Oh, we know. Your pet is the CUTEST! Check out this easy list [plus hilarious links] on how to get the best pic of your pet and lots of love on social media!
Pets like likes, too.
1. Use treats or toys.
Show off the looks you love the most with toys, treats and other motivating tools!
Is your pet treat or toy motivated? Use motivation to get your pet to sit, stay, and get a great shot! Whether your pup knows how to sit for a treat, or your cat immediately wants to snuggle her favorite cat nip toy, use these tools (or this genius pet selfie tool) to get your pet’s attention. Pictures with eye contact have a better chance at getting a lot of likes!
2. Make a funny sound.
A confused look might be the best way to get the best pic of your pet and get your followers to say “awww”!
You know that look. A dog hears or sees something they don’t understand, and tilts their head with a look of confusion! Making a funny sound is the perfect way to get a great pic of your pup looking like the sweetest little thing! Use this tactic on your feline friends, and you could find yourself with the purr-fect pic of your cat looking at you like you have three heads. Both are priceless and will get a lot of social media love!
3. Go for a run or engage in play.
An excited face and a panting tongue show your pet’s playful side in your pic and might encourage a play-date!
After exercise or during play time is when your pet is most themselves! You’re sure to get a lot of love from friends and followers by showing off drool-soaked grins, a wide-eyed cat, or a ready to pounce pet!
4. Switch your phone to”burst”mode.
Now that you can add multiple pics to an Instagram post, this is the purr-fect way to show off your hilarious bloopers!
Not all pets are professional selfie takers, and it might take a couple of shots to get the perfect picture! Make sure to have plenty of memory available on your phone and switch over to burst mode. This is the perfect way to capture the best pic (regardless of how many tries it takes).
5. Know your pet!
It’s likely that your pet is also your best friend. There is no better way to get the best pic than highlighting your pet just being themselves!
Whether your pet has a silly smile, has a constant serious face, or is always doing the same thing that makes you think “my pet is the best”, capturing these moments will give you the best pictures and memories with your pet!
Share pictures of your pets in the comments below for a chance to be featured on The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s Facebook page.