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About Us

For 20 years, we’ve been treating your pets like our family.

From day care and overnight stays to grooming and training, we do it all under one loving roof.

Manager Michelle Murray is a lifelong animal lover who has worked in the pet care industry for years. She joined Best Friends in 1997 as an animal care technician in the Ashland facility.  After extensive training and testing, Michelle was promoted to animal care manager.  She was named center manager in 2004. The Massachusetts native was a pet sitter before joining Best Friends and has spent many years working in greyhound rescue.


A homey setting, pet-loving staff and a convenient in-town location make us the vacation destination of choice for pet lovers from miles around, who have trusted us to care for multiple generations of their family pets.

We offer spacious indoor-outdoor suites with covered patios for dogs, and airy multi-story compartments with great outdoor views of the wildlife for our cat guests.

Our large outdoor play yard is connected to a spacious climate-controlled indoor playroom so dogs can enjoy daycamp with friends, or a personal play sessions with our staff, no matter what the weather.