Looking for Companionship? Get a New Cat

new catYou have waited long enough and decided that you want a new cat but, where do you find your new friend?

There are a large number of places where cats are available for new homes. Of course being a rescued cat website I recommend the local animal shelter – it’s an excellent place to begin.

Give an abandoned cat from your area a chance at a new life – they always have a very good selection of cats and kittens to choose from. With so many different breeds, sizes, colors, and ages to choose from you’re almost sure to find a new friend just waiting for you to come and pick her up.

Private Breeders

They breed frequently and have kittens that are available to go to a new home. If you are interested in a particular breed of cat, contact their registry. They should be able to direct you to a reputable breeder in your area.

Selecting a New Cat

Now that you have looked over the cats or kittens available, how do you select the right one for you? First and foremost, make sure the cat or kitten is healthy. Bright eyes, shining coat and a lively manner are indicators of good cat health. Interact with the kitten or cat.

Does she hiss and pull away when you touch her or does she purr and rub her head against your hand? It will become obvious pretty quickly which kitten or cat will have the kind of personality that you will enjoy.

Another thing that you should consider is yourself. What do I mean? I mean that you should take stock of yourself. Most people are a sucker for kittens. Those little fluff balls with their sweet faces are nearly impossible to resist. Do you have the time and energy to deal with a lively kitten and her antics? (Oh, you mean I’m not supposed to swing on the drapes?)

Older Cats are Laid Back

Perhaps you would be more comfortable with an older cat who already knows all about litter boxes and not climbing on top of the counter. A quiet adult who will sit on your lap and purr while you watch your favorite show may be more your speed. Be honest with yourself. You and your new cat will be much happier for it.

Okay, you’ve assessed yourself and the kittens and cats available to you. You’ve picked out your PERFECT ( Celo Green’s cats name) new friend. On your way home think over what supplies you have at home. Do you have everything you need? A litter box with nice fresh litter? Is there a little scooper to clean her litter box with( it must be scooped EVERYDAY)?

Is She Used to a Certain Food

A food dish and a water bowl? Do you have good quality food for her? Is it the one she is already used to? No? Perhaps you might want to stop and pick up a small bag of the one she’s familiar with. It will be something she already knows in a strange place and may help her become comfortable in her new home faster. You can begin blending your preferred food into her old one in the coming days, eventually shifting her completely to her new food by the time the small bag ends.

There is much to consider when getting a new cat. Take your time. Make sure all your preparations are made. Take it from someone who has rescued a few of the little buggers, they will become part of your life. I love “the bos”(Boscoe).