When I heard about Paws Like Me, a site with a personality quiz for matching prospective adopters with dogs up for adoption, I had to go look.
This site provides people who must re-home their dogs with a place to list them as available for adoption. The site encourages shelters, through its partner program, to refer people to list their dog with them directly so that shelters have more room for other needy animals.
Sorry, this site is only for USA adoptions – not available in New Zealand.
I took the personality test, which took less than 5 minutes. It seems pretty accurate based on the types of dogs I have had during my life:
Your ideal dog!
You are a very active person, but because the dog will be home for long hours alone you need a dog with less energy. High energy dogs do not do well with long periods of down-time and are likely to find their own outlet for their mental and physical energy. You like a dog that is fairly easy to train to basic commands and a few fun tricks. The dog should be able to focus his attention on something for a decent amount of time. You don’t mind a dog that is a bit reserved in new situations or around new people. You can be patient and take the time to teach him that there is nothing to fear. You like an affectionate dog that will snuggle with you, but you don’t want him to be in your face trying to get attention constantly.
I think Izzy would agree that we have been a good match!
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
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I think that’s a really clever idea!
So did I! I’m going to refer potential adoptees to this site for a personality check
It would be great for shelters to look into it as well. It may help with their placements!
I tried to take the quiz to find out what dog was best for me but the buttons didn’t navigate to anywhere!
I guess that means I’m good for any dog – which, according to the dog infestation we have here at The Ranch, appears to be the case 🙂
Simply click on the Take Full Quiz (blue) button and it should work for you. (that’s what I did). I love reading your blog posts about the dogs.
Must be a browser problem. I still can’t take it. Such is!
That’s annoying. Better report it to them so they can sort it out for you and others who may want to take the test…