Adopt An Older Cat

 

When thinking about adopting a cat, most people automatically go for kittens: they're small, cute, fun to play with, funny to watch, and generally adorable. However, there are many advantages to adopting an older cat.



The Adult Advantage

An adult cat's personality has already developed, so you'll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.

They may very well already know basic household etiquette - like not attacking your feet at night. In particular, senior cats are often already litter trained and are at less likely to 'forget' where the box is.

It won't grow any larger - well, as long as it doesn't eat too much! - so you'll know exactly how much cat you're getting.

Adult cats have often already been taught that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting. They are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats who may get into mischief because they're bored, and also make great napping partners!

Adult and older cats are harder to find homes for. When you adopt a senior cat, you're truly saving a life.
If you can't see any cats on our Adopt-a-Cat page that you like please email us on homing@mkcats.org.uk to be put on our waiting list for suitable cats that we may have in the future.