How to Adopt a Cat
If you are looking to adopt a cat, congratulations! You are about to embark on a rewarding experience. But bringing a cat home requires some adaptations to your home and a quote of responsibility. Take a look at all things you need to consider before you adopt a cat.
Decide what kind of cat you want
Probably the first thing to decide is if you want a purebred cat or a mixed breed. Many people have the misconception that a purebred cat is the best way to go. This probably has more to do with aesthetics. The truth is that a pedigreed purebred cat has a much higher chance of having some genetic issue and you should be prepared to handle it.
Prepare for a long-term affair
Some people think that a cat is just a walking ball of fur that goes unnoticed. This is pretty far from the truth. Cats usually live from 15 to 20 years. That is a lifetime, even for you. Do not expect that the cat will always be sitting next to your feet.
Your feline friend will love to chew on your freshly-washed socks or scratch on your furniture. Be prepared for this if you want to adopt a cat.
What kind of breed
You will need to research about cat breeds to determine which you would like to adopt. Here in Dogalize we have descriptions of all the major cat breeds; go take a look to help yourself come to a decision.
Some of the things that you must consider about a breed when you adopt a cat are:
- Energy level
- Need of attention
- Grooming needs
- Intelligence and independence
Where to adopt a cat
There are millions of cats out there waiting for you to bring them in and give them a permanent home. Begin by visiting your local county adoption center. You can also visit online adoption sites. There you will find cats in adoption near you.
Contact us here in Dogalize if you are looking to adopt a cat. We can offer you the best advice and trusted adoption centers. But we do not want to stop there. Check out the resources you can find here in order to best take care of your new feline friend. Visit us to learn more.