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.

FredLevyArtTambor is an assistance dog in training who is being raised by our Obedience Manager, Leslie Zelamsky. In keeping with our philanthropic spirit, Especially for Pets is sponsoring this special puppy and donating all of his necessary supplies, food and training. We are pleased to collaborage with Framingham Animal Hospital, who is donating his veterinary care, and Fred Levy Art Photography, who is capturing monthly images of Tambor as he grows and flourishes. Take a look at these beautiful photos. The camera loves him just as much as we do!