The ASPCA's® Meet Your
Match Canine-ality™ Matchmaking
program increases the potential for successful, permanent dog adoptions.
The program—which includes a Canine-ality behavior assessment of
each dog and a Dog Adopter
Survey of each adopter—results in a color-coded matchmaking
system (see below) that brings compatible companions
together. The result is a reduction in the number of adopted dogs returned
to Noah’s Ark because they aren’t a good fit.
Our Dog Adopter Survey
can be completed at the shelter, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org,
faxed to 641-469-5314, or mailed to us at the address below. If you have
any questions, please send us
an e-mail or call us at 1-641-472-6080.
Noah's Ark Animal Foundation, c/o Dog Adoptions
PO Box 748
Fairfield, IA 52556
Green people could be dog training pros or are ready to make the commitment
to become a pro! They have enough time to enjoy constant daily training,
exercise and mental stimulation and prefer a very spirited, vivacious
dog who is outgoing and active.
Free Spirit: Intelligent,
independent, confident and clever, I prefer making my own decisions,
but will listen if you make a good case. We’re partners in
this adventure — treat me as one and we’ll both live
happily ever after.
Life of the Party:
I think everything is fun, interesting and needs to be played with,
especially you! Anything you do, I’ll want to do it, too.
With my own brand of surprises, life with me will keep you constantly
on your toes and the fun is guaranteed.
Go Getter: Want to
get more exercise? Action is my middle name. My go-getter personality
will keep you motivated to get outside and move. I’ve got
tons of energy and I love to work every minute of the day. I’ll
run for miles, chase balls for hours and will still want to play
around at the end of the night.
Orange people are open to dogs that like lots of action, but also
want to relax and take it easy with their dog. They are happy to make
the commitment for training, exercise and an extra snuggle or two.
Wallflower: Shy, charming
canine searching for patient guardian with relaxed lifestyle; looking
for gentle guidance to help me come out of my shell. Treat me sweet
and kind and I'll blossom.
Goofball: 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. You must have a great sense
of humor and a bunch of tennis balls.
Busy Bee: I’m
a naturally playful, curious and trusting canine. Take me for a
big walk every day and 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 dog on a mission to please you and myself.
Purple people often want a low-maintenance relationship. They have
lots of love to give, but have limited time or ability to exercise
and train their new family member. They may be first-time guardians
and/or have young children.
Couch Potato: 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 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 it all — 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.