How can we help?

We know that new things are often hard to understand so we’ve
compiled our most asked questions and their answers below.


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If you see the image greyed out then they’re not Doobert verified. We re-verify people on an annual basis to try and keep Doobert as safe as possible.

Great question and absolutely necessary to build your team! From your organization dashboard, click on the drop-down (to the right of your avatar in the header) and choose Manage People, then choose Add Volunteer Permission, then search for them and follow the prompts to invite them. The person you invite will need to log into their account and they’ll see a notification under the bell icon where they can accept.

We verify all organizations on Doobert annually. We send you an email prior to your anniversary asking you to verify some details. Simply respond to our email and we’ll get you verified for another year. If your organization no longer has access to Doobert but you know you created an account in the past, email us at [email protected] or simply click on the help button in the bottom right corner.

The Doobert team can help with this! Simply send us an email at [email protected] and provide us your organization name and the acronym you want to use and we’ll change it if it’s available.

If you want to get paid for selling your products on the Doobert Rescue Store your PayPal ID is needed so we can send you the funds you deserve! You can add your PayPal through your organization account settings.

Please send us an email at [email protected] and provide us a copy of your EIN letter and the name of your organization.

We’d love to help! Simply send an email to [email protected] or click the chat button on the bottom right of your screen. Please provide your organization name and who the previous contact person was for your organization.


On Doobert, you can create Local Rides, Rescue Relays, and High Volume Transports!

You can check out this blog to learn more about Rescue Relay Transports and how you can create one.

In the Passenger’s Traveling section of the Rescue Relay Transport form, you can click the Pick From My Org button to quickly select the animals that you want to add to the transport.

After splitting your route into legs, you’ll find an Add Overnight Leg button above the Transport Legs section which allows you to manually add an overnight leg to your Rescue Relay Transport.

Local rides are like taxi rides. They’re a one leg journey that usually has a more immediate timeframe, such as picking up an animal from an adoption event to bringing them back to the shelter for the evening. You can learn more about them in this blog.

Yes! Doobert has a FREE mobile app that allows you to log in and publish Local Ride Requests anytime and anywhere using your smartphone. Search “Doobert User App” in the App Store or Google Play to install.

High Volume Transport (HVT) can be used if the organization is traveling or driving from one city to another, and they still have space on their vehicle to accept animals along their route.

Favorite Rides are pick-up and drop-off locations that you can pair up in advance so you can create Local Ride Requests quicker. Favorite Rides have their own section in the Local Ride Request form which allows you to add a to and from location with one click instead of manually.

On your Transport Dashboard, click Create, then Locations & Favorites. After that, click the Add New Location button to individually add the to and from locations that will make up your “Favorite Ride.” Then, in the Manage Your Favorite Rides section, click Add New Favorite to set up and save your new “Favorite Ride.”

On your Transport Dashboard, click Search and then Existing Transports. This will allow you to search and reserve a spot in an existing transport traveling a specific route and within a certain date range.

Simply go into the Transport tab, click New Route, then Manage Vehicles. This will bring you to a page where you can add and set up pre-defined vehicles that you can later use when creating a High Volume Transport.

From the Transport Details Page, click the Select Action drop-down and choose Edit Leg. From there, you can update the information accordingly.

Yes! You can do this by going to the Transport Details Page and clicking the Facebook icon on the upper right-hand corner where it says ‘Share.’ You can also share it via Twitter and/or email.

Yes, you can find volunteers on our Doobert Volunteer Map. You can use the search tool on that page to check if there are any volunteers in a specific area.

Volunteers can see the contact information of other volunteers from their end as long as the volunteer’s email and phone number are set to Public.


If a volunteer is not able to see a specific volunteer’s contact information, you can provide it to them since you have the access to see all the contact information (regardless if the details are set to private or public).

Companion Case Management (CCM)

Excellent question! From the left menu on your computer, choose Companion Case Mgmt, then choose Cases. From this page, click the hyperlink View Advanced Filters, check the box called Archived Cases, and hit Search. Your results will show in the table below.

Only 6 case types are defaulted to see under the overview page. If you have a need to add another case status, please email us at [email protected].

In order to transfer cases to other organizations on Doobert, you’ll need to be part of a coalition on Doobert. Contact us at [email protected] and we can help you get started for free.

To edit the name of a published case you will need to go to the case details page. Once there, click on the pencil icon located beside the current case name at the top, edit the name, and click Save.

From the left menu on your computer, choose Companion Case Mgmt, then choose My Tasks.

Surveys have to be created by Doobert. Simply email us at [email protected] to let us know you need a survey, and our team will contact you to gather the necessary information. Survey creation can take up to 48 hours, depending on the length and types of questions requested.

Workflows are set up so you can use them on any case. Within each case, you can activate a particular workflow which is sent to that case contact that you’re working with.

Great question! Macros are just a simple paragraph of text with no formatting. Templates have a more formatted layout and can include bullet points, tables, etc.

You will receive emails and texts in the Communication tab of each case. To find them, go to the specific case you’re inquiring about, click on the Communication tab at the top, and scroll down to the Conversation and Files tabs. You will find the texts in the Conversation tab and the emails (as downloadable PDFs) in the Files tab.

When you’re working on a specific case, the case contact is the person who receives your emails and texts.

Unfortunately, no. Volunteers do not have a portal on Doobert to view their cases. When you send your case contact an email or text, they receive and respond as an email or text which then shows up on your Communication tab under the Conversation tab. For emails received, you will receive an email notification, and for any incoming texts, you’ll receive a notification in your bell icon at the top of your organization dashboard.

Absolutely! By creating an email template you can add images.

We use a third party tool that shows us available numbers in your area, but sometimes they are not available. Since we require organizations to have a phone number, you’ll need to choose one from the list and you’ll want to have your employees and volunteers save this number in their devices.

Unfortunately, since this is tied to your Doobert organization, we cannot use your existing phone number.


To learn more, you can check out this page:

Check out the steps in this blog.

Yes! Simply click the Fosterspace tab from the left menu on your computer, and then click Manage Announcement. Now click the + icon in the upper right-hand corner which will create a new announcement for you and will allow you to send an email (along with a text version for users receiving texts) to a foster or group of fosters.

To send texts, you first need to choose an organization phone number. To do this, go to your Fosterspace Dashboard and click the Choose Your Phone # link found in the upper right-hand corner of the Messages or Current Fosters quadrant.

We currently don’t have a way to get a local area code for the phone number in Fosterspace. The phone numbers are paid, hence why we have limited and random available numbers only.

Check out the steps in this blog.


The Partners feature in Doobert will help you find and connect with other organizations registered with us. If you’re a sending organization, you can share the number of available animals to transfer to your partner organization. On the other hand, if you’re a receiving organization, you can also share how many open spaces you can still accept.

You can use the Search function to find new partner organizations, volunteers or fosters, or even animals to transfer.

From the left menu on your computer, choose the Partners tab, then the Partners link, then Find Partners.

From the left menu on your computer, choose the Partners tab, then the Volunteer link, then Find Volunteers.

To add volunteers, choose the Partners tab from your left menu, click the Volunteer link, then Manage Volunteers, and finally Add Volunteer Permissions. When adding volunteers, you have complete control over their level of access.

To remove or block a volunteer, choose the Partners tab from your left menu, click the Volunteer link, then Manage Volunteers. After that, click Block A Volunteer to search and block the volunteer from your account.

To view your list of partners, choose the Partners tab from the left menu on your computer, then the Partners link, then View Our Partner List.

Yes, we have a feature called ‘Trading Post’. This will allow you to post items for other organizations to see, enabling them to either offer or request for the things posted.


You may access this by going to the Partners tab from your left menu, and then selecting Trading Post.


RescueTUBE is an easy-to-use tool that enables organizations to collect videos, photos, and written stories from staff, volunteers, fosters, and even community members quickly and with ease.

There’s no particular way to set up RescueTUBE. All you need to do is add a Bucket that will create a unique code. Once a Bucket is created, you can then start uploading files such as photos and videos into that Bucket.

A bucket is a folder that you can create to organize your content.


Each bucket comes with a unique code that you can give to staff, volunteers, or even community members to allow them to upload videos and photos from their smartphone straight to a designated bucket on your Doobert dashboard.

RescueTUBE was specifically created for animal welfare organizations. To use it, simply sign your organization up on (for free) and have your staff, volunteers, and anyone you need content from, download the Doobert User mobile app.

With RescueTUBE, you can easily get your staff, volunteers, and community involved in capturing content. Foster volunteers, for example, can help you capture photos and videos that you can use to promote adoptable pets or build out their Ambassador page!

After creating one free account for your organization on, you, and anyone else in your organization who knows the login information, can access all your captured content. Those you have only provided with a bucket code, however, will not be able access your content.


There are two ways to add animal profiles on Doobert. You can use Quick Add to add multiple animals at once or Full Add to individually create detailed animal profiles. Check out this blog to learn how it works.

We show you how to import animal profiles from different animal shelter database systems in this blog.

Doobert has a Quick Add feature that allows you to quickly add multiple animal profiles at once. Learn more in this blog.

From the left menu on your computer, choose the Animals tab, then click Dashboard. Find the animal whose profile you want to edit and click on their pencil icon on the right side of the screen.

If you’re looking for a specific breed, you can go into your Animal Notification Settings and indicate the type and breeds of animals you’d like to receive notifications for. We automatically send you an email when an animal profile matching your criteria is created.


To set it up, simply go to the Animals tab from the left menu on your computer, click Manage Animals, then Animal Notifications.

If you get this message, the animal profile’s privacy setting is set to “ONLY within our organization.” To share the Ambassador Page, you need to edit the animal profile and go to the Privacy tab. You can set the privacy to “Outside our organization.”


Other possible reasons for getting the message are the animal’s profile is probably deleted, or the organization or another organization archived it.


You’ll need to add your PayPal ID to your account settings in order for us to send you the funds you collected.

Create a “Collect Funds” fundraiser and add animal photos/videos. Coming soon – you’ll have the ability to create a fundraiser directly from the animal profile.

You can easily copy the URL of your fundraiser page and add it to your social media accounts or email it to your donors, and community members.

Unfortunately not at this time. PayPal is the method we use for sending you the funds you collect from your fundraiser.

Great question! You can create a fundraiser for anything, specific animal needs, capital, medical procedures or surgeries, TNR, the list is endless!

Rescue Store

For products you want to sell, simply add them to your store and anyone across the country can purchase them to support your amazing cause.

Under the Shortcuts menu simply expand the Rescue Store menu, and choose Add Product, complete the item details and save. Yep, it’s that simple!

Simply go to your Rescue Store, add a new product, and at the top of the page click the Auctions button and add your new product. Complete the details page, and then save the product.

We make it simple, you receive the funds directly in your PayPal account, and you are notified via email. Log into your account to see the order placed, and to close out the order you’ll want to mark it as shipped.

We currently only use PayPal. You’ll want to make sure it’s added to your account settings or you can access it from the Rescue Store module. On your left menu choose Shortcuts, then Rescue Store, and then Edit PayPal.

Trading Post

Great question and most importantly it’s free to use! From the left menu under Shortcuts just select Trading Post. From there you can add new items your organization needs, add new items you can offer to other organizations, and search for available items.

Under the left menu choose Shortcuts, then Trading Post, and then Manage Item Notification. From here you can choose what items you are looking for. We’ll notify you via email when things are available for you.

Organizations are alerted of the items you’ve posted.

From the left menu on your computer, choose Shortcuts, then Trading Post, then List Items for Others. Click on the Add New button and make sure to select “Offering” under the “Type” dropdown.

Adding partner organizations is super easy! From the left menu on your computer, choose Partners, then the Partners link, then Find Partners. From there you can enter in your search criteria and once you’ve found the organization you’re looking for, click the Add Partner button to successfully add them.

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