The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has developed a new way of matching up pets with prospective owners. The new program, called Meet Your Match, tries to match personalities of the cats with personalities of the adopters. Cats are color coded green, orange or purple depending on their tendency to adapt quickly, lavish affection on owners, or need time for adjustment.
The program further categorizes (their's a pun in their somewhere) the animals with names like the Party Animal, the Sidekick and the Secret Admirer.
We're not sure if any local shelters are yet using the program, but you might ask if you are looking for a new cat. You can always take a look at the ASPCA's personality types and see if the shelter can help you find the cat that best fits you. In the long run, it's better than just going for the one that matches the furniture.