Your Community Partners

Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.

Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.

Animal Rescue League of Worcester

The Worcester Animal Rescue League was founded in 1912 by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses. Almost a full century later, their love for animals and their struggle to rescue all types of pets from abuse, neglect, and inhumane treatment continues.

Visit Animal Rescue League of Worcester

Animal Shelter of Sterling

The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) and a no-kill animal shelter with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted and abandoned pets looking for homes.

Visit Animal Shelter of Sterling

ASPCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The ASPCA is dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals throughout the United States.

Visit ASPCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Care for Pets

Learn about pets and the people who care for them, on this website created by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Visit Care for Pets

Cat Age

How young is your cat? Based on your cat's health, risk of disease, and behavior, the new CatAge Test calculates your cat's biological age in people years.

Visit Cat Age

Cat Channel

Includes information about breeds, behavior, caring for your cat and a photo gallery.

Visit Cat Channel

Companion Animal Parasite Council

Offering pet owners information and recommendations about preventing and curing parasite infestation in their cats and dogs.

Visit Companion Animal Parasite Council

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

The Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.

Visit Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

Delta Society

Delta Society registers people and their pets as Pet Partners therapy animal teams to visit hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other facilities.

Visit Delta Society

Dog Age

How young is your dog? No more multiplying by 7 years to learn your dog's age in people years. The DogAge Test measures your dog's biological age, based on your dog's health, breed, risk of disease, and behavior.

Visit Dog Age

Dog Channel

Information about breeds, behavior, caring for your dog and photo gallery

Visit Dog Channel

Dog Fancy

The world's most widely read dog magazine.

Visit Dog Fancy

Dogs and Ticks

Ticks, Dogs, and Disease: Protecting Your Best Friend

Visit Ticks, Dogs, and Disease: Protecting Your Best Friend

Growing Up With Pets

A parent's resource for raising happy kids with healthy pets.

Visit Growing Up With Pets

Healthy Pet - "When Is It an Emergency?"

What constitutes a health emergency for your pet?

Visit Healthy Pet - "When Is It an Emergency?"

Healthypet

The American Animal Hospital Association's website for pet owners.

Visit Healthypet

Hill's Pet Nutrition

Pet nutrition and information from the makers of Science Diet and Prescription Diet foods

Visit Hill's Pet Nutrition

MSPCA

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Visit MSPCA

National Animal Poison Control Center - ASPCA

Learn about the ASPCA's unique emergency hotline that provides full time telephone assistance to veterinarians and animal owners.

Visit National Animal Poison Control Center - ASPCA

People for Animals League

A private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in local communities.

Visit People for Animals League

PetFinder

Visit PetFinder

Senior Dogs Project

Posts information and pictures of senior dogs needing homes in the United States and Canada, tips on finding a home for an older dog, lists advantages of adopting a senior pet, and provides articles about the special needs of the aging dog.

Visit Senior Dogs Project

Sterling Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted and abandoned pets looking for homes.

Visit Sterling Animal Shelter

The American Kennel Club

All about purebred dogs.

Visit The American Kennel Club

The Cat Fanciers' Association

The world's largest registry of pedigreed cats.

Visit The Cat Fanciers' Association

The Pet Loss Grief Support Website

A website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet, or an ill pet.

Visit The Pet Loss Grief Support Website

Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center

Our Mission: To provide comprehensive animal control services and programs to our communities for the protection of animals, public health and safety, and the environment. Where appropriate, the Center will responsibly place unclaimed animals into new adoptive homes.

Visit Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center

Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Helping people work through their grief and get through a difficult time.

Visit Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Weather.com Petcast

Caring for your pet in all kinds of weather conditions

Visit Weather.com Petcast

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