Adult cats make great companions

DSC01277Adult Cats Make Great Companions because:

  • Adult cats are smarter. They bond and grow with their new human guardians just as well as a kitten would, if not more. They realize that the new guardian is taking care of their needs, and their gratitude allows them to form strong bonds.
  • A cat adopted from a rescue will often spend the rest of their lives thanking you for choosing them! They are desperate for the attention they  were used to receiving or that they never had. A kitten however loves nothing more than playing at night and keeping you awake!
  • Cats stay still long enough for you to pet them and many enjoy spending their time curled up on their human’s lap. Kittens prefer to run around.
  • Cats are just as cute as kittens! Kittens are little but cats are not much bigger. The little kitten stage is very short-lived so you are going to wind up with a cat anyway.
  • Adult cats make better pets than kittens do for children, especially children under 4 years old. Kittens mistakenly scratch people when they play as they have not yet learned to keep their claws retracted. Adult cats have learned to take cues from people, something kittens do not know how to do.
  • Cats do not play in their litter and throw it out of the litter box (OK- most of them don’t) like most kittens do.
  • Cats going to a new home are not dealing with the trauma of being separated from their mom, like a kitten would.
  • You know what the personality of an adult cat is and how it will fit into your lifestyle. A kitten’s personality does not emerge for a while and with genetics playing a large part in this, you have less of a choice in picking your ideal cat.
  • When adopting an adult cat, you know for sure what your cat will always look like. Kitten’s faces and eye color change in the first year and some can look quite different when they grow up. The color and length of their fur can change too.
  • Most cats up for adoption have already completed their vaccinations.
  • Cat food is generally cheaper than kitten food.

Adult cats are dying for your companionship and will be eternally thankful and loyal if you take them home with your to love forever!


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