Couple of days ago, the internet was rife with the ironical death of an animal loving man named Anthony Riggs who was killed by his newly adopted male Rottweiler. The pet which was adopted from the Jackson-Madison County Rabies Control ended up killing Riggs in the next few hours of adoption. No one has been able to find out the cause behind the canine’s sudden attack on its new owner.
Adopting a pet from animal care is a good deed, celebs like George Clooney have done it and encourage people to do it; what makes us wonder with this particular case in mind is, is it just about the breed the dog lover desires, compatibility or is it more than that?
Every individual is wired in a certain way, hence has a unique personality. Their likes, dislikes and even their need for a canine buddy varies. Some prefer their pet to be affectionate and friendly with children and elders; some prefer the lazy ones so that there is not much of physical exertion, or the ones who are up for new games and tricks, or may be a walk is good kinds. Pet lovers; especially dog owners should have these specifications clear in their mind while adopting a dog for a healthier and happier relationship.
Here is a website named PawsLikeMe that has gotten some breakthrough with its innovative pet matching algorithm. PawsLikeMe aims to help every pet find the right owner and right home.
This is how the website explains the pet matching algorithm:
PawsLikeMe creates a complex matching score by combining four core personality quadrants for canine and human and then applying scoring weights based on environmental and special factors combined with pre-filtering based on your specific needs (sic).
PawsLikeMe has a quiz – Who’s Your Match?
About the quiz, the website explains the quadrants represent canine personality traits that humans are aligned with, and offer a unique perspective into human/canine compatibility (sic).
This smart questionnaire has four basic questions (along with an option to take the full quiz) and gives options to choose from.
Q.1) My energy level
- I’m lazy
- Light Activity
- Moderately Active
- Run! Run! Run!
- It varies a lot
Q.2) My preferred party
- Wild fun
- Hanging Out
- Book Club
- No Parties
- Is Outdoors
Q.3) I want a dog that is
- Active and fun
- In need of rescue
- Devoted and cute
- A social butterfly
Q.4) I consider myself to be most
Share this with your dog loving friends to help them find their right canine buddy.
News Input: Huffington Post
Story Input: PawsLikeMe