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, its the inscriptions on those bricks that makes the program so meaningful.
Sterling Shelters 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 member, and celebrate animals finding loving homes as well as all the programs the shelter has for both people and pets! If you haven’t been to our shelter recently we’ve got some big changes happening!
The once unusable retention pond / swamp in front of the shelter has been renovated into a beautiful tranquil space that will feature a beautiful new pond.
Below is what our SWAMP looked like in June, 2016.
The pond renovation covers a large area in front of the shelter and will feature a figure 8 and is a beautiful 50 x 100 foot pond. Summer of 2019 we started our Koi and Pond Fish Rescue Program with fountains, bridges, and seating areas. We wanted to provide more space for shelter visitors, the ability to do meet and greets, and relax while enjoying the peaceful space. Summer of 2020 we will start holding Koi adoption days stay tuned for details!
Our mission is to dedicate this beautiful tranquil outdoor space to both two and four legged friends, pet lovers and family members and to ALL of our friends, family, supporters and donors – pets both past and present and to honor both people and pets that we love, loved, or those we’ve lost, as well as those we want to remember, acknowledge or memorialize. The Path for Paws Will be Paved with YOUR Milestones and Memories – a special way to honor a beloved friend, family member or pet – or to commemorate a milestone in your family, a gift that keeps giving…and helping to save more lives every day.
Path for Paws is the perfect way to leave your permanent mark of care and compassion. This engraved brick campaign provides a beautiful, visible opportunity to create a gift that will last for many years to come! Your brick/s will help support the thousands of pets we care for each year at the Sterling Shelter – allow us to grow our programs for pets and people – to place homeless pets into loving, lifelong homes. Each brick will become part of a large area surrounding the pond where our shelter holds a variety of special public events, including microchip clinics, vaccine clinics, educational seminars, fundraising events, monthly volunteer orientations, educational group tours for kids of all ages and more.
Each brick will become part of a large area surrounding the pond where our shelter holds a variety of special public events, including microchip clinics, vaccine clinics, educational seminars, fundraising events, monthly volunteer orientations, educational group tours for kids of all ages and more.
From the staff and pets at the shelter WE all thank you for supporting our mission to provide shelter and humane care to lost and homeless pets; reunite lost pets with their loving families; promote positive pet adoptions; educate our community to inspire compassion and responsible pet guardianship. Of the thousands of dogs, cats and other furry friends our shelter has helped each year to find homes, offer safe refuge, provide necessary veterinary care or whose owners have received help through our onsite low cost veterinary clinic these bricks will mark important milestones in our lives as well as the lives of the pets and people we have been able to help through our dozens of programs offered at the shelter
- The cost for a single 4×8 brick is $100. Should you wish to order more than ONE brick we are happy to discount additional bricks for only $75each (to receive discount on more than 1 brick – additional bricks must be ordered at the same time). OR
- The cost for a single 8×8 brick is $200 – should you wish to order more than ONE brick we are happy to discount additional bricks for only $175 each (to receive discount on more than 1 brick – additional bricks must be ordered at the same time).
- Brick Layouts WITH Clip Art – All standard clip art below is offered to your brick at NO additional cost. Please review the diagrams below to ensure proper set up for your bricks.
- The bricks are a classic brick red with black lettering.
- All brick orders are CUSTOM ORDERS
- Payment in full is required before we can order your brick/s.(you can order online or mailed in with a check/money order or credit card number)
- Bricks will be ordered monthly and generally take 2-3 weeks for these to be engraved. Please note if you are ordering during our colder months any bricks ordered over the winter will be installed in the spring when the ground thaws enough to insert YOUR brick in the path.
- Remember spaces and punctuation take one space (just as if it were a letter or number)
4×8 WITH clip art allows UP TO 12 Characters per line, UP TO 3 Lines – CLIP ART options are on LEFT or RIGHT
- 4×8 WITHOUT clip art allows UP TO 20 Characters per line, UP TO 3 Lines
- 8×8 WITH clip art allows UP TO 20 Characters per line UP TO 4 Lines – CLIP ART options are on TOP OR BOTTOM
- 8×8 WITHOUT clip art allows UP TO 20 Characters per line UP TO 6 Lines
CLICK HERE PRINT AND FILL OUT ORDER FORM WITH PAYMENT INFO AND RETURN TO THE SHELTER.
Sterling Shelter’s PATH FOR PAWS Commemorative Bricks The bricks will be laid in a beautiful area located around the new pond for all shelter visitors to admire. We can even provide you with a receipt for your taxes!
WE OFFER MULTIPLE OPTIONS TO ORDER YOUR CUSTOM BRICKS:
- Download this PDF form – enter text for each line (and if desired the clip art# with description and side to be engraved) and fax to: 978-422-8574 with Visa/Mastercard/Discover Card info OR
- Call the shelter at 978-422-8585 and provide a Visa/Mastercard/Discover Card # and the info you wish to have printed on the brick OR
- Stop in at the shelter and fill out the form and pay by cash, check, or credit/ debit
- Print and Mail this form with a check or credit card info to:
Animal Shelter Inc.
c/o Path of Paws
17 Laurelwood Road
Sterling MA 01564
- CHECK (Make checks payable to ANIMAL SHELTER INC and note Path of Paws Campaign in memo)
- CREDIT CARD (VISA or MASTERCARD ACCEPTED)For those who chose to purchase a brick with CLIP ART – you can see the dozens of options below – Remember there is NO additional charge for the clip art below…. simply choose a graphic add the description and clip art # to the order form and indicate if you’d like the clip art to be on the left side OR right side of the text being engraved onto the brick….