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.

She continues to work around her busy college schedule while upholding a high standard of commitment to our customers and their pets, with whom she has established authentic bonds. Shannon's love for all animals and her consistent work ethic have made her an invaluable part of the Especially for Pets' family and an exemplary employee of the year.

NiheetaNiheeta Dalvi in Westborough has been an Especially for Pets' customer since 2007 and became an employee in 2010; recently celebrating her 6th anniversary with us. Niheeta started as a sales associate and worked hard to earn her place as assistant manager. Customers specifically ask for Niheeta because of her product knowledge and superior service. Niheeta conducts herself professionally and is courteous and respectful of all customers in any situation. She has accumulated 80 hours of vacation time and over 40 hours of sick time; she has used one sick day in six years! She consistently steps up to the plate when there is a need and never complains. Not only has Niheeta been a very loyal Especially for Pets' customer but also a very loyal employee.

Congratulations to both Shannon and Niheeta!