At Especially for Pets, our primary concern is the well being of your pet. Our experienced and professional groomers, all of whom have passed a standard of care exam, are gentle and caring and make every effort to keep your pet safe and comfortable.
Amber, Medway Groomer
Amber recently joined the team at Especially for Pets in Medway. She has been working with dogs for nine years and grooming locally for two years. Grooming has always been her passion: she loves helping dogs look and feel their best! She also enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, Duke & Kym.
Courtney, Acton & Wayland Groomer
Courtney has always surrounded herself with animals. Prior to joining the team at Especially For Pets in 2018, she worked as a veterinary technician where she especially enjoyed caring for elderly and nervous dogs. Courtney’s passion for animal care led her to pursue a career as a groomer and providing a safe and calm environment for all her clients. In her free time, Courtney enjoys gardening, perfecting her cooking skills and hiking with her black lab, Jaz.
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!
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.
Lisa, Wayland Groomer
Lisa has been grooming for over two years and was trained by our own Laura Minnucci. Lisa shares her life with her husband and two dogs, Jimmy and Tucker. Their favorite leisure time activities include hiking in the woods of New Hampshire and Maine and curling up in front of a warm fire. Lisa grooms in Medway as well.
Sarah, Medway Groomer
Sarah grew up in the grooming industry and has always had a passion for animals. She brings to the team six years of grooming experience and loves every dog she encounters. Sarah hails from Franklin where she shares her life with an eight year old Lab named Tally, who is one of her best friends.
Stephanie, Sudbury Groomer
Stephanie began working at Especially For Pets in Sudbury in 2012. Stephanie feels a strong connection with animals and has an extra soft spot for rescue animals, wanting to make them feel comfortable and trusting with people. She owns two rescue dogs and two rescue cats. Steph has been grooming cats and dogs for seven years and loves her job because she has the privilege to make the animals look and feel great!
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. Cindy owned her own grooming shop in Chelmsford for 11 years. Cindy has since obtained a certificate from IPG (International Professional Groomers) and is a member of NEPGP (New England Pet Grooming Professionals)
Cindy truly loves being a groomer and takes tremendous pride in her work. She especially enjoys working with elderly and nervous dogs, 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.
Cindy loves working at Especially For Pet because it is like a big family! In her free time she enjoys hiking in the woods with her two rescue dogs, Knuckles, and Betty, both of which come to work with her every day. Betty especially loves when children visit and give her belly rubs!
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.
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.
Jordan, Canton Groomer
Since graduating high school nine years ago, Jordan has been a part of the dog world! She got her start working at a boarding and grooming facility, where her grooming mentors were involved in raising show dogs. She then attended the Wisconsin School of Professional Pet Grooming and received some of the highest marks in her class. Jordan has been a certified groomer for three years and is loving every moment of it! She has two furry beasts at home, a six year old husky mix named Penelope and a five year old Siamese named Frankenstein. Jordan looks forward to pampering your pooch at our Canton location.
Laura, Grooming Manager & 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,
Tammy, Shrewsbury Groomer
Tammy has been involved with animals her whole life, starting in 4-H with her horse, Kemosabe and her beagles, Crystal and Penny. She spent her older teen years working in a boarding kennel and began her career as a bather. In 2001, Tammy began grooming as an apprentice and soon became a professional groomer and has been grooming at Especially for Pets since 2017. In her free time, Tammy enjoys camping, crafting and spending time with her family. Tammy currently owns one dog, a cockapoo named Bandit and two cats, Daisy and Kevin.