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Best of Adopting a Cat

Best of Adopting a Cat

  • Adopting a cat or a kitten – which is better for me?

    How wonderful! You are thinking about adopting a cat or kitten. Even more wonderful is that you’re doing your research (by reading this article!) before making a big decision, one that will last up to 20 years or so! There’s no denying that kittens are absolutely adorable. Their baby faces, tiny paws and noses, and [...]

  • Caring for a senior pet

    One of the greatest joys of my life is caring for my senior pets. My grandma called older pets with silvery fur faces “sugar faces” so ever since I was little I’ve know how sweet older pets can be. The beautiful girl you see in the photo is a “fospice” i.e foster hospice dog that [...]

  • How do you know what you’re getting when you adopt a pet?

    One of the concerns we hear the most often from people looking to adopt from a shelter or rescue is: “How do you know what you’re getting when you adopt a pet?”  The truth is, no matter where you get a pet from, there is always an element of uncertainty. Pets aren’t cars with standard [...]

  • How to cure Only-Kitten Syndrome

    Doesn’t it sound terrible? “Only-Kitten Syndrome” can be terrible indeed! It’s not a scientific condition, but it is very real. Kittens are almost always born in a litter with multiple siblings, and along with their mom cat’s nursing and other care, the kitty pack plays an important role in kitten social development. But sometimes, a [...]

  • 3 Tips for Giving the Gift of a Pet

    You may not know that giving a pet as a gift is a hot topic of debate in the animal sheltering and rescue community! Some folks feel very strongly that pets should never be given as gifts in any circumstance, while others think giving pets as gifts is great no matter what… and then there [...]

  • Seniors Guide to Adopting a Cat

     While we all can enjoy the unconditional love a companion pet offers, cats can make ideal companions for senior citizens. Pets can offer loyalty, provide joy, and give unconditional love. They can also make excellent nap buddies and lap warmers! Retired senior folks often have more time to spend on caring and loving for their [...]

  • How to Socialize Cats with Other Cats

    New pet adopters often come to us for help answering questions before adopting a new cat. One of the most common concerns new cat owners have is socializing the newly adopted cat with the current feline and canine members of the household.  It might seem like a difficult task, our friends over at PetParents have [...]

  • Your New Cat or Kitten’s First Day

    Congratulations! You must be so excited about bringing your newly adopted cat or kitten! I imagine that’s why you’re here, reading this blog article about the 1st day with your new cat (or kitten). Maybe you adopted one already from a shelter, and are just waiting for him (or her!) to get fixed so you [...]

  • How to pick a pet if you have allergies

    What do you do when you know you have allergies to some or most pets, but still want to adopt one? Maybe cats make your eyes itch and nose run, but you’ve lived with a dog before and didn’t have any allergic reaction to that particular pet. There are as many possible scenarios as there are types [...]

  • Pet Chemistry in Matchmaking

    By pet chemistry, we don’t mean the science that deals with the composition and properties of substances and various elementary forms of matter! When we’re talking about match making you and your home with a new pet, the kind of chemistry we’re talking about is “the interaction of one personality with another” and some of [...]

 
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