What colour is your puppy?
Fill out the Meet Your Match® Canine-ality™ survey online to find out. The survey consists of 15 multiple-choice questions that will help determine your Meet Your Match® colour. You can then print out your results and bring them into your nearest participating animal centre where staff will help you match your colour with the corresponding canines waiting for a new home.
What Is Puppy-ality™?
Eeeny, meeny, miney, moe… No, that’s not how we recommend that new puppy parents pick their perfect pooch! But we do know how hard it is choosing a puppy who’ll be compatible with your lifestyle—and even professionals agree that it’s difficult to predict how puppies less than six months old will behave with their new families. That’s why ASPCA experts developed the Meet Your Match® Puppy-ality™ Adoption Program (MYM), a fun colour-coding method that sets adopters up for success from the moment they get their puppy home.
How Does Puppy-ality work?
If people have distinct personalities, then puppies have distinct puppy-alities! The Puppy-ality Adoption program helps you figure out what your true colours are so you can choose a pup whose personality best fits with yours.
The two components of Puppy-ality:
- The Puppy-ality Assessment
- The Dog Adopter Survey
The folks at shelters using the Meet Your Match system will evaluate a pup to determine many aspects of his or her behaviour, including:
- Comfort level in a new environment
- Social responses
- Interest in play
- Ease of handling
- Tendency to guard food
Once they’ve been assessed, pups are given a color—either green, orange or purple—that tells potential adopters the kind of training and attention they’ll likely need.
The Dog Adopter Survey: This one’s for you, potential pup parents! When you are ready to adopt, you’ll be asked to fill out a one-page survey—including questions about your lifestyle and how you see your dog fitting in your life. Sounds fun? It is… and fast, too—think magazine quiz, not college application.