Take Home An Adult Cat
When people come to Caring Hearts looking for a cat to adopt, they are often looking for a ‘newer model’, an adorable little kitten. Unfortunately, that means that a lot of fantastic adult cats are often not adopted simply because they are older. This breaks our hearts because senior cats are usually the first to be put down!
There are definitely benefits to adopting an older cat. For one, you’ll have a very good idea of the cat’s temperament. A kitten may behave one way in when its little but may change significantly (and not always for the better!) as it grows up. An adult cat’s personality will be more consistent, and you’ll be able to gain an idea of any traits and quirks through its interaction with it’s foster family.
Another reason to pick an adult cat over a kitten is that older cats are usually less work. Kittens need lots of attention to keep them stimulated and out of trouble. An adult cat is likely to be much easier on an owner who doesn’t have the time or energy to entertain a kitten.
Adult cats found in shelters or rescues are seldom there because there is something wrong with them or with their personality. Most of the time, the owner’s living conditions have changed or allergies have arisen in the original home. Usually these are friendly, socialized cats who would love to be part of a new family.
On this page, you will find photos and bios of all of our adult cats that are up for adoption.