TODAY | October 11, 2012
>>> back now with "today's" pets. every year roughly 3 to 4 million shelter animals are euthanized because they don't get adopted.
>> the folks at dosomething.org decided to do something with their pick for pets campaign to help showcase the animals better and help them find a darn good home.
>> professional photographer nigel barker is here. how are you, hon?
>> it's all in the picture . if you want a date, put up a good picture .
>> hello. for animals, it's the same thing. picture pets is to take a beautiful picture . the actual animal gets a better chance for being adopted.
>> you are a professional photographer. is this something an amateur can come up? dogs seem very rambunctious.
>> pebbles doesn't.
>> pebbles is asleep.
>> we created this incredible app called pics for pets. it's super simple. you get to the app and turn it on. here is a gallery. you go to photographer. take a pic. all right. here we have.
>> we are doing it?
>> we'll do it right now.
>> pebbles .
>> pebbles . good girl.
>> suck it in, pebbles . suck it in, darling. face me. pebbles . this wouldn't be my most favorite picture of pebbles . i would work harder than this. see how easy it is. you take the picture .
>> like instagram.
>> sorry, this is not my best shot. put in the animal's name, age, it goes to your facebook page and goes viral. all your friends can share it. it's a great way of getting an animal adopted.
>> there are three puppies. one looks like hoda. it's a compliment. look at her beautiful coloring.
>> all these dogs are up for adoption at the north shore animal league .
>> i can't take it.
>> hold that for me.
>> i want the puppy. i want to give the puppy to hoda.
>> take a picture .
>> puppy needs a bath. oh!
>> that's what we don't do.
>> puppy took a nose dive.
>> i'm sorry, sweetie.
>> i'm going to get you both adopted now. pics for pets. wonderful. one more. retake. here we go. hold it still. i'm talking to you two.
>> look at that face.
>> he is sweet.
>> what greed are you? what breed would you say you are?
>> i'm an american mutt is what i am.
>> you're wonderful. you're up for adoption, as well.
>> this is great. these are great tips.
>> what is he?
>> a mixture of i would say german shepard .
>> he's so sweet.
>> taking the picture is so simple. teenagers are so good at it. they are offering a $10,000 scholarship for teenagers to get out there and is the most active.
>> he's kissing me. i can't hold him.
>> it's love. look how sweet he is. thank you very