Facebook prohibits creating a profile for anyone but yourself, but you can set up a Facebook page for a business, pet, imaginary person or any entity that doesn't share your real name and personal information. A page is different than a profile in that a page is meant to build an audience while a profile is meant for socializing.
Create a Facebook Page
Visit Facebook's Create a Page section to set up a page for your pet (link in Resources). Choose “Artist, Band or Public Figure,” click “Choose a Category” and select “Pet” from the menu. Enter your pet's name in the text box and click “Get Started.” The next few setup pages prompt you for account information, such as a description, photos and external site URL. If you want to advertise your page on Facebook, enter payment information when prompted.
Convert a Profile Into a Page
If you already have a Facebook profile for your pet, Facebook will consider it misclassified and has the right to delete it. Facebook recommends converting it into a page to keep the information, photos and username together without setting up a new account. To convert the profile, sign in to the account, then visit the section titled “How Do I Convert My Personal Account to a Facebook Page?” (link in Resources). Click “Start Converting” and choose a category. The account information is automatically transferred.
David Wayne has been writing since 2010, with technology columns appearing in several regional newspapers in Texas. Wayne graduated from the University of Houston in 2005, earning a Bachelor of Arts in communications.