With this plugin you can manage any WordPress site with Pets.

With the custom Fields Manager, you can add as many fields as you need for your own pets.

This plugin comes with 2 custom taxonomies: Breed and Colors.

If you want to accept donation, this plugin integrates with Give, a plugin for donations. People can choose to donate to all your pets or only to one.

Current Features:

  • Managing Pets
  • Two Taxonomies (Breed and Color)
  • Custom Fields & Sections
  • Archive Search Form
  • Archive Grid Layout
  • Widgets
  • Shortcodes


[pets_single id=0 image=true info=true] (Set image or info to false)

[pets_petfinder] – Show the Petfinder search from and animals. Check for all attributes.

Roadmap (planned features):

  • Supplies you need for your pets (integrated with Give)
  • Favorites
  • Partners (such as Vet stations)
  • Activities (people can take a dog from shelter for a walk in the park)
  • Found/Lost Pets
  • Integration with various APIs such as PetFinder
  • Better Templates

You’re welcome to give your own ideas and features in the support forum.

There will be a PRO version with a few features. 90% of the money will go into buying supplies for the animal shelter near the contributor(s) location. 10% will be spent on processing fees.


  1. Install the Pets plugin from the WordPress Plugins Menu
  2. You can also install it by uploading the Pets zipped folder in wp-content/plugins/
  3. Activate it.


My Give Form does not include pets. What to do?

Make sure you have set the donation form under Pets > Settings > Give.

Petfinder Search Form does not work

Please make sure to create the fields under Pets > Fields to match the Petfinder attributes found on

For example, for attribute status, create a field:

  • Name: Status (or any other)
  • slug: status (Important to be the same as attribute on Petfinder)
  • type: dropdown
  • options: Adoptable, Found, Adopted


January 14, 2020
I have used another plugin to display pets for rescue organizations for years, but decided to look into other options when that plugin wasn't yet ready for the new Petfinder API. I came across the Pets plugin and have been impressed with the developer's willingness to address user requests. Besides linking to Petfinder listings, the Pets plugin also offers other custom fields for organizations to feature their pets.
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Contributors & Developers

“Pets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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1.2.1 – 2020-08-26

  • Fix: Petfinder search form fixed and FAQ added

1.2.0 – 2020-07-15

  • New: Add a Pet Form which will always add a new pet.
  • New: Setting to define which default status a new pet will be added to.
  • New: Setting to email about any new missing pet added.
  • New: Setting to email about any new pet added.
  • New: Actions on each missing or new pet added.
  • Fix: Missing Pet image could not be added.
  • Fix: GiveWP Form on a single pet page would load multiple forms.
  • Update: License Software

1.1.0 – 2019-09-20

  • New: Widget: Pet – Add Missing. You can now show a widget for reporting missing pets.
  • New: Show Missing in Search option – Show all reported missing pets in the search as well.
  • New: Missing Post Status. When viewing pets in the admin area, you will see “Missing Pet” state next to it.
  • New: Bulk Action – “Set to Missing” – for Pets to set them to missing in the admin area.
  • New: Bulk Action – “Set to Published” – for Pets to set them to published if they were missing and found.
  • New: PetFinder shortcode attributes.

1.0.0 – 2019-09-20

  • New: Dropdown and Radio fields can be multiselected when searching.
  • New: PetFinder integration. Add keys under Settings and a [pets_petfinder] shortcode in a page.


  • Fix: Custom Empty Search Fields would not return all pets.
  • Fix: Hiding taxonomies if no terms (colors or breed).


  • Fields can now also be defined as searchable and they’ll appear in the search form.
  • Pet Locations


  • Fixing error when donating for pets where sponsors would cause a fatal error.


  • Sponsors for Pets
  • Give integrated with Sponsors
  • Pet Search Widget


  • Added Sections for Fields


  • Fixed styles
  • Fixed Single Pet short description


  • Added a Widget for Single Pet
  • Added a Shortcode for Single Pet
  • Added a Grid Layout on Archive page
  • Added a Search form on Archive page


Basic features added.