Our Pet Care Partners
Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.
Pet Health and Lifestyle Information
We know a well-informed owner coupled with an expert veterinary care team is key to maintaining the happiness and
health of your pet. That’s why we partnered with Vetstreet.com to bring you additional pet health and lifestyle
information you can’t find on our website. Vetstreet.com contains a wealth of pet information written by leading
veterinarians, journalists, and animal health care experts. Whether you are wondering about why your dog puts his
head out of the window while driving, seeking a workout plan for you and your dog, or trying to figure out how to get
your cat to take her medicine, VCA and Vetstreet.com are here to help.
Sterling Animal ShelterSterling Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) and a no-kill 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.
Visit Sterling Animal Shelter
Thomas J. O'Connor Adoption CenterTo provide comprehensive animal control services and programs to our communites 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.
Worcester Animal Rescue LeagueThe Worcester Animal 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.
Quincy Animal Shelter100% volunteer-run organization established in 1999, Q.A.S. is a "no kill" shelter making every effort to find the right home for every animal. VCA builds upon a long-standing relationship with Q.A.S. by continuous contact with the Medical Manager and staff. They can be contacted at 617-376-1349
Visit Quincy Animal Shelter
Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane SocietyThe Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. DPVHS is a private, non-profit organization serving the communities of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.
Furry Friends Pet Sitting Inc.Petsitting service, Daily walking packages, Mid-day potty breaks, Pet taxi service
K9 EtiquetteDog training/pet supplies
Visit K9 Etiquette
Concerned Citizens for Animalsspay/neuter assistance program to aid in the control of dog/cat overpopulation
Holyoke Community CollgeVeterinary Technician Internship Program
Visit Holyoke Community Collge
Tufts University Pet Loss Support HotlineThe hotline was established in 1996 by veterinary students to provide a community based resource for people to safely grieve the past or impending separation from a pet.
Pet Loss Resources
Losing a pet can be devastating, but you are not alone in your grief. The following online communities and resources can help you begin recovering from your loss.