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LnF Dog Rescue Introduces the ASPCA Program
about meet your matchTM
In 2001, the Kansas Humane Society expressed a desire for Meet Your MatchTM and Dr. Emily Weiss, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, was already working on the science behind the tool. The Canine-ality Assessment does not necessary predict what the dog is to become, but instead what the dog is like now and for the weeks ahead. The goal is to create the bond. Once the bond is established, very little can break it.
Are you a "Purple" an "Orange" or a "Green" ?
Take our online questionaire & "Meet Your Match" and find out what color suits you best!
We're so excited that we've implemented the Meet Your Match® Canine-alityTM Adoption Program! This unique program, which is owned & distributed by the ASPCA®, uses a science-based, color-coded system to bring you together with compatible pets, increasing the potential for a successful, life-long placement with you and your family.
Meet Your MatchTM helps you find the perfect pet by matching your personality and expectations with the dog's personality and behavior. By matching a dog's "canine-ality" with your personality, we increase potential for success and permanent placement with your family. You can be more confident that you have found a dog well suited for your life.
How is an individual dog's canine-ality determined?
There are 2 basic steps.
Step 1 Lost and Found Dog Rescue No-Kill Adoption Center performs the Canine-ality Assessment. A dog's score places the dog in one of three color-coded categories (purple, orange, or green) representing the dog's level of persistence in pursuing something that he or she wants. Each color category includes 3 Canine-ality descriptions that tell adopters how individual dogs are motivated (Please see the graphic below) The evaluator chooses the Canine-ality that best fits the dog based on the animal's score and on the evaluator's determination of the dog's source of motivation: internal, external, or social (i.e. human attention) while conducting the assessment.
Step 2 You to fill out the Dog Adopter Survey. The survey helps us match up the canine-ality you are looking for in a new pet with your new dog!
The results of the survey will match you with dogs from one of three categories:
The socially-motivated dog is motivated by human contact and attention. This type of dog values human attention and will work for it. Descriptions for socially-motivated dogs in each color category are Life of the Party (green) Goofball (orange) and Constant Companion (purple)
The internally-motivated dog is often motivated by stimuli that are difficult to impossible to control. This type of dog is often independent, and is not necessarily motivated by social contact, tennis balls or even food. Descriptions for internally-motivated dogs in each category are Free Spirit (green) Wallflower (orange) and Couch Potato (purple)
The externally-motivated dog is motivated by a variety of stimuli including human contact, food, and toys. Descriptions for externally-motivated dogs are Go-Getter (green) Busy Bee (orange) and Teacher's Pet (purple)
Also, see the descriptions here: