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Monday, September 19, 2011

Professional Dog Photographer Boon To Pet Rescue

We've spotlighted some terrific pet photographers before, but we think it's important to also share this charming and important segment from CBS News Sunday Morning, that was broadcast just yesterday.  It highlights what professional photographers can do to enhance pet adoption. For example, if you're trolling for a new four-legged family member online, you're going to be attracted to the dog or cat who looks the cutest, right? The one who already looks like he'll be at home in your home.

Well, that's professional dog photographer, Theresa Berg's idea, too. And her volunteer photography work for a rescue group near her business in Dallas, Texas, increased their adoptions by 100%.

Ms. Berg believes that those "Nick Nolte mug shots" should be replaced with in-focus photographs taken in homes, and with the occasional ribbon and pearl necklace added to up the cuteness factor. And she's intent on passing along her tips by holding training workshops for volunteers for other rescues and encouraging other professional photographers to donate their time and talents to just one shelter.

What better time than during Petfinder.com's "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week" to donate your talents, photography or otherwise, to a shelter near you?


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Mom SOOOOOOO knows this one!

All too often her passengers look nothing like the mugrun shots -

Especially one of her passengers from 6 or so weeks ago - that pup had THE WORST ONE evFUR!

Thanks fur sharing this - we had received the link earlier tonight but hadn't watched yet!


Clive said...

Excellent post!

take care
Clive and Murray

Peggy Frezon said...

I saw this too and I just LOVE it. To think that a great photo is the difference that helped get these adorable pooches adopted. Wonderful!

Shane Kent Louis said...

what a great post Bocci, I'm sure you had a humble heart to help those puppies. :) keep it up!

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Sagira said...

Great post. My dad isn't a pro but does take some really nice dog photos and he takes some of the Weims in mom's rescue when they are here in the Columbus area.

solar energy said...

That's not too bad, pet rescue is still an admirable vocation.

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