Disclosure: This post about tips for adopting a cat is sponsored by Church & Dwight. As always, all opinions are my own.
Pets make our lives BIGGER. Whatever little amount of work they may be, they give back to our lives ten fold. We don’t currently have a cat but they are such amazing pets and they can be much, much easier than dogs. Plus, like many things that get better with age, and a feline friend is one of them! If you’re thinking about adopting a kitten or know someone who is, consider a senior cat instead. Sure, kittens are cute, but adult cats have a great deal going for them. Read and share this list of why adopting a senior cat might be right for you!
- Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat you’re literally saving a life! This is a great life lesson to instill in your little ones and you can be a cat’s hero!
- A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know right away from your first encounter if he or she is a good fit for your family.
- A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly what you’re signing up for. Plus, you won’t have to upgrade to a larger cat house or litter box as they continue to grow.
- A senior cat may be house-trained with basic etiquette and not attack feet, bite hands or use the couch or carpet as a scratching post.
- Senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is. To help keep cats happy about their litter box, no matter what their age, use a quality cat litter like Arm & Hammer Slide. (This is an affiliate link. If you buy through this link, I will recieve a small fee which does not affect your costs.) It traps odours for 7 days, and is dust-free with a soft texture that’s easy on paws. Plus the patented EZ Clean technology means the used litter slides right out! No more scrubbing or scraping the bottom of the box (which is so gross)!
- Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
We adopted Cooper when he was 2 years old. Though he is not a cat, it really opened my eyes to the pros of adopting and older pet. He was already housebroken and much more mellow than a puppy. Maturity is a good thing!
Did you Know? With Friday, the 13th approaching, it’s important to remember that senior cats aren’t the only ones that tend to be forgotten – black cats are too. The superstitions that surround black cats have a real impact on them finding a forever home. Remember, the idea that black cats bring bad luck is nothing but a myth so don’t let that stand in your way of welcoming a deserving cat into your family.
Plus black cats are so pretty! Don’t let a silly superstition keep you from having an amazing black cat to love! To adopt a senior or black cat or learn more about cat adoption, visit your local SPCA or go online.
What have your experiences been adopting a cat? Did you choose a senior or black cat? I’d love to hear about your experience.