not_availableAs a long-time employee of Especially for Pets, Maria has been an important part of the company serving in various capacities. She currently manages the Acton store which she also helped open in 1999.

Maria is passionate about holistic health care for all animals. Her favorite part of the job is helping people find what best fits their pets’ needs. She feels strongly about the importance of educating people to feed their pets a variety of healthy foods.

Maria has helped foster and raise cats and kittens since 1994 with Guardian Angels Cat Rescue (formerly Kitty Angels). She enjoys spending her free time with her two dogs Raven, a nine-year old German Shepherd, Rosalina, a five-year old Pug, and her 12-year old cat, Sabrina. She has spent many years training Raven to search and find as a fun tool to exercise her mind. She nourishes and cares for her pets as she would care for herself. She loves animals and nature, and this is why she is a vegetarian.

Maria’s favorite quote is by Mohandas Gandhi, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”