Category: General Information

Features Overview

ShelterOps is open source software released under the GNL license.  The software is free to use, modify and adapt as needed. You own your data. Core Modules Core modules are enabled by default.Setup Module Theme selection Maintenance mode Restricted hours Change log enteries FTP settings Announcements Client Management Customer Profiles Contact information ID information Integrated … Continue Reading

Known Issues

  Bugs, limitations and other known issues will be posted here. Animals Module Editing medical procedures does not automatically make hidden dependent input fields available.  The procedure category must be reselected in order for hidden fields to appear. Animal exports to PetFinder, AdoptAPet, and Pets911:  currently uses a single FTP account for each respective website.  Additional … Continue Reading

Understanding Locations Setup

ShelterOPs has the capability to be setup for one or more physical locations and/or entities.  This may be beneficial if you represent a municipality with more than one precinct and need to track animals within each physical location.  Or you are an animal shelter who also provides contracted ACO services and need to separately track … Continue Reading

Change The Display Name Of A Module

For example, if your organization would prefer to change the “Animal Control” module name  so that it displays the word “Incidents” or “Cases” rather than “Animal Control”, the name of a module and its display in the navigation menu can be changed by visiting the Settings page of the module and modifying the “Module Name” … Continue Reading


Server Configuration PHP 5.4 or higherMySQL 5.5 or higher User Browser/Intranet/Anti Virus Considerations ShelterOps is a web-based software application which users access via their web browser.  It has been designed to be cross-browser compatible on desktops using Internet Explorer 10+, Chrome and Firefox.  It can be accessed using mobile devices, but it may look or … Continue Reading

Theme Options

You can control the appearance of ShelterOps via Themes.  There are currently 4 optional themes available in ShelterOps.  Three additional themes are also being developed.  You can defined your preferred theme by accessing the Setup module and entering the theme name in the appropriate field. Themes shelterops BoldBlue shadesOfGray OfficialGreen

Printable Forms/Documents

Several modules within ShelterOps come with generic printable forms (documents).  These include the Transactions module (invoice), Animals (intake, adoption, requested euthanasia, etc), Wildlife (intake form), Traps (trap loan agreement), and Tags/Licenses modules.  Through the Setup screen of each module, you can add custom content to these documents.  This custom content will be displayed on the … Continue Reading

Support Services

Would you like to conduct a needs assessment to help in deciding if ShelterOps is a good fit for your organization?  Don’t have technical staff available to install or setup the software for you?  For these or any other services, please contact us if you would like to contract Definity Group to assist.  Support services … Continue Reading


ShelterOps® is a free (open source) PHP based software program to manage animal operations for animal welfare organizations, animal shelters, animal rescues, wildlife rescue/rehabilitation facilities, animal control agencies (ACOs), municipalities and any other entities that need to track animal intake, dispositions, medical procedures, assessment, disaster response, etc.  It offers a basic Point Of Sale (POS) … Continue Reading