These suggestions are merely to guide you and help you come up with your own ideas to make this “Your Pets Profile” No one knows your pet better than you do. You are the best person to select that perfect future home that you desire for them. So, take the time to make them shine.
Keep it from the Heart. Picture the ideal pet owner you want for your pet. Then write your profile to appeal to their personal interests. Start out with your pet’s greatest strengths, skills, and personality traits. Why would someone want to adopt your pet? What does your pet love? What are they willing to work for? What is a favorite thing they like to do or place they like to go? Quirks or traits that the potential adopter will find cute and irresistible. Are they crate trained, house broke, easy to lead, etc.
Keep it simple. This is just an introductory to your pet. When potential adopters contact you, then you will have the opportunity to answer their questions in depth and give all the information that would not fit into a profile or can be explained better in a conversation.
Keep it Honest. Always be honest about your pet’s behavior and other important factors that a potential adopter may need to know before adopting. It can sometimes be easy to focus too much on the negatives, but there are times when you must list the negatives, such as, if your pet has special needs, a medical condition that requires ongoing vet care, medications, behavior issues, etc. We encourage owners to always be honest and to present this information in a positive way. The details can be explained further in a one-on-one conversation with those who are truly interested.
Keep it Focused. Keep the focus on your pet. Take time to get that perfect Picture. The photo will be the most important part of your pet’s profile. Think about how you can capture your pet’s face and put it forward. You are the artist. Outdoors pictures are great if you can do that. A simple backdrop can be arranged by just removing clutter and unnecessary objects. Avoid anything that will distract from the pet. Try to submit at least 2 quality pictures and one of the pet’s face and eyes. The eyes will speak volumes to the hearts of potential adopters.
Have fun with it. Use sound judgment and you will experience the best possible outcome for you and your pet.