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
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.
Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
The hot line 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.
Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
The Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.
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 each 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.
Windham County Humane Society
The Windham County Humane Society (WCHS) is a nonprofit organization, enhancing the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion and promotion of animal welfare. The shelter has been in operation for over 130 years.