Adopting an older or shy cat: Is it the right decision for you?
When it comes time to add a furry friend to your home, it can be tempting to opt for a kitten. After all, being able to watch them grow, change and mature with your family can be a rewarding experience. But, when it comes to adopting a cat, opting for an older one can be the better choice.
For starters, there’s no mystery when it comes to an older cat’s personality. Whether you’re looking for a lazy cuddle-lover or a hyperactive monster, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
Adopting an older cat is also a fantastic way to give them a second chance at a loving retirement home. And, you’ll have greater control over finding the right fit for your lifestyle. Kittens can be curious and mischievous, and can end up getting into things they shouldn’t and can sometimes wear you out. Older cats, on the other hand, tend to sleep more and can be great for busy (and chill) lifestyles.
The search for a forever home isn’t just a struggle for our older cats, our shy kitties too often go unnoticed.
Shy cats, who may not be their outgoing best went strangers come close, can often have difficulty finding a new home. But this doesn’t mean they won’t love their humans. When looking to adopt a cat consider their personality as well as their age. While a shy cat may not be the right fit for a large, active family with young children, the same shy cat may be the perfect companion if you are a shy person who likes to chelax. While it may take a little longer for a shy cat to make a first impression, their love over the long-term is worth the wait. With the right environment and some patience and lots of love, you and your shy cat can develop a strong bond that will last forever.
When booking your personal appointment for your next furever roommate (403.946.0400), don’t forget to meet our older and shyer residents.