Adopting an Adult Cat
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Once you’ve decided that you would like to add an adult cat to your family, it’s time to choose your new feline friend. With so many homeless cats available, it can be difficult to decide which one to adopt. When deciding, consider your family and your other pets. Think about how your other pets will react to a new family member and what personality type will be the best fit for your family. Decide in advance if you prefer a male or a female, a specific color or breed or if you would prefer a longhair cat or a shorthair cat. Remember to be flexible, as sometimes the perfect cat might not fit all of your original criteria.
Once you have found a potential cat to adopt you will want to spend some time with it. This is an excellent way to get to know each other and to see if he/she is a good match for your family. Ask the rescue facility if there is a quiet area where you can visit with the cat. If there is more than one cat that you are interested in, visit with all of them before making your decision. However, don’t feel like you must only choose one. There are many adult cats that are hoping to join a loving family.
Most rescue groups require an adoption application to be filled out and an adoption fee to be paid. Regardless of where you adopt your cat from, you should take it to your veterinarian within a few days of adoption for a check-up. This is extremely important to ensure that your new pet is healthy, and to allow your cat to establish a relationship with its vet.
The cat pictured above is Piper. Piper was abandoned by his former owner. He is a Siamese mix. He is approximately six years old. At a cuddly fourteen pounds, Piper still has many years of love and affection to offer the right family. Piper is already neutered, litter box trained and super mellow.
Claws N Paws has many wonderful adult cats looking for a forever home. Please call 714-962-1005 to schedule a visit with our wonderful adoptable cats. For pictures of the cats currently available for adoption, please click here.
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