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Show Our Furry Friends some Love this Valentine’s Day!

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This Valentine’s Day consider an alternative to the overpriced flowers that die days later, or chocolates that YAH we’d love to eat (but secretly know bathing suit season is just a few months away)… https://www.givinggrid.com/SterlingVDay/ Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t go out and spend hundreds (OR MORE) of dollars on extravagant gifts, expensive dinners, and the like? INSTEAD, show your love other ways… Volunteer, spread awareness, or donate to our shelter and make a difference for the thousands of animals that come through our doors each year. 100% of your donations will benefit our pets and programs AND YOUR DONATION IS…

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Check Out Our New Supporter Store!

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Hello friends-of-our-furry-ones! If you’ve found nearly all of your holiday gifts (or maybe you haven’t even started shopping yet)…. but you’re still searching for something special and unique, head on over to our brand new online store! We have so many options and new items to offer our supporters and adopters, and we’re sure there is something for everyone! All sales benefit your favorite little shelter, so if you love what we do and want to help us save more animals here at the Sterling Shelter, this is a great option for showing your support! Make sure you check it…

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How to Find a Lost Cat

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Every day our shelter gets calls from cat owners whose feline family members have gone missing or indoor cats have decided to take their own vacation (without telling their owners)…. Frantic owners will contact us looking for help and suggestions on how to find their wayward felines… This video is a great source of information and a good website to bookmark should your feline ever get out of the safety of your home… If you or someone you know loses their cat, this video will hopefully help get them home. Lost cat behavior is much different from lost dog behavior,…

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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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