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.

Visit: Vetstreet.com

  • PAWS

    PAWS (Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society) is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization serving many communities north of Boston. PAWS hosts cat adoption hours at VCA Wakefield from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

    Visit PAWS

  • Poodle Rescue of New England

    Poodle Rescue of New England provides medical care, evaluation, and adoptive homes for poodles who are abandoned, mistreated, unwanted, or left in local pounds to await an uncertain fate.

    Visit Poodle Rescue of New England

  • House Rabbit Network

    The House Rabbit Network is an organization formed with two primary purposes: to rescue homeless rabbits and find them good indoor homes and also to educate the public about rabbits and their care.

    Visit House Rabbit Network

  • Massachusetts House Rabbit Society

    An all-volunteer, non-profit organization with two primary goals: to rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent indoor homes for them and to educate the public and assist humane societies through publications on rabbit care, phone consultation, and classes upon request.

    Visit Massachusetts House Rabbit Society

  • Sterling Animal Shelter

    For every animal adopted from a shelter, a space opens up that will welcome another great dog or cat and save its life. The Sterling Animal Shelter has an enormous variety of animals �" purebreds, mixbreeds, all ages and personalities.

    Visit Sterling Animal Shelter

  • Greyhound Adoption Service

    Greyhound Adoption Service, Inc. of Salisbury, Massachusetts is a volunteer-run, non-profit humane organization dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds that can no longer compete and for young greyhounds not placed on the racetrack.

    Visit Greyhound Adoption Service

  • Quincy Animal Shelter

    The Quincy Animal Shelter is a 100% volunteer-run organization that places hundreds of homeless cats and dogs into homes each year. Every animal receives age-appropriate vaccinations and, if old enough, is spayed or neutered before finding its forever family.

    Visit Quincy Animal Shelter

  • PetWatch

    PetWatch provides consumers with a science-based list of the Best, Fair, and Worst choices of exotic pets based on extensive research aimed at protecting native wildlife and resources, global biodiversity, and public health. PetWatch is a consumer information program founded on scientific evidence that promotes safe pet purchases for all major animal groups including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds.

    Visit PetWatch

  • Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA (Certified Prof. Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed)

    Melissa earned her training certification in 2008 through the CCPDT association, and she is a member of the APDT. She is available for private training and group class work, as well as for interviews or articles pertaining to life with dogs.  Reach her at 617-861-7846.

    Visit Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA (Certified Prof. Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed)

  • Burlington Science Center

    Focusing on grades K-5, the Science Center's goals are to make science "come alive" for both teachers and students and to support an active elementary science curriculum.

    Visit Burlington Science Center

  • Companion Animal Parasite Council

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

    Visit Companion Animal Parasite Council

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.