A pizza shop in Amherst, NY- Just Pizza & Wing Co. is pasting dogs’ photos on the pizza boxes so that people can adopt them. We generally tend to throw the plain pizza box as soon as we’re done eating. But this shop is giving out flyers with dog’s pictures on them in its boxes.
Image: Just Pizza & Wing Co. In Amherst
This has been done to help an organization that puts up doggies for adoption. What’s more, is that people who decide to adopt a dog who was featured in their flyers are being appreciated. They get a $50 gift certificate for purchasing pizza from the same shop.
Mary Alloy, a mother of 3 and the owner of this franchise joined Niagara Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) as a volunteer. She worked with an SPCA coordinator Kimberly LaRussa and got to know about how to find homes for shelter dogs.
Alloy said, “Kimberly texted me one night and was like, ‘Hey, what would you think about putting pictures of the dogs on pizza boxes?’ and I just couldn’t wait”. She added, “We are all animal lovers here, so I got permission from the franchise to do it and immediately got to work.”
Meet Larry, a pup who got a permanent home through the flyers.
Image: Niagara Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals
LaRussa said, “We’ve had a tremendous amount of interest and support from the community and beyond since the story went viral on Friday”. She added, “Many people want to order a pizza just to get the shelter dog photo, other pizzerias have offered to put flyers on their pizza boxes, and so many people are tagging their friends and family.”
Alloy said that it has helped grow their business.
Alloy always tries to give back something to her community, whether it be through medical care, NGOs or autism centers. She said, “I try to do whatever I can for other organizations who need help”. “We have donation boxes all over the store. Anything I can do to help the community, I’m going to do it.”
Alloy had always desired to become a volunteer at the SPCA but she didn’t have the time for it. So she decided to serve food at the events.
LaRussa said, “I sent her a flyer for her approval for the boxes and she said she broke down in tears”. “That’s just the kind of person she is. We are so grateful to Mary and Just Pizza.”
The customers now look forward to seeing the photos on the pizza boxes. Alloy said that the shop will continue this endeavor “for as long as it takes” to provide every animal with a forever home.
Taking the cue, other pizza delivery services like Ohio’s Italian Kitchen & Motocross Cafe by Papa Louie have also started coming up with similar ideas.
Won’t it be fun if your nearest pizza shop also started pasting animals’ photos on the pizza boxes!