Photo Guide

Follow these guidelines to make your PUP really POP!
Our tip: Set aside 15 minutes for a little photo shoot, which makes for a really fun bonding experience with you fur baby!
          Low quality, dark photo of dog looking away on the left showing an example of a bad photo (no room for DOGUE title) - good high quality photo of dog looking at camera smiling with very little in the background, showing an example of a good photo                

Use a smartphone or high quality camera

iPhone users: Portrait Mode!

Avoid overly filtered photos

Choose a photo that is taken in daylight, preferably outside, or in a brightly lit room with very little in the background.

Especially avoid backgrounds that have multiple objects of varying colors and textures.

Did we mention Portrait Mode?!

Think WWAMD What would a model do?

*Tip: Try using food to get their attention.

See below for photo resolution tips:
(If you used an updated smartphone in the last 2 years, that will likely suffice but double-check here, as we are NOT able to verify for you.)

SMALL 8.5 x 10.5 in. 1600 x 1200

~ 2 MP

LARGE 15 x 18.75 in. 2000 x 1600

~ 3 MP

Figuring out out the size of your photograph in pixels:

Mac Users

Find the image file in your Finder, right click the image and select Get Info.
A pop-up window will open with the dimensions of your image displaying in the More Info section. The dimensions show the pixel height and width of your photo.

PC Users

On a PC, right click on the image file, look at Properties, and then view the Summary tab. For questions, first check out our


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