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!”

MA vest a dog donationEspecially for Pets’ customers really came through again by responding very generously when asked to support Massachusetts police dogs in a recent campaign to celebrate Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog’s 15th anniversary. During the months of October and November, customers made either a $1, $5 or $15 donation to Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog, and Especially for Pets matched it! The final result was $6,592, plus an additional $1,000 from a Canton store customer to sponsor a K9 vest!