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4/22/20 Due to the COVID pandemic the SHELTER is CLOSED at this time – pls watch our MAIN website page
we will post shelter hours once we re-open, be safe!

Shelter Hours open to the public – NO appointments needed
For adoptions / surrenders please plan to be here at LEAST 1/2 hour prior to closing.

CLOSED MAJOR HOLIDAYS – pls call 1st – if staff don’t answer phones – we are closed
Sunday 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5:45 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.

Directions (Click here for Google maps and door to door directions)

map of shelter

Mailing and Shelter / Clinic Address:

Animal Shelter Inc.
17 Laurelwood Road
Sterling, MA 01564

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

2015 clinic logo (2)Our ON-site Veterinary Clinic is also located at the shelter
Clinic Phone 978-422-8449
Clinic Fax 978-422-8574
Clinic Email –
Clinic Hours – Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Directions and hours for both the shelter AND clinic

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
Thank you