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Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling MA

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Learn more about our Shelter Pets and Programs at https://www.sterlingshelter.org/animal-shelter/how-you-can-help

Volunteers are the backbone of our shelter! With such a high volume of animals, our staff relies on volunteers to help us complete all the tasks required for a smooth operation here at Sterling Animal Shelter.
Volunteering will enrich your life in a number of ways, here are some of our favorite reasons why you should come volunteer with us today:

Be part of the solution. You’ll join a network of hundreds of thousands of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You’ll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership.

Get warm fuzzies. You’ll never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you have helped. Is there anything better than unconditional love?!

Keep good company. You’ll make lots of new friends--and not just the four-legged kind. Working side by side with people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.

Meet the new you. You’ll discover skills you never knew you had, and you may be surprised at what you’re capable of achieving.

Gain a new career. You’ll learn things that may lead you to the career--or career change--of your dreams. Employers and college admissions officers look favorably on time spent in volunteer service.

Enjoy a wagging tail, a purr, and a smile. Didn’t someone once say that the best things in life are free?

Interested? Great! All volunteers must be AT LEAST 17 years of age to volunteer.
Download the PDF application https://sterlingshelter-animalshelterinc.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Volunteer-Application.pdf

Completed applications can be sent to:
faxed to 978-422-8574
mailed to Sterling Animal Shelter 17 Laurelwood Rd Sterling, MA 01564

Foster a Pet

Interested in fostering? Please download the PDF application and return it to our shelter https://sterlingshelter-animalshelterinc.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-FOSTER-FAMILY-APPLICATION-1.pdf

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About Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling MA


17 Laurelwood Road, Sterling, MA 01564, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, Massachusetts is a non-profit organization and no-kill shelter. The shelter provides humane sheltering and care for stray, unwanted, abused and neglected animals. The staff is dedicated to finding good homes for adoptable pets and we continue to promote responsible pet ownership to improve the quality of life for the animals and people in our community. The Shelter is supported entirely by donations from private individuals and through mandatory surrender and adoption fees. The Animal Shelter, Inc. does not receive support from the United Way or from federal, state or local governments.


There's a place in your community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care. Its your local animal shelter, right here in Sterling, MA. Where we provide comfort and care for our community's unwanted animals. We offer many other services too, for pets and their people. To do all this, we rely on the support of people like you. Here are a few ways you can help animals, especially those in our care...

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17 Laurelwood RoadSterling, MA 01564



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Customer Service
  • Program Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month minimum

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