Selecting a Pet

There are many things to think about when considering what type of pet to bring into your family. Before beginning your search read our checklist to decide what pet is best for you.

Lifestyle colours

Successful adoptions are made when you choose a pet that matches your needs. Read about the lifestyle colours for dogs and cats.

Lifestyle colours for dogs

Successful adoptions are made when you choose a dog that matches you. To find a dog that will suit you, read the descriptions of the three household types below - Orange, Green or Blue. Once you have identified your family type, look for this colour code when searching for your new best friend on Adoptapet.

Dog for orange households

  • More advanced/specific training required
  • Long term training commitment
  • High arousal levels
  • Playful — need clear rules during games
  • For families with teenagers or no children

Dog for blue households

  • Low maintenance
  • Calm demeanour
  • Settle easily
  • Non demanding of attention (but still like to be with people)
  • Low to moderate activity levels
  • Minimal/No training required
  • Easy to walk on lead
  • Good with children and strangers

Dog for green households

  • Moderate to high activity levels
  • Basic training required
  • Moderate to high arousal levels
  • Settle after exercise
  • Playful - should learn rules during games
  • May require regular grooming

Lifestyle colours for cats

Successful cat adoptions are made when you choose a cat that matches your needs. By identifying feline traits such as playfulness, acceptance of handling, boldness and sociability, we are able to help you find the cat that best suits your needs for a feline companion. To find a cat that will suit you, read the descriptions of the three feline types below - Orange, Green or Blue, once you have identified the type of cat that best suits your needs, look for this colour code when searching for your new best friend on Adoptapet.

Cat for orange households

  • Needs to feel secure
  • Likes to watch what is happening
  • Likes time to themselves
  • Once they get to know you, they will give plenty of love and affection
  • For quiet households

Cat for blue households

  • Affectionate
  • Playful
  • Adventurous
  • Settles easily
  • For the person who likes to interact with their cat
  • Good with kids of all ages

Cat for green households

  • Makes a good companion
  • Likes to investigate
  • Self-entertains
  • Enjoys cuddles
   

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Lifestyle colours

Dog for green households

Cat for green households

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Lifestyle colours

Dog for orange households

Cat for orange households

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Lifestyle colours

Dog for blue households

Cat for blue households

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