adopting a cat

Choosing the right cat for you.

Let’s face it, kittens are cute and when you see one you just want to take it home, but adopting a kitten/cat is a something to be taken seriously. They are not impulse buys you make at the end of a grocery run in the check out line. Being a kitten/cat owners requires love, care, and commitment in order to provide the best life possible for you new feline companion. Kittens can be 15+ year commitment. Does your family have that kind of time, effort, and commitment to take care of a kitten. A kitten also requires ongoing costs for food, litter, and veterinary care (pet insurance might also be a consideration) plus necessary “start up” items when you first adopt a kitten –carrier, collar, name tag, food and water bowls, litter box, scratching post, toys (lots of them!), and grooming supplies (brush, nail clipper, etc.).

This page is here to make your reading and decision easier in discussing whether a cat/kitten is right for you and your family. Most of these links are taken from the Humane Society of the United States because they are a leader in animal care and understanding.

Choosing the Right Cat For You
Getting a Cat
Bringing Your New Cat Home
Cat Care Essentials
Cat Proofing Your Home
Kittens at Play
Cat Toys

So you’ve adopted a cat, now what?

Here are some links to help your new cat/kitten adjust to your family and new home.

Your newly adopted cat
Introducing a New Cat to Other Pets
Aggression Between Cats
Keep Your Cat Happy Indoors

Trimming Your Cat’s Claws

To view kitties we are currently fostering, please click here.
Visit us on PetFinder to view all of current kitties available for adoption.
Click here to view adoption information through FOSMAS.

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