June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. This is a great time to bring a new feline pal into your home! If you’re considering adopting a shelter kitty, you have our support! Here, a Fort Collins, CO veterinarian lists some tips for adopting a shelter cat.
Be Ready To Commit
When you sign those papers, you are committing to caring for your feline buddy for the rest of her life. That’s a big deal! Don’t proceed unless you are ready for that kind of commitment.
Spend Time With Fluffy
It’s important to make sure that you’ve chosen the right kitty for your home and family. Spend some time with Fluffy before finalizing the adoption. Also, try to match your furry friend’s energy level and purrsonality to your household. A timid cat may not be happy in a home with lots of activity and other pets, while a friendly furball may be lonely if she stays home alone frequently.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your potential pet. You may be able to find out quite a bit about Fluffy’s background!
Consider Getting Two
Our feline friends may try to act aloof, but they’re actually very loving and cuddly. They also often get lonely by themselves. Consider getting two furballs. You get double the cuteness! However, you don’t necessarily have to pay double cost, as your pets can share many things.
Open Your Heart
Shelters are full of adorable felines. However, don’t overlook the less purrfect kitties, the ones no one wants. They often make the best pets, just because they’re so grateful and happy to be adopted. Give that senior kitty or the furball with one ear a chance!
Prepare To Be Charmed
Cats have many skills, such as napping in odd positions, making paw art on windshields, and, of course, leaving ‘presents’ on our doorsteps. They’re also pretty good at melting hearts! You may be surprised at how quickly Fluffy wins you over.
Pat Yourself On The Back
By adopting a shelter cat, you’re doing a small thing that can make a big difference. You’re promoting good animal welfare, opening up space at the shelter, and, most importantly, giving that one lucky cat a second chance. That’s ‘pawesome!’
Do you have any questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Fort Collins, CO animal hospital, today!