. Don't just adopt a dog. Adopt your dog | How I Met My Dog nope, not kidding - too many dog-owners choose their dog or pup based on LOOKS, as humans are very visual creatures. // That's not good - all those folks who announced they wanted an Akita, "just like mine", b/c she was cute & fluffy at 10-WO? --- they hadn't a clue about her intense desire to protect, not only her own personal space, her own body, her food, her PEOPLE, her turf! -- which, undirected & uncontrolled, & without massive happy socialization to nonfamily persons, other dogs, other species, would have been disastrous when she grew to adulthood. How I Met My Dog, like any good dating-website, uses 30 parameters of personality & behavior to match a particular person to a particular dog. Shelters & rescues are welcome to profile dogs who need homes, as are dog-owners who need to rehome their own dog. Vet-behaviorist Nick Dodman, DVM, DVBCA, thinks it's so good, he's partnering with the site to help promote the concept. - terry .