Meet Your Match® Cat Adoptions

mym_logo_2009Introducing Meet Your Match® Feline-ality™, an adoption program for adult cats 9 months and older! MYM helps adopters fall in love with a cat that will be a good match for their personality and lifestyle. Each adult cat that comes to Valley Humane Society for adoption into a new family will undergo a short behavior assessment and be assigned one of nine Feline-alities. Adopters simply fill out a brief survey to quickly see which cats will be a good fit for their home.

If you’re planning a visit to VHS to adopt an adult cat, please download a copy of the Cat Adopter Survey and bring it with you. We will score your results at our front desk.

Of course, sometimes there’s no accounting for love… If you have your heart set on a kitty that doesn’t match your recommended Feline-ality, there’s still hope! Our adoption counselors can speak with you about what to expect in bringing that cat home and how you can provide the best experience for your new pet.

The MYM program was developed by the ASPCA® to increase the potential for successful, permanent placements of adopted cats. Find your match today!

The Feline-alities

 feline-1 private investigator

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.

 feline-2 secret admirer 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 of you.
 feline-3 love  bug 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?
 feline-4 the executive 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.
 feline-5 sidekick 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.
 feline-6 personal assistant 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.
 feline-7 mvp 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.
 feline-8 party animal 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.
 feline-9 leader of the band 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.