The Dogist is an Instagram that posts about 3 dog photos a day. The dog photos are based in New York but he sometimes goes to other places too. This is the Instagram account that inspired my account @thetweendogist
As you know we love animals. We take photos of them to share our love for them. That’s why The Tween Dogist Instagram was created. We take photos of your pet(s) for memories that will last forever. Each moment caught on camera is a permanent memory, but just a instant of that memory.
That’s the main reason why we take photos of our pets. That’s this blog post was created to show you the qualities of a perfect pet photo.
Quality is what matters most while taking the photo.
Make sure you photo is not blurry. If it’s blurry because that’s how it focuses then that’s fine. I suggest using a professional camera if you want it to be the best quality possible.
The Pet’s Body Positioning
It definitely matters what the pet’s body position is. If the pet was turned around that probably wouldn’t be the best photo possible, because you can’t see it’s facial expression. Facial expressions are important in photos because they show how that pet feels in that instant. So, if the pet was facing you then you can see how the pet feels in that instant, are they excited, are they a bit scared.
Get Down to Your Pet’s Level
If you get down to your pets level you will probably have a better photo than if you are standing and taking a photo them.
This is a picture of Isabella while I’m standing
And this is a photo of her when I’m at her level
See, when you are at the dog’s level you get a better photo with more detail. It also doesn’t look like you are looking down at your pet.
Know the qualities of a perfect photo? Now you can learn how to take the perfect photo of your pet (I used a dog as an example) by reading this post “How to take the best dog photos.”
“Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.”
That’s why I have created a list of 6 reasons why you should adopt instead of shop.
You may think that all of the dogs in shelters are mutts but according to the MSPCA 1/3 of dogs in shelters are purebred.
6 reasons to adopt a pet:
You saved a dogs life by adopting it
You raise awareness to shelters by adopting from one
Pets at shelters are usually a lower cost than pets in pet shops
You are fighting puppy mills
According to the Humane Society of the U.S.,”If you buy a dog from a pet store,online seller or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill.Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.These puppy mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.”
“The role of animal shelters is to provide a shelter for homeless animals. This means that when you adopt an animal from one of these shelters, you help provide a home for that animal while at the same time opening up space for another homeless animal.”
A majority of “Pre-owned”dogs are already house trained
When you adopt a dog they are usually already house trained, which usually means no extra house training will be needed.