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By fenaru

Hi! I've make a short desc of every folder in this group gallery. For those who are relatively new to adoptable art please read this because there are lots of terms and short form that you probably didn't know. I've create every possible type of adoptable-related-art folders. If there's any questions or missing any type of adoptable folder, please comment below.

If there's any questions, please comment below.


Adopts that are free (no DA points or cash are required but you need to do some task to get them), DTA (Draw To Adopt)
[CLOSED] Rehoming Raffle by FlyingCarpets Draw to Adopt (Closed) by adopt-detective [CLOSED] Free Raffle Adoptable Nekoberry by Catalola


YCH (Your Character Here), MYO (Make Your Own), CYOP (Choose Your Own Palette)
:thumb794661532: YCH: Quality time (Closed) by Dinnartz


OTA (Offer to Adopt), NYP (Name your price) - you can offer other things besides DA Points/cash. Make sure to add 'OTA' or 'NYP' word in title or in your adopt. If you adopt only accepting points/DA, please put it in other section.
OTA OPEN ll Honeysuckle Mermaid by PockyAdopt


This folder is for lines and bases designed specifically for adoptable.
F2U CHIBI +mermaids bases by Bai-Jiu [Open] Cheap P2U Chibi Greek Mythology by marty99MAdoptables

MYSTERY - Eggs, Mystery, Gacha, Breedable

This folder is for anything that you don’t see before you buy; i.e. eggs, breedable, gacha, Advent calender, moodboard etc.
Mystery Gothic Bags | CLOSED by SpookstressAdopts [F|OPEN] Faedir Gatcha Game! by fleulys breed-a-pony batch! (open, free to req) by lizzihazeart

WEARABLE - Clothes, Accessories, Weapons

This folder is for non-living accessories that can be added on to an existing character, such as full outfits/weapons/hairstyles, and so on.
[Closed] Auction Outfit#46 by Daa29 [AUCTION|CLOSE]OUTFIT_47 by krianart

HUMANOID - Human, Anthro, Furry, Kemonomimi

This folder is for anything that looks like human or have human attributes. If it walks on two feet and has any human-like characteristics, it belongs here. Half human are accept too.
ADOPT 30: HIGH SCHOOL #1 (CLOSED) by fenaru June Adopts - SOLD OUT by SourdoeArt Freaks (CLOSED) by KingsDreamAdopts

CANINES - dog, wolf, fox family

This folder is for quadruped dogs, wolves, foxes, etc.
Canine Adopts [ 2/4 OPEN ] by OstrichAdopts

Mature Content

Adopt AUCTION - Fallen Priest [CLOSED] by NestorUst

FELINES - cat, lion, tiger family

This folder is for quadruped cats, lions, tigers, etc.
Lions Adoptables Portraits #12 by Belka-1100 Adopt Winged Feline - Auction Closed by Cheetaha8 Adopt (Auction) [CLOSED] by StrangeDaara

HOOVES - Horse, Cervidae, Ungulates

This folder is for any quadruped with hooves. Examples: Horse, deer, zebra, sheep, goat etc
MLP adopt auction [CLOSED] by Keeka-Snake adopts sale | open by Vitia4mo ADOPT SALE CLOSED by Vitia4mo

ANIMALS - Reptiles, Mammals, Fishes, Avians

This folder is for cold blooded animals, birds and any other mammals. Examples: Snake, Rabbit. Otter, Bear, Sparrow, Owl etc
iguana adopts (Open) by SolarAnastasia Rabbit Adopts [5/9 OPEN] by cryptidcaracaldarku

MONSTERS - Dinosaurs, Dragons, Scary creature

Any animals that could be classified as a monster, creature, and aliens like Godzilla, Bahamut etc
Adopt closed by Meillyria Creature Adopt CLOSED by Tytoz

CLOSED SPECIES - Adopt + Reference Sheets

Any kind of original/closed species goes here. This kind of adopt usually has specific and details information about the species and special attibutes. If you're not sure about your adopt, do not submit to this folder.

MISC - Plants, Food, House, Maps, Fusion etc etc

Others that related to adoptable.
[CLOSED] Adopt a planet #31 Auction | 1$ SB! by FractalMoon

Various Species Adopt in one Batch

Various of adopt species in a batch. Means in a batch you got adopts of felines,canines, dinosaurs, human etc. This kind of submission not suitable in feline ONLY or canine-ONLY folder so this folder is to caters those kind of submission.
Emoji challenge adopt OPEN! (1/5) by SparkleCactus

Journals + +

Only journals,, advertising are allowed in this folder.



1) Where to submit adopt custom advertisement?
Depends on your submission file. If its in journal form, please submit in journal folder, if its in image form ,submit it base on type
ea: humanid/anthro/canine.

2) My adopt are half human like mermaid (human+fish), centaur(human+horse) etc. So which folder can I submit?
You can submit either in humanoid folder or that animal-characteristic folder

3) What kind of criteria to submit in OTA folder?
'OTA' word in title - if you got this word in your title, your submission would be accept. Its like a 'sign' to me that you understood what is OTA or how it works.
If you dont have OTA word in title and trying to submit in OTA folder, I will CHECK your submission to see if your adopt accept various of payment or not. Various of payment is not only accept paypal and DA points, but also arts/trade adopt/literature etc

4) Where to submit Advent Calendar?
If its in form of 'calendar', you can submit to  MYSTERY - Eggs, Mystery, Gacha, Breedable folder. The advent calendar adopt that have revealed must put in categorize-folder, do not put in Eggs Mystery Gacha Breedable Advent Calendars folder.
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Aviadora's avatar

This is very helpful, thank you! :heart:

AlyTheAwesome's avatar
Hello~I was wondering about one thing lol

Am I allowed to put a design trade journal in the journal advertising folder~? If not that’s okay, I was just curious lol
fenaru's avatar
Yes, as long its in form of journal file.
AlyTheAwesome's avatar
Alrighty~! Thank you ^v^
YagiMatsu's avatar
Just curious, are fandom adopts accepted? Because I have a couple adopts that are BNHA-themed.
fenaru's avatar
fandom adopt are acceptable as long the design not similar to original. 
YagiMatsu's avatar
Okay! ^^ Where will the fandom adopts go then?
fenaru's avatar
Any folder that suit the category. If BHNA usually goes to humanoid folder. Other exampe, MLP-inspired adopt goes to equines folder, The Lion King-inspired adopt goes to felines folder. 
wolvykasu-adopts's avatar
what if I have a werebeast adopt with a human, a kemonomimi and beast/animal form ? 
does it go in humanoid, mythical or mixed ? 
fenaru's avatar
Do you mean batch adopts? Or just one adopt with multiple attributes?
wolvykasu-adopts's avatar
I mean one with multiple attributes like this 
(OPEN) werebeast adopt 1-24 by wolvykasu-adopts
fenaru's avatar
You can submit to the suitable folder base on adopt 'main' attribute. 
wolvykasu-adopts's avatar
alright thank you !
KiboUniverse's avatar
Thank you for the work! 
fenaru's avatar
No prob^^ Thank you for reading.
Castillelia's avatar
Super appreciate these...
Sometimes it feels like something could fit in a few categories or no categories...or just be really confusing and you end up putting it in the wrong one. xD
fenaru's avatar
Thank you!! Glad to know this guides helps. Maybe I shouldn't categories the auction or set price folder to make it more easier?
Castillelia's avatar
Hmm...I think it would make it easier, but do you prefer the sorting? If so, I think most people are used to having multiple categories (like you have them at) already, so it wouldn't be too big of an issue~

And I think you've got all your bases covered (in terms of inclusiveness of adoptable types)!
fenaru's avatar
I like sorting but I also want to make easy for members. Yea, I think mostly covered. Thank you for feedbacks. 
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