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Support your Local Shelter and be sure to join us at our various events – we’ve got something for everyone in the family (some even allow dogs!)

Stay tuned to OUR EVENTS PAGE for upcoming events and happenings you won’t wanna’ miss!


4/20/20 – We’ve heard from the amazing owners/brewers at Riverstyx and we are hoping to host this Brewery event over the summer – which would be perfect as they have a cute patio outside and well behaved dogs are welcome!!!! Stay tuned to our shelters website and social media! 

– our friends at RiverStyx Brewery will still be launching their new brew on Saturday 3/28– any sales they have from 2pm-6pm they will donate 10% of items sold (not limited to this one brew) – so if you’re looking for something to do and a way to help, stop at RiverStyx Breweryin Fitchburg!
Check out their awesome new label that will be featured on their new brew QUAD VENOM QUADRUPLE IPA (and also features our logo and a blurb about the shelter!) Please consider popping into the brewery and stock up, you’ll be supporting small LOCAL businesses especially those who give back!

Make sure you check out our events calendar – there’s a LOT of fun family events coming up AND you’ll be supporting our furry friends!


Our Shelter Staff is Heading for NY to Assist – NEED YOUR HELP

Our Sterling Shelter Staff are Heading for Staten Island early morning Friday 11/9 to assist with pets affected by Hurricane Sandy. DONATIONS NEEDED: We are actively collecting donations of the most needed supplies and items to transport to various rescue organizations this weekend. The top things needed are: dry/wet dog and cat food, treats, cat litter, toys, blankets, towels, poop bags, and cleaning supplies such as paper towels, hand sanitizers and medical gloves. Leashes/collars/bowls and crates/carriers...that are broken down for easy transport. WE DESPERATELY NEED TO HAVE ALL SUPPLIES DONATED AT OUR SHELTER BY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 6 P.M. SO…
November 6, 2012
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Our shelter is NOW selling Doggie DNA TEST KITS!!

How many times has someone approached you and said "OH MY GOSH!!! YOUR DOG IS SO CUTE! What type of dog is that?" NOW you can tell them WHAT your mixed breed dog is mixed with! In 5 minutes and 2-3 weeks YOU'LL find out WHAT BREED IS MY DOG?? BUY ONE today for only $80 (if you'd like us to ship it directly to your home/work the total would be $90 and includes shipping - if you can't pick one up at the shelter just email STAFF@STERLINGSHELTER.ORG and make arrangements for payment and mailing info! We accept Visa or…
July 10, 2012

ARE YOU PREPARED For Pets and Disasters?

Did you know that 91% of Americans believe it's important to be prepared for emergencies, but only 58% have taken steps to prepare? Now is the time to insure that you, your family and your own pets are prepared in the event that any disaster happens. For information about what you can to prepare, check out our new website at and look under "Help Your Own Pets".?? To learn more about Pets and Disasters - when YOU GO - they GO... click here Learn more about saving the WHOLE family here
August 25, 2011