Throughout the year, we host  fundraising events to benefit the shelter.  These events are a critical part of our operating budget and provide us the ability to provide all of the necessary care to each and every animal that enters our shelter.  The events also support our other programs and allow us to offer many services at no cost to the community (i.e. Cruelty Response Program, Lost and Found Services, Humane Education).

Upcoming Events:

September 12  

Woofstock: Walk for the Animals is on!

The year we are offering a hybrid event: participants can choose to take part virtually in their own neighborhoods or by walking the 7/10 mile loop around the shelter on Boardman Street on their own between 11:00am and 2:00pm that day. This will eliminate the traditional 150+ crowd that usually starts off together.  Our priority is to keep the friends of Homeward Bound safe and happy while raising critical funds for the shelter! Click here to visit the Woofstock event site for more information and to register.

Many thanks to the following top tier Woofstock Sponsors!

Platinum Collar: Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center, Full Circle Home Veterinary Care, The Addison Independent, Local 22 & Local 44, 92.1 WVTK

Silver Collar: G. Stone Motors, Burlington Emergency Veterinary Specialists, Pet Food Warehouse, Hanson & Doremus Investment Management

Bronze Collar: Silloway Networks, Qi Veterinary, Bristol Animal Hospital, The Richards Group, Vergennes Animal Hospital, The Residence at Otter Creek


2020 Lunch 'N Learn Series: ON HOLD

We won't be holding our Lunch 'N Learn Series until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.

This series is aimed at informing the community about a wide range of topics relating to the wellbeing of animals. The Lunch ‘N Learn gatherings will take place on designated Mondays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. The first half of the year is scheduled as follows:

  • April 13: “Parasite Prevention” with Dr. Tracey Winters of Middlebury Animal Hospital
    May 11: “Raising Seeing Eye Dog Puppies” with Candy Fox
    June 8: “Animal Communication” with Julie Soquet, shamanic practitioner
  • July 13:  "Therapy Dogs" with Linda Barker, president of Caring Canines of Southern Vermont.
  • August 3:  "Socially Conscious Sheltering" with Jessica Danyow, executive director of Homeward Bound.
  • September 8: “How to be a Change Agent for Animals” with Brenna Galdenzi of Protect our Wildlife

The Lunch ‘N Learn events take place at the shelter, which is located at 236 Boardman Street in Middlebury, and attendees should bring their own brown bag lunch. They are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested as seating is limited. Interested parties may call Hannah Manley at the shelter at 388-1100 ext. 224 or email to sign up.


2020 Open Door Microchip & Nail Trim Clinics  ON HOLD

The clinics are offered on Saturdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm, on the following dates:

We won't be holding our Chip & Clip Clinics until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.

June 20
August 15
October 24
December 12

The clinic is open to both dogs and cats. The cost of micro-chipping is $35 and this covers the microchip implant and initial registration.

Nail clipping is available for an additional $10 fee. The clinics take place at the shelter, which is located at 236 Boardman Street in Middlebury. Shelter staff asks that all dogs be on leash and cats be in carriers for this event. Interested parties can call 802-388-1100 to pre-register. The service will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.



Contact Details

236 Boardman Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Adoption Center Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
Open by Appointment Only