What Colour is Your Pet?
Adopting a new pet is a big step. After all, you are making a commitment that could last for 15 years or more.
We understand that there are a lot of things to consider and you may have many questions going through your mind. While you might be looking into the eyes of what you feel will be a lifelong companion, how can you know if this is “the one’?
For example, if you are considering adopting a particular dog, you might wonder:
- Is this the right breed of dog for me?
- Will I like this dog?
- Will this dog like me?
- Is this the right dog for my lifestyle?
- What will this dog be like as a companion?
- What kind of energy does this dog have?
- What kinds of activities will I do with this dog?
- Would this dog be a good match for kids?
You will certainly have similar questions whether adopting a dog, puppy, cat or kitten as a companion pet.
While there are no 100% guarantees when it comes to animal adoptions, we can take a few steps that will go a long way towards a happy, long and loving relationship between you and your new pet.
Meet Your Match!
At the Regina Humane Society, we conduct personality assessments on each dog and cat that is available for adoption. Based on these tests, we can determine the basic personality type of each animal based on three colour coded categories:
Green – Life of the Party, Go-getter, Free Spirit
Orange – Goofball, Busy Bee, Wallflower
Purple – Couch Potato, Constant Companion, Teacher’s Pet
Life of the Party
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. (Externally motivated)
Green – Ready to Go, Bolder than the Average Cat
Orange – Confident and Playful
Purple – Quieter and Affectionate
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Each adoptable animal at the Regina Humane Society will show one of the colour coded descriptions on its profile.
To Meet Your Match, simply fill out a one-page questionnaire that will tell us what `colour` of pet is best suited to you, your lifestyle and what you are looking for in the ideal pet. Then, simply look for the matching colour when meeting adoptable pets at the Shelter!
Please note that for both animal and humane safety, identification is required prior to conducting pet adoption meets at the Shelter.