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For example, All Paws has a sponsorship through Royal Canin pet food that not only helps introduce users to a quality brand, but also gives them a free bag of breed-specific pet food upon confirming an adoption of a cat or certain dog breeds.Other partnerships, such as with leading pet retailer Pet Smart, offer coupons and discounts to pet owners and new pet parents at the highly-coveted point of market entry.While dogs and cats make up the majority of the profiles, there are also nearly 50 barnyard animals (not including pigs, which account for even more) and over 500 “small and furry” pets for adoption, including guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and a single degu rodent.Shelters and rescues that join the site can import pet profiles from their database or create them individually with up to 10 photos for each animal.Shelters and rescues can also create accounts directly on All Paws to list their pets and access some of the great free tools that the site has built, such as a custom Facebook tab for shelters and rescues to list their adoptable pets directly on their Facebook page.Darrell has been able to take the fun experience of looking for a fuzzy friend in person, either at a pet store or a shelter adoption day, and has translated it to the web and for mobile using successful interfaces borrowed from the world of online dating.Because users can drill down and search for exactly what they want in their next pet, the conversion rate is pretty high.Darrell told us All Paws receives hundreds of successful adoption stories each month, a statistic that has helped to prove his project, quite literally, has legs.
One of the ways Darrell is able to offer the All Paws service free to users and shelters is through advertising and partnerships that add value for the user.
“I’m extremely proud of what we’ve done and especially of the i Phone app,” Darrell said.
“The numbers and engagement we’ve seen reflect we’ve done a hell of a job.” With the i Phone app rated at 4.5 stars in the App Store and appearing at the top of most pet-related search terms, we’d tend to agree.
The goal is to build a larger community that brings together current pet owners and those in the market for a new furry friend and provides a place for them to share experiences and offer advice from breed-specific issues to flea shampoos.
For the 501(c)3 organizations caring for the critters, Darrell built integrations with companies that make shelter management software so pet data entered through the software can be pushed to All Paws to create new profiles for new animals received at the shelter.
Now, he’s setting his sights to move into the Android market so even more pets can get the exposure they need to find good homes.