Events: Create, Manage and Share

ADDING EVENTS
EDIT & UPDATE EVENTS
REMOVE EVENTS
SHARE EVENTS

Petfinder shelter and rescue group members can post their events on the Petfinder event calendar.

Click Events then All Events to view lists of all of your posted events. From here you can create, manage and share your events on Petfinder, social media and more!

Your All Events list is divided into two views:

1. Upcoming Events: Upcoming events are listed for promotion on the Petfinder public event calendar.

2. Past Events: Use your past events as an archive, or duplicate the posts to use like a template when creating future events. Past events remain publicly listed.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  • Events can not be saved as drafts.  They are either posted on Petfinder and saved to your account, or they are deleted.
  • When you update published event information, any edits you make will be automatically updated on Petfinder.
  • All events—both past and upcoming —are visible on Petfinder.
  • Every event needs contact information so that potential attendees have a point of contact. The contact information does not need to be a listed contact within your account.  You can enter any contact information you’d like.

Adding Events

NOTE: There is no draft state in events; either it is posted on Petfinder and saved to your Dashboard, or it is permanently removed.

1. Select ADD AN EVENT from within All Events.
Purple button on top right add an event

2. This will open the Event Editor. Enter your event information and add an event photo.

3. Enter your event information, making sure to fill out any required fields, (marked with an *asterisk).  Once complete, you can post your event to Petfinder by clicking SAVE.

4. Click CONFIRM to finalize your event, click CANCEL to return to editing, or click DISCARD to delete the event.

Editing Events

NOTE: Events can not be saved as drafts. They are either posted on Petfinder and saved to your account, or they are deleted.

EDIT & UPDATE

1. Locate your event from the All Events menu.
2. Select the drop down menu from the right-hand corner of your event, and click EDIT.
select an event and choose edit from the top right corner
3. Make any needed edits.
Event editor opens to fill out event fields

Note: Events can not be saved as drafts. Any updates or edits will be automatically posted on Petfinder.

4. Click SAVE to post your updates and return to the event list view.
Purple save button to post

DUPLICATE
Duplicating an event will create a new event from one that already exists, much like a template.  When duplicating an event, make sure to double check that the dates and times don’t conflict.  Duplicated events will be saved and posted to Petfinder simultaneously.

1. Locate your event from the All Events menu.

2. Select the drop down menu from the right-hand corner of your event, and click  DUPLICATE (next to SHARE and DELETE).
Select an event and choose duplicate from the top right corner

3. If you’d like to make changes to differentiate this event from the original, enter them now.
Event editor opens to fill out event fields

4. Click SAVE to keep your duplication and post it to Petfinder.
Purple save button to post

Deleting Events

DELETE

1. Locate your event from the All Events menu.
2. Select the drop down menu from the right corner of your event and click  DELETE.
Select an event and choose delete from the top right corner menu

3. Click DELETE when asked if you’d like to delete the event.

You’ll then be taken back to your events list view, where you will receive confirmation that the event  was deleted.

Sharing Events

POST ON SOCIAL

1. Locate your event from the All Events menu.

2. Select the drop down menu from the right-hand corner of your event, and click SHARE.
Share confirmation message

3. Click  SHARE ON FACEBOOK or SHARE ON TWITTER from the prompt.
Message prompting a choice between posting to Twitter, Facebook or with a link

4. You’ll be taken to your chosen social network where you can decide how and where to post your event.

SEND A LINK

1. Locate your event from the All Events menu.
2. Select the drop down menu from the right-hand corner of your event, and click SHARE.
Share confirmation message

3. Click the link icon from the prompt.
Message prompting a choice between posting to Twitter, Facebook or with a link

4. You’ll be taken to the public view of your event on the Petfinder Event Calendar.

From here, you can copy the URL in your web browser and send or share it wherever you’d like.

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