It gives us great pleasure in honoring two 2016 employees of the year, Shannon Casey and Niheeta Dalvi!

ShannonEOTYShannon Casey in Sudbury has been an esteemed employee of Especially for Pets for three years and has continually shown sincere dedication to the company and our customers. Last spring she took on great responsibility by running day-to-day operations while management was on leave. Shannon enthusiastically took on important tasks such as ordering and scheduling and payroll while maintaining outstanding customer service and strong leadership for fellow employees.

carol newtonCongratulations to Carol Soeldner and her puppy, Holystone Ode To Joix Of Kincora, CGC (call name Sponge). Under a breeder judge and at the age of just under seven and a half months, Sponge took Reserve Winners Bitch at the Montgomery County Dog Show. As the largest terrier show in the country, to the terrier group, it is the equivalent to what Westminster is to all groups! Sponge earned her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) at six and a half months old. Carol bred Sponge’s mother and she is a granddaughter of Carol's other dog Fox, who earned her CGC under Christine MacDonald at our Acton location. Carol and Sponge share the same birthday and are quite the team!

Bogie snowExposure to winter's dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren't the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws.

To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet's paws and skin, please heed the following advice from the experts of the ASPCA.

DaySchoolCome to our open house on Saturday, December 10 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Sudbury and see what the excitement is all about! Our director of Dog Training, Leslie Zelamsky, will be available to answer all of your questions and show you our wonderful new facility. All open house visitors will receive a complimentary raffle ticket for a FREE half-day stay in our Day School. Click here for more information about or call 978/443-7682 to schedule your free evaluation.

CaptainThe Especially for Pets' Day School at Sudbury is pleased to introduce our very first enrollee! Captain is a five month old Comfort Retriever who lives with his family in Natick. Captain is one of our training students who will attend our Day School twice a week. Like Captain, each dog will have an individualized learning plan that reflects the requests of his owner. Captain's mom, Michele, looks forward to our working on loose leash walking, come when called, dropping objects, proper greetings and nipping while playing. These are all important goals for Captain because Michele would like him to become a Therapy Dog. We are excited to help Captain and Michele achieve this wonderful goal of offering others the gift of canine love and companionship. Our Day School in Sudbury opens December 5 and evaluations and registrations are already in progress. For more information, please call 978/443-7682 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..