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Our Shelter & Clinic are BOTH OPEN (Corona info pls read)

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To our valued adopters/supporters and visitors, We care deeply about the safety of our customers, employees, volunteers and pets at our shelter. That is why we want to share the steps we are taking at our shelter to protect our visitors with our without fur. Our shelter staff are confident that we have the best recommended care and control for cleaning and disinfection. In the next day we will be posting updates on any changes we are making for the shelter and clinic and how to keep you and our furry friends all safe. The following protocols will also assist us…

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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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