How to configure your species and breeds

Helen Cuadra
Helen Cuadra
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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, barnyard animals like cows, sheep, chickens, and several others. You can see the full breakdown of the new list of species and breeds here.

To enable the species and breeds that your organization provides care for, navigate to your gear icon > Animal Population.


Under the "Species" sub-section, the higher-level categories are:

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Barnyard
  • Bird
  • Exotic/Other
  • Horse
  • Large Mammal
  • Rabbit
  • Small Mammal

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.

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.

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
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