Petfinder Weekly Report for Members

by Sara Kent

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Dear Petfinder members,

Back by popular demand… Reintroducing the Petfinder Shelter Software Guide!

Find the Shelter Software Guide under For Members

We are celebrating the revival of our Shelter Software Guide. Updated from its previous version, the Petfinder Shelter Software Guide provides assistance to shelters and rescue in need of a comprehensive management tool for pets of their organization. Like many of our other resources, it can also be found under our For Members tab at

While not a ranking tool, the guide instead showcases the services and options from each software provider to help you pick the one best suited to the needs of your organization. Many of these software services offer free automatic uploads to Petfinder among their other tools.

Looking at traffic statistics on Petfinder, we have found that pets added manually by logging in directly to Petfinder at receive more views. We suspect this is due to more in-depth pet descriptions and clearer photos that come through individual pet postings. Therefore, we encourage any organizations in need of an automated upload to Petfinder to have a volunteer revisit
the pet profiles to make them as impactful as possible, when resources allow.

Great, up to date Petfinder pet profiles increase adoptions and awareness – your pets are reaching more than 8 million potential adopters each month!

Happy adoptions!


Sara Kent, Director
Petfinder Shelter Outreach