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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Adult Cats Rock!!!

Sure, kittens are great but adult cats (and even older kittens, aka "juveniles") totally rock! We have some wonderful adult cats and older kittens for adoption - check out our website at Some of the reasons adopting an older cat instead of a kitten:

  • A kitten is only a kitten for a short period of time.

  • People think that they can get a kitten and “train” it to fit a particular mental picture. Each cat, even kitten, has a unique personality. When adopting an adult cat, you already know the cat’s personality.

  • Older cats don’t climb your curtains, run the Indy 500 in the middle of the night, and know not to use your leg as a scratching post.

  • Kittens require constant supervision - adults don’t.

  • Older cats have a well-developed immune system and stronger stomach tolerance with fewer digestive upsets than kittens.

  • Adult cats are more affectionate. The older they get, the more lap time they generally want.

  • Older cats adjust better to new surroundings - been there, done that!

  • Adult cats adjust to the other cat or dog you already have (plus you already know if they get along well with other animals).

  • Adult cats are already litter box-trained - no surprises! Plus kittens love to play "poop soccer"!

  • And the #1 reason to adopt an adult cat...Most people want kittens.

Many adult cats end up in shelters due to no fault of their own. Separated from their loved ones, surrounded by other cats, confined, confused, and sometimes frightened, many are emotionally devastated by their misfortune. Sadly, most people gravitate toward the cute, bouncy, big-eyed kittens. Older cats sit by and watch, as one loving family after another passes them over for a cute kitten. Adopting an adult cat is a way to say to a deserving animal "I believe in you."

Kittens will always be popular, and most have no trouble attracting admirers. But for the abandoned, forgotten, and heartbroken adult cats, you just might be their last chance to have the love and warmth of a home where they can live out their years in comfort. When properly cared for, they will typically remain active and even playful throughout most of their lives.

Bridgey, pictured at the left, is a wonderful dark gray tabby and is a very low-maintenance cat. Bridgey is approximately 3-4 years old. She is low-maintenance, laid back, quiet, and easy cat to have around. She's not a lap cat, she does like love and attention but usually in smaller doses. Bridgey loves sitting anywhere up high or gazing out the window. She would be a great first cat or cat for a small space as she has tidy litterbox habits, uses her scratching post, and has a moderate activity level. Bridgey enjoys human company, but not necessarily the company of other cats.

Vera, pictured at the right, might look like a mini linebacker in this photo, but she's such a loving cat. Vera is the ultimate lap cat and true lap cats are sometimes hard to find. If you're lonely and want company, then Vera is the cat for you. She loves sitting on your lap or snuggling next to you while you read or watch television. And she totally loves snuggling next to you while you sleep. Vera loves to talk and ask you about your day and then tell you about hers. Vera is almost a dog in cat's "clothing". She will come running when you call her and when it's bed time, she'll beat you to the bed!

Information about DeMartino, Dulcinia, Whitaker, and Wilhemenia can be found on our website. They are all about 7.5-8 months old and wonderful. The boys are total lovebugs. The girls are a bit shy but doing much better. They would all love their furever homes soon.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

I totally agree. Adult cats rock. I adopted two adult cats over a period of years. One was two when we found each other and the one I have now was four when I adopted her.