User Guide



Sign Up


Full Name

Enter your first and last name.

Email Address

Enter the email address you want associated with your account. You will receive your account verification email along with all other Ark Animal Space notifications at this email address.   

Username

Enter the username you want associated with your account. You will be able to use a username already being used and will be notified if the username chosen already exists.

Password

Enter the password you want associated with your account. We suggest using a case sensitive password with a combination of letters and numbers for security.

Country

Select from the drop down the country in which you reside.

Postal Code

Enter the postal code of city or town in which you reside.

User Type

Member : Select if you are an individual user.
Organization : Select if you represent a government, profit or non-profit organization.

Organization Type (Select only when User Type is organization)

Select from the drop down the 'Organization Type' that best represents a government, profit or non-profit organization. more info...



My Profile


Create Animal Profile

Select to create a profile for one of your animals. more info...

Update Profile Photo

Select to upload your profile photo. more info...

Messages

Select to read a message in your inbox or to compose a new message. more info... 

Following

Select to view members and organizations you are following. more info...

Followers

Select to view members and organizations who are following you. more info...

News Feed

Select to view the News Feed which shows all activity on the Ark. more info...

My Status Feed

Select to view your status feed and share your updates with everyone on the Ark! more info...

Photos

Select access your photo albums. Click here for more information on how to add, edit or delete photo albums.

My Bookmarks

Select to view the pages you have bookmarked. Click here for more information on how to bookmark pages

Delete My Profile

Select to permanently delete your profile. Once your profile has been deleted, you will have to create a new profile to rejoin the Ark community.

Animals Widget

The animal profiles you create will appear in the 'Animals' widget on your profile. You can click the name or image to go to that animal's profile.



Edit My Profile


About Me

Enter a detailed bio or simply few sentences about yourself. Use style formatting and HTML to bring this area to life!     

Email

Select your privacy setting for the email address used during sign up. more info...

Country

Select the privacy setting for the Country chosen during sign up. more info...

User Type

Select the privacy setting for who can view your profile. more info...

Maximum Animals Allowed

Select your privacy setting for who can view your animal profiles. There is a limit of 10 animal profiles per member account. If you have more than 10 animals in which you want to create profiles please email us at - admin@arkanimalspace.com - with "Request to Increase Animal Profile Limit" in the subject header.  more info...



Animal Profile
 


Upload Photo

Select to upload your animal profile photo. more info...

Create Animal Profile

Select to create an animal profile.

Browse Ark Animals

Select to browse all animals on the Ark. You can click on any animal to view their profile.

My Photo Gallery

Select to add, edit or delete up to 10 photos into your animals very own photo gallery! more info...

Delete Animal Profile

Select to permanently delete your animal profile. Once your animal profile has been deleted, you will have to create a new profile for that animal if you want them to rejoin the Ark community.

My Owners Profile

Select to view the profile of the animal's owner.

Assign to Hall of Fame

Select to submit a request to add your animal to the Hall of Fame. Only the site Administrator can add an animal to the Hall of Fame so make sure to tell us exactly why your animal belongs! more info...

My Babies Widget

Similar to how your animals appear in the 'Animal' widget' on your profile; the babies of your animal will appear in the 'My Babies' widget on their profile! You can assign a parent to your animal in the 'Edit Profile' section of your animal profile. more info...



Create or Edit Animal Profile
 


Name

Enter the name of your animal. 

Age

Enter the age of your animal.  

About Me

Enter a detailed bio or simply few sentences about your animal. Use style formatting and HTML to bring this area to life!

Animal Type

Select from the drop down the 'Animal Type' that best represents your animal. We use animal type to categorize all animals on the Ark. more info...

Breed or Species

Enter the breed or species of your animal. Whether a mixed or pure breed anything goes!  

Gender

Select the gender of your animal from the drop down. 

Assign Mother (Enter Ark Number of Mother)

Enter the 'Ark Number' of your animal's Mother. The 'Ark Number' serves as a unique identifier for each member, organization and animal on the Ark and can be found below the profile photo. Once a Mother is assigned, your animal will appear in the 'My Babies' widget on that Mother's profile. more info...

Assign Father (Enter Ark Number of Father)

Enter the 'Ark Number' of your animal's Father. The 'Ark Number' serves as a unique identifier for each member, organization and animal on the Ark and can be found below the profile photo. Once a Father is assigned, your animal will appear in the 'My Babies' widget on that Mother's profile. more info...

Ark Animal Room

Select the room that best represents your animal from the Ark Animal Room drop down. We use the Ark Animal Rooms to categorize all animals on the Ark. more info...

Share Ownership of Animal (Enter Ark Number of Shared Owner)

Enter the 'Ark Number' of the member or organization who shares mutual ownership of your animal. The 'Ark Number' serves as a unique identifier for each member, organization and animal on the Ark and can be found below the profile photo. Once shared ownership is assigned, your animal will appear in the 'Animals' widget of both you and the shared users profile. more info...

Transfer Ownership of Animal (Enter Ark Number of New Owner)

Enter the 'Ark Number' of the member or organization who ownership is being transferred. The 'Ark Number' serves as a unique identifier for each member, organization and animal on the Ark and can be found below the profile photo. Once ownership is transferred your animal will no longer appear in the 'Animals' widget on your profile. more info...



Ark Blogs
 


Noah's Notes

Spiritual truths revealed to us through God's outstanding animal creatures. 

Voice of the Veterinarian

Stories, tips, tutorials and words of wisdom from animal health professionals.  

Admin Blog

Notes from the navigation team that include website tutorials, new and upcoming developments, calendared events, giveaways and much more!   

Commenting on a Blog Post

You can comment on any blog post at the bottom of the post itself. Your comment will not appear until approved by the Blog Administrator.

Subscribing to the Ark Blogs

Enter your email address in the field below 'Subscribe Now' and then select the 'Subscribe' button below.

Categories

Select from the drop down any category or sub-category of a blog for easy navigation.



Settings
 


Noah's Notes

Spiritual truths revealed to us through God's outstanding animal creatures. 

Voice of the Veterinarian

Stories, tips, tutorials and words of wisdom from animal health professionals.  

Admin Blog

Notes from the navigation team that include website tutorials, new and upcoming developments, calendared events, giveaways and much more!   

Commenting on a Blog Post

You can comment on any blog post at the bottom of the post itself. Your comment will not appear until approved by the Blog Administrator.

Subscribing to the Ark Blogs

Enter your email address in the field below 'Subscribe Now' and then select the 'Subscribe' button below.

Categories

Select from the drop down any category or sub-category of a blog for easy navigation.



Messages


Compose Message

Select to send an internal message to another member. Your can only send a message to a member who is following you and you can only receive a message from members you follow. 

Inbox

Select to view all messages. All new and unread messages will be highlighted.   

Sent Messages

Select to view all messages previously sent. 



Chat


Chat Feature

Select the chat icon at the top left screen to access the chat room. more info...



News Feed


Main Navigation Tabs

Select from 'All Activity', 'Following', 'My Status', or 'Animals' to filter the feed to show only these results.   

Drop Down

Select from 'All Activity', 'Members', 'Animals', 'Blog Posts', 'Bookmarks', 'My Status Feed', or 'Photo Albums' to filter the feed to show only these results.    

Recent Members

These are the most recent members to board the Ark. Select a profile picture to view that member's profile.

Recent Animals

These are the most recent animals to board the Ark. Select a profile picture to view that animal's profile.



Ark Animals


Adult Animals

Big or small, furry or wet, domesticated or wild; these are all animals on the Ark over the age of one.

Baby Animals

The Ark nursery is a place for proud parents to introduce their newest animal additions. 

Sick or Injured

This room is where the owners of injured, sick, or struggling animals can come for needed prayer and encouragement.

Memorial Room

This is a place to pay tribute and remember all the wonderful animals that have richly touched our lives.

Hall of Fame

For all animals who have received recognition in best of class or bravery.  



Organizations


Law Enforcement & Fire

Whether a police bomb sniffing dog or fire station Dalmatian; get to know the stories of those animals who service and protect our communities!    

Military

Across all branches of our Military; these animals have dedicated their lives to serving our Country!     

Animal Shelters

Looking for a new family pet? Search our Shelters and give an animal in need a second chance!

Search & Rescue

When unexpected disasters occur, time is of the essence. These animals are ready for duty to find locate and save lives!

Service & Therapy

These trained therapy animals provide unconditional support and affection for those in need.

Wildlife Habitats

Animals living in their natural habitat protected from the outside world.

Zoo & Marine Park

All the animals that reside in our zoos, aquariums, parks and other animal attractions.