We are deeply committed to the health and well being of every pet, not just the pets in our care. That is why we work with local shelters to help lost and abandoned animals in our community find new homes.
It isn't just our hospital. The entire family of VCA Animal Hospitals works with shelters and humane societies across the United States to promote successful pet adoptions.
Part of that work is helping you prepare for adopting a pet, because we believe that an informed owner is more likely to adopt the right pet and less likely to return the animal to the shelter. Please feel free to call or visit us for educational information and medical resources that will help you understand the ups and downs of pet adoption.
When you're ready to adopt, please consider adopting an animal from one of the shelters listed below. Together we can make sure your adopted pet has a long, healthy, and happy life.
Sterling Animal Shelter
Sterling 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.
Thomas J. O'Connor Adoption Center
To 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 League
The 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 Shelter
100% 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
Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
The 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.