Aged to Purrfection
The Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat
1. You're not starting from scratch with an older pet - When you buy a
kitten, you're essentially bringing an infant into your home... a completely
untrained little critter who thinks that 3:00 am is playtime
2. Adults are normally house trained
3. An older cat most likely will be content being alone - a perfect match for
someone who has an active lifestyle.
4. The bond is strong - Cats who have seen hard times are wise enough to
recognize the value of the love that you offer.
5. Adult cats may sleep at the foot of your bed, in a cozy spot in your bedroom
or under your bed. A kitten will most likely run around all night climbing and
play attacking anything low enough to jump on - including you.
6. Fewer vet fees - Rescue pets have had physical examinations, have been spayed
or neutered and are up to date on shots. Known health issues are never kept
7. What you see is what you get - Personalities are known and so that its easier
to recognize a "kindred spirit"
8. Its easier to tell how adults will fit into a multi pet household
9. Adult cats are generally better for families - Kittens can nip and scratch.
Adult pets are more mellow and more able to get themselves out of harms way and
because of this are often more patient with children.
10. It teaches your kids good values - Face it - we live in an extremely
materialistic society, in which TV teaches kids that everything can be bought,
that they should get their parents to buy them everything, and that anything
worth having costs a lot of money. Adopting a rescue pet for your family
presents a wonderful opportunity to teach your children basic values of
compassion and caring, and also about the value of second chances.