10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat

I recently sat down with Ruth Chiasson from HOPE for Animals, a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and adoption agency. She handed me a pamphlet with a wonderful list discussing 10 reasons to adopt an adult cat.


If you’ve kept up with my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t mentioned anything about cats. To be honest, I don’t know a single thing when it comes to cats except that they need food, water, and love to survive. Since I’ve started pet sitting, I can only recall two cats that I’ve had to look after.

Without knowing much about cats, I think think anyone wanting to adopt a cat should really an adult. Don’t disregard the older cats, they need homes too!

Without further adieu, here are 10 reasons to adopt an adult cat:

  • Adult cats have learned appropriate scratching and welcome a new post
  • An adult cat has developed his or her personality, so you know the personality traits you are getting.
  • Adult cats don’t require much supervision
  • Adult cats are more likely to be more patient with young children. Kittens might be rambunctious, easily frightened, and may accidentally scratch.
  • Adult cats may be a better campion of choice if you have other cats since kittens may be too energetic for a senior cat.
  • Adult cats are just as cute and playful as youthful kitties.
  • Cats are long-lived. Even if you adopt a middle-aged cat, he or she will be your many years of love and companionship.
  • Adult cats are much calmer and more likely to enjoy cuddling on your lap.
  • Adult cats don’t care what time you get home from work.
  • And most importantly, you would be providing a loving home to a very confused cat who has no idea why he has lost his or her family!

HOPE for Animals has many adult cats that are in need of a loving home. If you are willing to provide a “furever” home, please contact HOPE at 985-859-5245.

I’ll post profile on Ruth Chiasson soon, so check back Tuesday!


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