Disclosure: This post about adopting a cat was brought to you by Church & Dwight as I am a Chruch & Dwight Ambassador, all opinions are my own
I have been carefully considering getting a kitten for our already busy house. My kids really want a pet and I know that as much as I love dogs, I am just not in a place where getting a dog is a good idea. Cats on the other hand, although I am very allergic, are an easy family-friendly pet that I totally think would fit perfectly in our home. I love cats too, it’s just the watery eyes and sneezing I can do without. Not to mention that cats are pretty low maintenance pets that give so much love. My neighbour actually is part of a cat rescue group and I will be adopting our kitten through her. I haven’t decided whether we will get a kitten or a senior cat that needs love (maybe we will get both).
There are 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, ask that they 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.
- 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.