Especially for Pets is proud of the accolades we have received over the years. Below are some of the most noteworthy. We sincerely appreciate the recognition and share the credit with our very generous customers.


Gatehouse Media New England’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Pet Shop

For the past 19 years, Especially for Pets has been honored to win #1 Local Choice by readers of Gatehouse Media New England (formerly Community Newspaper Company) and

Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Award for Store Design

Officials from Global Pet Expo along with Pet Business announced the first-ever Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards at their annual trade show in March 2012. The Retailer Excellence Awards were designed to honor outstanding independent pet stores in a variety of categories.

Canine Companions for Independence Donor Recognition & Volunteer Appreciation Award

Especially for Pets has been a constant supporter of CCI. Over many years, our Puppy Raisers have trained their puppies at your facilities.  Offering this service free of charge has greatly helped our Boston area puppy raisers who voluntarily raise these pups for the first one and one-half years of their lives.

Voted One of Boston Magazine’s Top Pet Shops in their Ultimate Guide to Pampering Your Pet issue-

Today’s pet shop is part high-end boutique, part learning center, part community hangout. Especially for Pets has all the usual products, but there’s a whole pet university, too: Every year experts on Reiki, Tellington Touch, and magnetic therapy come to lecture at one of Especially for Pets’ Boston-area acupressure locations. The staff members specialize in pet alternative therapy and will find the best products for your pet.

Retailers Association of Massachusetts Awards of Excellence (RAMAE) Retailer of the Year Award

The purpose of the RAMAE (Retailers Association of Massachusetts Awards of Excellence) is to recognize excellence within the retail industry. Especially for Pets was chosen based on its high standards in customer service and expertise in the pet industry. Their general approach to pet care, including their adoption program, grooming, obedience, free educational seminars and resource centers distinguishes them as well.

Most Compassionate Pet Supply Store in US by Born Free USA

Especially for Pets in Sudbury was chosen for this honor because of our conscientious decision not to sell live animals, the knowledgeable and friendly staff,  and the quality product selection. Click here for full article.

Beantown Tails Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Best Pet Boutique & Best Groomer

Passionate about rescue and adoption, Tails Pet Media Group, Inc. was founded in 2000. At Tails, they believe animals are an integral part of the family and by cultivating an awareness of the animals whose world we share, we instill respect for and appreciation of our pet companions. is an interactive website and online community committed to connecting the animal welfare community with the general pet-loving population. Tails Inc. features expert knowledge, advice, pet product reviews, local resource guides, community event news and monthly contests, in order to promote and encourage people to live responsibly with their pets. Especially for Pets is honored to have been chosen by the Boston readers as Best Pet Boutique & Best Groomer for 2011.

Planet Dog’s Adoption Champion Award

Especially for Pets was chosen because the committee was extremely impressed with the frequency of adoption days and events, the diversity of groups you support and/or sponsor, and the creative ways in which you have risen to the challenge in finding homes for dogs. As a passionate and committed retailer who actively advocates for dog adoption, we are pleased to recognize and share your amazing efforts within the pet industry.

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Pet Product News ‘Retailer of the Year’ Best Dry Goods Category

Especially for Pets was selected because they finds homes for a lot of pets, offer a discount on all purchases for adopted pets, work with charitable organizations, and raise substantial funds clipping nails. Dedicated to promoting responsible pet care, the stores serve as a venue for teaching and educating the public. They live this philosophy every day.

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