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“Especially for Pets has caring and knowledgeable employees. It is rescue oriented, has great products and a cool place to shop.”
Al H.

Dineece, Westborough Store Manager

Dineece_Webo_ManagerDineece has been with Especially for Pets since 2006; her prior pet store experience made her a perfect match for her management position. She has three sons and two dogs—Shaggy, a rescued terrier mix, and Truffles, a Griffon/Lab mix. They fill Dineece’s home with love and make excellent taste testers for all the new foods and treats available at the store.

Dineece's favorite part of her job is working with customers and their pets. She has always had a strong love for dogs and can't imagine doing any other type of work.

Especially for Pets Employees

Alicia, Sudbury Assistant Manager

Alicia, Sudbury Assistant Manager

Alicia joined Especially for Pets in Acton in 2009. Having worked for large retail chains since the age of

Amy Schuller, Trainer

Amy Schuller, Trainer

Amy enjoys problem solving and using positive reinforcement to help owners and their dogs better understand each other. She

Amy, Director of Business Development

Amy, Director of Business Development

Amy began her career at Especially for Pets in 1996. Prior to that, she held positions in retail store

Angela Nickerson, Trainer

Angela Nickerson, Trainer

Angela serves as the Intake/Adoption Coordinator for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue and is a member of the Association of

Becky, Acton Groomer

Becky, Acton Groomer

Becky joined the Acton team as a groomer in 2013. She is an avid dog lover committed to all aspects

Bonnie, Canton Store Manager

Bonnie, Canton Store Manager

Bonnie joined Especially for Pets in 2006 and was promoted to assistant manager of the Wayland store that same

Breanna Leonard, Trainer

Breanna Leonard, Trainer

Breanna started working professionally with dogs at the age of 16 and began training in kennels and daycares before her

Christine Macdonald, Trainer

Christine Macdonald, Trainer

Christine believes that training is the necessary foundation to a lifelong relationship with one’s dog. It helps strengthen the

Cindy, Acton Groomer

Cindy, Acton Groomer

Cindy joined the Acton team as a groomer in August 2011. She started her grooming career in 1995 after

Colby, Wayland  Store Manager

Colby, Wayland Store Manager

Colby grew up with dogs and horses. She worked for fifteen years in the horse industry teaching, training, and

Colleen, Medway Assistant Manager

Colleen, Medway Assistant Manager

Colleen started working for Especially for Pets in 2010. She grew up in a household full of pets including

Dave Flahive, Trainer

Dave Flahive, Trainer

Dave has an extensive background in canine rescue, search and rescue and canine law enforcement. He has over 18

Dineece, Westborough Store Manager

Dineece, Westborough Store Manager

Dineece has been with Especially for Pets since 2006; her prior pet store experience made her a perfect match

Emily, Medway Groomer

Emily, Medway Groomer

Emily has been a groomer at Especially for Pets since 2005. Prior to joining us, she groomed locally for

Emily, Sudbury Groomer

Emily, Sudbury Groomer

Emily joined the Sudbury team in September 2012. She graduated from Becker College with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science.

Erin, Sudbury Store Manager

Erin, Sudbury Store Manager

Erin started at Especially for Pets in 2005, where she combined her passion for pets and her business degree

Gail McCarthy, Trainer

Gail McCarthy, Trainer

Gail has been training detection dogs since 1992. She is the Training Director for the Massachusetts Rescue & Recovery

Janice Ritter, Trainer

Janice Ritter, Trainer

Janice has been training dogs as great family pets and as competition participants for 17 years. She co-founded German

Jay, Westborough Groomer

Jay, Westborough Groomer

Jay has been with Especially for Pets since January 2011 and is a graduate of Massachusetts Academy of Canine

Jennifer, Medway Groomer

Jennifer, Medway Groomer

Jennifer has a strong love for animals and started grooming both cats and dogs at Especially for Pets in

Kate Horgan-Burke, Trainer

Kate Horgan-Burke, Trainer

Kate is a lifelong dog owner, with over ten years experience as a professional dog trainer. She completed course

Laura, Manager of Grooming, Wayland Groomer

Laura, Manager of Grooming, Wayland Groomer

Laura has been a groomer in Wayland since 2009 and grooming manager since 2011. For over two decades Laura

Leslie, Manager Obedience Training

Leslie, Manager Obedience Training

Leslie has been with Especially for Pets since 1994. During this time, she has created and implemented a number

Lib, Newton Store Manager

Lib, Newton Store Manager

Lib has been with Especially for Pets since 1992 when she started as a stockperson. Her prior experience managing

Lisa Rockland, Trainer

Lisa Rockland, Trainer

Lisa is a top ranked, national competitor in the sport of Obedience and has earned several perfect scores. She

Lisa, Assistant to the Director of Operations and Promotions

Lisa, Assistant to the Director of Operations and Promotions

When Lisa began working for Especially for Pets in Acton in 2006, she brought her love of animals and

Lisa, Canton Groomer

Lisa, Canton Groomer

Lisa has been a groomer in Canton since March 2011. It's extremely rewarding for her to see the 'before'

Lisa, Medway Store Manager

Lisa, Medway Store Manager

Lisa joined Especially for Pets in 2003 as assistant manager in the Wayland store. She was promoted to manager

Lora, Sudbury Groomer

Lora, Sudbury Groomer

Lora came to the United States from Russia in 1988 where she groomed her Standard Poodle as a hobby—a

Maria, Acton Store Manager

Maria, Acton Store Manager

As a long-time employee of Especially for Pets, Maria has been an important part of the company serving in

Marita Beale, Trainer

Marita Beale, Trainer

Marita is a certified AKC CGC® Approved Evaluator and has worked with dogs in various capacities for over 13

Martha Francis, Trainer

Martha Francis, Trainer

Martha is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a professional member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Matt, Acton  Assistant Manager

Matt, Acton Assistant Manager

Matt joined Especially for Pets in Wayland in September 2010 and is currently assistant manager in Acton. He has

Michael DiTullio, President

Michael DiTullio, President

Michael, President and Owner, founded Especially for Pets in 1988. The company has been a pioneer in Massachusetts for

Nancy, Sudbury Groomer

Nancy, Sudbury Groomer

Nancy joined Especially for Pets as a groomer in 2007. She earned a degree in Small Animal Veterinary medicine

Robin Fiore, Trainer

Robin Fiore, Trainer

Robin has been a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) since 1996 and has raised over



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