Are you working for a cat animal rescue or dog shelter based in Australia that’s seeking to expand its reach? You’ve come to the right place! Waldo’s Friends aims to help pet rescues connect with prospective fosters and adopters through its Pet Finder—an absolutely free pet rescue listing platform.
Utilise this online platform by signing up (find out more here!), then unlock all its user-friendly features. Here’s a quick list of nine things you can do on the Shelter Dashboard after opening a free account:
- Log in to your account
- Add a new pet listing [read this guide]
- Edit a pet listing [read this guide]
- View all your posted pets
- Search your posted pet by name
- Find your posted pet/s using set filters
- Check applications for each pet listing
- Change the status of your pet
- Delete your pet listing
Log in to your account
Before anything else, log in to your account here to access your Shelter Dashboard. Type your username/email address and password, then click on the “Sign In” button.
If you don’t have a Shelter account yet, you can register here!
TIP: We’ve devoted special posts for adding and editing a pet listing, so click on their respective links above to learn more.
View all your posted pets
As soon as you log in to your account, you can see a preview of all your listed pets. Your rescues are listed by date (rightmost column) in chronological order, from your newest (top) to your earliest rescue (bottom).
Search your posted pet by name
Step 1: Click on the blue button with the magnifying glass icon on the upper right side.
Step 2: Type in the name of the pet in the empty field, and click “Search.”
Find your posted pet/s using set filters
Use the set filters to find specific groups of animals. Choose from the following:
- Species (cat/dog)
- Size (large/medium/small)
- Gender (female/male)
- Age (adult/puppy/senior)
- Availability (adopted/available/pre adoption)
Check applications for each pet listing
Step 1: On the main Shelter Dashboard, you can instantly see how many applications your rescue pet has.
Step 2: Click on a specific animal’s profile, so you can get more details on his pending applications at the bottom of the page. Or use our filters on the bottom right to categorise your applications.
Change the status of your pet
Step 1: Update the status of your rescue animal from “pre adoption” to “ready for adoption.” From the main Shelter Dashboard, click on the white “Edit” button found under the pet’s name (second column).
Step 2: Remove the check mark beside the “Pre-adoption” text found under the Description box. Don’t forget to revise your copy as needed to let people know he’s now up for adoption. When you’re done, click the red “Update” button found at the bottom.
Step 3: A green bar at the top with the words “View Now” guarantees your post has been successfully updated. No need to wait for an email message from Waldo’s Friends to confirm the changes.
Delete your pet listing
Step 1: If for any reason you’d like to delete a rescue listing, do so by simply clicking on the red “Delete” button found below the animal’s name (second column).
Step 2: Once you’ve clicked the “Delete” button, a bar will appear at the top. Click “Okay” to delete this pet listing.
Created especially for shelter owners and rescue volunteers, Pet Finder by Waldo’s Friends hopes to extend a helping hand to animal rescues throughout Australia. Help us spread the word by sharing this free resource with other passionate pet rescue volunteers and animal enthusiasts.