Sterling Animal Shelter

Furry Friend Friday With Droid!


We’re back with another Furry Friend Friday interview!  It’s not too often that we interview cats, but today I got to sit down with Droid and ask him a few questions!  This 2 year-old cutie is up for adoption at Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling, Massachusetts, so if you’re looking for the perfect companion and lap cat, look no further!

Hi Droid! We’re so excited to have a cat here today, it doesn’t usually happen that often!

Well thank you, I’m happy to be here!  I love doing anything that gets me out of my cage!

So what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well as I said, doing anything that gets me out of my cage is fun for me.  I really like being around people, which I think makes me a pretty cool cat because not all cats are as friendly as me.  I like being petted a lot and just exploring my environment, I used to live out on the streets and explored a lot, but now I’m an indoor cat because it’s safer for me.

Do you have a favorite treat?

I don’t have a favorite flavor in particular, but I LOVE all treats!  The staff here use them to trick me into my cage, they think I don’t know what they’re up to, but I really do and just can’t resist a treat even if it does mean going back in my cage.

What about a favorite toy?

I have a few catnip toys here that I play with, they roll all over the place and I have fun chasing them around.  Plus, chasing them around also helps to keep me in shape.

What about fears, is there anything you’re afraid of?

Not really, I’m not a very timid cat.  After being out on the streets for a while, I got pretty tough and learned how to take care of myself.  I came face to face with dogs, skunks, and some pretty crazy stuff out there in the wild and none of it scared me, so now as a house cat I can’t imagine anything making me too nervous.

What do you think would be the perfect home for you?

I could really fit in anywhere, whether it’s with an elderly couple that is just looking for someone to pet, or a family looking for someone to play with, I know I could have so much fun and just want to find my forever family!  I’ve been at the shelter for a few months now so I really hope it happens soon!

Why do you think pet insurance is a good idea for all pet parents to consider?

Well as a stray, I saw a lot of crazy stuff!  It’s easy for pets to get hurt out there and pet insurance is a great way for pet parents to protect their wallet while also ensuring that their pets will get the vet care they need as well!

Droid is a very smart guy, not only is he street smart he also knows how to plan for the future!  Pets can easily find their way into trouble, but owners can easily protect them!  Call us for a free pet insurance quote today and keep your furry friend safe no matter what!





Furry Friend Friday With Yaya!


Here we are again at the end of another work week and you know what that means, Furry Friend Friday!  Meet Yaya, an 8 month old lab/pit bull mix up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter who has been waiting to find a new home since May!

So Yaya, what is your favorite thing to do during the day?

Well I love being with people more than anything! My friends here at the shelter describe me as “very loyal” because I would be happy to just sit at your feet while you work or watch TV just so I can be near you!  Other than hanging out with people, I love being out and about so I can burn off all of the energy I have!  Afterwards, I enjoy a nice long nap.  The staff here all think I am so funny because every time I fall asleep I roll onto my back and sleep with all paws in the air.

Do you have a favorite place to go for a walk?

Usually I get to go out with the volunteers for a walk every day which I love.  We usually just go down the street a ways and if not we get to play outside in the pen behind the shelter.  I must admit that as a Tennessee girl (I was rescued and brought up to the Bay State!) I don’t really care where I’m going as long as I have my people by my side!

What about a favorite treat?

How can I pick one favorite when there are so many options to choose from? I will really eat anything I can get, I’m not picky when it comes to food.

Is there anything you would want your future family to know about you?

Well the only thing is that I would rather go to a home without other dogs or small children.  I love the spotlight and but don’t love when someone tries to steal it from me, I want to be the only apple of your eye!

Yaya, why do you think all pet parents should consider insurance for their furry friend?

Well if you ask me, if you adopt a pet you should be able to take care of it.  The vet’s office can get expensive, and fast so why wouldn’t you want pet insurance to make it more affordable?

Yaya makes a lot of good points!  All pet parents should have the means to properly care for their pet, and that includes their health care.  Protect your furry friend like you would any other member of your family and give us a call at MassDrive for a pet insurance quote today!



Furry Friend Friday With Aurora!


Happy Friday everyone, it’s a beautiful day out there, and Aurora was nice enough to take a moment out of her play time for our interview!  This little pup is up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter, she’s been there for a little over a week and most of her peers have already found homes, so she is ready for her forever family!

Aurora, thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with me, I noticed you were outside running around with some friends, is that your favorite thing to do?

Yes!  I love getting outside and running around in the grass, especially on a beautiful day like this, not too hot, not too cold, it’s perfect!  I have a lot of energy and playing fetch and running around outside are my favorite pastimes, after that cuddling is my favorite thing to do, but I can’t sit still until I burn off all my energy first!

Do you have a favorite toy here at the shelter?

We are really lucky here, we get to share all of the toys so there is always something new to play with!  Like I said fetch is one of my favorite things to do so I love my ball, it would be nice to have toys of my very own in a real home though.

Is there anything that scares you?

Not really, I’m just a puppy so I’m very happy.  I’m not a nervous puppy either, I’d rather spend my time playing than worrying!

That’s good to know, since you are so fearless you must love adventures, do you have a favorite place to go for a walk?

Well since I’m at the shelter we don’t go too far, my volunteer friends bring me outside a lot though and I absolutely love it, anytime I can get out is exciting for me. They bring me out a lot because we are working on my leash training, I’m not perfect yet but am practicing!  I was originally from Tennessee and there were a lot of places to roam around down there, I hope that my new family brings me on a lot of adventures because I love to explore!

Aurora, why do you think pet insurance is important for all pet owners?

Well if you ask me, I don’t have enough money to pay my own bills, and vet visits can really add up, especially when they are unexpected!  Pet insurance takes the worry out of bringing your pet to the vet (at least for you), and small monthly payments can be a lot more affordable than one big chunk of money upfront!

Aurora’s right, vet bills can really add up! These bills can be extremely costly, and no one wants to pay a huge amount of money all at once, affordable monthly payments are all it takes to insure your pet’s health, so call us up for a pet insurance quote today! If you’re interested in adopting Aurora, please contact the Sterling Animal Shelter.



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