A fundraiser for New England Basset Hound Rescue was held on March 20th in Westborough. As you can see from these photos, Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny was a hopping good time!

Eileen Valinski, NEBHR Fund Raising Coordinator said: ‘New England Basset Hound Rescue would like to thank Especially for Pets in Westborough for allowing us to have Family and Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny!

Especially for Pets, a Massachusetts pet food and supply company with stores located in Acton, Medway, Newton, Sudbury, Wayland and Westborough (winner of 1999 Retailer of the Year by the Retailer’s Association of Massachusetts) is proud to announce the relocation of their Newton store and expanded company headquarters.

Especially for Pets, founded in Newton, MA 17 years ago, is the store created by pet lovers for pet lovers offering only the most pet friendly products and services.

newtongo1A grand time was had by all as we celebrated the grand re-opening of our Newton store on Saturday, September 24th. Thanks to all of our customers, new and old alike, for visiting us on this special day. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

“I feel like Joan Rivers on the red carpet!” Julie Devereaux, mid day radio personality on WROR 105.7, was heard saying as she prepared to host the Fall Pet Fashion Show, the main event of our day.

On October 30, 2005, Especially for Pets had the honor of sponsoring the NEADS Fall Assistance Dog Team Graduation held at Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Leominster, MA. We were able to do this thanks to the generosity of our customers who donated money in exchange for their pets’ nail clippings during the second quarter of last year.

The Committee to Protect Dogs has launched a campaign to get a measure on the 2006 ballot to pass the Dog Protection Act which will enact stronger penalties for abusing law enforcement or service dogs, authorize law enforcement authorities to seize dog fighting paraphernalia and breeding dogs, and phase out greyhound racing by 2008. 110,000 signatures are needed; the deadline is November 20th. Petitions are available at each of our stores.