We are all about animals here – our family is full of friends who have paws and feathers. Adopting a pet is a big commitment but it can be so rewarding. Typically people think of kittens, but have you thought about a senior cat?
There are many things that get better with age, and a feline friend is one of them! Kittens are cute, but adult cats can be a great choice also. Here’s why:
- 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. Save the older kitties!
- 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. No surprises!
- 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 – which saves you money.
- 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. That’s one less thing for you to do!
- 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! How handy is that?
- Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored. Bored cats can be destructive and troublesome.
Did you Know? 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 goes with everything!
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.