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1. Options for managing your Petfinder Home Page

2. Simple Set-up

3. Advanced Set-up

4. Creating a Unique URL

5. Help Video Tutorial


1. Options for managing your Petfinder Home Page

A Petfinder Home Page (your own website on Petfinder) comes with your Petfinder Account. Your Petfinder homepage is the first thing potential adopters see when they click on your organization’s name through the pet search or a pet’s profile, or by entering in the URL.  Visitors to our site will visit your Petfinder homepage to find out who you are, how to adopt your pets and how to get in touch with you.  Because so many potential adopters visit these pages seeking information, it’s a great opportunity to market your shelter or rescue group.  Make sure yours represents your organization well!

No matter what level of technical experience you have, we make it easy for you to set yours up. You have two options for managing your Petfinder Home Page, Simple Set Up and Advanced Set Up.

You can view your current Petfinder home page by going to: https://www.petfinder.com/shelters/SHELTERID.html

Just replace SHELTERID with your group’s Petfinder Shelter ID.  Please note that the shelter ID’s letters must be capitalized:  NJ01, BC02  For an easier to find URL, visit Creating a Unique URL

2. Simple Set-up

This easy to use, fill-in-the blanks system is a quick way to a great looking and informative home page.  No technological skills needed! You can find Simple Set-up by clicking the “Home Page Mgr” tab and then clicking the “Simple Set-up” tab.

Your home page will be automatically populated with your Public Info from the Organization Info section of your account.

In each box on the Simple Set-up page, you can add information about your organization.  No HTML is required, just type out the text you would like it to appear on the page.

You can use the icons at the bottom of each box to further customize your text with bold, underline or italicized characters and more.

To upload your organization’s logo, use the Add Logo button toward the bottom of the page and select your logo from a file on your computer.  Please note that your logo must be 8MB or less in size.  For help re-sizing your logo, please visit our Photo help page.

You can select additional information to appear on your Petfinder Home Page under “Promote Animals and Events”.  Check the boxes to show off your adoptable pets, happy tails (adopted pets) and upcoming events right on your Petfinder Home Page.

You can take a sneak peak at how your changes will look as you work by clicking the “Preview” button at the bottom.

Please note that you need to click “SAVE” for your changes to take effect on your home page.

3. Advanced Set-up

For individuals with some HTML knowledge, the Advanced Set-up tab offers an HTML editor box allowing you to customize your home page even further.

Please note that saving any changes under Advanced Set-up will override your existing home page and any data entered under Simple Set-up will be lost.

If you have a pre-built web page with HTML code ready to go, you can paste that code right into the HTML Editor.

For assistance using basic HTML codes, click here for a helpful guide.

You can take a sneak peak at how your changes will look as your work by clicking the Preview button at the bottom.

Clicking on the “Cancel” button will not save any changes that you’ve just made to your page.

Please note that you need to click SAVE for your changes to take effect on your home page. It may take up to ONE HOUR for your changes to appear on your home page.

If the Advanced Set-up is more technology than you can comfortably handle, please use the Simple Set-up, which was designed to save you time.

4. Creating a Unique URL

A unique address is a way for you to have a more personal address for your home page than the one assigned when you joined. Without a unique address, your home page address looks something like: www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ19.html. With a Unique Address, you choose an address you like, for example: noahsark.petfinder.com.

A Unique Address lets potential adopters remember your Web address without writing it down and allows them to get there more easily. When typing in the address, the usual www. at the beginning of the address does not need to be used (but just in case it is, the address will still work). When you get a Unique Address, your original address will still work just as it always has, so you don’t need to worry about people who know you by your old address.

To create a unique address, log into your account at https://pro.petfinder.com/ and click on “Home Page Mgr” and scroll to the bottom of the page.  You can enter your unique address in the form provided, then “save”.

5. Help Video Tutorial

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