Is your cat a party animal? How about a love bug? Or perhaps a sidekick?
Some shelters around the nation are using a personality assessment to determine which cat will be the perfect match for someone looking to adopt one.
This APSCA Meet Your Match Feline-ality Adoption Program is used by shelter employees as a research-based assessment of a cat’s behavior and level of interest in play, exploration, “talking,” and being the center of attention. This allows them to see which adopter’s lifestyle and personality will fit the cat best. By assessing how cats act in a shelter surrounding, one can predict how they might act once they are in a home environment. Humans are also tested.
There are 9 different feline-alities: private investigator, secret admirer, love bug, the executive, sidekick, personal assistant, MVP, party animal and leader of the band. Adopters and cats can be paired depending on their assessment results.
Shelters using this program have reported reduced return rates and increased adoptions.
Source: Meow Cat Rescue