To help shelter animals find forever homes, from kennels to couches.
I screen each applicant not only for the best fit for the animal, but the best fit for them. Adoption returns are best avoided if possible, and a successful matching is part of that process. I consider the applicant's background and familiarity with animals, and animals such as the one they are considering. I consider their home environment and if it will be a good match for the animal. I consider their personal philosophy about animals, and how they propose to care for the animal and what their lifestyle is and what an average day would be like for the animal if in their care. I also watch the animal to see how the animal interacts with the person and if there is a connection or not.