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Our Featured Sterling, MA Partner:

Animal Shelter Inc of Sterling

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve all of New England and beyond.

About Our Shelter:

Don't miss the 2013 Whisker Walk - 6th Annual on Sunday June 9th 2013 for more information!

What's a Whisker Walk you Ask?
Well its a lot of things ... but mostly its a FREE, fun day for families and their dogs PLUS a dog walk-a-thon fundraiser to benefit animal shelters and rescue groups throughout New England.

Held at the Lancaster Fairground (Home of the Bolton Fair) there are 50+ acres for Pet owners and animal lovers to walk, visit vendors, see, do and buy PLUS they can lend a paw for the animals shelters and pet rescues they love and support!

Come see almost 100 booths filled with exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs, special attractions, product giveaways, entertainment, auctions/raffles, food, fun and things for adults and kids to see, do and buy – both human and pet related!

Check back often to see participants, events and attractions!

Top off your exciting day and join us for the Walk - a leisurely (almost) ONE mile stroll on shaded, flat, grassy trails with your well behaved dog (sorry other pets must stay home)

To help our shelter raise $ - create your own custom fundraising page at

We're YOUR Local Animal Shelter...

There's a place in your community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care. Its your local animal shelter, right here in Sterling, MA. Where we provide comfort and care for our community's unwanted animals. We offer many other services too, for pets and their people. To do all this, we rely on the support of people like you. Here are a few ways you can help animals, especially those in our care...

Give a little bit... Donate food or towels or old blankets and other needed supplies to us. Lend a hand and become a volunteer. Find that special someone here waiting for a home - ADOPT! Help spread the word about our program. Be a responsible pet owner. Vote for the animals. Support legislation that protects animals. Report animal cruelty. Teach your children respect for animals.

Come Meet our Pets:

For adoptions and surrenders please plan to be here at LEAST 1/2 hour prior to closing. The shelter gate is CLOSED 15 minutes prior to closing.

Tuesday & Thursday - 11:00a.m - 5:45 p.m

Wednesday & Friday - 11 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Saturday 10:00a.m - 4:45 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

MONDAY and Major Holidays CLOSED

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption fees are posted at

Seniors for Seniors Program - adopters 55+ years adoption fee is waived for a dog/cat that is 5+ years (does not apply to pets on our transport program)

The shelter accepts VISA, Mastercard, Discover, ATM cards or cash. We DO NOT accept Checks.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.