Adopt a Pet has created a portal via PetFundr, an animal-focused crowdfunding platform. Any U.S. or Canadian animal shelter or rescue organization may apply for an organization profile to have their campaigns appear on the Adopt a Pet crowdfunding portal (powered by PetFundr). Once approved by Adopt a Pet, each organization may customize and use PetFundr to run their own fundraising campaigns!
PetFundr is owned and operated by ConnectionPoint Systems Inc., a leader in crowdfunding technology with their collaborative commerce platforms. They also run FundRazr for social good, Crowdfundr for creative projects, and CoCoPay for medical and healthcare needs.
There are no monthly fees, registration fees, or any other ‘fixed’ fee. All fees are transaction-based and processed through Stripe or PayPal. Those fees are deducted from each donation - no reconciliation required! Funds raised go directly to the shelter or rescue running the campaign - neither Adopt-a-Pet nor PetFundr hold funds.
1. You must have an active shelter/rescue account on Adopt a Pet.
2. You must also have a Stripe or PayPal business account to fundraise on PetFundr.
3. You must complete the PetFundr sign up flow and receive approval from Adopt a Pet.
Everything in the sign-up flow is editable later, so don’t worry about perfecting it immediately.
The most successful campaigns focus on a tangible need tied to a single pet, with pet name, photos, and stories. Be sure to read PetFundr's campaign recommendations PDF.
ConnectionPoint has many free resources on crowdfunding success in their Fundraiser HUB. Check out the toolkits, blog articles in ‘Shan’s Corner,’ and offered webinars. The ConnectionPoint Help Centre is your go-to resource for any technical ‘how to’ of the platform.
You may also email their team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any help related to their platform or your campaign!