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..


RewardsWe have enhanced our Companion Rewards program in order to offer you, our loyal customers, even greater value when you shop at Especially for Pets! With this free service, you will enjoy benefits such as receive your 13th purchase of cat or dog food free from our Participating Rewards Brands, earn a 3% reward on all supplies, and receive a 10th grooming free and $10 off the second and all subsequent four to seven-week dog training classes! Get with the program and find out more about being rewarded for your purchases! You deserve it!

WARL Q3 DonationThe Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) prides itself on giving compassion to every being that turns to them for help, providing shelter and care for animals as well as respect and resources for people. The $8,100 received today will directly impact the lives of shelter pets by providing support towards extraordinary diagnostic testing and procedures the animal desperately need.

PlaytimeA wonderful and very important part of puppy development is playtime and socialization with other dogs. It is critical that your puppy experiences positive play with friendly and appropriate dogs. Tambor loves to attend playgroups at Especially for Pets. Our playgroups are extra special because they are facilitated by our professional dog training instructors. Your dog will have a blast, with the added benefit of learning to participate in appropriate canine play. Owners will learn about canine body language, pack dynamics, and how to promote positive play. 

When you are out in public with your puppy, be wary of other dogs you do not know. You should not let your puppy play with unknown dogs. It can be dangerous for him or encourage inappropriate play behavior. In nice weather, public dog parks are often popular, but there are risks that you should consider including aggressive dogs or dogs that guard toys. If you leave your dog at a daycare facility, make sure the staff understands canine behavior and training.

MayaVestedInterestK9 Maya of the Worcester County Sherriff's Office was the recipient of a donated bullet and stab proof vest made possible by a fundraiser held in our Medway store last December. This popular event, Helping Paws for the Holidays, hosted Santa Paws and the Grinch for photos with pets and their people and was organized by Vested Interest in K9s. Maya is one of four of the K9 team and is the second to be outfitted with a vest. Read more.