One Picture Save a Life Tour to Stop in Port Washington, NY


Seventy-three percent of pet adoptions start with an online search, so a good photo is crucial to helping a homeless dog or cat catch the attention of a possible pet parent. On August 3rd a famous pet photographer, a celebrity pet groomer and the king of cat comportment will teach the pet-loving public tips to making a shelter pet look ‘picture perfect’ as the One Picture Saves a Life and Cats R Cool tour stops at the Port Washington campus of the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America.

The life-saving workshop will be conducted by Seth Casteel, who captured the cuteness of diving canines in the New York Times bestselling book “Underwater Dogs;” Jorge Bendersky– who starred in the Animal Planet program Groomer Has It— and Jackson Galaxy from My Cat from Hell.

The day of dogged devotion will begin with a morning session featuring a discussion by all three acclaimed speakers, followed by separate, in-depth afternoon sessions, with Seth Casteel focusing on camera techniques to increase a homeless animal’s chances of adoption, while groomer Jorge Bendersky will explain ways to tame unruly manes and Animal Planet personality Jackson Galaxy will offer a tutorial about TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) and working with community cats. While the afternoon sessions are aimed at helping shelter and rescue staff, they will also be beneficial for anyone with an interest in volunteering.

Admission: Free (Register at the One Picture Saves a Life website)

When: August 3, 2014 (morning session lasts from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; afternoon session runs from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Where: North Shore Animal League America’s campus in Port Washington, New York

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Seth Casteel offers a few pointers for taking shelter photos in the following video:

Photo Credit: One Picture Saves a Life

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

  • Facebook User

    So true! Our search for a little dog who didn’t shed started and ended with an internet search. Mr. Wilson seemed to be looking right at us when we clicked on his page at Petfinder. That he was in Arkansas and we are in Rhode Island mattered not, we are together now, thanks to his “mug shot!”