The science-based Meet Your Match® program, developed by the ASPCA®, helps adopters choose a dog or cat that best fits their expectations and life-style. Based on a behavior assessment of each dog and cat and a brief survey by each adopter, the Canine-ality™ and Feline-ality™ programs of MYM® use a color-coded matchmaking system to bring compatible companions together.
Dogs are assigned one of three colors based on how motivated they are to achieve their goals. Purple dogs are likely to be distracted easily, orange dogs are more focused and green dogs are persistent in obtaining their agenda. Dogs are then assigned a personality depending on what motivates them: social interactions (socially motivated), environmental sights and sounds (internally motivated), or a combination of the two (externally motivated).
Like the easy life? Then I’m the perfect match for you. I’m a relaxed, laid back kind of dog who enjoys long naps, watching movies, curling up on laps, and walking very short distances from the couch to the food bowl and back.
Looking for an emotionally secure, mutually satisfying, low-maintenance relationship? I am all you need. Let me sit at your feet, walk by your side, and I’ll be your devoted companion forever.
I’ve got the whole package—smart, fuzzy, four legs, love to learn and live to please. Go ahead, teach me anything. Sit, stay, balance your checkbook, I can do it all. Keep me entertained and I’ll be yours forever.
Shy yet charming canine searching for patient owner with relaxed lifestyle. Looking for gentle guidance to help me come out of my shell. Treat me sweet and kind and I’ll blossom.
I’m a naturally playful, curious and trusting canine. Take me for a big walk every day; give me something to do. After my job’s done, I’ll curl up in front of the fire with you in the evenings.
I’m a fun-loving, happy-all-the-time, glass-is-half-full kind of dog looking for someone who loves to laugh and play around. Must have a great sense of humor and some time to spend with me. I’m on a mission to please you.
Life of the Party
I think everything is fun, interesting and meant for play, especially you. Anything you do, I’ll want to do, too. With my own brand of surprises, life with me will keep you constantly on your toes, and the fun is guaranteed.
Want to get more exercise? Action is my middle name. My “LET’S GO!” lifestyle will keep you motivated to get outside and move. I’ve got tons of energy, and just like the sun, I’m burning and working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I’ll run for miles, chase a ball for hours, and still want to play at the end of the day.
Intelligent, independent, confident and clever, I prefer making my own decisions but will listen to you if you make a good case. We’re partners in this adventure. Treat me like one and we’ll both live happily ever after.
The Puppy-ality colors represent the level of training and attention likely required for puppies scoring in that category with purple the least and green the most. The personality within each color is assigned based on what motivates the puppy.
Easy-going relaxed pup seeks laid-back human for mutually low-stress relationship. Must see the bowl as half-full, enjoy leisurely games of fetch followed by a quick snack and two- hour nap, and be willing to explore the joys of relaxing together.
It’s elementary, my dear assistant...let’s unravel the mysteries of the world together. I simply use my trusty nose and my natural taste for details. You simply offer any leads you might have. Together we’ll solve every mystery that comes our way.
It’s the first day of school and, boy oh boy, am I nervous! I’m not sure where to sit, when we eat or even where the bathroom is. All I need is a person I can trust to show me the ropes. Will you be my mentor and show me around?
So this is my first time on my own and jeez, did you know the world is a really big and kind of scary place (especially when you don’t speak the language)? With the right translator, I know I can learn my way around. Until I get familiar with the place, let me stay right by your side, or maybe just a little behind you.
Class clown seeks good-humored soulmate ready to let the good times roll. My playful jokes, love of all things chewable and slapstick comedy will keep you and your friends doubled over laughing for hours. When I hog the spotlight, just let me know the joke’s over and I’ll settle down.
Young self-starter looking for an inspirational coach to take us to the top. I’ve got the whole package—brains, good looks, and loads of raw talent—and I’m ready to use them. Teach me, praise me, and I guarantee I’ll make you proud at home, on walks, or competing in the field.
King of the Mountain
I’m self-educated with a splash of ambition. As canine royalty, I like to set the rules. Explain a better way though, and I’ll give you due consideration. I’m really looking to share my throne with a hard-working, confident, and full-of pep human.
I’m an all-purpose pup ready to commit 110%. When there’s a crumb dropped, I’ll be there to pick it up for you. When there’s a hole that needs to be dug, I’ll be there with all four feet. When someone needs a buddy to run miles with, I’ll be there with leash in tow. Commit 100% to me, and I’ll be yours forever.
WOO-HOO! This is so cool. Have you tried this ride called LIFE yet? It’s got all these great twists and turns and so many neat things to play with like balls, fleece toys, rawhides, socks, pant legs, fingers —and so many neat people to meet—you, your friends, your friends’ friends, and the friends of your friends’ friends. Jump on board and we’ll have a blast together!
Cats are assigned one of three colors based on valiance, or bravery. Purple cats may be a little bashful at first, orange cats adjust to new things quickly and green cats are always ready for the next adventure. Cats are then assigned a personality depending on how hard they will work to get your attention.
Do you seek affection? I do! If you also like petting, purrs, and paws kneading your lap, I think we might have A LOT in common. I’m looking for “someone who enjoys quiet times and togetherness.” Could that someone be you?
When it comes to relationships, I’m very level-headed. I don’t leap in paws first, if you know what I mean. But give me a little time, and then I’ll shower you with purrs, head-butts, and plenty of lap time. In the meantime, you may not see a lot of me—but I’ll be thinking a lot of you.
I’m working undercover to keep an eye on you and your household. You may not even know you’re under surveillance. I can vanish into thin air if anyone or anything interferes with my investigation. If you need a cat who knows how to stay out of trouble and will always keep your secrets, I just might take your case.
You’re working on the computer? Let me press the keys. Reading the paper? I’ll hold the pages down for you. Watching TV? I’ll just plop in your lap so you can pet me. I love an orderly household, don’t you? I’ll help you with all your chores, and I’ll help you relax when we’re done. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without me.
Like all sidekicks, I’m just plain good company. I like attention, and I also like my solitude. I don’t go looking for trouble but I’m no scaredy-cat, either. If you are looking for a steady companion to travel with you on the road of life, look no further.
I have to say, I’m a busy cat. First, I’ve got to check out what’s happening out the window. Next, I’ll see if any closets or cupboards need looking into. And then there are my naps—can’t be late for those. I can fit a little socializing into my schedule. Shall we plan on breakfast and dinner? I hope you like kibbles.
Leader of the Band
I’m a cat who does everything in a big way. I not only like to be in the middle of things—I like to lead the parade. I’m an adventurous cat, but I’ll still make plenty of time to show you my affectionate side. I’m the demonstrative type, you might say. Want a cat who’s brimming with confidence? That’s me.
I’m a cat on a mission: PARTY! I love to play and explore and test my limits. I’d love to play with you, but I can make a toy out of anything: pencils, post-it notes, potatoes. If you’re looking for some laughs and someone to liven up the party, think about inviting me.
I’m a savvy cat who knows the score. I’m pretty unflappable, too. I don’t mind entertaining myself, but a human companion at the other end of the couch and a nice scratch behind the ears always make my day. If you’re looking for a resourceful addition to your team, think about signing this Most Valuable Pussycat.