How to configure your species and breeds

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Shelterluv has an exhaustive and scientifically accurate list of animals broken down by species and breed.

Animal species with breed options are those that truly have breeds in reality, including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, other barnyard animals like cows, sheep, chickens, and several others. You can see the full breakdown of the new list of species and breeds here.

Start by enabling the species and breeds of animals you care for under the "Animal Population" configuration section. The higher-level categories are:

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Barnyard
    • Made up of species that were previously considered under "mammal, other (domestic)"
  • Bird
    • Combination of previous bird species groups (both domestic and wildlife)
  • Exotic/Other
    • Combination of previous species of Fish/Aquarium/Terrarium, Reptile (both wildlife and domestic), and Amphibian (both wildlife and domestic)
  • Horse
  • Large Mammal
    • Made up of species that were previously considered under "mammal, other" (both domestic and wildlife)
  • Rabbit
  • Small Mammal
    • Made up of species that were previously considered under "mammal, other" (both domestic and wildlife)

Within each higher-level category, you'll see all species options for you to select from. If a selected species also has breed options, you'll find those in the "Breeds" section to choose.

Note on Secondary Breeds: The configuration of breeds only affects the Primary Breed field on animal records; the Secondary Breed field will always have the entire breed field available to select.

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We also recommend taking a few minutes to review (and edit, if desired) each of the animal types in the following sections of your configuration panel:

  • age groups
  • behavior assessments and plans
  • behavior, volunteer, adoption, and medical categories
  • adoption contracts
  • attributes
  • adoption, foster, and owner surrender applications
  • adoption price groups
  • vaccine quick fill templates
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