Smile for Petco’s Pet Selfie App – It’s For a Great Cause!

I am not a huge selfie fan. Oh, I take them, because I am a believer in being in the moment and being in the picture for posterity (also, so my son those things about me!). But, I’m not a huge fan of them in theory.

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Except for now. Because now, thanks to Petco’s Heads & Tails app, not only can a selfie with my best buds (my pups!) be a fun family memory, I can help animals in need through the Petco Foundation! Their new app is the first iOS app where you can actually donate to animals and win gift cards for yourself, simply by taking a pic and posting it!

Pet parents who participate and rack up 100 ‘likes’ on their pic (in a month’s time) will get a $25 gift card from Petco, and they will give $25 to the Petco Foundation to help animals everywhere.

Petco representative Brock Weatherup says that the Internet simply can’t have enough pet selfies, and they feel like they can give pet parents an opportunity for relationship and philanthropy all through taking more pictures with our beloved furry family members. Weatherup says that encouraging pet selfies not only will reward fans and customers, but help people help animals in need.

The app is easy to download and easy to use–either with a photo in your library or one you decide to take in the moment. The picture will be in the Heads & Tails timeline, and users can also share their pic on Facebook and Twitter, with Instagram opportunity coming soon. It’s a free app, and the selfie contests restart every first of the month at 12:00 a.m. PST.

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There are nine categories for selfies: Best Dressed, Funny, Most Photogenic, Nap Time, New Pet, No Dogs Allowed, Summer Fun, Twinning and I’m In Petco! Users will also get to create a profile page that will have details about your pet, and all the pet selfies, making your pet family member an interwebs star in his own right!

Who doesn't want to donate to charities (and win money!) ?

So what are you waiting for? You can download now and start snapping, winning and helping! Go!


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