How our Website Development Skills Clicked Home
Since 1883, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (EDCH) has been taking care of the city’s lost and abandoned pets.
Powered by a dedicated team of fifty skilled staff and volunteers, the Home is a well-known and much-loved part of the capital’s community. It’s a big success story too. More than five-out-of-ten lost cats and dogs, for instance, are reunited with their owners.
In cases where owners remain untraced after seven days, a structured rehoming process begins. It’s an effort that characterises the organisation’s mission to rescue, reunite and rehome dogs and cats across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Searching for a New Home
Thanks to an increase in services, resources and a host of new strategic objectives, the Home recognised a need to revisit its website design.
Created in 2014, the site was failing to keep pace with exciting advances and opportunities the Home was keen to embrace.
So in 2018, the Home asked Hookson to use our website design skills to develop a new site. The website would engage visitors, inspire support and donations. Above all, it would communicate the Home’s winning personality.
Building Razor-Sharp Search Functionality into Website Development
For potential owners to locate a match made in heaven, the new website development would require a razor-sharp search facility that cut to the chase. Seamlessly integrating the website with Fundraising and Donation Platforms was also a must. With a steady flow of contributions essential to the Home’s success, making it easy to donate, volunteer and raise funds would be a priority.
For a cost-effective solution, EDCH required easy internal management of on-site content. In order to satisfy this, we would build the new website design on WordPress. This would provide a system for simple in-house content management