YellowRoseRescuesThe fallout of Hurricane Harvey is absolutely devastating. Animals as well as humans are victims of this incredible force of nature.

We have partnered with Yellow Rose Animal Rescue who is working with their sister rescues in Texas, Happy Day Humane Society and Cassie's Place. Their immediate plan is to transport dogs that have been waiting to be adopted, thus freeing up space so that they can help dogs directly affected by this disaster. The dogs are being transported to Massachusetts and are in need of foster families and permanent homes. After every attempt has been made by their sister rescues to reunite dogs and their families in the months ahead, Yellow Rose will certainly step in and help with dogs that have been displaced as a result of this storm.

If you would like to help, we are accepting monetary donations for the rescue at all of our stores. You may also donate directly to Yellow Rose Animal Rescue. In addition, you may contact them directly in reference to foster and adoption opportunities

We appreciate any support that you can give and will keep you updated with more information going forward. We continue to pray for the people and animals of the great state of Texas. #PrayForTexas.

OpeningSoonWe are opening our 8th store in Lakeway Commons on Route 9 in Shrewsbury! Our newly designed store will feature our second Day School and introduce our new Wellness Services!

If you are from Shrewsbury, or anywhere in Massachusetts, you might be familiar where the former Spag's, the iconic discount store, stood. Now home to Lakeway Commons, it is a mixed-use development that includes retail, restaurants and residences. There will even be a bronze memorial to Spag's owner Anthony "Spag" Borgatti near the center of the plaza.

In true Especially for Pets fashion, we will continue to offer you high quality foods and products and compassionate and individualized service. Our team is dedicated to responsible pet care and committed to the wellness of your pet.

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Motley Adopted DogPlease keep your pets indoors in the early afternoon on Monday, August 21 during the total solar eclipse. Any pet outside that looks up can suffer the same retinal damage as humans, up to and including blindness.

buddydogblogJust over a year ago, we were fortunate to begin a partnership with the Buddy Dog Humane Society in efforts to promote rescue dogs and the importance of obedience training. Located just down the street from our Sudbury location, it was our intent to offer obedience classes to the shelter in hopes that enrollment in class would increase chances of adoption. We are proud to say that since the inception of the partnership, 19 dogs have gone through the Especially for Pets' training program and the vast majority were adopted before they finished a training session! These classes have been such a fun and engaging way for the staff and volunteers at Buddy Dog to learn about obedience training and to spend some necessary one-on-one time with the dogs.

dog summer beachAs a responsible pet owner, you need to be aware of how the warm weather can impact your pet and the extra precautions you can take to keep him safe and happy.

- Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for an extended period of time. On a warm day, even in the shade with windows cracked, the temperature in a car can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of minutes. Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation when trapped in high temperatures.