Looking for the PURR-fect Holiday Gifts? We Can HELP!

By December 6, 2018 News, top story No Comments

Join Us in Celebrating the Annual Holiday Helpers Ornament Donation to Decorate the Shelter &
Ways YOU Can HELP US Make the Holidays a Bit Brighter…
Our 5TH Annual Holiday Ornament Fundraiser is kicking off this week!

Do you have a list of hard to shop for friends or family? We have the answer!

  • Make a donation towards decorating the shelter to celebrate the holidays with a custom ornament. We’ll decorate the ornament of the value donated and THEN we’ll hang the ornament at the shelter outside on our shelter kennels. You can make a donation in honor / memory of a beloved pet – person or event…and we’ll mail out an acknowledgement. Your holiday ornament can be of any value, and can be a great thoughtful, heartfelt gift. It is a little something to say, “I’m thinking of you this holiday season.”

    Choose YOUR holiday ornament from the samples below (or select your own donation amount and we’ll select the ornament most close in donation amount):

    Donation Shape
    $10 Cat and Dog (Yellow) – Tests 1 cat for FIV/Feline leukemia
    $25 Cat (Red) – Will buy enough cat litter for one day
    $50 Dog (Blue) – Cost to spay one cat
    $100 Tree (Green) – Cost to spay one dog and one cat
    $150 Round Ornament (Orange) – Toys for all puppies in the kennel
    $250 Dog Bone (Silver) – National average to shelter one pet
    $500 Heart (Pink) – Will feed all pets for one month
    $1,000 Star (Gold) – Provide special medical care for 1 special pet

  • OR purchase a custom engraved brick for your special gift recipient  – and get your CUSTOM ENGRAVED BRICK/S ordered today! Click here 2018-2019 PATH FOR PAWS INFO for details on the program – as well as ordering options and clip art images you can add for free.

    – Select a 4×8 bricks only $100 (2nd brick only $75)
    or
    – 8×8 brick for $200 (2nd brick only $175)


As an added bonus – any of these options are TOTALLY tax deductible! A win, win, win all around.
Choose YOUR holiday ornament from the samples below (or select your own donation amount and we’ll select the ornament most close in donation amount):


For any Donors of $100+ please select Sterling Shelter Supporter Item of your choice: In the NOTES SECTION indicate:

  • For ID Tags – pls indicate COLOR of tag and INCLUDE the address/phone # of pets home
  • For T-shirts – please select ADULT size shirt Small – XXXL
  • For cell phone card holders – please specify PURPLE – BLACK OR PINK
  • For your custom engraved BRICK for our Path for Paws

Our goal is to raise over $100,000 this holiday season (from now until February 16th, 2019) of which 100% will go towards the shelter – pets – improvements – expansion so we can help more pets in 2019.

Join us in celebrating some of the great numbers we celebrated in 2018…

  • Almost 1,700 dogs/cats and small fuzzy pets were found loving new homes!
  • In 2018 our low cost spay/neuter clinic fixed almost 2.670 animals in our on-site vet clinic!
  • We added 2 new partnerships to help save more dogs/cats.
  • Our on-site vet clinic provided hundreds of low cost spay/neuter and other low cost medical procedures for other rescues/shelters/animal control officers.
  • Our on-site vet clinic successfully provided FOUR FREE spay/neuter days for the public/s animals = over 200 pets being fixed that otherwise would NOT have been able to afford this service!
  • The shelter was awarded the PLATINUM Seal of transparency by Guidestar (one of only 8 given to Massachusetts animal related organizations – and we were the FIRST to receive this high honor!)
  • Our shelter was honored as the TOP RATED SHELTER IN MASS for the years – 2015-2016-2017-2018

Additional Holiday Gift Ideas

If you’re anything like OUR family (and many families and friends we know), we’re tired of trying to pick the RIGHT gift for someone on our list. Racking our brain wondering if it’s the right size or color? Is it something they really want or need? Is it something that speaks from our heart? Is it something that is different or unique or even says you put some thought into it? All too often our family ends up giving a generic gift card because it’s just easier, although it is a bummer for us, knowing there is absolutely NOTHING special or different about the gift card.

So YES, we know how hard it is finding that special gift for the people on your list, and if you’re like our family, the answer is probably NO to most of the questions above. Personally, I feel our family is always so caught up in buying unwanted items for people on our lists – most of which will go unused, be re-gifted (yes we’ve all done it!), sitting in a closet somewhere, never even taken out of the box, returned for something else or the recipient already has half a dozen of them.

But THIS YEAR can be different and WILL be different for some very thoughtful gift givers (and while you’re shopping, feel free to be a little selfish and get one or even two for yourself) and we hope some of these items might be options for YOU and your long list of friends, family and colleagues you’re dreading having to shop for.

We have something for everyone and all price points – and 100% of the purchases benefit the pets and programs – a true win/win for you and the pets.

Here are just a few options for the gift recipients on your list:

  • Gift certificate – use for adoption, retail items and supplies, or clinic visits
  • Pet toys galore!
  • Doggie DNA test kit
  • Path for Paws personalized brick
  • An ornament
  • A new shelter supporter shirt
  • Travel mugs and keychains
  • … and more!

Shop now for that perfect gift!



How YOU Can Give the Purr-fect Gift
– donate something to the shelter for OUR Furry Friend from our shelter’s Amazon wish list to help our pets have a Happy Healthy Holiday and many weeks to come by selecting an item or two from our wish list

Help keep our shelter running! Donate Today!