ASPCA Meet Your Match™ Feline-ality Adoption Program for CATS

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Do you have a picture in your mind’s eye of what traits your perfect cat will have?

How would you describe this perfect cat?
Playful? Calm? Clingy? Shy? Charming? Aloof? Outgoing? Fun loving? A gentle friend for your children?

Or are you just not sure considering all the possible options out there?

Don’t worry. That is why we are here. C.A.R.E. conducts the ASPCA Meet Your Match™ Feline-ality Adoption Program to help you figure out the perfect cat for your household. But, what is Feline-ality you ask? In a nutshell, Feline-ality is a color-coded matchmaking system that brings compatible companions together. The result is a better match between the family adopting and the cat ensuring a successful adoption.

You will fill out a survey that will determine your household's color category, so you know which "feline-ality" is best suited to your lifestyle.

To find the "feline-ality" of each cat, we administer assessments, including friendliness, playfulness and confidence. Based on their results, our cats are then placed in one of nine, color-coded categories, including Purple (Love Bug), Orange (Personal Assistant) and Green (Leader of the Band). As we assess each of our felines and update the Cats for Adoption page, you will see their Feline-ality results listed as the Meet Your Match Profile rating.

Purple Cats


Private Investigator:  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.


Secret Admirer:  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!


Love Bug:  Do you seek affection? I do! If you also like petting, purrs, and paws kneading your lap, I think we might have a LOT in common. I'm looking for 'someone who enjoys quiet times and togetherness.' Could that someone be you?

Orange Cats


The Executive: 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.


Sidekick:  Like all sidekicks, I'm just plain good company. I like attention, and I also like my solitude. I don't go looking for trouble but I'm no scaredy-cat, either. If you are looking for a steady companion to travel with you on the road of life, look no further.


Personal Assistant:  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.

Green Cats


MVP:  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.


Party Animal:  I'm a cat on a mission: PARTY! I love to play and explore and test my limits. I'd love to play with you, but I can make a toy out of anything: pencils, post-it notes, potatoes. If you're looking for some laughs and someone to liven up the party, think about inviting me.


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.