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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

From Now on "Like" us on Facebook!

From now on we will be continuing our blog posts on our New Facebook Page. "Like" us at http://facebook.com/bestfriendswakefield

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


We are SO excited to announce that Best Friends Wakefield now has a Facebook page! We're looking forward to connecting with our customers and friends through this social network. Please check it out and "like" us so you can follow what's happening here.

Don't forget about our adoption event this Saturday from 10am to 2pm. We hope to see you there.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Dog parks have become very popular over the last few years. While I think group socialization for dogs is a must, I am concerned about the dog park environment. I stopped by my neighborhood dog park one day during the summer just to take a peek. There were about 15 dogs there. The owners were engrossed in their own social conversations. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to make friends, but our first priority should be keeping an eye on our pets.

One dog in particular I noticed was a lab. His body posture was stiff, alert and he was “bumping” his “playmate” with his chest and shadowing him. The other dog, a mix, was crouching low to the ground with his ears back and trying to get away. Being a trainer myself and someone who is familiar with the dynamics of group play, I had to step in and rescue the poor little cowering dog. The lab’s dad looked at me and said “He’s ok, he’s just playing, He always plays like that”.

This is what makes me nervous. People sometimes think their dog’s behavior is play when it is actually something else that could lead to trouble. His dog was not “just playing”. He was clearly exhibiting bullying behavior. It’s the kind of behavior that we don’t allow in our Doggy Day Camp.

I am by no means saying don’t take your dog to a park. It can be a wonderful thing and a great time for both you and your dog to make new friends. But, I am asking that you be aware of what is appropriate play and what is not. This is for the safety of all involved. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers has some wonderful information on it’s website for dog owners about dog parks – what makes a good park, information on body language, pro and cons, park etiquette, etc. Take some time to read the information there.

Finally, if you feel the environment there is not a good fit for you or your dog then leave. It’s better for your dog to socialize in a group where both you and he feel safe. You’ll both get so much more out of the experience.

Our Doggy Day Camp is a wonderful option for group socialization and play for your dog. All dogs are screened prior to attending, up to date on their vaccines and supervised. And don’t forget the parties we have!! Check out some of the older posts for the pictures we’ve taken at past parties.

For more information or to set up a screening interview, call us today at 781.245.1237.


Saturday, September 25, 2010


Now that the rush of the summer is over, we'll be posting again more regularly. To start things up again, I'd like to tell you about the upcoming Adoption Fest we'll be holding. It will be the first event that Best Friends Wakefield has held. On Saturday, October 16th from 10am to 2pm we'll have representatives from Northeast Animal Shelter, PAWS, Northeast Coonhound Rescue and Broken Tail Rescue here for those of you looking to add a furry companion to your home.

Shelters and rescues are overflowing with wonderful pets just waiting for their forever home. We hope that those of you looking for a pet will forego the pet store route and stop by. Your newest family member may just be waiting for you in one of these wonderful organizations. If you can't make it on the 16th, please contact them directly or visit any other local shelter to find that special furry someone.

Inquiries about this event can be direct to the Best Friends Wakefield Center at 781.245.1237.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I just can't believe that summer is almost over!! Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday we had a full house for the 4th of July.

It means vacation season is almost over and the kids will be going back to school. Don't forget about your furry friend during this time. After a summer full much company and fun with the family it may be a bit of a shock when every one is back to work and school and he's left on his own. Our Doggy Day Camp is a great way for him to mingle with other dogs and play. He'll come home at the end of the day tired.... a tired dog is a good dog. If you've been to our Day Camp but haven't been in a while, we'd love to see you again. If you've never been and would like to set up an interview, please call us today at 781.245.1237.

Training classes are on going. We'll soon be starting our "Out and About" class. This takes the practical lessons you and your dog have learned in class and takes it out into the real world.

Why not start the school year off with a clean dog? After all that summer swimming a good bath in our grooming salon might be in order. Try a remoisture treatment too to get rid of that dry skin. Shedding season is just around the corner. Don't forget our schedicure - takes out 80% percent of the undercoat.

We hope everyone has had a wonderful summer!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Would you and your pet like to help with the cleanup of the oil spill??

We are still collecting hair and sending it to Matter of Trust . Check out their website. You can find videos demonstrating how the hair is used to pick up the oil. It is truly an amazing thing to see. A Best Friends Pet also made it onto their photo page!!! That cute Boston Terrier in the box owns our Manager in the Avon, CT store.

Please call us today at 781.245.1237 to schedule an appointment. It'll make both you and your pet feel good!!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Best Friends Pet Care is helping with the oil spill in the Gulf. How? By donating dog hair from our grooming salons. We are collecting clipped hair and all that hair from brushing and shedicures and donating it to Matter of Trust.

Hair naturally repells water and attracts oil - that's why we have to wash our hair. Matter of Trust takes the hair and puts it in recycled nylon to make "booms" which can be used to block the oil from spreading, containing it in a certain area. Water is denser than oil so the oil floats on top of the water. These booms can also be used to help "mop up" oil.

Check out this video by Matter of Trust.

This is the time of year many of our furry friends begin to shed, our Shedicure is great for this, or we give them their "summer cuts". Why not schedule an appointment with our gooming salon today and let your pet make his contribution to this great cause.

Call us today at 781.245.1237.