User Guide

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Where do I find it?

You can find the Locations page by going to Features > Locations.

 Click here for information on permissions

The following actions are available for Locations with the specified service and user roles:

Action

Description

Services

User Roles

View

Able to view locations

Pet Adoption Portal
Web Site Service
Data Management

Any (Volunteer)

Add

Able to add locations

Pet Adoption Portal
Web Site Service
Data Management

Animal Add
Event Admin

Edit

Able to edit locations

Pet Adoption Portal
Web Site Service
Data Management

Animal Add
Event Admin

Delete

Able to delete locations

Pet Adoption Portal
Web Site Service
Data Management

Animal Add
Event Admin

Listed below is a definition of some of the Locations fields:

  • Name:*  The name of the location
  • Web Link:  A URL for the location
  • Address:  The street address of the location
  • City:  The location’s city
  • State:  The location’s state
  • Zip/Postal Code:*  The location’s zip or postal code
  • Country:  The location’s country
  • Phone:  The phone number for the location
  • Extension:  The phone extension for the location

Locations are used to specify the specific address or zip/postal code of an event or animal.  Locations are used primarily with Events and Animals.

Using locations with events

When you add an Event, you can specify the location of the event. Visitors to your website will be able to find a map to the location address you have entered.

To specify which online mapping service you would like to use, click Services > Settings & Options

Next to Map Service for Your Events:

Select

  • Yahoo Maps
  • Google Maps
  • MapQuest
  • Do not show a map

Be sure to click the radio button next to, Enable Events.

Using locations with animals

Select a location when you are adding or editing an animal. The location zip/postal code will "override" your organization's zip/postal code as the location for this animal.

If you chose to make the location public, the location information will appear on the animal's detail page. This helps encourage your visitors to go visit and meet your animals.

It’s also very advantageous to select locations even if they are just zip/postal codes and not complete a complete address.  The animal’s location is sent with the animal data to the adoption listing websites so that they can more accurately locate animals that are within a distance radius of the potential adopter.

The animal's location zip/postal code is always used for showing the general location of the animal (often shown as a city, state location). When you make a location "not public" the street address will be hidden.

 

Adding a location

Editing a location

Deleting a location