Pet Adoption & Photos With Santa! - Facebook

One of the most interesting results of the survey, much like the photos of adoptable pets we discussed in our previous post, is that depressing images—while they might be effective fundraisers—also deter adoption.

Browse through photos of adoptable pets here or visit the shelter to find your new best friend.

“This is the first time in my life that I actually adopted a pet from a shelter. All of my previous pets have found me by one means or another,” Young, who posed for the adorable adoption photo before bringing Duchess home, says in an email to PEOPLE. “I’ve always told people if I do adopt, it will be an older dog. Little did I think she would be 17 years old.”

How to Get Great Shelter Pet Photos - Petfinder

Bring your pet to have their photo with Santa! Plus learn about Passion 4 Paws and meet adoptable pets. The couple recently adopted a precious puppy named Raven and are understandably excited about the new arrival. Instead of posting about the baby dog on Facebook or sending photos to a group chat, the pet parents decided to do something bigger to announce Raven to the world.

How Photography Can Save Pets' Lives - Petfinder

"We've had cases where a pet has been up for adoption for months and then adopted within 12 hours of [the new photo] being posted," Horton told HuffPost.

The easiest way to show off a pet's personality is with a great photo


The subreddit was created after a series of posts on reddit went viral ( and ) and people have now shared over 150 of their own photos of their adopted pets. To see more be sure to check out on reddit. As an animal lover and a photographer, I like both aspects of this design. I think this is an excellent way to send the message of pet adoption, and it’s a very smart way to do it. On the other hand, I also like how it was executed, and that all it took was some playing with light, background and the position of the models. And sure, a bit of Photoshop as well. Here, we celebrate the cats and dogs who have recently been adopted into loving homes. And with every life saved, we are one step closer to creating a No Kill community. Want to find your adoption photo? Browse through the photos below (displayed in chronological order) or search for your pet by name. In order to better help you find your new friend, we’ve introduced a new icon to show when a pet is : look for the clock symbol on pet profiles near their photos. Don’t let this deter you—we have many more animals available for adoption, as you can see below.