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Below are some of our favorite items, both past and present, that we'd like to share. View articles about Especially for Pets from 1999 to the present by selecting a year from the menu below.


December 2005 Holiday Fundraising Efforts Raise Over $7,000 for Homeless Animals of Massachusetts.

December 2005 Especially for Pets is Host of CBS4’s Wednesdays Child

December 2005 Employee of the Year, Lauren Cordeiro, Announced at Holiday Party

December 2005 Thanks from Commonwealth Cats for Generous Donation

November 2005 Especially for Pets Supports the Dog Protection Act

October 2005 Especially for Pets in the Community: Proud Sponsor of the NEADS Fall Assistance Dog Team Graduation.

September 2005 Red Carpet Rolled Out at Grand Re-Opening

September 2005 Especially for Pets Announces Relocation of Newton Store and Expanded Company Headquarters
Grand re-opening set for September 24, 2005.

March 2005 Pet Photos With the Easter Bunny Help Local Shelter
Your support and generosity aids the New England Basset Hound Rescue.

February 2005 MSPCA Nevins Farm Receives Monies Collected from Nail Clipping Donations
A generous $2,800 donation shows continued dedication to homeless animals.

February 2005 Especially for Pets Brings Holiday Cheer to Animal Rescue League Adoption Centers
It was no ordinary holiday for the forgotten pets at the ARL thanks to the generosity of our customers!

February 2005 Generous Customer Holiday Contributions Help Homeless Animals           
Almost $6,000 in food, treats, supplies and cash was raised for the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton!

January 2005 Holiday Fundraising Events Raised Much Needed Money for Local Non-Profits
A huge ‘thanks’ to our customers for helping to raise over $3,000 for local breed rescue organizations.


September 2004 A Special Thanks to Our Customers From the Animal Shelter of Sterling
In-store nail clipping services raised over $2,000 for local charity!

August  2004 Phinney’s Friends Benefits from In-Store Promotion
Especially for Pets partnership benefits Phinney’s Friends thanks to generous customer donations!

July  2004 Announcing Our 6th Location!
Located in Medway, our largest store to date is scheduled to open this month!

April 27,  2004 Healing Hands
Our resident Reiki Master and Acton employee makes the news!

March 2004 Especially for Pets Makes $4000 Donation to The Massachusetts Animal Coalition Spay/Neuter Program – Thanks to the Generosity of Customers Like You!

February 5, 2004 Playtime for Pooches - dogs and their owners socialize at weekly playgroup.


December 23, 2003 Especially for Pets sponsors Forgotten Pets Christmas, a toy drive to benefit local Animal Rescue Leagues.

November 16, 2003 A Note of Thanks from One of Our Customers

September 18, 2003 Especially for Pets opens store in Westborough, MA.

August 21, 2003 The town of Sudbury thanks Especially for Pets for dog show.

April 28, 2003 Note of Thanks from Friends of Animals
Especially for Pets' contributions aids this valuable breeding control program.

April 17, 2003 Especially for Pets Supports the City of Newton
NewtonSERVES 2003 and the Office of Volunteer Services thanks Especially for Pets.

April 1, 2003 Especially for Pets Donates to Baypath Humane Society
A heartfelt thank you for continued generosity and support.

March 9, 2003 SPAY Awareness Day A Success!
Once again, this annual event is successful in raising money and helping to spread awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

February 24, 2003 Internationally Acclaimed Veterinarian to Address New Englanders on Feeding Pets the Way Nature Intended
Especially for Pets welcomes Dr. Ian Billinghurst who will discuss the concept of feeding a raw diet to companion animals.


July 9, 2002 The Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton thanks Especially for Pets for fundraising efforts.

July 1, 2002 Especially for Pets Announces New Natural Division
We’re proud to announce the expansion of our natural product line and the formation of a new Natural Division at Especially for Pets. Our continuing interest in holistic pet care and an increased public awareness is the basis of this newly formed division.

June 17, 2002 Especially for Pets wins Readers Choice Award - Best Pet Shop!
The votes are in, the ballots have been counted and Especially for Pets is a winner!

June 1, 2002 Thank You Letter
A letter of thanks from Emerson Hospital Auxiliary.

May 2, 2002 Especially for Pets is the Proud Recipient of Pet Product News' 2002 'Retailer of the Year' Award in 'Best Dry Goods' Category
For a dry-goods only store that doesn’t sell animals, Especially for Pets finds homes for lots of pets.

February 13, 2002 Thank You Letter
A personal thanks from Massachusetts Canine Response Team, Inc. (MACRT)

February 7, 2002 Acton Pet Store Staff Honored
The MSPCA recognizes efforts in finding homes for cats.

January 24, 2002 Training Canine Heroes
Especially for Pets gives customer donations to help train rescue dogs.

January 11, 2002 A local veterinarian expresses support of Especially for Pets as an asset to the pet loving community.


October 29, 2001 MSPCA's 'Walk for the Animals' a Great Success!
Generous supporters help to raise over $66,000.

October 10, 2001 "Falling for Felines" at the Especially for Pets and MSPCA Shelter October Adoption Day

October 6, 2001 NEADS Puppy Petting Day at Especially for Pets in Acton
National Education for Assistance Dog Services brings its puppies-in-training to the Acton store to mix and mingle with customers and their pets.

September 10, 2001 Thank You Letter
A letter of thanks from James V. DiPaola, Middlesex Sheriff

July 5, 2001
They're Vested for Public Service
Especially for Pets performs a community service by donating funds for protective vests for K-9s – a result of a corporate fundraising effort.

June 16, 2001
'Adopt-a-Shelter Cat' Extravaganza with Especially for Pets and the MSPCA in Methuen - A Huge Success!
Cats and kittens find new and loving homes in record numbers – the most number of cats adopted from Especially for Pets during a single adoption day.

June 14, 2001
June Marks 'National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month'
In honor of National Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month, Methuen-based MSPCA Small Animal Shelter and Especially for Pets join to offer cat adoption opportunities.

April 8, 2001
Stores are In-vested in Helping Dogs
Especially for Pets launches a fundraising effort to buy bullet and stab-proof vests for police dogs in Massachusetts.

February 18, 2001
Phinney's Friends Step In
Especially for Pets raises money for Phinney Friends by providing nail-clipping and grinding services in lieu of donations.


November 22, 1999

Retailers Association of Massachusetts Awards Especially for Pets Retailer of the Year
High standards in customer service and expertise in the pet industry earn Especially for Pets this award of excellence.