Adopting and Caring for Pets

Adopting and Caring for Pets

Learn about fostering and adopting pets from shelters

Annie J., Madeleine H., Nathalie P., Sabrina C., PJ B., Sammy S., Taylor G.

We are trying to spread awareness about animal shelters through information about fostering and adopting pets from shelters.

On our website, you can play quizzes made in JavaScript and games made in Scratch to match you with pets and learn more about them. You can learn more about caring for dogs, cats, birds and rabbits. You can find shelters near you and check out lots of cute animal pictures and a video with music we created in Earsketch.

- Only 1 out every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
- Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5:1
- Many pets born in China are strays born on the street
- Each year 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every years, because shelters are too full and they are not even home
- Approximately 7.6 million animals enter shelters each year
- There are about 70 million stray animals living in the U.S.

Our website tries to address this problem by teaching people how to adopt, foster and care for pets in shelters.

1. We had a long list of links on the page for the states on the "Shelters Near You" page, which was hard to read and navigate. We decided to change it to a pull-down, but that was not trivial in Jimdo. It required JavaScript. It required a lot of trial and error with HTML and JavaScript, but we got it working in the end.

2. We had made a quiz originally in Quorum (learned in the Activity Set), but when we tried to port that over into Jimdo, we could not get that to work. We had to rewrite the whole quiz again in JavaScript.

3. We also had trouble with multiple people editing the site at once in Jimdo. To overcome it, we decided to not have as many people editing the site at the same time. However, I talked to the Jimdo people, and they said they don't support multiple people editing at once or version control...

"I think the website looks terrific! It is easy to follow and I took the quiz about which pet I should have and it paired me with a cat after only three questions. This was an excellent match, as my pet is a cat named Little Chino."

The Concord Girls Who Code Club meet every Wednesday to learn, socialize and develop their coding skills. We also have a love of animals and want to help others learn how to adopt and foster shelter pets.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Club students at Concord Girls Who Code Club.