Adoption Process



MHF has cats, dogs, livestock, even pocket pets who would love to join your family. We work with each family to ensure our animals find their forever home.


General requirements for adopting: 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • For equines, a home check is completed before adoption.

  • For companion animals, we require that your current animals be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccines.

  • Cats adopted from MHF may not be declawed under any circumstances.

  • Dogs adopted from MHF may not be confined by tethering at any time or outdoors in a run or yard overnight.


Any animal adopted from MHF cannot be sold, traded or given away. If at ANY time, you are unable to keep or provide for the care of your animal, it MUST be returned to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.


Please note: MHF reserves the right to deny an adoption for any reason at its sole discretion and is not obligated to state any reason for such denial.


To begin the adoption process, you must:


1.    Fill out the appropriate questionnaire.  An adoption counselor will review your questionnaire and     contact you for an appointment.


2.    Visit the MHF shelter to meet eligible animals. Animals are not released 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.


Upon your confirmation, we will complete 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.

Small animal adoption fees are as follows: 

If you have any questions about the adoption process, please contact us. 


Adoption Fees

Cats and Kittens

Single Kitten: $150

Pair of Kittens: $200

Single Adult Cat (1-8 yrs): $125

Pair of Adult Cats (1-8 yrs): $150

Single Senior Cat (9+ yrs): $100

Pair of Senior Cats (9+ yrs): $100

Single Special Needs Cat: $100

Pair of Special Needs Cats: $100

Single Barn Cat: $50

Pair of Barn Cats: $50

Adoption Fees

Dogs and Puppies

Single Puppy (6 mns and under): $250

Single Adult (7 mns - 9 yrs): $200

Pair of Adults (7 mns- 9 yrs): $250

Single Senior Dog (9+ yrs): $175

Pair of Seniors (9+ yrs): $225

Adoption Fees

Pocket Pets

Single Rabbit, Ferret, Chinchilla: $75

Pair of Rabbits: $125

Single Guinea Pig, Hamster: $25

Single Hedgehog: $25

Single Small Bird: $25

Single Medium Bird: $50

Single Large Bird: $75 

Single Fish: $5