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Sample Pet Feed Files

Oodle accepts pet feed files in the CSV, Tab-Delimited, or XML formats. Here is a sample feed file for each of these formats:
CSV
Tab-Delimited
XML



Pet Fields

Required Fields
Each pet listing needs to include these fields. Location Fields
The location fields indicate the location of the item being listed. For location-based search to work, it is highly recommended that each listing specify its location at least down to the city or zip/postal code level. Additional Fields
The more of these additional fields that are included for a listing, the more likely that listing is to be found in searches.


Field Descriptions


address
The street address of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
3459 Oak Street

age
Age, in years, unless months or weeks are specified.
Format:
Number, optionally followed by one of: years, months, weeks. (The singular version: year, month, and week are also accepted.)
Example:
2 months

category
The category of the item being listed. Here are some such categories.
Format:
Text. Please be consistent in category names.
Example:
Cats

city
The name of the city. Please use an official postal city name.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Concord

color
The primary color of the pet.
Format:
Text.
Example:
orange

country
The country abbreviation.
Format:
Text. Preferably, the two letter ISO 3166 country code.
Example:
US

create_time
The date/time at which the listing was created.
Format:
YYYY-MM-DD, or RSS format (i.e. 2004-07-16T14:00:00-07:00).
Example:
2004-07-16T14:00:00-07:00

currency
The ISO 4217 three-letter currency code for the currency used in this listing.
Format:
Text. By default, such fields as price and salary are assumed to be specified in the currency of the country the listing is located in, and this is sufficient for the vast majority of listings. Use this field to override this assumption.
Example:
USD

description
A description of the listing.
Format:
Text. Maximum length 20,000 bytes.
Example:
This kitten is playful and energetic. Unfortunately, we do not have space for any more pets.

discipline
The disciplines a horse is trained for.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: barrel racing, breeding, beginner family, brood mare, bucking bronc, calf roping, companion only, cutting, draft, dressage, driving, endurance riding, english pleasure, equitation, eventing, field hunting, gaited, halter, harness, hunter, jumper, lesson horse, longe-line, pleasure driving, pole bending, polo, racing, ranch horse, reined cow horse, reining, steer wrestling, team penning, team roping, team sorting, trail horse, vaulting, western pleasure, western riding, working cow horse, youth/4-H horse
Example:
endurance riding, racing, trail horse

expire_time
The date/time at which the listing expires.
Format:
YYYY-MM-DD, or RSS format (i.e. 2004-09-16T14:00:00-07:00).
Example:
2004-09-16T14:00:00-07:00

extra_information
The set of other characteristics the pet has.
Format:
Text. Allowed values include: child/family friendly, declawed, house trained, shots up to date, spayed.
Example:
house trained, shots up to date

featured
Indicates that a particular listing should be featured. This field only works if prior arrangements have been made with Oodle.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

fee
Listing requires a fee to view the content (ie. requires registering at a fee-based site).
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

height
Height, in hands (used for horses).
Format:
Number.
Example:
15.4

id
Unique ID for this listing. You must use the same id with a listing in subsequent versions of the feed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
3916251

image_url
A URL pointing to a full-sized (not thumbnail) image of the item being listed. We will reduce the image to an appropriately-sized thumbnail. The image should be specifically relevant to the item being listed, so please do *not* include logos nor 'image unavailable' images. Multiple image URLs can be included by pipe-separating the URLs.
Format:
Fully qualified URL(s) that points to an image.
Example:
http://www.example.com/listing/image1.jpg|http://www.example.com/listing/image2.jpg

ip_address
The IP address of the user that the listing was posted from.
Format:
IPv4 address in dot-decimal notation.
Example:
142.72.8.120

latitude
Latitude, in degrees.
Format:
Number.
Example:
37.5537

lead_email
The email address (multiple addresses allowed) where leads should be sent for each listing. Multiple addresses should be separated by a comma.
Format:
Text.
Example:
joe@smith.com, john@home.com, jerry@site.com

longitude
Longitude, in degrees.
Format:
Number.
Example:
-122.3038

neighborhood
Neighborhood name.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Willow Park

pet_breed
The breed of the pet being listed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Tabby

price
The price of the listing. Note that a price of zero (0) means free. If the price is unknown or not specified, then do not include this field or leave it blank. For auction items this should be the buy-it-now price.
Format:
Floating-point number. Please use the an optional decimal point (.), rather than the comma, to indicate cents. If a dash (-) is included between two such numbers, then the price is treated as a price range.
Example:
0.00

registration
Listing requires registering at a site to view the content.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

secondary_color
The secondary color of the pet.
Format:
Text.
Example:
white

secondary_source
The name of the original source of the listings, if it is other than the provider of this feed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Pleasanton Listings

seller_email
The email of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
joe@smith.com

seller_name
The name of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Joe Smith

seller_phone
The phone number of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
123-456-7890

seller_url
The URL of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Fully qualified url.
Example:
http://smith-classifieds.com/

sex
The sex of the pet.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: male, female, both. (Both applies to mixed litters.)
Example:
female

size
The size of the pet.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: extra small, small, medium, large, extra large.
Example:
small

state
The abbreviation for the province or state.
Format:
Text. Please use standard abbreviations where possible.
Example:
CA

temperament
The temperament of the horse, on a scale of one to ten. 1 is calm and tamed, 10 is wild and spirited.
Format:
Number.
Example:
3

title
The title of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Unusual Orange Kitten Free to a Good Home

url
The URL of the details page for this listing. This URL must have relevent information about the listing.
Format:
Fully qualified url.
Example:
http://www.example.com/listing/details.html

weight
Weight, in pounds.
Format:
Number.
Example:
6.2

zip_code
The postal code or zip code of the listing.
Format:
Text. Please use a format standard to the postal codes of the country in question.
Example:
94772

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