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Shelter dogs benefit from the power of a photo

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on Jan. 16, 2013, 4:37 p.m.
before and after photo of shelter dog Tinkerbelle

Photo: HeARTs Speak

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Tinkerbelle shines in the right lighting, environment

Some breeds are harder to find homes for than others — and a pit bull is a great example. These dogs have a bad reputation, despite the fact that many are ideal family dogs — loyal, gentle, loving, goofy. Capturing the personality of a particular dog, despite a breed's negative stereotype, is one of the areas where HeARTs Speak photographers excel. If the portrait can capture the essence of the dog, it's much more likely that the animal will find a home — and more quickly.