MHF has many wonderful animals who would love to join your family. We try our
hardest to make sure each animal finds their forever home by ensuring that they are a good match for each family member. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Adopters must sign an agreement
not to sell, trade, or give away the adopted MHF animal. If at ANY time in the future adopter is unable to keep or provide
care for the animal, the animal MUST be returned to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.
Please note: MHF reserves the right to deny adoption for any reason at its sole discretion
and is not obligated to state any reason for such denial.
To get started you must do the following:
1. Fill out our application form online-click
on the blue link below. (An adoption counselor will review your app & call/email you for an appointment).
2. Visit the shelter to meet and greet animals
that may be a potential match for you. We
do not release animals on the first visit.
3. After meeting an animal, we ask that you and
your family go home and discuss the prospective addition to your family.
4. Call us the following day with your decision.
We will then do a reference check (for equines, we will do a home check). If you
are a current/past cat or dog owner, we will speak with your veterinarian to confirm that your animal(s) are/were current
on vaccines and spayed or neutered.
You may also
Tina: firstname.lastname@example.org for small companion adoptions or
email@example.com for equine/livestock adoptions.
CANINE - All dogs are current on vaccines, dewormed, heartworm negative, flea/tick free, microchipped, and
(if over 4 months of age), spayed or neutered prior to being released. Puppies return to us for spay or neuter at 4 months
of age. Adopters are required to pay a $150.00 non-refundable adoption fee to help cover some of the medical
costs. Adopters must sign a no-tethering clause upon adopting a MHF dog.
FELINE - All cats
are feline leukemia and feline aids negative, vaccinated, dewormed, flea/tick free, microchipped, and spayed or neutered
prior to being released if over 4 months of age. Kittens return to us for spay or neuter at 4 months of age. Adopters
are required to pay an $90.00 non-refundable adoption fee to help cover some of the medical costs. Adopters must
sign a no declaw clause upon adopting MHF cats/kittens. We love for cats to have companions so we offer the "buddy program"
- 2 cats or kittens for the adoption donation of $90.00.
here to fill out a Canine/Feline Adoption Application
Sample Canine/Feline Adoption Contract
Many people are not aware that shelters often have pocket pets
or birds that are in need of a home. The term Pocket Pet often refers to small mammals who are housed in a cage such
as mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and chinchillas, but can also include reptiles and amphibians.
Owning a pocket pet or bird can be a big responsibility. Pocket pets and birds have very different diets and needs from dogs
and cats. It is very important that you learn how to properly take care of your pet before adopting. Please check
your local shelter when considering adopting a pocket pet or bird instead of buying one from a pet store. The amount
of the adoption fee varies depending on the individual animal and expenses incurred for rehabilitation.
Click here to fill out a Pocket Pet/Bird Adoption
HORSES & OTHER LIVESTOCK
When placing livestock, MHF
ensures that each animal is situated into a home that best suits that animal's needs. MHF visits the facility where the animal
will be housed and sends the animal home for a foster period before finalizing adoption. This gives the animal and the
adopted a chance to bond. Animals adopted from MHF cannot be used for breeding or racing and cannot be sold or given
away. We also maintain a lifelong commitment by requiring adopters to complete an annual report. Equine adoption fees
range from $100 to $1000 depending on expenses incurred by MHF for rehabilitation. Other livestock adoption fees are based
solely on expenses incurred for rehabilitation.
If you are
interested in adopting an equine or other livestock:
A Livestock Adoption Questionnaire must be submitted to
Middleburg Humane Foundation. You must also review the Preliminary Terms for Livestock Adoption. A Middleburg Humane
Foundation representative will have you sign both documents upon completion of the home check. If you have further
questions, please contact Christine, our Equine Rescue Program Manager.
Click here to fill out a Livestock Adoption Application
Preliminary Terms for Livestock Adoption
Foster Agreement (sample)