Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare (SCFAW) was the recipient of nail clipping donations from January through March of 2007. President and founder Jan Beckwith said “Thank you so much, Especially for Pets customers, for your generous donations for free nail clipping services in the first quarter of 2007!!! We are thrilled to receive a total of $2,936. This money will go directly towards our spay/neuter programs that help pet owners in financial need to spay/neuter their cats and dogs. 

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 Marjorie Bergstrom as the 2007 Employee of the Year.

We are pleased to announce that a total of $6,000 in food, treats, supplies and cash was donated to the following local non-profit organizations during the month of December: Precious Pug Rescue & Adoption, Baypath Humane Society, German Shepherd Rescue, Northeast All Retriever Rescue, House Rabbit Network, Canine Companions for Independence, Save A Dog, Animal Shelter, Inc of Sterling, Animal Rescue League of Boston and Dedham and Lucky Star Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue. Holiday fundraising events included our annual Pet Photos with Santa and Hanukkah Harry and The Forgotten Pets Toy Drive for local non-profit rescue organizations.

Portland, Maine (January, 2008) – As part of their ongoing campaign to encourage adoption and reduce the number of pets euthanized each year, Planet Dog has created the Adoption Champion Award (ACA).  The award supports, encourages and rewards Planet Dog retailers who "romp the extra mile" when it comes to social responsibility, philanthropy and advocacy for pet adoption. 

Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Trainer to the Stars" Brings Lessons for Both Dog and Owner

Saturday, March 15 was a snowy, rainy, all-to-familiar New England morning. However, spirits were bright at Especially for Pets in Sudbury as Brian Kilcommons, dog trainer to stars and author of best selling dog training books, took the stage to amaze and enlighten the eager crowd of 80. Kilcommons’ demonstrated the importance of the bond between pets and their owners in many instances correcting owner behavior over dog behavior!

Through the continued support of Especially for Pets, the event raised $2100 in donations for the MSPCA-Angell’s General Fund. The General Fund provides monetary resources for all of the MSPCA-Angell’s adoption centers, hospitals and programs.