May is National Pet Month. Adopt! Don't Shop.
Last month we featured a blog post about how your fragrance preferences can reveal a lot about your personality.
Did you know that your fragrance preferences can also reveal a lot about your pet preferences? Just like how certain scents can reflect your personality, certain pets can reflect your lifestyle and personality as well. In this blog post, we'll explore the connection between fragrance and pets and see which shelter pets might match your favorite scents.
Fragrance Category: Floral
If you love the sweet, romantic scent of flowers, you might be a sensitive and imaginative person. Your perfect shelter pet match could be a rescue cat or dog that has a gentle, affectionate nature. Many rescue cats and dogs have been through tough experiences and are in need of a loving home. Consider adopting a Ragdoll cat, known as the "puppy cat" for their docile and affectionate nature. Or, consider a rescue dog that loves to cuddle and spend time with their owners, such as a Bichon Frise or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Fragrance Category: Fruity
If you love the refreshing and energizing scent of citrus fruits, you might be an outgoing and optimistic person. Your perfect shelter pet match could be a rescue dog that is friendly and loyal. Many shelter dogs have been abandoned or surrendered and are looking for a second chance at a loving home. Consider adopting a Golden Retriever or mix, known for their friendly and loyal personality. Or, consider a rescue dog that loves to play and exercise, such as a Border Collie or Australian Shepherd. Maine Coon cats are known to be friendly, affectionate, goofy and playful, making them a good fit for this category.
Fragrance Category: Woody
If you love the warm and earthy scent of wood, you might be a grounded and reliable person. Your perfect shelter pet match could be a rescue dog that is dependable and obedient. Many shelter dogs have been neglected or mistreated and are in need of a patient and loving home. Consider adopting a Labrador Retriever, known for their dependable and obedient nature. Or, consider a rescue dog that loves to please and is easy to train, such as a Labrador mix or German Shepherd. A people-oriented, affectionate and playful Pit Bull or mix might also be a great choice.
Fragrance Category: Spicy
If you love the bold and complex scent of spices, you might be a confident and assertive person. Your perfect shelter pet match could be a rescue cat or dog that is intelligent and vocal. Many rescue cats and dogs have unique personalities and are looking for a home that can provide them with attention and playtime. Consider adopting a Siamese cat or Siamese mix, known for their intelligent and vocal personality. Or, consider a rescue dog that loves to learn and be challenged, such as a Poodle or Australian Cattle Dog mix.
Fragrance Category: A Little of Everything
Remember that non-breed specific pets are just as loving and as deserving of love and attention as any other pet. All shelter pets are individuals, and it's their personalities much more than their breed lines that, just like you, make them unique. Consider the energy level, comfort around kids and shyness level. And don't overlook the seniors. These animals need a hero, and you cannot imagine the gratification and deep bond that comes from taking one of these animals home.
Your fragrance preferences can offer some insight into your pet preferences, but ultimately, the perfect shelter pet match is one that fits your lifestyle and personality. By adopting a shelter pet, you can provide a loving home for an animal in need and experience the joy and companionship that comes with having a furry friend.
So, next time you're searching for a pet, consider your fragrance preferences and check out your local shelter. Celebrate National Pet Month in May! Adopt, don't shop, and find your perfect shelter pet today!