All Cats Need Love

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There are many things that get better with age, and a feline friend is one of them! If you’re thinking about adopting a kitten or know someone who is, ask that they consider a senior cat instead. Sure, kittens are cute, but adult cats have a great deal going for them. Read and share this list of why adopting a senior cat might be right for you!


  • Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat you’re literally saving a life! This is a great life lesson to instill in your little ones.


  • A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know right away from your first encounter if he or she is a good fit for your family.


  • A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly what you’re signing up for. Plus, you won’t have to upgrade to a larger cat house or litter box as they continue to grow.


  • A senior cat may be house-trained with basic etiquette and not attack feet, bite hands or use the couch or carpet as a scratching post.


  • Senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is. To help keep cats happy about their litter box, no matter what their age, use a quality cat litter like Arm & Hammer Slide. It traps odours for 7 days, and is dust-free with a soft texture that’s easy on paws. What’s best is the patented EZ Clean technology means the used litter slides right out! No more scrubbing or scraping the bottom of the box!


  • Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.

Did you Know? With Friday, the 13th approaching, it’s important to remember that senior cats aren’t the only ones that tend to be forgotten – black cats are too. The superstitions that surround black cats have a real impact on them finding a forever home. Remember, the idea that black cats bring bad luck is nothing but a myth so don’t let that stand in your way of welcoming a deserving cat into your family.


Have you adopted a senior or black cat? I’d love to hear about your experience.To learn more about cat adoption, visit your local SPCA.


  1. kathy downey says:

    This kitty is adorable and you are so right every kitty deserves love and lots of it !

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I believe that we all deserve love and our pets too. 🙂

  3. VIctoria Ess says:

    I’m definitely thinking about adopting a cat, and these are great things to consider.

  4. So true about senior cats . Our cat was a rescue from 11 yrs ago so she is now a senior!

  5. Sab Edwards says:

    Thats a good looking cat!! Our cat adopted us, and I think he’s about 4-5 years old now.

  6. I miss having a cat but unfortunately I am super allergic to them since having my kids!

  7. Chandra O’Connor says:

    I adopted a giant cat he was around one. He is so large.

  8. Have never adopted a cat but we did adopt a dog who had been abused by we think a man because she would roll over and pee everytime a male even looked at her or interacted with her. She had a ton of issues but eventually she came around and loved my hubby more than me eventually even though I was the one who rescued her lol. Sadly Lucy is no longer with us but I’m so glad we could give her a good life! Ah I miss the girl; coming up on 3 years since we said goodbye!

  9. Cats are so independent and some are needy but they all make great companions

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