I look at the Whippet Rescue and Placement website every week. Having three already in a two-room apartment, I’m not looking to add to the family, I just enjoy meeting more whippets.
Over the past year, I’ve noticed that beauty matters in how quickly the foster dogs are adopted, and so do the photographs. Which is sad, because it reminds me of that heartbreaking scene in Cider House Rules when all the orphans know that the adopting couple looking them over will choose the prettiest little girl, and they do.
This week a dog that could be a sister of C-Biscuit, Picchu and Sesame was adopted from WRAP after only a week or two. To my eye, she was beautiful – and showcasing her outside in front of lovely flowers made her even more appealing.
Well-taken photographs of any dog can surely help their case in attracting new owners.
I especially understand this because the first photo we saw of our little Machu Picchu was from her WRAP foster home, and neither Bob nor I felt particularly interested in her. We almost didn’t go meet her – I find that painfully unbelievable now. As we often wonder, Who could turn down our little Picchu?
As a lay person, I can offer these tips to rescuers showcasing dogs for adoption. Photos are all from whippets currently available from Whippet Rescue:
Because what grabs one family’s attention might not grab another’s, including several photos is always better than a single shot.
To happy, loving homes for all of the WRAP whippets and other rescue dogs and cats!
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