To upload available animals to your own website, you have a few different options.
- You can use the iframe (code snippet) that we generate for each species (dog, cat, mammal, etc.). See an example of what it looks like.
- You can create a customized iframe for a specific group of animals, using a custom report
- You can use the API (key found in Configuration)
Let's look at each in a little more detail.
The simplest way is to use an iframe. This involves adding a small snippet of code in your own website's code where you would like available animals to display. You can start in Configuration within the Uploads & Integrations section of General Shelter.
To generate this snippet of code, select the type of animal that you would like on a page. If you'd like to see all "publishable" animals, no matter their intake type, keep the "Any type of intake" field as is with the default "select" option.
Clicking "Generate" will give you a pop-up that contains the snippet of code to use. You can do this for each type of animal you'd like to use iframes for. Often this means an iframe code snippet for dogs and one for cats.
Items that will be displayed:
- Unlimited published photos and (if applicable) YouTube videos
- Animal Name
- Animal ID
- Apply for Adoption button*
- Species & Breed
- Location (we will display the words "Foster Home" if the animal is in foster)
- Attributes (that are configured to Publish to Web)
- Kennel Card / Website Memo
*NOTE: The iframe will automatically link each adoptable animal's page to a digital application that you can configure, if the animal is currently in a status that's configured as "adoptable." Submitted applications can be reviewed in Application Manager (via the gear menu). If you wish to disable this button, simply uncheck that option in configuration.
Someone who is familiar with the setup of your website will be able to insert this snippet on the page where you'd like it to display. Please note, the code copied from Configurations does have line breaks for display purposes, but this may cause your html editor to automatically insert page breaks which will cause the iframe not to display. When entering the iframe code, into a page, it's best to do it like it's all one line so the editor won't insert line break tags.
The iframe pulls directly from Shelterluv, so animals are updated within 10 minutes when their status changes.
If you'd like to display a page of animals that is more specific than general species (cats, dogs), you can generate a more specific snippet of code to create a custom iframe by:
- Generating a custom entities report for that specific group of animals you'd like to display on a page together. (Custom iframes are not available for custom events reports.)
- Save that custom report. This custom report will display in the "My Saved Reports" tab.
- In My Saved Reports, click the Action button and "Generate Embeddable Snippet".
- In most cases, you will want to select "Always run this report as 'Today'" to get the current snapshot of animals that fit the criteria on your report.
A third, even more customized option for uploading animals to your own website is to use the API. A key for the API can generated in the same section of Configuration. This option will very likely require technical assistance within your organization. Read more about the API here.