Writing Pet Bios

 Writing an Effective Bio for Your Foster Pet

These suggestions may also be considered when speaking to adopters about your foster animal.

If the animal is not good with young children:
Don’t Say:
“He cannot go to a home with children.”
Do Say:
“He would do best in a mature home.”


If the animal needs obedience training:
Don’t Say:
“He needs obedience training.”
Do Say:
“He enjoys learning and responds well to training”
“Tons of potential! He’ll do great with some basic training.”
“He is ready and willing to start obedience classes.”
“He will be easily trained and will quickly fit into your family.”
“He is already responding to basic obedience commands.”


If the animal is hyperactive:
Don’t Say:
“He is hyperactive.”
Do Say:
“…high-energy friend”
“…your jogging partner”
“…enthusiastic, spirited, eager to please”


If the dog needs to be a single pet:
Don’t Say:
“He doesn’t like other animals.”
Do Say:
“Looking to be the top dog in a one-dog home.”
“Can’t wait for your full attention! He’ll be a great only child!”
“Enjoys the status of being the only dog in the home.”


If the dog is nervous:
Don’t Say:
“He is nervous.”
Do Say:
“He is eager to find a quiet household.”
“She is looking for a patient person to help build her self-confidence.”
“She will do best in an adult household.”