Adopting a Cat? Be Sure to Read This First.

Thinking about adopting a kitten or know someone who is? You should consider adopting a senior cat instead. Sure, kittens are adorable, but adult cats have a great deal going for them.

Adopting a Cat? Be Sure to Read This First.

Below we are sharing some of the many reasons 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.
  • 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. It traps odours for 7 days, and is dust-free with a soft texture that’s easy on paws. What’s best is the patented EZ Clean technology means the used litter slides right out! No more scrubbing or scraping the bottom of the box!
  • Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.

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.

Have you adopted a senior or black cat? I’d love to hear about your experience.

To adopt a senior or black cat or learn more about cat adoption, visit your local SPCA or go online.

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Church & Dwight. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

8 responses to “Adopting a Cat? Be Sure to Read This First.”

  1. Lots of good points here. It’s so important to do your research before going to get a cat/kitten, that way you will know what to choose and above all what to expect. The breed of cat is important too.

  2. Great things to think about when adopting a cat or any pet really.

  3. What a wonderful post,yes adult cats unfortunately have a hard time being placed it’s a shame but everyone wants a cute little kitty.

  4. I’ve wondered about adopting a cat, so this information is very useful!

  5. It’s so important to do your research before bringing in a new member to the family !

  6. I personally love senior cats. They’re so affectionate. We have 8 beautiful rescues.

  7. I’d had many senior cats, but never adopted. I have adopted a younger cat. I know about the black cat tip! Thanks for sharing

  8. It’s important to do your research before you go to get a pet, to find out what would be suitable in your home and if you’d both be happy.

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