Meet Your Match at Halifax Humane Society
Program helps adopters find the perfect pet
September 26, 2012
Looking for the perfect pet? HHS has recently implemented the ASPCA-certified Meet Your Match program! The Meet Your Match program has raised adoptions by as much as 40-50% in many animal shelters.
In the program, pets go through an assessment known as Feline-ality for cats and Canine-ality for dogs. These assessments divide the pets into one of three categories, each of which contains three more sub-categories based on the pet's primary source of motivation (internal, external, or social). For example, a "green" dog can either be the life of the party, a go-getter, or a free spirit. An "orange" dog may be a wallflower, a busy bee, or a goofball. Finally, a "purple" dog can be classified as a couch potato, a constant companion, or a teacher's pet.
View adoptable HHS pets here.
When potential adopters arrive at Halifax Humane Society, they are asked to take a short quiz to determine which color is the best match. A couple example questions are "Do I want my cat to play with toys?" and "Do I want my cat to interact with guests that come to my house?"
After completing the quiz, the potential adopter enters the adoption areas to find each pet's color labeled on its kennel. Now that they know which color to look for, it is a much easier process to find a new best friend. If an adopter decides they would prefer a different dog instead, no problem! Meet Your Match is a great tool to match people with pets, but it is not a requirement.
Take a Meet Your Match assessment online here.
If you are ready to find your best friend, take the guesswork out of the equation this time. Try the Meet Your Match program at Halifax Humane Society and let the scientifically proven program work for you!