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January 27, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Christine Thomas, left, and her boyfriend, Josh Baker, pose with their dogs for photographer Orville Clark on Sunday afternoon at the Award Pet Supply in Columbia. Baker and Thomas bring their dogs for pictures every time the shop organizes photo sessions. The three German shepherds are kept at Baker's family's farm in Millersburg. The shop owners, Chuck and Bobbi Everett, organize photo shoots for pet owners every year before Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter and in October for fall pictures. They started the photo sessions in 2000 when they opened the shop and Clark has been part of the initiative since the beginning. Clark doesn't charge money for his time, and most all of the money that results from selling the pictures to the owners go to the Columbia Second Chance organization. Pet owners can have a sheet that contains a 5x7 picture and 4 wallet size images for $10.

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