This Dog Shelter Sorts Their Pups Into Hogwarts Houses
You already know that you were destined to be a witch or wizard studying at hogwarts, and now it seems that your new pet might be too. That is, if you adopt them from this particular dog shelter.
Welcome to Pawgwarts, a puppy shelter in Orlando that actually sorts their dogs into one of four houses, very similar to those at the actual school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Except at Pawgwarts school of fetchcraft and slobbery the four options for puppers to be sorted into are Gryffindogs, Hufflefluff, Ravenpaw and Sloberin.
TOO CUTE RIGHT! But it's not all just for fun and games, this sorting ceremony is for one very important reason.
If you've ever been to a dog shelter you'd know that they're usually a pretty upsetting place. There's nothing worse than walking down the hallways and seeing the sad pups that are yet to be chosen for adoption.
And usually, it's the same breeds of dogs that are the last to be picked over and over again, due to a stigma around the behaviours and perceptions of certain types of dogs.
The houses at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando are designed to inform potential owners about the characteristics that each dog possesses, rather than leaving the choice solely up to the breed.
For instance, those canines in the Gryffindogs house will typically exhibit bravery, courage, daring, nerve or chivalry. In comparison the Hufflepuff dogs are known for their hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty justice and fair play.
We just hope that the Sloberin dogs aren't misconceived as evil! We're certain that the puppies in this category are just cheeky at worst.
"We want people to look at the dog for their behaviour and personality and what their talents are," said Stephen Bardy, the executive director of Pet Alliance.
"We want people to understand what they want in a dog and what will work in their lifestyle rather than going into a shelter and saying, 'I want a black Lab'.
"We want people to start talking about their own lifestyles and personalities and allow us to match a dog to them not based on looks or breed."
How paw-some is that!