Rhys approached AusWeb Design with an idea – a one-stop website to connect dog breeders and buyers, an online directory where canine lovers could not only find their perfect pooch, but breeders could list and find studs for breeding.
We set about building a comprehensive directory website based on the client’s specifications. The website should allow breeders to find studs and buyers to find puppies and dogs based on a range of filters, such as breed, sex and colour, as well as geolocation to allow users to browse by postcode and view a map to find their nearest breeders.
Listing functionality allows breeders to upload a photo gallery of the dogs they are listing, and an instant messaging system was built into the site to facilitate easy communication between breeders and buyers. The client also requested the ability to add ‘Verified Listings’ to allow buyers to find the best breeders.
Membership to the site and adding listings is subscription-based, so AusWeb Design integrated multiple tiers of membership with different features, with easy recurring online payments.
Of course, the website is mobile responsive, accessible on smartphones and tablets so dog lovers could browse for their perfect canine anywhere!