Why are black pets less likely to be adopted?
They’re steeped in superstition, they’re not photogenic, and studies show they can be aloof, but shelter workers say don’t judge a cat or dog by its color.
How to help shelter animals on your next Hawaiian vacation
While you’re on the island, you can help care for rescued cats and dogs, and you can even escort one special pet on your return flight to the mainland.
Let’s face it: Packaging sells. Beauty sells. Cuteness sells. And the 6 million to 8 million dogs and cats that land in shelters every year need something to help “sell” them to their potential owners. If you’re scrolling through Petfinder looking for your new best friend, which dog are you more likely to click on? The one whose face is obscured by bars, or the one joyfully chewing on a stick? That’s the power of a photograph — to get you to look twice, to fall in love, to change an animal’s life.
Shelter dogs benefit from the power of a photo