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Petfinder Mobile

By Nestle Purina Petcare co

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Description

Download the all-new Petfinder app for iPhone and search more than 370,000 pets from 14,000 adoption groups! Find your perfect pet and share profiles via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail! Flag your favorite pets and leave notes for future review, read heartwarming adoption stories, and more.

On the Petfinder app you can:
- Browse adoptable pets in your area or nationwide
- Search pets by breed, age, gender, and size
- Swipe and select pet photos to view in more detail
- View complete pet information and descriptions
- “Favorite” adoptable pets so you can find them again
- Add notes and comments to your favorite pet profiles
- Share pets with your friends via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter
- Get directions, call or e-mail the shelter or rescue that has your perfect pet
- Search for shelters and rescue groups near you and see each group’s adoptable pets
- Learn more about your next pet with our dog and cat breed guides
- Read touching Happy Tail adoption stories

◆ Help make Petfinder great! It's important to us that the Petfinder app work how you need it, when you need it, but we need your help tracking down any bugs. If you experience a problem with the app, please contact App Support at http://www.petfinder.com/mobile-support. This will help us get the information we need to fix any problems ASAP. Thank you!

What's New in Version 1.2.2

Updated Tracking

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Customer Reviews

Has good bones but needs usability improvements

Had to downgrade the app. It doesn't crash, but it hangs up almost every time I use it. Pick out a pet, try to send the pet to other apps and the menu that pops up freezes. Try to explode a pet's pic and the app hangs. Too bad. It's a nice app but almost worthless. It's a teaser.

Original review:

Nice app. Good appearance, easy to use. But one big problem: when you look at an animal, and the description is longer than one screen (which they usually are) you can't scroll down to read more. That's ridiculous. Who tested this app?

Other enchantments: when you pick a rescue to view their animals, you need to be able to choose the animal type. No dog person is going to want to scroll through pages of cats, and vice versa.

Finally, why can't you search by animal name? Sometimes you may have seen the animal on line or just from a prior search, but forgot where. Searching by name would help. And your website has it, so the app should, too.

It's a nice app. That's why you get 3 stars. I think you short-changed yourself when designing it and didn't think through how it would actually be used. You didn't text it with a lot of users either, or these simple comments would have appeared. Shouldn't take long to fix and then you'll have a nice app.

Works very poorly. Very disheartened for pets in need of homes. :(

1.) Can't do the additional search filters in the app
2.) When you click on a dog to view, the entire description does not show after a certain length is written. Pointless to have an app if you can't read all the information.
3.) why not have required fields a shelter/rescue should fill out. For ex: spayed/neutered; age; breed; likes cats/dogs/other animals? If so which ones?; does well with children? Any age restrictions for children?; house trained/crate trained; fee; rescue name, address, phone number, email; etc... Then allow for a blurb on the animal. This would so allow the pertinent information to show first then allow the rescue a chance to share a bit of the animals personality.
3.) please though... Just fix the app. Make it user friendly and easy to maneuver. Thank you.

Horrible execution

This app is horrible, I hate to say it. It freezes constantly. Basically 1 out of every 3 times you go to look at a photo it freezes and you have to close it down and re-open it. Also, it doesn't let you scroll through text so if the pet's description is more than a few lines, you can't read the middle or end. That makes it pretty useless, quite frankly. The app is also just generally clunky and not user friendly in the least bit.

It's particularly sad when there are millions of homeless animals in need of adoption and the (alleged) best app out there to promote them is as poorly designed and implemented as this app. You'd think all the major pro-adoption organizations out there would band together to finance a better platform.

Just sad.

Petfinder Mobile
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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 23.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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