Due to the Corona virus (Covid-19) we are open to the public by appointment only until April 15. We serve an important public function and we want to make sure our staff stays healthy and that we can be here for the animals currently in our care.  We shall continue to help people and their pets and we want to do our part to encourage social distancing.  We believe in Cattening the Curve!

To make an appointment to:

  • Schedule a future appointment to surrender an owned animal
  • Bring in a stray animal  (we will take strays as needed; please call us from the parking lot if you need to)

Please call 802-388-1100 or email shelter@homewardboundanimals.org 

WANTED: Foster Care Providers

We are currently looking for folks willing to become Foster Care providers for our animals. Foster Care providers will play a key role in helping homeless animals during COVID19 by helping us keep the population of animals in the shelter down so that we can take in animals in need as necessary.

If you would like to help at this time, please fill out a Foster Care Provider Application and email it to Clehrer@homewardboundanimals.org or you may mail it to 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury VT 05753.  ATTN:  Foster Care



Registration is open for Camp Whiskers & Wags! Click here for more information, or click here to register!

Click here to join Homeward Bound’s Friends of the Animals program.  This program provides a reliable, steady stream of support so that animals in need – right here in Addison County- can have a second chance.

Our  Mission:  

To be a community-centered shelter that supports the human-animal bond through compassionate care, adoption, education, and advocacy.

Our Vision: 

  • A community that is nurturing and compassionate towards all animals.
  • A community where no animal suffers from abuse or neglect.
  • A community where companion animals are treated as lifelong, valued family members.

Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 12 - 5