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How to Post an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder

How to Post an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder

Are you looking for ways to spread the word about your rescue animals? Whether they’re in need of temporary care or ready for adoption, you can let everyone know about it by posting your rescues on our brand new and absolutely free pet rescue listing platform.

As an ACNC-registered not-for-profit, Waldo’s Friends strives to give our full support to animal rescuers and foster carers throughout Australia. The Pet Finder is our latest offering intended for everyone—from new rescue volunteers and long-time shelter owners in need of extra hands to curious parties interested in fostering or adopting animals. 

With this step-by-step guide, you’ll discover: 

How to post a new pet listing on our Pet Finder

First off, you’ll need to create a shelter account. Get details on how to do it by reading this blog post and registering now. 

After your account has been verified, follow these steps to create a new listing:

Step 1: Sign in to your Waldo’s Friends shelter account here

pet finder log in
Type your username or email address and password to log in

Step 2: On your dashboard, click on the “Add New” button found on the upper right area. 

shelter dashboard
This is how your Shelter dashboard looks before you post any pets

Step 3: Fill in all the details, from title of post and tagline to details about the rescue animal.

animal listing fields
Follow our suggestions of what to put in these fields

Remember to complete all the fields marked with an asterisk, then click on the “Add” button at the bottom. 

fields answered
Refrain from leaving anything blank so you provide as much information as you can about the animal

Step 4: After your post is successfully uploaded, you’ll see a green bar at the top part with the message, “Pet added successfully.”

approved listing
The green bar signifies your pet listing was successfully added to your dashboard

See how the listing appears by clicking “View Now.” 

sample page
This is a sample post pending approval. On the right column, you’ll see all the choices you’ve picked

Step 5: Wait to receive an email notifying you that the pet listing is under review.

pet listing under review
This is how a pet listing under review email should look

Step 6: Wait to receive an email stating that your pet listing is approved and published. 

Click on the link to see your published animal listing

TIP: Once published, share the pet listing on all your social accounts to get more eyes on the post!

Why you should sign up for our Pet Finder 

If you’re still contemplating on registering with us, we give you five amazing reasons why you should sign up ASAP:

  1. It’s 100% free forever! We promise that there are no hidden fees anywhere.
  2. You have full control over your Shelter Dashboard, allowing you to share the status of all your rescues in real time. 
  3. Our online platform lets you add pet photos or update a listing on your desktop, tablet, or mobile phone. In as little as five minutes, you can create a new pet listing. 
  4. Anyone searching for pets to adopt or foster can check the listings and send their applications through our Pet Finder.
  5. Waldo’s Friends team will pre-vet each application, helping you focus on more important rescue matters.

How the Pet Finder helps animal foster carers and adopters

Anyone can browse through the Pet Finder to find all the available listed animals within Australia. The set fields include:

  • Location
  • Pets near me within a specific radius or postcode
  • Size
  • Gender
  • Age group
  • Species
  • My perfect forever home
  • Health status
  • Availability
pet rescue listings
Our Pet Finder is ready for your rescue animals

As soon as an individual or family finds an animal they’d like to foster or adopt permanently, they can send an application through the website. These applications are reviewed and pre-vetted by the Waldo’s Friends team, helping rescues match with the right individuals faster and easier.

Go ahead and create a pet listing on our Pet Finder! Our easy-to-use dashboard will help you post within minutes, so you can spend more time and energy on the things and creatures that matter. (Next: Find out how to edit an animal listing post.)

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