Here's an After and Before editing. Like small children, when it comes to animal friends, one does not have much time to fuss with camera settings before the pup looks away or starts squirming. Just take the photo and worry about quality later! Hence, this poorly white-balanced (see that blue-ish hue? the camera guessed at the lighting conditions and its guess was off), badly cropped (too much green everywhere, particularly on the left, distracting pink plastic poo-bag holder at the bottom) and low-saturation (her hair color for instance, should be so much richer) photo.
Fortunately, all these things and more can be taken care of in the post-processing. Thanks to Lightroom and Photoshop!