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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.
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  • Meet CCI Puppy Tambor

    This little guy is on his way to changing someone’s life and is currently under the love and care of his puppy raiser, Leslie Zelamsky, who is our director of dog training. Tambor is sleeping through the night, adjusting to his crate and starting to learn some basic commands such as sit, down and shake (paw). Read more about this special pup Leslie is raising and Especially for Pets is sponsoring for the next 18 months.

  • Guardian Angels

    Guardian Angels Cat Rescue Information Day

    - Sat, Oct 1, 8, 22 & 29 / 11:00am-3:00pm / Wayland
    - Sat, Oct 15 / 11:00am-3:00pm / Sudbury
    Dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats, this no-kill cat shelter is operated entirely by volunteers. All of their rescued cats and kittens are lap-raised in a nurturing environment and adopted into compatible lifelong homes. They are committed to ensuring that their cats and kittens are placed into loving homes.

  • Celebrate Motley's 2nd Birthday!

    - Sat, Oct 1 / Noon-2:00pm / Sudbury
    Motley is Sudbury's resident canine and it's his second birthday! We will showcase some of his favorite items and your dog can sample his favorite treats. There will be items on hand for purchase to support his rescue, Dog4U in Camden, South Carolina.

  • Greyhound Friends

    Greyhound Friends Information Day

    - Sat, Oct 15 / 1:00-3:00pm / Wayland
    Greyhound Friends is a non-profit rescue organization located in Hopkinton dedicated to saving race track greyhounds and placing them in responsible, loving homes.

  • Get Your Dog to Focus on You!

    - Sat, Oct 15 / 3:00-5:00pm / Sudbury
    Training instructor Breanna Leonard will lead this presentation, demonstration and fundraiser that will help you get your dog’s attention, regardless of the distraction. Attention is the most important aspect of dog training. The cost is $30; all proceeds to benefit C.A.R.E South Coast (Center for Animal Rescue & Education). For more information or to preregister, please call 978/443-7682.

  • Halloween Staff Picks

    - Wed, Oct 19 & 26 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Newton
    - Sat, Oct 29 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Newton
    - Sun, Oct 30 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Newton
    Halloween can be scary for pets so check out our products for calming nervous pets and keeping them safe.

  • Meet Our Nail Clipping Charity: Dog Orphans Humane Society

    - Sat, Oct 22 / 10:00am-1:00pm / Wayland
    - Sat, Oct 22 / 2:00-5:00pm / Newton
    - Sun, Oct 23 / 10:00am-1:00pm / Medway
    - Sun, Oct 23 / 2:00-5:00pm / Westborough
    Dog Orphans Humane Society, founded 43 years ago in Douglas, rescues abandoned, unwanted and abused dogs. Donations will enable them to build an outdoor quarantine unit that will provide comfort and safety while dogs wait for their forever homes.

  • CCI Puppy Raising Informational Drop In

    - Sun, Oct 23 / 11:00am-Noon / Sudbury
    Have you ever considered raising a puppy to become a service dog for someone with a physical disability? Come and observe the local CCI puppy raising volunteer group during their monthly training class. Volunteers will be available to answer all of your questions about puppy raising for this wonderful organization.

  • Trick or Treat!

    - Sat, Oct 29 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Wayland
    - Mon, Oct 31 / 10:00am-6:00pm / Medway

    - Mon, Oct 31 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Newton & Sudbury
    - Mon, Oct 31 / 6:00-8:00pm / Westborough

    If you are looking for a safe, friendly place to bring your children, need a Halloween sugar fix, or want to show off your dog's awesome costume, come see us! No trick, we will give away tempting treats to satisfy you, your child and your pet.

  • Special Halloween Puppy Playground

    - Sun, Oct 30 / 10:00am-Noon / Sudbury
    Early exposure and socialization is especially important for young puppies. Join us for this special event for puppies ten weeks to four months old. Your pup will have play and social time while you learn to guide appropriate interactions to help your puppy practice good social skills. He will also enjoy exploring our jumps, hoops, see-saw and tunnels while building confidence and connection to you. The cost is $40. For more information or to preregister, please call  978/443-7682.

  • Halloween Party & Costume Contest

    - Sat, Oct 29 / Noon-3:00pm / Acton / Wayland / Canton
    Bring your pets in costume for this annual Halloween event. Prizes for best costumes and refreshments for canines and humans.

  • Mind Your Business!

    Does your dog lunge, bark, and growl at dogs or people when out in public? Is it impossible to get him to listen to you when he is so reactive to other dogs? Mind Your Business is designed to teach you skills and tools to help your dog control himself with everyday triggers. The most important part of reducing reactivity in your reactive dog is to get him to pay more attention to you, instead of the source of his reactivity. This class will concentrate on your dog's focus on you! Check schedule for dates, times and locations.

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