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Becky, Acton Groomer
Becky joined the Acton team as a groomer in 2013. She is an avid dog lover committed to all aspects of dog welfare. She has been fostering neglected and abused dogs with numerous rescue groups for over eight years and has been instrumental in rehoming over 50 dogs. Becky started her professional career as a hair stylist, but has combined her love and passion for dogs to become a dog groomer. She is knowledgeable about pet health and hygiene and is happy to help you with any questions you may have about your pet and their care. Becky provides a gentle grooming approach and a reliable professional service to your beloved pet. She is the proud owner of two pugs, two cats, and a parrot.
Cindy, Acton Groomer
Cindy joined the Acton team as a groomer in August 2011. She started her grooming career in 1995 after earning a certificate from The New England Institute of Pet Grooming and owned her own grooming shop in Chelmsford, Shiny Coats Pet Care, from 1996 until 2007. Cindy truly loves what she does for a living, and takes tremendous pride in her work. She especially enjoys working with elderly dogs, and nervous ones as well and helping them work through the fear of grooming. Cindy takes a sincere interest in her clients and loves to answer their grooming questions, as well as teach them how to brush and care for their dogs at home. Although she has a long commute, she doesn't mind “because it is such a wonderful place to work and it is like a big family!” In her free time, she loves hiking with her dogs and attending doggie playgroups. Cindy is the proud owner of three wonderful dogs. Her eldest, a Boston Terrier named Tilly, still goes on two or three mile hikes regularly! Her middle one is Knuckles, a Shebeagadoodle, and his younger brother is Frank, a Jack Russell mix. Both of them are rescues.   
Emily, Medway Groomer
Emily has been a groomer at Especially for Pets since 2005. Prior to joining us, she groomed locally for eight years. For the last three years, her pug, Ditto, has accompanied Emily to work and has become a fixture in the grooming room. Emily’s years of owning dogs have been mostly devoted to pugs, but she also enjoys puppy play dates with her family and friends' dogs including Labs, Mastiffs, Ridgebacks, and Shih Tzu’s. When she’s not grooming, Emily enjoys most outdoor activities and challenging herself with various do-it-yourself projects. Emily enjoys educating her grooming customers about how to help their dogs stay comfortable and look great between pet groomings!
Emily, Sudbury Groomer
Emily joined the Sudbury team in September 2012. She graduated from Becker College with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science. Prior to coming to Especially for Pets, she spent many years working at an animal hospital and was also a grooming salon manager. Emily’s love is her rescued three year old Chihuahua from North Carolina. She loves grooming and plans on making it a lifelong career. 
Jay, Westborough Groomer
Jay has been with Especially for Pets since January 2011 and is a graduate of Massachusetts Academy of Canine Cosmetology in Newburyport. She has a ten-year old German Shepherd named Blacky who is a rescue dog from Germany. In addition to grooming, Jay is a Level 2 Reiki practitioner. It is her passion to groom dogs and she plans on making it her lifelong career.
Jennifer, Medway Groomer
Jennifer has a strong love for animals and started grooming both cats and dogs at Especially for Pets in 2011. She graduated from the Norfolk County Agricultural High School with a degree in Animal Science. In addition, she successfully completed pet grooming classes while attending. Jennifer has experience as a veterinary technician, kennel manager, working with farm animals, as well as dog training and as a sales associate for Especially for Pets. She has also spent over eleven years volunteering in all aspects of animal sheltering, from fostering dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies, to assisting with feral cats. Jennifer’s family includes cats, dogs, chickens, guinea pigs, as well as a rabbit. Her human children now are school-aged.  
Julie, Canton Groomer
Julie's first dog was a Rottweiler and was a gift from her father. His name was Lucky and was her best friend for 13 years. After going to school and working as an operations and merchandising manager for 11 years, Julie realized she truly wanted to work with animals. She received her certificate from Oceanview Professional Dog Grooming School and joined Especially for Pets in 2011. Our grooming manager Laura has been a great mentor to her. Grooming began as a hobby but has evolved into a passion. Working at Especially for Pets has been more gratifying than she could have imagined and considers herself very fortunate to work in such a fun and loving environment.
Laura, Manager of Grooming, Wayland Groomer
Laura has been a groomer in Wayland since 2009 and grooming manager since 2011. For over two decades Laura has had the good fortune to work with literally thousands of animal lovers. She has a genuine love for all animals and a desire to help them and their people. Laura uses her experience and skills to help people feel better about their pets as well as make their pets physically more comfortable. With a true passion for her job, she treats every dog like her own and still comes running when she hears a puppy is in the store! Laura spends her days off with her wife, and daughter, who also shares the same enthusiasm and love of dogs. Laura believes that she is proof that if you do what you love and love what you do, success is certain!
Lindsey, Canton Groomer
Lindsey graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural High School in 2011 where she studied Canine Science, focusing primarily on grooming. She has been around animals her entire life—but mostly dogs. Lindsey enjoys teaching herself new techniques and hair styles on her own dog, Sammy, and plans to continue her education in the future. She lives in Quincy, where she grew up, along with her Shih Tzu Sammy, Pitbull mix Jax, and Tabby cat Louie. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking and training her dogs.
Lora, Sudbury Groomer
Lora came to the United States from Russia in 1988 where she groomed her Standard Poodle as a hobby—a hobby that soon grew into a passion. She joined Especially for Pets in 1997 and now has over 20 years of experience and can groom any breed of dog. Lora has a background in computer science but decided to make grooming her profession as she loves working with animals and making them glamorous.
Nancy, Sudbury Groomer
Nancy joined Especially for Pets as a groomer in 2007. She earned a degree in Small Animal Veterinary medicine in 2001 in Brazil and worked in the field until 2004 when she moved to the United States. Max, her Yorkshire Terrier, accompanies her to work everyday and enjoys meeting new people. Nancy is also a proud owner of two adopted cats, Eve and Eva. Pets are her life and she enjoys being and working with them!



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