Purrsonality Test Helps Match Cats and Humans

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An Australian animal welfare organization has developed a match-making service they hope will predict compatibility between humans and newly adopted felines.

Animal Aid, already successfully matching humans and dogs with their Meet Your Match® Canine-ality™ program, has expanded their popular service, which they appropriately named the Feline-ality™, to include cats.

To participate in this program, the perspective adopter must complete an assessment in which they must think about what they really want in a companion. This assessment not only helps the organization facilitate a match, it forces the human to stop and think about their own lifestyle and personality.  Based on the final score and the ASPCA’s color-coding system used to categorize cats’ personalities, the program recommends specific cats for adoption.

The color-coding system is organized in this way:

  • Green adopters are most successful with cats who adapt quickly to new situations.
  • Orange adopters are a good fit with easy-going cats.
  • Purple adopters are comfortable with cats that need time and encouragement to adjust to new surroundings.

Animal Aid General Manager, Nell Thompson, believes the Canine-ality™ Adoption Program has proven to be an easy and accurate method for determining  how successful an adoption will be between a human and a dog. “With more than 1500 dogs having been successfully matched in the last two years using the Canine-ality™ Adoption Program, Animal Aid is confident that the Feline-ality™ Adoption Program will also prove to be a winner,” she said.

She went on to say, “At Animal Aid, we are constantly striving to find ways to create healthy and permanent relationships between people and pets.  We look forward to finding forever homes for our feline friends using the Meet Your Match® program.”

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