These suggestions are merely to guide 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 the 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 that type of persons interests. Potential adopters are looking for a reason to love your pet and make a connection. Give them a reason. Start out with your pet’s greatest strengths, skills, and personality traits. Why someone would 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. Really emphasize the positive.
Keep it simple. This is 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/details that would not fit into a profile or can be explained better in a conversation. Short and sweet is best with emphasis on sweet.
Keep it Honest. Always be honest about your pet’s behavior and other important factors that a potential adopter may need to know. It can sometimes be easy to focus to much on the negatives. Try to find the good in the bad, such as, if your pet has special needs, a medical condition that requires on going vet care, medications, behavior issues, etc. We encourage owners to always be honest but to present this information in a positive way. The details can be explained further in a one-on-one conversation to those who are truly interested.
Keep it Focused. Keep the focus on your pet. Take time to get the perfect Picture. The photo will be the most important part of your pet’s profile. Think about how you can capture your pet’s best face and put it forward. You are the artist. Outdoor pictures are great if you can accomplish 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, one of the pet’s face and eyes. The eyes will speak volumes to the hearts of potential adopters. Give the potential adopter something they can feel a connection with. If you don’t feel it they most likely won’t either. It’s hard to make a connection with a blurry picture or looking at the back end of an animal.
Use sound judgment, listen to your heart and you will experience the best possible outcome for your pet.