Thanks to everyone who celebrated the opening of our 8th and brand waggin' new store design in Lakeway Commons! In addition to free raffles and giveaways, we had doggie buffets, volunteers from local rescues, free nail trimming and dog training demonstrations. Stop in and check out our Day School and Wellness Services.
We are so pleased to announce that through the generosity of our customers during our Hurricane Relief Drive held in September, we donated $3,383 to Yellow Rose Animal Rescue! With chapters in Texas and Massachusetts, Yellow Rose will use these funds to support transport expenses for dogs traveling between the two locations.
Each dog costs Yellow Rose a minimum of $285 for transport and quarantine expenses, so this donation will assist 12 more dogs to arrive in Massachusetts to find their forever families. Yellow Rose Animal Rescue has successfully placed over 185 dogs in Massachusetts homes since their start in Massachusetts in July 2016. Especially for Pets is proud to help great organizations such as Yellow Rose in alleviating the effects caused on our furry friends in natural disasters.
We are excited to welcome pets and their parents to our newest location in Lakeway Commons on Route 9 in Shrewsbury!
In true Especially for Pets fashion, we will continue to offer you premium food and supplies, grooming and training and compassionate and individualized service.
We are also introducing our new Wellness Services and our second Day School!
Join us for the grand opening on Saturday, October 21 from Noon to 6:00pm! Festivities include hourly giveaways, free goodie bags to the first 50 customers, grand opening specials, dog training events, Ask the Experts, adoption information with Worcester Animal Rescue League, Reiki treatments and much more! Plus a doggie buffet featuring Primal, Open Farm and 2 Dog Treats! Enter to win a $500 shopping spree!
In addition, a grand opening celebration of the new plaza will take place from 3:30 to 8:00pm and will feature a “passport” that guests can obtain from the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce that day to visit participating businesses and have stamped. Completed passports can be returned for a chance to win a grand prize worth more than $2,500!
At 5:00pm, an unveiling of a Spag’s memorial bronze plaque is planned in the open area between Tavern in the Square and Whole Foods, with state and local leaders in attendance.
Join us on Saturday, October 21 from Noon to 6:00pm for the grand opening of our 8th store on Route 9 in Shrewsbury's new Lakeway Commons! Festivities include hourly giveaways, free goodie bags to the first 50 customers, grand opening specials, dog training events, Ask the Experts, adoption information with Worcester Animal Rescue League, Reiki treatments and much more! Plus a doggie buffet featuring Primal, Open Farm and 2 Dog Treats! Enter to win a $500 shopping spree! Don't miss it!
The 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.