How to create a Fido Profile that captures the attention of adoptive families, and gets more interest? Here’s our advice:
Include Great Photos
Fun photos that show your friend’s personality will bring 4 to 6 times more visitors for look. So often we hear from people “it was that one photo that just captured my heart, and I just knew that this would be the dog for me.” For advice on capturing photos that get your dog noticed, click on over to Taking Great Photos of My Dog
Write an awesome Fido description
When a little bit of extra time is taken to provide a great Fido description – these are the dogs who are adopted first. It’s true! Be sure to share the endearing qualities of your friend that will appeal to another family. Be honest about your dog’s challenges or special needs, but don’t be a downer. Click here for helpful formulas that make Fido descriptions easy.
What’s the Best Lifestyle Fit for Your Friend
Let new families know how you see your dog, in terms of the best lifestyle fit where your dog would be the happiest. Learn more about our 10 different Fido Lifestyle descriptions here.
“Best New Home” description
No one knows your friend’s needs better than you. Take some time to describe what you think would make for a great new home for your dog. This will help you and Fido Love visitors to visualize whether there really might be a good fido fit together.
Include a video
On Fido Love you can include a link to video in Youtube or Vimeo (or other) to capture your dog’s personality and energy level. Videos are especially helpful if your friend is a wiggle worm and difficult to capture in a photo.
Set a realistic Rehoming Fee for your Dog
It’s important always that you ask for a reasonable rehoming fee ($75 to $300) from a new home. For a new adopter, a rehoming fee will help to reinforce the serious responsibility of a new dog – who shouldn’t be taken for granted. A new home that can’t afford a reasonable rehoming fee may also be a new home that can’t afford veterinary care or training, if that need ever arises. Something to think about.
Finally, it’s important that you’re realistic about your dog’s chances for rehoming if he or she has serious medical conditions or behavioral challenges that need to be addressed. We applaud the rehoming family who first invests the training and/or $$$ to set their friend up for success as whole and healthy as possible when going into a new home.
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