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  • “Many things make Especially for Pets the Very Best. To name a few – great products; a wonderful environment in which all members of the family are welcome, animal and human; and a knowledgeable staff who understand the needs of their animal customers. However, what for me stands out the most is that the staff knows their animal and human clients by name and truly cares about them.” - Jackie A.
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  • Big Savings On Great Selections!

    - All Month Long
    Don't miss these great deals on the grain-free foods you love including Open Farm, Nature's Variety, Primal, Stella & Chewy's, Weruva and Zignature.

  • Meet Our Nail Clipping Charity: Big Hair Animal Rescue

    - Sat, Nov 4 / 11:00am-2:00pm / Medway
    - Sat, Nov 11 / 11:00am-2:00pm / Newton
    - Sun, Nov 18 / 11:00am-2:00pm / Sudbury
    - Sat, Nov 19 / 2:00-5:00pm / Shrewsbury

    Big Hair Animal Rescue is an all-breed rescue but specializes in Chows, Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas and cats. They take many of their cats off the streets of Boston and 90% of their dogs are from kill shelters all over the country, primarily the east coast. They have a soft spot for seniors; money raised during this drive will help them to rescue more seniors in need.

  • Guardian Angels

    Guardian Angels Cat Rescue Information Day

    - Sat, Nov 4, 11 & 25 / 11:00am-3:00pm / Wayland
    - Fr, Nov 17 / 11:00am-3:00pm / Shrewsbury
    - Sat, Nov 18 / 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.

  • Mini Photo Sessions With Photographer Fred Levy

    - Sun, Nov 5 / 10:00am-3:00pm / Shrewsbury
    Photographer Fred Levy will offer 30-minute mini photo sessions just for pets. A deposit is required to secure your session; please click here.

  • Thanksgiving Buffet Featuring Primal Pet Food

    - Sun, Nov 12 / 11:00am-3:00pm / Canton
    Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild.

  • Meet & Greet: Animal Protection Center Of Southeastern Massachusetts

    - Sat, Nov 18 / 9:00am-Noon / Canton
    Meet volunteers from this education and outreach focused animal shelter serving Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth counties. In 2016, nearly 1,000 animals found their forever homes through APCSM.

  • Pugsgiving Feast With Pug Rescue Of New England (PRoNE)

    - Sat, Nov 18 / 10:00am-Noon / Wayland
    Join us for delicious foods and treats for our two and four-legged friends! Representatives will be happy to talk with you about adopting or fostering a pug.

  • Thanksgiving Buffet For Pups & Peeps

    - Sat, Nov 18 & Sun, Nov 19/ 11:00am-2:00pm / Medway
    Tasty seasonal snacks and treats will be served for pups and their people!

  • Meet An Assistance Dog In Training

    - Sun, Nov 5 / 11:00am-2:00pm / Shrewsbury
    Meet volunteers and dogs from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. We have had a long term partnership with the local chapter and sponsor Tambor, an Assistance Dog in Training, who is being raised by Leslie Zelamsky, our director of Dog Training.

  • Day School Open House

    - Sat, Nov 11 / 10:00am-Noon / Sudbury
    Take a tour and meet our Day School instructors. Ask us about our wonderful drop-off training program, where dogs learn and have fun!

  • Day School Puppy Play Party

    - Sat, Nov 11 / Noon-1:00pm / Sudbury
    Puppies under four months are welcome to try out 30 minutes of supervised play. Free with advanced registration. Enrollment is limited. Vaccines must be presented upon registration.

  • Thanksgiving Dog Buffet

    - Sat, Nov 18 / 11:00am-3:00pm / Shrewsbury
    - Sat, Nov 18 / Noon-3:00pm / Newton
    Bring your canine companion and join us for a day of feasting as we show some thanks to your four-legged family member! We will have some delectable seasonal samplings from some of our favorite vendors.

  • Professional Holiday Pet Photography With Beth Oram To Benefit Yellow Rose Animal Rescue

    - Sat, Nov 18 / 12:30pm-4:30pm / Acton
    One of our favorite events of the year! Local photographer Beth Oram will capture your pet in the holiday spirit! The cost of a 15-minute session is $30, all of which will be donated to Yellow Rose Animal Rescue. Please book an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1/508-494-4994.

  • Seasonal Treats For Your Pup

    - Sun, Nov 19 / 10:00am-2:00pm / Westborough
    All the flavors of fall from venison to apples, pheasant to squash, pork to pumpkin, you will be sure to find a treat your pet will love.

  • Annual Thanksgiving Pet Buffet

    - Sun, Nov 19 / 11:00am-3:00pm / Acton
    Bring your pet and his appetite and join us for our traditional annual event! Primal Pet Foods will be serve their special canine pumpkin lattes, as well as delicious foods and snacks from Weruva and Open Farm Pet Food.

  • Customer Appreciation Weekend

    - Fri, Nov 24 - Sun, Nov 26 / 10:00am-6:00pm / All Stores
    Thanks for your support of our independent small business! We are extending this promotion once again to our loyal customers from Black Friday, November 24 to Small Business Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26. Spend $50 and earn a $10 Especially for Pets gift card (no limit)!

  • Extended Holiday Grooming Hours In Canton

    The holidays are coming! Our groomer Manny has extended his hours and will be available to pamper your pet on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 8:00pm. Please call 781/828-8900 to book your holiday grooming appointment!

  • Seasons Greetings Photo Shoot

    - Sat, Dec 2 / 1:00-4:30pm / Canton
    Join us for a photoshoot fundraiser with Maglee Photography in which all proceeds will benefit Brown Dog Coalition! A 15-minute session is $30 and will include a high resolution image that will be emailed to you after the event. Please preregister by calling 781/828-8900.

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    Professional Pet Photos with Santa by Beth Oram Photography to Benefit Baypath Humane Society

    - Sun, Dec 3 / 10:45am-3:00pm / Westborough
    Bring your dogs for their holiday photo with (or without if you prefer) Santa Claus! Your $30 donation will provide you with a ten-minute session for up to two dogs and one professional high resolution image. All donations go directly to help the cats and dogs of Baypath Humane Society. Sign up today!

  • Rescue 911

    Did you recently rescue a dog and need help in adjusting him to his new family and home? Rescued dogs often come with certain stresses associated with abandonment, neglect, living in multiple homes and being lost or strayed. Our personalized, in-home service aims to help establish a foundation for a positive relationship and to guide you to help your dog adjust and transition. Find out more.

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