• “Emily is fantastic. Murphy is an extreme challenge to groom, but Emily has been working with him and now has a system worked out for getting him done. She is the only groomer able to handle him. We are so grateful for her time and patience and she does a great job." - Kerry C.
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The Especially for Pets’ Adoption Initiative Program finds permanent, loving homes for homeless pets, as well as 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 or rescue organization to educate our customers about the specific organizations, to collect donations, and ultimately to help find homes for pets in their care.

Current partnerships are listed below. You can also visit our stores to check out the Adoption Board and see photographs of the animals available for adoption and/or pick up a copy of their Wish List. Make a donation to support the organization of your choice in any of our stores and we will see that it is delivered to the non-profit organization.

To see past partnerships, please click here.

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Acton & Greyhound Friends
Located in Hopkinton, Greyhound Friends is dedicated to saving retired greyhounds and other hounds. While they are predominately a greyhound adoption group, they also help other types of dogs rescued from kill shelters or high-risk situations from other parts of the country and from around the world. Most of these dogs would have little chance for adoption or survival. Their goal is to find appropriate homes for adoption to give these dogs a second chance.

Wish List
- Dog toys, treats and biscuits
- Dog beds
- Dog leashes and Martingale collars
- Dog coats
- Cleaning supplies, detergent, sponges, cleanser, ammonia and paper towels

Canton & Pug Rescue of New England (PRoNE)

Pug Rescue of New England is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer foster home based rescue organization. Their mission is to find homes for abandoned and surrendered pugs in the six New England states. Their pugs are up-to-date on shots and spayed or neutered prior to being placed in a forever home.

Wish List
- Dog beds and blankets
- Leashes and harnesses
- Small Crates
- Exercise Pens

Medway & Big Hair Animal Rescue
Big Hair Animal Rescue (BHAR) is a 501(c)(3) rescue organization founded in 2015 by two passionate women committed to the mission of improving the lives of forgotten shelter cats and dogs. They are a foster-based, non breed-specific rescue based out of Northern Connecticut and Central Massachusetts. They rely on the generosity of volunteers and donors to provide medical care, training and nurturing to animals in need or at the risk of euthanasia.

Wish List
- Six foot leashes and rope slip leads
- Harnesses of all sizes
- Canned cat and dog food
- Dry cat and dog food
- Beef jerky treats
- Squeaky dog toys
- Cat toys
- Medium and large sized crates
- Dog beds
- Cat scratching pads
- Pee pads
- Dog brushes
- Especially for Pets' gift cards

Newton & Center for Animal Rescue and Education South Coast (C.A.R.E)
C.A.R.E is an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to ending the needless suffering, homelessness and abandonment of pets in the Massachusetts, south coast region. They rely on the generosity of the community to continue their mission to help homeless pets.

Wish List
- Dry and canned dog food including brands such as Taste of the Wild Salmon, Earthborn, Fromm and Zignature
- Canned cat food
- Cat litter
- Martingale collars in the 15-19" size range
- Four and six foot leashes one half to an inch thick
- Slip leads
- Bully sticks
- Salmon oil (other skin supplements appreciated)
- Flea and tick preventatives
- Kong toys (black extreme versions)
- Dog and cat beds

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Sudbury & Ruff Tales Rescue

Ruff Tales Rescue is a 501(c)(3) approved, volunteer-run dog rescue that is dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned dogs and redirecting them to stable, loving environments that serve as their forever home or the bridge to their forever home.

Wish List
- Dry dog food
- Kong toys
- Flea and tick preventatives
- Crates


Wayland & Yellow Rose Animal Rescue
Based in Big Spring, Texas, Yellow Rose Animal Rescue's mission is to save as many lives as possible. They are an all volunteer organization dependent upon support from their community.

Wish List
- Dry and canned dog food
- Dog leashes and harnesses
- Dog collars
- Kong and other interactive dog toys
- Pee pads
- Crates
- Flea and tick preventatives
- Especially for Pets' gift cards

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Westborough & Pawfect Life Rescue
Pawfect Life Rescue is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) non-profit shelterless dog rescue. They are a dedicated network of volunteers whose mission is to rescue stray dogs and place them in responsible loving homes. They work to educate the community on the importance of proper pet care and define success as the ability to effectively enhance the quality of the lives they touch.

Wish List 
- Dog toys
- Dog chews and training treats
- Pill Pockets
- Martingale collars
- Especially for Pets' gift cards