Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dramatic Makeovers for Shelter Pets!

This week has been full of awesome rescue stories, including working with a new shelter (well, new to me - they have been around for quite some time) that recently has undergone some dramatic changes. The most dramatic change being a new, wonderful and dedicated shelter director.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting several of the volunteers at the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area and working with them to improve their overall online presence by photographing 70 of their adoptable pets. While the shelter staff still has a long journey ahead of them to reach No Kill status, the overall save rate has climbed significantly over the past few months, particularly with dog adoptions.

While I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the shelter, the friendliness of the staff and the charm of the volunteers, I did want to put my focus on helping improve the overall online presence of the shelter.
When it comes to adoption profiles online, nothing is more important than a great photo. Often, the very first impression a potential adopter, volunteer or foster family has of an organization is their website. Unfortunately, most shelter's don't have the time or resources to ensure that every pet gets a great photo, which is why volunteers are so incredibly important. Offering my help in networking these pups was such a fun project and I love knowing that just a few hours of my life really could be the difference between life and death for these sweet pets.

If you see any pets that you fall in love with (and I don't know how you can resist these sweet faces), please visit the shelter at to learn more about their adoption policies!

Charlie - possibly the most dramatic Before/After photo I have ever seen! From blur to dog - we can't wait to see this sweetie get adopted! 
Bellatrix - this sweetie was abandoned in a bathroom when her former family moved out. She wasn't found until the landlord went into the property nearly a week later. Bellatrix has gained weight, but is still a little shocked going from the bathroom to the shelter. This sweet girl really deserves a loving family that can give her safety and security. 
Sally - that smile makes my heart melt! This girl is ridiculously adorable!
Camus - Camus was ADOPTED shortly after we did his photos! Yay!
Domino is a stunningly gorgeous and sweet kitty!
Judge Judy
Ronald - this boy is stunningly handsome!
Stephanie Conrad
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