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Don’t Judge a Dog (or cat) by its Breed: Why Personality Matters More than Looks

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For those of us lucky enough to have a dog close by for most of our lives, the idea that you can’t judge a dog by its breed probably goes without saying. For people new to the dog world though, there is a huge misconception that certain breeds of dogs are bound to behave in a specific, pre-determined way. Placing a stereotype on something we don’t fully understand seems to be a part of human nature that we cannot get rid of. The ease of placing a generalization on a subset, dog breeds in this instance, seems too hard to…

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The Pond is Complete – We Just Need to Fill in Our Path for Paws – Still Taking Brick Orders!

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It’s NOT TO LATE – get your custom engraved Legacy Brick for the New Year!  2019 PATH FOR PAWS INFO to be added to the   The initial set of custom engraved bricks have been placed during the Summer and Fall of 2017 – and they look amazing…  ORDER YOUR CUSTOM ENGRAVED BRICK TODAY! A perfect way to show your loved one (with 2 legs or 4)  just how much you love them! A permanent engraved legacy brick…. how romantic…..

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IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT ADOPTION DAYS….

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PLEASE NOTE: The shelter technically opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday – Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday/Sunday – However, if we have  pets going up for adoption and expect to be busy –which is the case most weeks –we try to open a bit earlier as the line can be quite long and as a safety and courtesy to the neighborhood- school buses and people going to work we do try to open as early as possible (normally between 9:30-10:30 depending on the day and number of animals – but it completely depends on how long it takes our team to feed /…

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UPDATED INFO – Path for Paws – Paved with YOUR Milestones and Memories 4×8 and 8×8 Customized Bricks

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2016-final-sterling-shelters-fundraising-brick-campaign-for-4×8-and-8×8-bricks The Path for Paws is the name for The Sterling Shelters ENGRAVED BRICK PROGRAM. The bricks that will line the path represent symbolic milestones in the life of a person-pet-or special event.. While donors can quite literally, pave that path brick by brick, it’s the inscriptions on those bricks that makes the program so meaningful. Sterling Shelter’s PATH FOR PAWS Fundraising Campaign is underway and is ongoing YEAR ROUND. A permanent memorial and life-saving idea to celebrate your special holiday/s-birthday-graduation-weddings-births-anniversaries or just a great gift idea! YOU can Help us, help those who need us… Recognize your pet/s, honor a family…

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