About Us

  • “Lisa was helpful and extremely knowledgeable. She was very kind to our dog, Lucy, attentive and patient in answering our many human questions. We felt great purchasing the products she recommended and will take all her advice in the future. The store was beautiful, clean and had a great natural feel that my husband and I loved! It was the Whole Foods of the animal world! In Especially for Pets, we found a pet store for life! - Betsy H.
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In addition to serving our customers, we are ever mindful of our responsibility to address the problem of homeless and abandoned animals, as well as to support local humane groups and assistance dog organizations. No wonder Especially for Pets is the Massachusetts retailer with whom rescue and humane organizations most prefer to work.

  • We host hundreds of adoption events every year. Our Adoption Initiative Program finds permanent, loving homes for homeless pets and raises awareness about the work being done in the rescue community. In six month increments, each Especially for Pets’ store teams up with a local non-profit to educate customers about what the specific organization does, collect donations for its use and, ultimately, help find homes for pets in its care.

  • In the last 27 years, Especially for Pets has donated close to $350,000 to a total of more than 40 non-profits.

  • We offer a 10% discount on all products and services for adopted pets for one month with proof of adoption. This discount is also valid for anyone raising and fostering a puppy for a non-profit, 501(c)(3) service dog organization or providing their homes to foster animals.*

  • We offer free training classes to Puppy Raisers raising and training puppies who are owned by non-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations, such as National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) and Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) for the duration of fostering.*

  • Finally, Especially for Pets is a top sponsor of events such as MSPCA's Fast & Furriest 5K, Buddy Dog Humane Society's Woofstock, Whisker Walk Festival, Purrfect Cat Shelter's Pet Walk and many more.

Note: Adoption certificate must be presented to your sales associate. Discounts for Assistance Dog Puppy Raisers will be applied upon application completion, which includes a valid ID from the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Applications are available in the store.

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