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Get YOUR Doggie DNA Test Kit TODAY!

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So you’ve probably heard about or even seen the?DOGGIE DNA testing kit.…at the shelter, right? Well now they have an upgraded version 3.0 which provides even more details and information. Here’s an example of a recent DNA submission sent in by the shelter’s director who adopted a sato from Puerto Rico in October.? The results arrived via email on Thursday 12/7/17. Edi was adopted in mid October and?was about 6-7 months and only 7 pounds. We expected Eddie’s DNA test to come back as a chihuahua for sure. But we also thought maybe some Dachshund due to the long body…

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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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GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT DECLAWING CATS – SUGGESTIONS – OPTIONS – AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has revised its previous 2015 position statement on declawing to strongly OPPOSE DECLAWING CATS as an elective procedure. Do you really KNOW what is involved with declawing a cat?? Great info for CLAW COUNSELING: Helping cat owners live alongside cats with claws If your not familiar with NAIL CAPS for cats (and even dogs) click here for a list of all sorts of options, brands, sizes, colors and pricing. There are countless options out there these days – From metallic colors, solid, neon, GLOW IN THE DARK to french manicure style…your pet/s can…

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Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling and Many Other Behavior/Medical Issues to be Aware of…

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House soiling is the most common behavior problem reported by cat owners. The solution to your cat?s problem will depend on the underlying causes of their behavior. It is also one of the most common reasons for a pet owner to surrender their cat to our shelter. Why do cats eliminate outside the litter box? Your cat may have litter box trouble for any number of reasons, including medical problems, an aversion to the litter box, or a preference for urinating or defecating in places outside the box.     Medical Problems Any medical condition that interferes with a cat?s…

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OUR SHELTER IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF FOSTER FAMILIES?.

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Calling all pet lovers…. DO YOU have some room in ?your heart and home to help us save lives? Our shelter is always in desperate need of loving foster families for pets that come to our shelter. Many have been rescued from the gas chambers in the South.?If you are NOT familiar with the use of Gas Chambers – please educate yourself and learn more by clicking on this link? Sadly in 2017 shelters in the South are still killing beautiful, healthy, adoptable dogs/cats and even PUPPIES AND KITTENS!!!! We simply can not accept this, and we KNOW our adopters…

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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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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th – August 21st

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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th 2016 is Black Cat Appreciation Day Hundreds of shelters nationally will be celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th. Our shelter will be celebrating the beauty of adopting these ebony beauties as well! To celebrate in OUR way ? our shelter will be offering: $17 off any adoption fee for cats 1+ years or older for any black cats ? or cats with BLACK in them. Because we think this is such an amazing way to celebrate the most common colored feline we are NOT ONLY CELEBRATING for 1 day ? but will…

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Important info for pets you love…Heat – Pavement -and BBQ?ing Safety

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Every year, countless dogs die after being locked in vehicles. On a hot day, the car can reach deadly temperatures in just minutes. A quick stop at the grocery store or post office can quickly turn into a tragedy for your pet. Cats and dogs are especially vulnerable because they cool off through the pads on their paws and by panting. In extreme heat they can experience liver, nerve or brain damage, heart problems, and even death. BOTTOM LINE – SEE SOMETHING….SAY SOMETHING – CALL 911. YOU MAY SAVE A LIFE ?Don?t forget the heat also affects the pavement our…

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Join Our New Facebook Page/s – Reconnect with Rescuers and Siblings!

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Unfortunately Facebook deleted our previous LONG standing shelter FB pages and user groups…After submitting documentation to PROVE that we TRULY OWNED THE PAGES they approved our appeal…however we still can NOT access all of our Facebook pages and fan pages as well as our Sato and Homebound Hounds followers…. so we are sadly?starting AGAIN in hopes that you can all follow and LIKE us on Facebook – keep up to date with shelter events and happenings – reconnect with siblings to your pets and rescuers as well as post photos…hopefully we can spread the word to our supporters and fans!!!…

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Pick STERLING SHELTER as YOUR Favorite Ebay Non-Profit

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EBAY GIVING WORKS ?MY FAVORITE NON-PROFIT? SWEEPSTAKES – IT’S FREE – you can win $500 and by selecting OUR shelter – we can also win $500. A win/win for everyone so pls take a minute and pick our shelter. We are listed as STERLING SHELTER – TAKES ONLY seconds to personalize your eBay experience and make an impact where it matters most to you. You can also create/download and share a widget supporting STERLING SHELTER Create a widget and post it on your website and social media sites… just click here

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