The shelter is open by appointment for adoptions, owner surrendered pets and stray animals.  In keeping with the State of Vermont guidelines persons who are fully COVID19 vaccinated do not need to wear masks but we do ask that you respect distancing as possibe.  As always, we will take in strays as needed but we ask for your patience as we fit walk-in appointments into the day. 

  • Appointments can be scheduled between 9-4 Tuesday-Saturday
  • Please call or email us with your questions; calls received on Sundays and Mondays may not be returned until Tuesday when the Adoption Center opens
  • Staff are also scheduling foster animal check-in appointments, vet visits, and staff meetings and trainings during the day and we greatly appreciate your patience in accommodating internal operating needs
  • Please call 802-388-1100 or email shelter@homewardboundanimals.org to learn about animals available for adoption!

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 by appointment Tuesday thru Saturday