Using good photos on your pet's Rehome profile helps your pet get attention from adopters. The 1st photo is the most important. That's the photo adopters see and click on in search results.
If your pet hasn't had any interest in a while, try deleting the photos and adding new ones, or add them back with a different photo first. (To do that, log in to Rehome and select "Photos" from the Pet Profile menu.)
- Use treats or a squeaky toy held next to your camera to take photos of your pet looking right in to the camera.
- Take photos in a bright place so your pet is well-lit. Dogs take outside, cats take inside with all the lights on, open window shades, put the brightest window behind you.
- Put a colorful bandana or collar on your pet.
- Place a toy in a photo.
- No clutter: Take photos with nice lush grass or light solid-color fabric (like a sheet) as the entire background. Tip: if you stand above your pet and have them look up at you, the floor will be the background.
- Pets relaxing on beds or furniture can be cute!
- For scale: A person's hand in the photo touching your pet will show the pet's size.
- Exercise dogs until they are panting – it makes them look like they are “smiling”.
- Don't use photos that are dark or blurry.
- Don't use photos that have other pets in them unless those pets are for adoption too.
- Don't use photos from digital cameras that are very high resolution as those photos will be too large to add to your pet.
See also our tips for photographing black or dark-colored pets.