral cats while improving their health and quality of life.

And some Humane Societies are “open door” with animal control contracts, just like a city shelter, so they do euthanize to make room. Many “open door” humane societies run programs that have helped reduce pet overpopulation in the cities they serve.  They may have the pets for many weeks, and know more about their behavior and health than a city shelter.

So it’s important to understand the nature of your local animal rescues and support them for the benefit of your community. We all work together to help animals but we are separate, independent organizations.

The Humane Society of Loudoun County invites you to an afternoon filled with music, food and fun…  Fundraising that is at Black Walnut Brewery

Activities include…

  • Live Music by PG and the Hot Tips
  • Buena’Dillas will be there with their Food Truck
  • Face Painting by Fab FX
  • Woofie’s Mobile Pet Spa will provide Nail Trims and Brush Outs for a donation
  • Pet Costume Contest for the cutest kitty, puppy, cat and dog (See below for information)
  • Photo Booth
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle Baskets
  • Bake Goods available for donation
  • Children’s Games (ring toss, duck pond, spin the wheel, plunko, puppy treat toss, and more)
  • Teen and Adult Head’s Up Competitive Game at 12:30p, 1:15p, and 3:15p (see below for information)
  • Hourly Door Prize Drawings

And more…….

Click Here to purchase your ticket online.  Your ticket purchase includes giveaways from the sponsors, HSLC’s Tails and Ales mug for adults / cup for the children, door prize entry, and drink specials.  When you purchase a ticket ahead of time, you will receive an extra door prize entry!

Pet Costume Contest:  Join in the fun by entering your dog in the Tails and Ales Cutest Furbaby Costume Contest!  The final judging is at 2:15 PM for Dogs and 2:45 PM for Cats. Creative costumes are encouraged.  There will be FOUR (4) Categories for the Costume Contest: Puppy (12 months or younger), Dog (13 month or older), Kitten (12 months or younger) and Cat (13 months or older).  Click Here for the Contest Information and Rules.

Teen and Adult Head’s Up Competitive Games:  We will be playing the electronic version of Head’s Up.  Sign up as a team at the Head’s Up Registration Table.  Team should be 3 to 5 players.  2 teams play at each time slot.  Winning Team at each times lot will receive Gift Card to a Local Business.

Parking (Look for the Signs): 

1) 208 S. King Street
2) 214 S. King Street
3) 8 South Street SW
 

HSLC Volunteers:  Please sign up here: Oct. 22nd Volunteer Sign Up

Join HSLC in support of the Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) and stop by our tent to find out about all the work we do and how you can help us help local pets and pet families in Loudoun County.

Volunteers and Fosters: Click here to sign up!

From the event website (http://barktoberfest.org/)

Bring the whole family, including your beloved fur kids! They will be gathering from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm to listen to live music, play games (kids and dogs), shop from a variety of vendors, eat and drink some great food and beverages, watch canine demonstrations, participate in the GlowDOGGlow Walk and Race and much more — all to help raise much needed funds to allow FOHA to continue its mission of rescuing and finding “forever” homes for homeless animals.

Yesterday Lily went over the rainbow bridge. She came to us as a grumpy old lady with health problems. After spending some miserable time in the kennel, she came home with me 3 years ago, 2.5 of them as a hospice kitty. She was not necessarily the standard loving cat – set in her ways, all bark but little bite. And so strong-willed she lived a wonderful life for 2 yrs more than anyone expected.

Lily wasn’t always easy – she hated my 3 cats, suffered all the side effects of kidney disease, and preferred staying in only 2 rooms in the house. And I loved her in all her grumpiness and crazy ways.  Knowing that I would experience the sadness of sending her over the rainbow bridge rather than sending her to a loving family and a forever home was hard.  However it was also such a rewarding experience, because I got to provide a loving home while she was healthy enough to enjoy it.

Would I do it again?  In a heartbeat.

Be at peace Lily. You were loved and will be missed.

Join us at the Bluemont Fair for all the fun and crafts. Stop by our tent to find out about all the work we do and how you can help local pets and pet families in Loudoun County.

Old fashioned family fun at a “Green” Country Fair featuring traditional crafts (juried), local art & authors, craft & farming demonstrations, music: traditional, blues & country, free Children’s Fair, farm animals, Llamas…

If you are interested in volunteering at our tent, please click here to sign up: 9/17/17 Bluemont Volunteers

Come meet cats and dogs available for adoption! Visit our website for a sneak peak of the available Kittens and Cats as well as our available Dogs!

To sign up to Volunteer and/or bring your Foster – click on the following link: September 16th Sign Up Sheet

Join us at the Bluemont Fair for all the fun and crafts. Stop by our tent to find out about all the work we do and how you can help local pets and pet families in Loudoun County.

Old fashioned family fun at a “Green” Country Fair featuring traditional crafts (juried), local art & authors, craft & farming demonstrations, music: traditional, blues & country, free Children’s Fair, farm animals, Llamas…

 

If you are interested in volunteering at our tent, please click here to sign up: 9/16/17 Bluemont Volunteers