A large part of my life is spent helping with an animal rescue charity, it’s pretty rewarding at times but there’s a lot of hard work involved. A big part of running an animal rescue these days is having a website with up-to-date information on your rescue and the animals you have. Most rescues don’t have a techie who has the time to do this, however using WordPress and one of these themes it’s really easy.
I have been through and hand selected my top 5 best WordPress themes for animal shelters and pet rescues. The first 2 on the list all have support for Petfinder.com.
I personally use the ‘Rescue’ theme for WordPress, it grabs all the animals posted to Petfinder a couple of times a day and puts them on the website. I also use a WordPress plugin called ‘NextScripts Social Media Auto-Poster’ (SNAP); whenever a new pet (or new blog post) is added to the website ‘SNAP’ sends it out to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and more. It’s a really cool plugin, a bit of a pain to set up, but definitely worth it.
Here’s a link to Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue, the site I made using Rescue theme for WordPress.
Rescue – Animal Shelter Theme – Petfinder Support
Rescue by Designcrumbs features Retina display support, fully responsive layouts, clean design and full Petfinder.com animal import integration.
Animal Care – Premium WordPress Theme
Animal Care by Cohhe features support for RTL languages, Google Fonts support and full Petfinder.com animal import integration.
PetCare – Responsive WordPress Theme
PetCare by Themewing features support for RTL languages, fully responsive layouts, search engine optimization, Google Fonts support, clean design and Bootstrap framework utilization.
Pet Rescue – Animals and Shelter Charity WP Theme
Pet Rescue by Cmsmasters features Retina display support, support for RTL languages, one page layouts, fully responsive layouts, search engine optimization, Google Fonts support, Revolution Slider, WooCommerce integration, support for photo galleries, can be used for your portfolio and corporate style visuals.