Shelter Starts Sorting Dogs into Hogwarts Houses to Help Them Get Adopted | The Dodo
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Shelter Starts Sorting Dogs into Hogwarts Houses to Help Them Get Adopted | The Dodo

This dog belongs in Gryffindor House
This dog belongs in Gryffindor House (Photo: Flickr/cc)
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Animal shelter workers in Florida are sorting their dogs by personality… into Hogwarts Houses. Adoptions are going through the roof!…

I have heard all the Harry Potter books. I got hooked at toe-jam jelly beans. (They must be delicious!)

Now, look at what literate animal shelter workers are doing in Florida: They sort their dogs by personality into Hogwarts Houses. Adoptions are going through the roof!

The best thing is, mixed mutts and elite breeds now have equal opportunity for adoption. I call that canine democracy!


“A shelter in Florida was noticing that a lot of people looking to adopt dogs were focusing on breed rather than personality. Wanting people to look at their dogs for who they really are, the shelter came up with a fun (and super nerdy) way to showcase their dogs’ personalities — using Harry Potter.

Stephen Bardy, executive director at Pet Alliance Orlando, was chatting with other staff members at the shelter about how to get people to focus less on breed and more on personality when they came up with the genius idea to start sorting dogs into Hogwarts houses. Each dog is sorted based on his personality, and the shelter actually has a very sophisticated system for figuring out which dog belongs in which house, just like the Sorting Hat…”

~ Caitlin Jill Anders

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about Chester, the Alpha Bichon -- with a dash of humor and a dab of Poli-Sci. Her views and insights are tinted by a former profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and training in Library and Information Science. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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Chester is a scruffy little Bichon dog, with a congenial Napoleon Complex, and stars in "The Chester Chronicles." He sometimes reports independent Canine News -- NO corporate treats accepted, NO corporate bias. Woof!

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