Our Programs

General Medical Assistance Fund
The heart of The Mosby Foundation is keeping dogs with the families who love them. Our general medical fund, generously funded by our donors and the Petco Foundation offers financial assistance to qualified applicants to help with non-routine medical expenses. We want to help families avoid economic euthanasia or shelter surrender due to lack of resources.

Spay & Neuter
Our foundation offers financial assistance for spay/neuter to families living in or near the Shenandoah Valley area. Often, families want to provide responsible care for their dogs, but can’t afford to have their dogs “fixed.”

Spaying and neutering helps help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in almost a million healthy dogs being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes available. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying and neutering your animals.

If you are located in or near the Shenandoah Valley area and are in need of assistance, please call 540-885-2260 and indicate that you are interested in our spay/neuter program.

Benefits of spaying (female pets) or neutering (male pets):

  • Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. In addition to preventing unwanted litters, spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from life-threatening diseases such as pyometra and mammary cancer.
  • Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.


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Fighting Canine Cancer with the Petco Foundation

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with the Petco Foundation, the Blue Buffalo Foundation and our own Armani/Schaffer Cancer Fund, we will be able to help hundreds of dogs fight canine cancer!

Cancer is not only frightening, treatment is expensive. The Mosby Foundation hopes to help offset that cost to qualified applicants. We are so very honored to partner with the Petco Foundation and offer financial support to dogs in need of critical cancer care.

The Petco Foundation has demonstrated again and again its extraordinary commitment to reach out to local communities and help pets in need. On their website, the Petco Foundation says, “We support organizations who have the biggest hearts and save the most lives.” However, without the Petco Foundation’s huge heart, our ability to help dogs in need would be vastly limited. Thank you, Petco Foundation for allowing us to continue to do this important work!

Every year, an estimated 6,000,000 dogs are diagnosed with some form of cancer. That’s over 16,000 dogs every day! For many of these dogs, cancer will act much like it does in their human companions. And, it will spread to the same organs as their human friends. Any guardian who has had to deal with canine cancer knows how heartbreaking it is. In fact, canine cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. Learn more about the 10 Warning Signs of Pet Cancer.

Armani-Schaeffer Cancer Fund

The Armani-Schaeffer Cancer Fund was created to honor a special person, Ellen Bond Schaffer and a special dog, Armani.

Ellen passed away after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. An animal lover all her life, Ellen was a horticulturist who had an affinity for creating beauty wherever she went. True to her love for animals, Ellen asked friends to donate in her memory to her charity, The Mosby Foundation. Even at the end of her life, Ellen continued to demonstrate her caring for animals.

Armani was a certified therapy dog for special education students. She opened the hearts of children who needed her so much. Armani’s special fund drive to raise money for her cancer treatment was extremely successful. Unfortunately, further testing showed that Armani’s cancer was not able to be cured. The donors and our foundation decided to create the combined Armani/Schaeffer Cancer fund to honor both of these loving souls.

Senior Dog Fund
The Mosby Foundation recognizes the joy and companionship that an older dog provides to their family. A senior dog is a beloved member of the family but that family may face difficult choices when their long-time friend becomes ill or injured. The Senior Dog Fund reserves donations specifically for these loyal family members so that more senior dogs live out the rest of their lives happy and healthy with the families who love them. There is no age limit on love!
Jack’s Heart Fund
This fund helps dogs with heart related illnesses. We have used these funds to help dogs who have been diagnosed with heart conditions and heartworms. This fund is in honor of Jack. A friend of the foundation found Jack as a stray dog. A wonderful dog for many years, Jack suffered from Mitral Valve Sclerosis. Jack’s mom helped to set up this fund in his honor. She said “I was so incredibly blessed to have my Jack, and he would want me to help other animals in need as I did him.”
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