I get emails from people all over the country who are having a tough time getting their local animal shelters to “buy in” to the idea that good photography boosts adoption rates. Hard to believe, right? So I asked a few of the rescue groups I work with for their comments.
“I can’t even begin to tell you how much Teresa’s pictures have helped getting the beagles that I’ve pulled from various shelters adopted. I only post them on Petfinder and get inquiries no less than 2 days after I list them. I don’t even go to adoption events anymore!! Teresa’s pictures have helped me place 7 in a 5 day period alone and that’s just one example!! She’s made a HUGE difference in the lives of my rescues!!” –Heike
“We have been working with Teresa Berg for a year and in that time our adoptions have increased one hundred percent! With a majority of our adoptions occurring online, the pics we post either make or break the doggies chance of being adopted. By having pics of dogs in a professional studio, it makes them stand out from the rest when people are browsing the websites for doggies. We get the pics within 24 hours and Teresa is flexible to work with our schedules. We are thankful for her assistance.” – Molly Peterson, Pres/Director CCHS
“PICTURES? Did someone say pictures? Having fostered for several years, I can honestly say pictures make the difference of getting an application or not. Pictures are SO important my husband and I get the new fosters in for their “glamour shots” before we even make their vet appointment. My first year of fostering we adopted out about 15 dogs, using our “home grown pictures”. Thank goodness due to the generosity of a professional photographer and solely using her pics of our fosters on our rescue website, we adopted out 50 dogs in 2011. REALLY. What else can you say?” –S. S. CCHS foster Mom