Using this form you can search the database of registered Merpups. If you leave all the fields blank, you will get a listing of all of them! The search algorithm finds those registered pups who meet all of the criteria you supply. So to find all pups in Florida with a real name containing "Alice", you would put "Alice" in the Real name box, select "Florida" in the State/province box, and "U.S.A." in the country box. (This last is to eliminate any possible Alices in other countries that just happen to have a state or province named "FL".)
Fine print for the adventurous: The search mechanism is written in PERL, and the contents of the blanks above are actually PERL match patterns. So, for example:
- Put a caret in front of the a string to "anchor" it at the left side. Thus "^Deb" will find people whose name starts with "Deb" and not those who just have the string "deb" somewhere in the middle, like "Xena-deb".
- Specify multiple states for a regional search by using the State/Province text box and putting in multiple state abbreviations separated by the vertical bar character. So "NH|VT|ME" would match all pups in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine.