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The Especially for Pets’ Adoption Initiative Program finds permanent, loving homes for homeless pets, as well as raises awareness about the work being done in the rescue community. In six month increments, each Especially for Pets’ store teams up with a local non-profit or rescue organization to educate our customers about the specific organizations, to collect donations, and ultimately to help find homes for pets in their care.

Current partnerships are listed below. You can also visit our stores to check out the Adoption Board and see photographs of the animals available for adoption and/or pick up a copy of their Wish List. Make a donation to support the organization of your choice in any of our stores and we will see that it is delivered to the non-profit organization.

To see past partnerships, please click here.


Acton & Yellow Rose Animal Rescue

Based in Big Spring, Texas, Yellow Rose Animal Rescue's mission is to save as many lives as possible. They are an all volunteer organization dependent upon support from their community.

Wish List
- Dry and canned dog food
- Dog leashes and harnesses
- Dog collars
- Kongs and interactive dog toys
- Pee pads
- Crates
- Flea and tick preventatives
- Especially for Pets' gift cards


Canton & Medfield Animal Shelter
Medfield Animal Shelter's mission is to rescue lost or abandonned animals and provide for their comfort and safety until they are united with their owners or placed in new homes.

Wish List
- Canned kitten or cat food (beef, turkey or chicken)
- High quality canned and dry dog food
- Medium or large size wire crates
- Scoopable cat litter
- Cat and dog treats
- Timothy hay
- Oxbow or Sweet Meadow bunny and guinea pig food
- Advantix, Revolution or Frontline for cats and dogs
- Especially for Pets' gift cards


Medway & Purrfect Cat Shelter
Purrfect Cat Shelter (PCS) is a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer organization established to to provide temporary shelter and care for cats, with the ultimate goal of finding permanent homes. Cats accepted into the shelter stay as long as it is necessary. No cat will be destroyed because it has run out of time to find a home.

Wish List
- Dry kitten and cat food
- Canned cat food (turkey, chicken or beef, pate style)
- Cat toys
- Round Turbo Scratcher refills
- Feliway refills for diffuser
- Non-scoopable clay cat litter
- Paper towels
- Heavy duty tall kitchen trash bags
- Liquid dish detergent
- Bleach
- Pinesol
- Especially for Pets' gift cards


Newton & Sochi Dogs
Since their founding during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Sochi Dogs has been working to rescue stray and abandoned dogs through an active adoption program, spay/neuter initiative and educational campaigns. Sochi Dogs is not just a rescue organization. They are a vibrant community of advocates, dog lovers and change makers who envision a kind and compassionate future.

Wish List
- Natural dog treats
- Quality canned dog food (Wellness, Merrick, Taste of the Wild)
- Dog harnesses, collars and leads
- Frontline or other flea/tick preventatives
- Puppy pads
- Medium and large airline approved crates

WARL logo

Shrewsbury & Worcester Animal Rescue League

Since their founding in 1912, the Worcester Animal Rescue League has been dedicated to the care of the animals who provide so much for their human companions.

Wish List
- Dry cat and dog food
- Non-clumping cat litter
- Small litter boxes
- Easy Walk harnesses
- Cat and dog toys
- Metal pooper scoopers
- Stainless steel pet dishes


Sudbury & MetroWest Humane Society
An advocate for animal welfare, MWHS focuses on the well-being of cats in the MetroWest Boston area, including finding loving homes or providing life-long care while educating the community and reducing the feral/stray cat population. They are a volunteer-led, non-profit, no-kill shelter dependent on charitable donations.

Wish List
- Canned kitten and cat food (turkey, chicken and beef)
- Dry cat food
- KMR kitten formula (8 oz. liquid variety or canned powder)
- Small bags of non-clumping clay litter
- Postage stamps
- Paper towels
- Small 6" paper plates
- Laundry detergent (HE only)
- Bleach
- Tall kitchen trash bags


Wayland & Pug Rescue of New England (PRoNE)
Pug Rescue of New England is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer foster home based rescue organization. Their mission is to find homes for abandoned and surrendered pugs in the six New England states. Their pugs are up-to-date on shots and spayed or neutered prior to being placed in a forever home.

Wish List
- Dog beds and blankets
- Leashes and harnesses
- Small Crates
- Exercise Pens

RTR website

Westborough & Ruff Tales Rescue
Ruff Tales Rescue is a 501(c)(3) approved, volunteer-run dog rescue that is dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned dogs and redirecting them to stable, loving environments that serve as their forever home or the bridge to their forever home. 

Wish List
- Dry dog food
- Kong toys
- Leads
- Martingale collars
- Flea/tick preventatives
- Crates