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November 16, 2012
Best Friends Pet Care Serves Holiday Meals to Shelter Pets across the U.S.

Roasted turkey, vegetables and sweet potatoes:  it sounds like the menu for many family Thanksgiving dinners.

It’s also the feast being served to hundreds of homeless pets at more than two dozen animal shelters – thanks to the staff at Best Friends centers across the country.

Each year, Best Friends 42 pet care centers host Thanksgiving feasts for the family pets boarding with the company during the holiday.  The meal features slices of turkey atop turkey-and-rice dog food and is trimmed with dogs’ favorite vegetables.  A sweet potato doggy biscuit makes a perfect canine dessert.

“We know pets are part of the family,” said Renee Coughlin, Vice President of Marketing for Best Friends Pet Care, “and if they were home, they’d be sharing in the family meal.  That’s why we’ve been preparing a special Thanksgiving feast for our boarding guests for years.”

In the spirit of the holiday, Best Friends staff members are making extra turkeys and delivering them to local animal shelters so that homeless pets have the chance to enjoy a special treat, too.

“We wish every dog could have a special treat on Thanksgiving, especially those waiting to be brought into a loving home,” added Coughlin.  “We’re so happy to be able to share the holiday with them.”

The feast is being delivered and served by Best Friends staff to each shelter during the week before Thanksgiving.   Among the more than two dozen beneficiary shelters are the Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton MA, the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland NJ, the Southside Animal Shelter in Indianapolis IN, Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control in Charlotte NC, and the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, CA.

This is the sixth year that Best Friends Pet Care has hosted its Thanksgiving feast.


About Best Friends Pet Care

Best Friends Pet Care is a leading national pet care company and offers boarding, doggy day camp and grooming at 42 locations across 18 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. For more information or a list of locations, visit

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