June is National Adopt-A-Cat Month, and to celebrate, we are sharing some tips for picking the right cat and bringing them home.
What to consider when adopting a cat
- Age - There are pros and cons to adult cats and kittens. With adult cats, what you see is what you get. They might be a little timid in a shelter environment but, in general, you know what their energy level and temperament are, and you know any health issues they have. The added benefit is that they (usually) are already litter box trained. Kittens, on the other hand, are more of a blank slate. You can shape their personality to some extent, but you also need to train all of the other behaviors you want, too.
- Your home environment - Do you live alone in a quiet home or do you have a chaotic house full of people? Cats are really sensitive to the energy level inside a home, and you want to do your best to match energy levels. A low-key cat does best in a low-key home. A house that is full of life and energy needs a cat...