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 Meet your match

You could be gazing at the animal of your dreams, but you just can’t tell what she’s thinking behind that furry face. What if you knew a little something about her personality and habits before you moved in together? The Ontario SPCA’s Meet Your Match™ program, adopted from the ASPCA, wouldn’t let you go home without knowing who’s in that carrier or on that leash. 

Meet Your Match™ is the only method in existence today that evaluates an animal’s behavior and interests and matches them to an adopter’s preferences so that you take home a pet you can really click with.

Canine-ality™ and Puppy-ality™

The Meet Your Match Canine-ality/Puppy-ality assessment begins with an initial MYM SAFER® (Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming) behavior screening to make sure each pooch is a good candidate for adoption. Dogs are then tested on their friendliness, playfulness, energy level, motivation and drive, and placed into one of nine color-coded Canine- or Puppy-alities. Some pooches are laid-back “Couch Potatoes,” others are curious “Busy Bees,” and then there are the action hero “Go-Getter” types.. (more…)

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