Photo by Chris Weber

Whiting – Collie & Shepherd mix



Owner: Middleburg Humane Foundation

Age: I’m olderish. (That’s a new word I just invented.) I have the lab work of a two-year-old dog, so I’m very young at heart and quicker than you think.

Nickname: Whiting flows nicely, so no one ever gave me a nickname.

Describe yourself in three words: Sweetest, Mild, Expressive

What’s your story? I once had a family for a very long time, but I grew up neglected as a puppy and young dog and didn’t receive adequate nutrition, so my toes are shaped a little funny. I wound up at Middleburg Humane 8 months ago and
really do have a better life now, but I’m ready to live my next several years with a real family. I’ve got to admit I’m a little bashful at first but I’ll turn into a lap dog if you sit down with me.

Who’s your favorite person? I’d have to say Michaela, the veterinary technician. She immediately took care of my aches and pains. Luckily, I don’t have any other issues. (Remember that excellent lab work!)

What do you like about MHF? Since I’m a Collie/Shepherd mix, I’m a tall guy. MHF makes sure I can sit out in a huge yard every day. I can see everyone who comes to the main entrance, and I get to say hello. You could say I’m the outside overseer of the place.

What is your best feature? I’ve been told I have the most expressive face of all the animals here.

If you were likened to a celebrity, who would you be? Paul Newman. He was blond in his younger days and handsome with a mild temperament, but he was full of expression,
just like me.

Do you follow a special diet? I take medication twice a day to keep my joints from hurting, and I don’t mind taking it. It tastes good! I hear it’s cheap to purchase.

If you had one wish what would it be? To find a home with a family who likes to let me hang outside a lot during the day. Except in thunderstorms. Those really scare me. ML

Whiting is a gorgeous Collie/Shepherd mix. For further information, visit or call 540-364-3272

Middleburg Humane Foundation operates a private, 4.5-acre farm shelter located in Marshall, Virginia. It is their goal to provide a safe haven for abused, neglected and “at risk” animals, both large and small.