Especially for Pets offers nail grooming, by appointment, in exchange for monetary donations to a local animal shelter or non-profit organization. Four different charities per year are chosen to be the recipient of these donations. We gratefully accept a $10 donation for a clip or $15 for a trim using a Dremel tool.
Since the Program’s inception, Especially for Pets has raised $275,174 for charity. Click here for past recipients.
Please note: Please call ahead for groomer availability. A current Rabies certificate must be presented for all cats and dogs. Friendly and non-aggressive animals only. Animals that need strong restraint or muzzling cannot be accommodated.
Current Nail Clipping Charity
Balance and Service K9s (BASK) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit service dog foundation that provides and supports specially trained assistance dogs to enhance mobility and independence for clients with prosthetic limbs, MS, organic brain disease, trauma or PTSD through canine partnerships.
This Medway-based non-profit is currently training dogs for balance assist. Their clients have the ability to walk without adaptive devices most of the time. The service dog will be trained as a counter balance device, and will not serve as a substitute for a cane or a walker. The dogs are trained to assist clients in a variety of everyday tasks as well as custom trained to meet clients’ specific needs. When a dog is fully trained, he will be matched by BASK trainers to the most suitable human candidate.
BASK is currently providing dogs free of charge to veterans and first responders (police officers, fire fighters, and EMTs) in the Massachusetts area. The PTSD program uses rescue dogs whenever possible from shelters all over Massachusetts.
The funds raised will allow them to outfit their dogs (each balance harness costs $600) and to add more dogs to the program. BASK dogs will be placed locally in our
Please take advantage of this service and help a local charity at the same time! We also encourage you to learn more about the recipient at their in-store Information Days listed below.
- Saturday, January 7 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Medway
- Saturday, January 14 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Newton
- Saturday, January 21 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Sudbury
- Saturday, January 28 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Wayland
- Saturday, February 4 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Acton
- Saturday, February 11 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Canton
- Saturday, February 18 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Westborough