Photograph and social media coordinator at the Humane Society of Utah, Guinnevere Shuster takes photobooth style portraits of the adoptable dogs. The images, along with a description of the dogs’ personality, are posted to the Humane Society’s Facebook page. Doing so gives potential adopters a glimpse at what they’ll be getting rather than what can be seen at the shelter itself. Since she started this project, it seems to be going very well so far and the cUtah enter reports high adoption rates among photographed dogs.
It helps a great deal, almost all of these dogs have been adopted within a couple days of being posted, some even have people lining up at the front door before we open. The dogs really enjoy the photoshoots, they get to come out of their kennels and enjoy playing and being spoiled with lots of tasty treats!.
The dogs are not selected at random and Guinnevere adds that she tries to
focus on dogs that may need a little extra help getting adopted or that don’t do well in a shelter setting.
Below are a few prime examples of Guinnevere’s work. Most these dogs have already been adopted, but several were just recently published and are still in need of a loving human.