Mac, a German Shepherd mix, was an adult when he was adopted from the local shelter in Carlsbad, CA. At his first veterinary visit after adoption, the veterinarian estimated him to be between 2 and 3 years old, skinny but in great health, and, “A very handsome fellow!” Mac seemed to settle into his new home quickly, but his owners were a bit more hesitant. Not only was Mac a big dog but this was their first dog in many years. They were a bit overwhelmed.


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Since August is all about clearing the shelters (have we mentioned that Clear the Shelters Day is August 18th yet? 😉), we want to take a minute to shine a spotlight on some of the local rescues and shelters we are proud to work with around Massachusetts! If you're looking to add a furry addition to your family, we encourage you to take a look at some of the places listed below. And even if you can't adopt right now - consider donating or volunteering!

After you've read all about our favorite rescues and shelters, decided on your perfect new furriend, and made it official, check out our new pet checklist  to ensure you have everything you need to make your new pet's transition as seamless as possible!


Adopting a new pet is exciting, rewarding, and so much fun - but also requires a lot of preparation! We've put together a handy New Pet Checklist to make sure you don't miss a thing when taking care of your new furry family member. Take a look below and then stop in to your local store to pick up these essentials to keep your new best friend happy, healthy and entertained.

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Summertime is here! You know what that means...lots of fun in the sun for both you and your furry friends. But summer heat means you need to take special precautions to keep your pet safe and healthy.