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You can change your organization's name on the website or on any of RescueGroups.org services.

However, you have to complete a few steps outside of the RescueGroups.org process.

We have a video about updating your organization's contact information and billing information.

Updating your organization contact and billing information video

 

To change your organization's name, complete these steps:
  1. Submit your proposed name change to any appropriate state office.
  2. Submit the name change to the IRS as applicable.
  3. Submit a request to RescueGroups.org (see the article Contacting RescueGroups.org) and include a copy of the documentation you submitted in steps 1 and 2. 
  4. Once we receive your request and paperwork, we may request a new veterinarian reference letter (see Submitting a Veterinarian reference letter) that uses your new organizational name. You can provide a new letter with your other documentation, but it may not be needed.
  5. When your name change is approved, we will change it for you in your RescueGroups.org account. The change to your RescueGroups.org account should update to all websites that use the RescueGroups.org API, that is, all adoption listing websites that receive our data other than the legacy Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet.com websites.
  6. Update your Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet.com accounts. We do not update your organization information for those accounts, so you should log in to each account and update your organization's information with them.

NOTE

You may also want to read the section, About your organization contact information in this guide.

Changing your organization's name after a DBA ("doing business as") change

If you have changed your organization's name through a doing business as (DBA) change, you can update your organization's name on your website. Go to Services > Account Administration > Organization Contact Information

and update the Organization Name and Short Name.




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