Middleburg Humane Foundation

We at MHF believe that all animals, both large and small, have the right to safe and sanitary living conditions, protection from abuse and neglect, and to live their lives in an environment free from pain and fear.

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Address: PO Box 1238
Middleburg, VA 20118
Phone Number: 540-270-6440
(Located in Marshall, Fauquier County, VA)

We save animals from puppy mills, hoarding, and other cruelty-related situations.

We provide animal victims of cruelty with life-saving medical care and behavioral rehabilitation.

We help hundreds of animals get off the streets and into loving homes every single year.

Help us continue our vital work.

About Middleburg Humane Foundation
The Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF) operates a private, nonprofit farm shelter in Marshall, Virginia. MHF specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals that come from a variety of abusive situations. After medical attention and care, animals are made available for adoption. We focus on the hardest jobs, from large animal rescue involving horses and cows to animal seizures, chained dog assistance, to rehabilitation throughout the state of Virginia and into West Virginia. Our adoption area serves a 50-mile radius from our location which includes Maryland and parts of Washington, D.C.

Capital Campaign
As a privately-funded organization, MHF relies on donations and fundraising events held throughout the year for both operational costs, as well as facility improvements. MHF is raising money for our new, state-of-the-art facility on 23 acres just two miles west of the current location. The facility is to be the center of a new housing development aimed at showcasing Marshall's unique community and agricultural heritage. Our need for the new facility is a direct correlation to our success as a rescue facility. There aren't too many facilities in Virginia that provide rescue services for horses and other farm animals, including cows and goats, in addition to the traditional rescue services for domestic cats, dogs, even birds, and lizards.

Funds are needed for the final phase of the new facility which involves the construction of the main building for a veterinary and dental care clinic, separate housing for dogs and cats, a training facility, spay-neuter clinic, grooming salon, retail shop, and adoption facility. Once complete, the new facility will enable MHF to increase the number of animals served significantly. The upgraded facility will allow us to increase programming, establish relationships with educational institutions, continue our relationships with local veterinarian practices, become compliant with new state regulations for animal shelters, and provide outreach for residents. We are excited about what doors will open with the new high-tech facility.

Grooming Salon
A 22x11 Grooming Salon will be situated at the front of our Main Adoption Facility. The Salon will have a separate entrance from the shelter and will provide a source of income for our shelter animals and programs. The Grooming Salon will be open to the public.

Furchandise Retail Shop
A 12x16 retail boutique/shop will be located off of our Main Lobby. This shop will be a source of income for our shelter through sales of animal care supplies such as leashes and collars, carriers, foods, toys, MHF merchandise, and unique one-of-a-kind gifts. There will be a little bit of everything for everyone!

Humane Education & Community Resource Room
This 24 x 16 room will serve many purposes! The Humane Education & Community Resource Room will be situated directly off of our "Furchandise" Retail Shop. This space will allow us to host Dog Behavior Classes all year long. We will also use this space for the board, staff and volunteer meetings, educational seminars, humane education classes, and fun community programs such as Reading to the Animals/Book Buddies events

"I adopted my sweet Charlie from MHF back in November. Since then, he has been nothing short of a joy in my life. He still follows me around the house everywhere I go, curls up with me at night, and will insist I keep scratching him when I stop by putting his paw on my leg -- which I find hilarious, but should probably not encourage! One big reason why I wanted a dog like Charlie was to have an emotional support/therapy dog. Since I've gotten him, I have had a handful of emotionally tough days, and each time Charlie walked over to me, laid down, and put his head on my thigh and stayed there as if he knew how upset I was. It warms my heart in ways that I cannot explain. I want to thank MHF immensely for bringing me to Charlie. He is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met and has had such a positive impact on my life. I would do anything to be able to communicate to Charlie how much more he has done for me than I have probably done for him." - C. Snyder

"... I couldn't imagine our life without her. I think back to when I thought about adopting Wendy. I was unsure, concerned; she's a bully breed, will she be good with kids? Wendy had lived at MHF for over 6 months. She was an adult with a litter of adorable puppies who were all adopted. Wendy was a staff favorite though, and I was reassured that she was a good fit for my family. MHF was spot on! She is perfect in every way! We love her so much.
Believe it or not, I never was a super dog person. Of course, I've had them and liked them but none like Wendy, she is my true dog love (cheesy, as it may sound).
Now, we don't even like to go on vacation unless we can take her. She is that much a part of our lives. Thank you MHF for saving Wendy while at the same time saving us." - The Green's

"Dear Middleburg Humane Foundation,

Ten years ago, we adopted an underweight, very scared Cane Corso that you brought up with a ton of other dogs from Stafford County. When we adopted Doc, we knew that he had some "issues." He was high anxiety and food aggressive and needed to put on about 50 pounds. His tail had a home-done dock job; he was scarred all over, and incredibly nervous around people. Doc was the greatest thing to happen to our family. Doc became a protector and a nanny. He has been my son's best friend his whole life. When any of us were sick, he refused to leave our side. During the year my husband was undergoing chemotherapy Doc wouldn't even get up to eat unless Dan got up too. He has nursed our daughter through knee surgery and her first heartbreak, been our son's constant companion and favorite playmate, and stayed with me through my own medical issues and the death of our other dog. He did not need to be constantly petted, but very much needed you to know he was there with you always. Many people were scared of Doc when they first met him -- he was big, had a gnarly set of teeth, and lots of scars on his body. However, you could hang an infant from his neck, and he would not care a bit, he loved people, all people. We were so lucky to be HIS people. Doc passed away early this morning. It was peaceful, and he was not in pain. He seemed fine last night -- just old and creaky (sort of like us, these days). He had some bacon and eggs and slept in his own comfy bed. He woke us up about 5:30, had a seizure shortly thereafter, and was gone soon after we got him to the vet. We are so incredibly lucky to have shared our life with this dog, and so thankful for him. I wanted to drop you a note and let you know that he has passed, but that he had a really, really good life. He's leaving a big hole in our heart but has made us all better and more patient people. We are very thankful for the good work you do, without which we would not have had the pleasure of sharing our lives with this wonderful pup. Sincerely, Emily S."