Holiday Hours posted below (we are closed ALL Mondays – Major holidays and SOME Holiday weekends – please call the shelter DURING HOURS OF OPERATION if there is any question about us being open. If the shelter staff do NOT pick up – we are CLOSED).

For adoptions / surrenders please plan to be here at LEAST 1/2 hour prior to closing.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
2015 Holiday Closings:
CLOSED Saturday July 4th 2015
Closed all major holidays

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Directions (click here for MapQuest)

From Southeastern MA
(Marlboro/Hudson/Framingham)

  • 495N to Exit 26 (Rte. 62 West
  • Follow 62 through Berlin/Clinton/ Sterling.
  • Take a right onto Rte 12 at stop sign.
  • Take 1st left onto Laurelwood Road.
  • Shelter is 3rd building on the right.

From North Eastern MA
(Lowell, Billerica)

  • 495 South to Route 2 West.
  • Take 190 South to Exit 6 (Route 12).
  • Take Left on Route 12.
  • Take first right on Laurelwood Road.
  • Shelter is 1/2 mile on left (17 Laurelwood).

From Eastern MA (Boston)

  • Route 2 West to 190 South.
  • Take 190 South to Exit 6 (Route 12).
  • Take left on route 12.
  • Take first right on Laurelwood Road.
  • Shelter is 1/2 mile on left (17 Laurelwood)

From South Central MA
(Worcester, Holden)

  • 190 North to Exit 6 (Route 12).
  • Take right onto Route 12.
  • Take first right on Laurelwood Road.
  • Shelter is 1/2 mile on left (17 Laurelwood).

From Western MA
(Leominster, Gardner, Winchendon)

  • Route 2 East to 190 South.
  • Take 190 South to Exit 6 (Route 12).
  • Take left on Route 12.
  • Take first right on Laurelwood Road.
  • Shelter is 1/2 mile on left (17 Laurelwood)
Mailing and Shelter Address:

Animal Shelter Inc.
17 Laurelwood Road
Sterling, MA 01564

Phone: (978) 422-8585
Fax: (978) 422-8574

Email: staff@sterlingshelter.org

Directions and hours

Please use our website and automated phone system to answer your questions as staff is sometimes limited and we don’t always have time to answer questions in detail that are easily found on our website. Or email us at staff@sterlingshelter.org

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