With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) on the rise worldwide, it is important for shelters and rescues to be prepared for the impact this may have on their staff and their community. The volume of news on COVID-19 is likely to increase, and public concern will increase with it.
Social distancing and isolation are becoming the norm, so practices and protocols within your organization will have to change to match the new landscape. Shelterluv is committed to continuing to assist your organization through this crisis and enable you to provide the best outcome for the pets in you care.
You can process adoptions almost entirely virtually in Shelterluv using the built in application manager and text to checkout features. A potential adopter can browse your available pets from home using the iFrame, custom API solution on your website, or the auto upload to Petfinder and Adopt A Pet. They can then apply for adoption or foster from home and communicate via email with your staff. Take a look at these articles on how to build and process applications within Shelterluv.
The adoption can be completed digitally as well using the text to checkout feature, so the only interaction you would have is either the delivery or pick up of the pet. This would allow your shelter to stay within the CDC recommendation of not congregating in groups of 10 or more. Take a look at this article for more on setting up text to checkout credit card processing through Shelterluv.
If you have any questions on how to utilize any of these features, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!