Thanks to you, in 2016, we donated $30,894 and since 1995 we have donated $406,068 to our quarterly nail clipping charities.

Here is our progress in 2017.
$ 30,000
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$ 25,500
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  • “I asked Lib where can I find the bitter apple spray, and I told her that our ex vet suggested using Right Guard deodorant spray to deter out furbabies from nibbling on cords. Needless to say, she was SHOCKED, as was the woman behind the register. You should have a rating of 10+, because I was treated so wonderfully. Really. Ben and I have two furbabies, and right now Ms. Lucy is quite ill, and happily she is turning the corner. The sales people in your store CARE, and in today's world where everyone is RUSHING TO GO NOWHERE. I was treated with such kindness and respect. You guys have soooo many wonderful things; so much better than Petco, and some other pet store that is in Waltham.” - Dineece J.
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Especially for Pets offers nail grooming, by appointment, in exchange for monetary donations to a local animal shelter or non-profit organization. Four different charities per year are chosen to be the recipient of these donations. We gratefully accept a $10 donation for a clip or $15 for a trim using a Dremel tool.

Since the Program’s inception, Especially for Pets has raised $306,068 for charity. Click here for past recipients.

Please note: Please call ahead for groomer availability. A current Rabies certificate must be presented for all cats and dogs. Friendly and non-aggressive animals only. Animals that need strong restraint or muzzling cannot be accommodated.

Current Nail Clipping Charity

BHAR LOGO RADIO 1Big Hair Animal Rescue was founded in May of 2015 and within the last eighteen months, they have rescued 182 dogs and cats and adopted out 134 to loving homes. They are an all-breed rescue but specialize 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.

Big Hair Animal Rescue has a soft spot for seniors and believes they don’t belong in a shelter. Money raised during this drive will help them to rescue more seniors in need. 

Several of their proudest achievements have been the adoption of a senior dog. Macho, a 10 year old Chow mix, was transferred to them through Providence Animal Control after being seized as a cruelty case at a local junk yard. After four months in a foster home, and the weight gain of over 20 pounds, Macho was adopted by a wonderful woman in Vermont. Guapa, an 11 year old Chihuahua was surrendered after her owner became ill and was hospitalized indefinitely. Guapa suffered with congestive heart failure and had behavioral issues. One year later Guapa is off the medication, has been spayed, is down to a healthy weight and currently has a pending adoption. These are just two of their success stories involving seniors!

Seniors often take longer to place in loving permanent homes and can come with costly medical needs. Currently, Big Hair Animal Rescue has nine seniors looking for permanent homes. As a foster based rescue, they are limited in their capabilities and typically have 30 to 40 in their rescue at a time. The funds raised will allow them to save more lives.

Please take advantage of this service and help a local charity at the same time! We also encourage you to learn more about the recipient at their in-store Information Days listed below.

- Saturday, December 2 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Wayland
- Saturday, December 16 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Westborough