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A touching video from National Mill Dog Rescue illustrates the rescuer’s creed.


Heat KillsHEAT KILLS! Tuffy, a scruffy and adorably sweet little terrier arrived at my hospital in a state of collapse with profoundly labored breathing, purplish gums, and a temperature of 106 degrees Fahrenheit (the normal body temperature for a dog is 100-102 degrees). Tuffy’s well-intentioned family let him accompany them on a brief outing and, while they were in the store for a mere ten minutes, Tuffy remained in the car. The outdoor temperature at the time was 82 degrees, and the temperature within the car quickly soared to well above 100 degrees. Tuffy is one of the lucky ones. He survived his episode of heatstroke without any lingering complications and has gone home to rejoin his grateful (and more knowledgeable) family. Most patients with heatstroke don’t fare nearly so well. I invite you to share Tuffy’s story with others with hopes of preventing a needless tragedy. Read More Here…

HILL TOP BERRY FARM & WINERY SUPPORTS THE MOSBY FOUNDATION! For every bottle sold of their dessert wine “Little Heeler,” Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery in Nellysford, VA, will donate 50 cents to The Mosby Foundation. Thank you Hill Top! Learn more about the wine on their




Liberty Dogs

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July 14, 2014                                                                       logo dk blue wht bckgrnd_cropped_sized                                   Animal Rescue Corps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            1380 Monroe Street NW #326

Washington, DC 20010-3452


Media Contact: Michael Cunningham; Michael@animalrescuecorps.org415.623.4774


Virginia – Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), a nonprofit animal protection organization based in Washington D.C., is pleased to announce that all of the animals rescued from a Virginia puppy mill just before Independence Day are on their way to ARC’s shelter and foster-based rescue partners in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Canada. ARC had been caring for the rescued dogs, parrots, and cockatiel at an emergency shelter they set up at the Page County Animal Shelter in Stanley, VA since their rescue, Operation Liberty Dogs, on July 3.

“Without compassionate partners like these, we couldn’t do what we do,” said Animal Rescue Corps President Scotlund Haisley. “These partners are as critical to these operations as the boots on the ground getting the animals out of harm’s way.”

ARC’s network of placement partners will be tasked with physically and emotional rehabilitating the animals and finding them permanent homes. The list of U.S. placement partners includes: Mutts Matter Rescue, Dogs XL Rescue, the Humane Society of Calvert County, On the Rebound Bulldog Rescue, Doxie Rescue of Bucks County, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Agape Animal Rescue, New Leash on Life, and Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee. In Canada, ARC’s placement partners include Marley’s Hope All Breed Rescue, Atlantic Small Dog Rescue, and Buddy’s Bully Rescue. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in North Carolina took three ducks rescued in a separate, unrelated operation in which Animal Rescue Corps helped Page County, VA officials address another cruelty situation in their community.

“Anyone wishing to foster or adopt one of these animals should contact ARC’s partner organizations directly and follow the foster and adoption screening process,” said ARC Outreach Director Karla Goodson, who is tasked with placing all of the animals ARC rescues. “Many of these recently rescued animals will not be available for adoption immediately but there are many other dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and other animals available through these rescue groups too, so anyone looking to add a member to their family will be able to find their perfect match.”

Operation Liberty Dogs began when ARC received a tip concerning the alleged neglect of the dogs. Documentation brought by ARC to the Page County Sheriff’s Office revealed several violations of county and state cruelty codes.

On July 3, 132 small breed dogs, including newborn litters, were found crowded into small, dilapidated, indoor and outdoor wire and plastic crates and pens encrusted with urine and excessive piles of feces. The dogs, the majority of whom were underweight, were suffering from severe eye and ear infections, significant fur loss and matting, urine-soaked fur, skin issues, and extreme internal and external parasites, such as fleas. Additionally, three parrots and a cockatiel were found living in similar conditions, their cages and food bowls also covered in feces. All animals lacked adequate living conditions, socialization, and veterinary care.

Animal Rescue Corps performed Operation Liberty Dogs in conjunction with Page County Animal Control and the Page County Sheriff’s Office. American Dog Rescue and The Mosby Foundation provided critical financial resources. Also contributing essential equipment, supplies, and other support for this rescue are: PetSmart Charities®; Caring Hands Animal Support and Education (CHASE); Herndon Animal Medical Center, Page County Animal Shelter of Stanley, VA; SPCA of Northern Virginia, Mutts Matter Rescue of Rockville, MD; Harrisonburg Animal Control of Harrisonburg, VA; Middleburg Humane Foundation of Middleburg, VA; Humane Society of Calvert County in Sunderland, MD; and Dogs XL Rescue of Baltimore, MD; Page Paws.

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Petco Chinese TreatsPETCO PULLS CHINESE-MADE PET TREATS FROMS SHELVES Read the full story here. THANK YOU PETCO!!!! Dangerous to Dogs

Caption ContestCalling all creative geniuses..

The Mosby Foundation is holding a caption contest for this photo of a German Shepherd who is clearly “thrilled” to be at the vet’s office! The winner will get a Mosby Foundation t-shirt. Let the games begin!

Hop on over to our Facebook page to enter your caption.



On behalf of all of us at The Mosby Foundation, we want to send you our heartfelt thanks for the AMAZING donation we received from your group.  Not only do Greyhounds rock, but obviously the people who love them also rock big time!!

We are thrilled at how many dogs we can help because of your kindness and generosity.  All of us dog lovers understand the desperation we hear in people’s voices when their beloved dogs have a critical cancer condition they cannot afford to treat. We wish you could hear the relief and joy we hear from them when we tell them we are able  to assist. You have helped us continue our life saving and health restoring work on behalf of these wonderful creatures, and for that and for the fact that you love dogs as much as we do, we are extremely grateful.

OMG I'm Adopted

Over a Thousand People Gather in Pittsburgh
to Honor Fallen K9 Rocco

Police Dog Rocco

Siberian Husky Has Fun in the Leaves

Petsmart Gives Back
grants The Mosby Foundation  $5,000!

September 27, 2013

Petsmart has started a new initiative this year called Petsmart Gives Back. They allocate each of their District Managers with money to donate to deserving organizations in their local community that enrich the lives of people through pets.

The Mosby Foundation was selected from all the entries in the Richmond District to receive the full amount this year!  Wow! On behalf of everyone associated with The Mosby Foundation we want to say thank you to Petsmart Gives back for this generous gift to our foundation. We are so grateful for the funding and the fact that we were selected from among the other hard-working animal welfare organizations in the Richmond District. Petsmart has saved countless lives through their other programs assisting with transport grants, spay/neuter grants, adoption events and many many more programs.

We thank Petsmart Gives Back for this gift which we will put to good use helping keep pets with pet parents through our medical assistance program.

Thank You Petsmart

Poppy Fundraiser

What a dog Poppy is!

Poppy and his Mom, Lisa Blackford, worked like dogs over the holidays.  Lisa owns Heads or Nails Salon in Verona, VA.  Together, with the help of all their clients, they collected 119 lbs of dog food, 15 lbs of cat food, and 6 lbs of toys/bowls/beds/leashes and collars for our Pet Food Pantry!  They also raised $175 in monetary donations, $64 from a raffle, and $20 from our calendars.  This will help so many pets!

A big WOOOOO HOOOO to both Poppy and Lisa!!!!  You all ROCK!

KATIE LORENZEN, a student in the Department of Communication Studies, BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE, BRIDGEWATER, VA, delivered an excellent speech about our charity, what our needs and goals are, and what our program services cover. Katie convinced her 22 classmates that The Mosby Foundation was the organization most deserving of their class’s monetary collection. We understand from the Instructor, Ben Erickson, that the competition was stiff, but Katie brought the prize home to us! Thanks to ALL OF THE STUDENTS for voting for us and donating your own money to help us help dogs in need. YOU ALL ARE AWESOME!!

Dog Beds Video

This is a video that is about what happens when the cat takes over the dog’s bed. It has about 20 dogs in it and how they each react to their ‘problem’. Very funny!!
Watch the Video Here

We’ve all known a dog (or two) like Cooper (the Golden on the right)


Heat Kills

Read this important article about Pets in Hot Cars here!!!!

Watch this video of a vet sitting in a car on a hot day, see how uncomfortable he is and then think about a pet who has no choice and has to remain there until your return, add to that a winter coat and normal body temperature of 101* compared to our 98.6* and their lack of ability to sweat.



Recent Activities

Dog ShowSixth Annual Pet Dog Show

The Mosby Foundation sponsored our sixth annual Pet Dog Show at the Rockingham County Fair on Saturday, August 17th, 2013.  We had 35 dogs registered to compete in 7 classes.  After overcrowding the show ring in 2012, we split the most popular classes by size this year.  We started the evening with Prettiest Purebred class, where “Jasper”, David Craig’s adorable Pug took first place in the small dog division and Katelyn Burner and Dusty Dean’s Golden Retriever Winnie (full name “Lady Winnie Leigh Butterball”!) bested the competition in the large dog class.  In the Best Kisser class, Melissa Hartley’s English Bulldog “Lady Bella” showed off her spectacular full-body tackle technique to the delight of the crowd and Bella’s many admirers!  We had 8 unique dogs competing in our Marvelous Mixes class, with the top spot taken by Brittany Williams’ Australian Shepherd-Beagle mix “Wrangler”.  We again split the always popular Prettiest Eyes class into large and small dog divisions.
Dog Show

The dramatic blue eyes on Cindy Rivera’s Siberian Husky “Eve” earned the blue ribbon in the small dog division and Rebecca Childers’ Boxer “Chloe” took the top spot in the large dog division.  Finally, we had 22 pooches competing in the always popular Costume Class.  First place went to Trisha Crawford’s Siberian Husky “Bandit” – aka “Bad Dog”!

Our Best in Show this year was “LadyBella” the crowd favorite English Bulldog, who brought along her own cheering squad!

Thanks to our emcee, Jeff Fife, who kept the crowd entertained and informed, and to our judge, Danielle Dundas, who had the difficult task of choosing a winner from among all those adorable pooches!  Thanks also to all the volunteers who kept things running smoothly – we cannot do this without you!

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View Slideshow here!

Music With Mosby

The 2nd annual “Music for Mosby” event was a huge success despite mother nature throwing us a hurricane this year!  Barren Ridge Vineyard was wonderful for letting us and thedogs have free reign over their facility!  The dog costume contest was a wonderful event and featured some amazing costumes!  Special Thanks to Brenda Vann and her wonderful catering.  The food & treats were amazing!  Also let us thank Jimmy O and the City Limits Band for entertaining us with wonderful music for all of the afternoon!  Overall this event raised over $1300.00 for the Mosby Foundation of which every penny will go to help abused and neglected canines.  Thanks so much for everyone who helped out!

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5th Annual Pet Dog Show

The Mosby Foundation sponsored our fifth annual Pet Dog Show at the Rockingham County Fair on Saturday, August 18th, 2012. We had 37 dogs registered to compete in 6 classes. To start the evening, we had 27 (!) dogs crowded into our little show ring for the Prettiest Purebred class, where “Justa”, Sharon Craig’s Jack Rusell Terrier took first place. In the Best Kisser class we had 18 pooches prepared to slurp. Despite some tough competition, our reigning champion, Jennifer Bennett’s “Boo”, once again showed that Pugs are the best kissers! In our Dogs Over 50 lbs class, Buddy Fauber’s Great Pyrenees “Cotton”, outshone 16 other competitors. The show ring overflowed again with 25 dogs competing in the Prettiest Eyes class, where Melissa Cline’s mixed breed “Angel” took home the blue ribbon. In the Dogs Under 50 lbs class, we had 12 petite pooches competing, and it was Sandy Humphrey’s 1 lb chocolate Chihuahua “Hershey” finishing at the top of the class. In the always a crowd pleaser Costume Class, we had 16 well-dressed dogs showing up in some phenomenally creative clothing. First place went to “racehorse #5” – otherwise known as “Copper”, Ashley Samuels’ Boxer.

Our Best in Show this year was “Justa” the charismatic Jack Russell Terrier!

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Thanks to our emcee, Jeff Fife, who kept the crowd entertained and informed, and to our judge, Danielle Dundas, who had the difficult task of choosing a winner from among all those adorable pooches! Thanks also to all the volunteers who kept things running smoothly – we had a GREAT crew again this year!

2012 5K


Thank you so much for joining us yesterday for the 4th Annual Mosby Foundation 5k! Despite the dreary weather we raised over $1,500 for The Mosby Foundation to help dogs in need! To view pictures from yesterday’s event please click here.

See older activities here…