That’s why we invest time in interviewing all adoption applicants. One of our counselors will spend time with you, without any pets present, to understand what you are looking for in a pet. He or she will ask about your lifestyle, whether you have children or other pets, how active you like to be, what prior experience you have had with animals. We are not being nosy. We want to understand what characteristics would make an animal the right match for you, because we want you and your BrightSide pet to be happy together for the rest of its life.
After understanding your family’s lifestyle, an adoption counselor will bring appropriate pets to meet you face to face in our meet-and-greet room. This spares our dogs the stress of strangers walking by their kennels, and reduces the odds that you or your child might be impulsively drawn to a pet who would not fit your lifestyle.