Are you looking for a special friend? If so, there are lots of reasons to adopt a mature cat. The joys of owning a senior pet are often overlooked as tiny kittens or jumping puppies usually grab everyone's attention at the shelter. But keep in mind that the companionship of a quiet, older pet can be very satisfying.
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Adult cats have their destructive kitten years behind them and are calm companions for children and seniors. With a lifespan of 15 to 20 or more years they will be a cherished member of your family for a long time. And, best of all, you will truly be saving a valued life!
Check out the top ten reasons for adopting a senior cat. Can you add more reasons to this list? Leave us a comment on Facebook if you can think of some more great reasons to add an older kitty to the household!
When they are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
You can teach an old cat new tricks: Senior cats have an attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
They usually already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night)!
They are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.
They won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting.
Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
They make great napping buddies.
Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.
Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for, so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.
Please consider giving one of our seniors (or any of our other cats) a loving home. Any adult cat one year or older can be adopted for only $35!
The cats at our shelter have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV and FeLV and are already house trained.
Upcoming Petco adoption days:
Sundays from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Petco is located at 825 Brevard Road in Asheville (across from the Biltmore Square Mall).
The volunteers can't transport all of animals to the adoption event every week, so if you see a pet on the Furever Friends website that you'd like to meet, let us know. Just call (828) 670-6723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time to make sure that your potential pal will be there.
Animals may also be seen by special appointment.Read the full article