What To Know About Adopting A Shelter Cat
Why Should You Consider Adopting A Cat From A Shelter?
June is full of a lot of pawsome holidays - and it’s a sunny month. It’s also the perfect time to adopt a kitty of your own; June is National Adopt a Cat Month! Shelter cats are the best - and there’s so many reasons why! Here’s a few things we to know about adopting a shelter cat, as well as a few reasons why they're so great.
Shelter Cats Receive Comprehensive Medical Care
When you adopt a kitty, it’s easy to check off essentials that you’ll need to make sure you’ve done and have everything! When you adopt a cat from a shelter, especially an older cat, you don’t have to worry about spaying or neutering your fuzzy friend. A lot of shelters also have low cost spaying and neutering services available, or even free services available to those in their community or people adopting younger animals from their shelters.
Shelter Cats' Personalities Are Evident
Most shelters and adoption websites know the personalities of the kitties they’re adopting out and will describe them - so there’s no going in “blind”! You can get an idea of the cats you’re looking at before adopting them. As much as it’s easy to want to adopt them all, making sure that you’re adopting a cat that works well with your household dynamic is especially important to have a successful adoption process!
A lot of the older cats in the shelters also will be far more likely to be house trained, and most of the cats in the shelters will be socialized around other cats.
Less guess work and more cuddles!
Shelter Cats Let You Know What They Want
Cats in shelters meet a lot of people and can be quite socialized towards humans. When you visit a shelter with kitties, a lot of the cats will let you know what they want - if they like you or they don’t they’ll usually let you know!
You’re Helping Other Cats In The World
When you adopt from a shelter, you’re making sure that other shelter cats can be helped! If you support a shelter with your donation and other services, you can be sure you’re helping out other cats. You’re making room for another cat to be brought in where they can be cleaned up, treated, and eventually adopted.
Adoption fees also help support shelters and rescues with fees, bills, and any other things shelters may need to pay for!
Other Ways To Help Shelters And Rescues
Adopting a cat isn’t the only thing you need to do to support Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. If you’re interested in supporting rescues another way, we’ve got some ideas for you!
Donate To A Shelter
Looking for an easy way to support a shelter without having to think too much about it? Check out our FurHaven Cares program!
We make it easy to donate to a verified shelter of your choice while checking out at FurHaven.com. Just check out like you usually would: Select the pawfect bed or gear of your choice for your furry friend, head to checkout, and when you’ve completed your order just make sure to select the charity you’d like to give a portion of your sale to.
You don’t have to pay any additional donation amounts or fees - just tell us who you want us to send a portion of your sale to, and we will! Thanks to our furiends at Givz for making it so easy to support your favorite charity!
Become A Foster or Shelter Volunteer
If you're interested in having a kitty in your home but can't commit long term, then maybe fostering or volunteering at a shelter is the right move for you! You can support nonprofits both ways - and make a kitties day!
Here’s Some Most Loved Shelter Kitty Beds!
We love donating beds and gear to shelters and rescues across the country - here’s a few beds that shelter kitties LOVE so you don’t have to worry about what’s going to tempt your curious kitty.