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  • 1.  Using iPads/Tablets For Adoption Processing

    Posted 07-13-2022 03:51 PM
    We just recently got the funding to buy iPads for our adoption process. We are planning to use them so that staff and volunteers can look up dogs, including their pictures, bio's, and behavior notes, to relay that information when talking to potential adopters. Has anyone else use tablets this way? We'd love to hear others experiences, and if there were any helpful apps anyone could recommend for this process.

    Thank you so much
    #AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms
    #DataandTechnology

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    Donell Randolph
    Human Animal Support Services Coordinator
    Friends of Oakland Animal Services
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  • 2.  RE: Using iPads/Tablets For Adoption Processing

    Posted 07-14-2022 08:14 AM
    They are also a great way to observe and store information from the staff's "daily rounds."

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    Cliff Bennett
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  • 3.  RE: Using iPads/Tablets For Adoption Processing

    Posted 30 days ago

    Yes, we used tablets for adoption counseling and rounds!

    We had to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity issues (we were an OLD outdoor facility), but overall, they were incredibly helpful! 

    Also used them to grab photos/videos of pets in real time for Youtube uploads to show on their adoption profiles. 

    Helpful apps:

    • Email 
    • Shelter Software - if available
    • Bookmarked tabs in browser - such as the shelter SW login page and your org's home page/resource pages 
    • Youtube - tutorials and to upload pet content 
    • Video editor - iMovie, etc. 
    • Google Voice - to text information
    • Social media accounts - for general posts, lost/found pet researching, and rescue plea communication
    • Customer service waitlist - if available/in use (Waitwhile, etc.)


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    Heather Kalman (she/her), CPDT-KA, SBA, ABCDT
    Embedded Data Coordinator
    American Pets Alive!, Human Animal Support Services
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  • 4.  RE: Using iPads/Tablets For Adoption Processing

    Posted 27 days ago
    Thank you so much Heather! This was really helpful.

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    Donell Randolph
    Human Animal Support Services Coordinator
    Friends of Oakland Animal Services
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