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The animal shelter and its on-site veterinary clinic is located in Central MA in Central New England. We are easy to get to and are located off multiple highways. The shelter is on a rural road yet the property is zoned for BOTH commercial AND residential ( we live on-site next door to the shelter ). The shelter is about an hour from Boston/Hartford and Providence. We have had multiple TV rigs and trucks parked on-site for days at a time and been featured in countless regional/international media (print and TV). We are used to having filming happening on-site. The property offers plenty of lighting, paved flat parking lots, (we've even had 18 wheelers manage to get in and out of our parking/driveways). There is a large medical center located within walking distance (to the left and right of our property) that may allow for overflow parking IF needed. There are multiple buildings on a beautifully 2 acres of landscaped property. A renovated 2 story house UPSTAIRS includes a break room w/ bathroom/shower, microwave and full sized fridge, TV and pull out sleeper sofa and offices. DOWNSTAIRS- The entire 1st floor is dedicated to our high volume low cost spay/neuter clinic. Wifi is available throughout the property as is heat and A/C. Some of the other buildings and sections include a main kennel w/ 19 indoor/outdoor kennels - isolation wards - cat adoption room w/ 24 cages - small 5 indoor/outdoor kennels - multiple fenced in meet/greet areas, an on-site veterinary clinic (and a pet crematorium). In addition, we have a beautiful 65,000+ gallon Koi Rescue pond with multiple bridges, fountains, lights and pergola with 2 resident Pekin Ducks. We are in the process of finalizing a huge mural on a concrete retaining wall that looks really unique and edgy (for an animal shelter!). Within walking distance there is a newly renovated bed and breakfast (The Chocksett Inn) which have suites w/ kitchenettes and there are countless restaurants within a few miles. Just next door is a deli for lunch/snacks and Dunkin Donuts. In our region, there are wide varieties of backgrounds, backdrops and scenery for any time of the year or filming any type of movie/TV show. The 2001 film Shallow Hal even had scenes shot in Sterling. Sterling is the setting of Sarah Josepha Hale's famous poem, "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Mary Sawyer, the subject of the historically true poem, lived in Sterling Learn more about our quaint town,_Massachusetts and all the amazing things New England has to offer year round! Points of interest - An annual event, the Sterling Fair, is typically held in early/mid-September and is one of the last remaining agricultural fairs with FREE admission. A great time to visit and enjoy with rides, food, and lots of fun things to do/see/buy or try! We are in Close proximity to Wachusett Mountain (state forest / ski area) and Leominster State Forest. Davis Farmland, a seasonal petting zoo and Davis Mega Maze, New England's only world class adventure cornfield maze. Sholan Park located on Lake Waushacum has a beach area with a dock for swimming. It also has grills for cookouts, a sand volleyball court, and a boat ramp. The little town of Sterling, Mass., is getting a lot of attention these days. Not only has the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) won awards for its new solar+storage microgrid, the town is getting visitors from Germany, Japan, Norway and many other countries.

Category and style

Event Space, Doctor's Office/Hospital, Industrial Buildings, Office, Retail/Small Business

Americana/Anywhere America, Cape Cod, Colonial, Dilapidated/Neglected, Exotic/Tropical, Industrial


Private parking for 35 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
87120 sq ft

Location Rules

No adult filming
just to be aware there are animals


Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area


Conventional Ceiling
Suspended Ceiling
Conference Room/Boardroom
Front Desk
Playground Or Kid-Friendly
Studio Space/Equipment
Pivot Doors
Roller Garage Door
Screen Doors
Sliding Doors
Steel Doors
Tilt Garage Door
Wood Doors
Carpet Floor
Concrete Floor
Linoleum Floor
Marble Floor
Stone Floor
Tiles Floor
Laboratory Facility
Surgical Facilities
Parking Lot
Creative Space/Startup
For Kids
Grocery/Market/Convenience Store
Pet Shop & Rescue
Vintage/Second-Hand Store
Mountain/Vista View
Rooftop View
Brick Walls
Colored Walls
Concrete Walls
Glass Wall
Graffiti Wall
Mural Wall
Texture Walls
White Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Bay or Bow Windows
Picture/Stationary Windows
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows
Slider Windows

Restricted Areas

depends if you need our house

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Exact location provided after booking