Grant BaypathWhen you work in an animal shelter with tight quarters, you quickly learn to make use of every inch of space. You build a nook in your supply room so a shy cat can have a quiet place to sleep. The spot behind your desk doubles as an extra dog kennel. And meetings with adopters often take place by the outdoor benches because there’s simply no room indoors to talk. With just 1,700 square feet of indoor space, Baypath Humane Society knows this challenge well. That’s why they were thrilled to win the Especially for Pets Nail Clipping Grant in early 2015. With those funds, the shelter was able to realize its dream of creating its very own “Real Life Room”.

911 PuppyWe offer private at-home services for puppies up to 16 weeks old with one of our professional trainers. We will help you develop a customized plan that's right for you and get your puppy off on the right paw!

Carol foxCarol is a dedicated sales associate in Newton and is very excited to begin making therapy visits with her Border Terrier, Fox. Founded in 1985, Pets & People Foundation offers pet-assisted therapy to residents of nursing homes, special needs facilities, children’s facilities and hospitals. We wish this new Therapy Team all the best and know they will bring joy to many!

LPDR photoEspecially for Pets has donated $6,248 to Little Paws Dachshund Rescue (LPDR), our 2015 fourth quarter Charity Nail Clipping Recipient. This donation is a result of the money we collected from our customers for nail clipping services.

According to Fabre Sanders, Co-Chair of LPDR, this donation could not have come at a better time. “Earlier this week we got a call from a veterinarian in New Jersey who had a dachshund in their care that got tangled up in a bad situation and was hit by a car going 35 miles per hour.

Renee Mancini EOTYCongratulations to Renee Mancini of our Canton store who has been chosen as the 2015 Employee of the Year! Renee started working as a part-time employee at Especially for Pets in late 2014 and quickly moved up to full-time within months. She provides top notch customer service and shows the utmost dedication at all times. Despite losing her dog of 13 years before Thanksgiving of last year, she refused to leave the store without coverage and showed up for work the next day. Renee has never called in sick, and would switch or cover anyone’s shift, all just to help out the store and the staff. She recently adopted an adorable mix, named Archer, from a rescue in Salem and has remained dedicated to caring for and training him in the best way possible. Manager Bonnie Chepovsky said: “She is a truly caring individual when it comes to humans and animals alike, and we are so happy to have her on our team and thrilled to have her as Employee of the Year!”