Beyond Breed FAQs

We offer the Beyond Breed tool at no cost to all rescues and shelters in North America. If you find the tool helpful, please consider making a donation through PayPal:

There are many ways you can integrate with our Beyond Breed tool. You can find detailed instructions here. Implement more than one to maximize the number of potential adopters who see it. The first example is the preferred method.

We spent a lot of time and effort making sure our matching algorithm is as accurate as possible. We take the information you enter on Petfinder (age, breed, gender, size, good with children, good with dogs, good with cats) and use it to calculate our matches. For example, a Husky is going to shed more than a Cockapoo. A Himalayan cat is going to have longer hair than a Siamese. A 13 year old English Bulldog is going to tend to have less energy than a 2 year old Cattle Dog. Mixed breeds add another layer of complexity into the calculation. Is it an exact science that will be correct 100% of the time? Of course not! Every dog or cat is an individual and may stray from the norm. However, it gives your potential adopters an excellent starting point when looking for a new pet.

Since we offer this tool free of charge, advertisements are the only way we can make money. 100% of the revenue generated from advertisements goes directly into our Free Food program that offers food to homeless dogs and cats in need. If you would like to remove the advertisements, you can do so for a nominal fee. This charge can either be paid monthly or yearly. Contact us for more information.

We offer 4 different colored themes you can choose from. They come in both large and small font. You can view instructions on how to change the colors here. If your organization requires specific colors, we can arrange that for a nominal fee. Contact us for more information.