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  • 1.  Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 08-08-2022 06:11 PM

    Hi-we do not have a physical shelter-our rescue is entirely foster based.

    Keeping track of the foster parents is so complicated, and we need an easy way to know who is available, whether they have cats/dogs/kids, and any other preferences and details.   

    Would appreciate any feedback on what has worked for others in foster-based rescues.  Must be easy to learn and use, and budget-friendly.


    #DataandTechnology
    #FosterPrograms
    #PeopleManagement(includingVolunteerIntegration)

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    kristin gee
    foster coordinator
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  • 2.  RE: Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 08-09-2022 04:12 AM
    Hello! Also a foster based rescue and I honestly just use excel workbook where you can use top row to input name, available, active, pets, etc. It's free to use and can be emailed to other board members easily!

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    Tracy Hanson
    Ellie's Legacy Pet Rescue
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  • 3.  RE: Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 08-09-2022 05:52 AM
    Hi Kristen
    I would love to show you Animals First Software. We have features designed specifically for Foster based rescues.  You can manage all your fosters and animals in one location with robust reporting.
    We also have a stand alone mobile Foster application that you can invite your fosters to that will allow them to manage any animal data you give them permission to see or edit. 
    Please reach out if you would like a demo.
    Thanks 

    Gerald Owens
    CEO - Animals First


  • 4.  RE: Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 08-09-2022 05:13 AM
    Hi Kristin.  You should check out Doobert.com.  On our Forever Free plan you can use our FosterSpace module for 100% free.  Doobert is the ONLY software that allows two way texting right from the platform.  Here's a short video on FosterSpace and also our Companion Case Management module in case you're interested: https://vimeo.com/737630835/37d04631f4
    Check out our features for organizations and volunteers!





  • 5.  RE: Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 08-26-2022 11:09 AM
    Hey Chris i just checked out doobert and i love it..my rescue group is in Tulum Mexico. I would be interested in joining but there is no drop down for mexico when signing up.

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    traci harper
    founder
    Tulum Pet Connect
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  • 6.  RE: Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 08-26-2022 02:35 PM
    Sounds like I need to make it work for Mexico!  I'll send you a note and we'll get it enabled!

    Check out our features for organizations and volunteers!





  • 7.  RE: Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 08-09-2022 06:35 AM
    HI, 
    We are not foster-based, but we do use Asana as a supplemental database of our animals for our volunteers to use. I would be happy to show you how we use it and some ideas on how you could use it to keep track of things.  If you are interested, just email me at mharmon@fultonanimalservices.com.

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    Michelle Harmon
    Foster and Behavior Programs Manager
    LifeLine Animal Project At Fulton County Animal Services
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  • 8.  RE: Software programs for foster-only rescue?

    Posted 29 days ago
    Hi Kristin, 

    A great free & easy to use software I've seen organizations use is Trello! They offer a discounted non-profit price if you complete their application: https://www.atlassian.com/software/views/community-license-request

    Here are some links to help give you an idea of how other's have used Trello:
    Hope that helps!

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    Charlotte Otero
    Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund
    she/her
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