Coming To A Walgreens Near You: Pet Photo Shoot Benefits Best Friends Animal Society

Tomorrow, September 27th, you can take your pet to one of thousands of Walgreens across the country to get your their picture taken. Not only...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Sep 26th 2008


Tomorrow, September 27th, you can take your pet to one of thousands of Walgreens across the country to get your their picture taken.

Not only will you get an adorable picture of your best friend, you’ll be helping out Best Friends Animal Society.

People are encouraged to bring their beloved cat, dog, ferret, bird, iguana and all other types of companion animals to their local Walgreens to have their photos taken together.

There’s no charge for the photo shoot itself, but you have the option of spending $5.99 for a photo, photo CD, pet treats and photo coupons. Walgreen’s will donate $5 of each sale to animal welfare organizations: half to Best Friends and half to Delta Society.

“We are very pleased to be selected as a beneficiary of Walgreens Pet Photo Shoot promotion,” says Paul Berry, Best Friends chief executive officer. “Walgreens support of Best Friends is generous and most appreciated.”

Supporting animal welfare efforts fits with the company’s mission to promote general physical and emotional wellness, according to Martha O’Bryan, manager of community affairs. “Through their many programs, these organizations seek to assist both people and animals alike when they are at their most vulnerable and defenseless,” O’Bryan says.

She also mentioned that Best Friends’ work after Hurricane Katrina and other rescue missions aligns nicely with Walgreens community outreach efforts.

“During Katrina, we were filling peoples’ prescriptions free of charge, giving out water and supplies – anything we could do,” O’Bryan says. “And Best Friends was out there, too, helping to save lives…. They responded to communities directly impacted by adversity. We operate the same way.”

You can help, too, by participating in Walgreens Pet Photo Shoot on September 27 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Click here to find a participating Walgreens near you.

Written by Amy Abern.

I don’t know about you, but I know what Lisa and I will be doing with the kids tomorrow. Say cheese.