What Makes a Cat Adoptable

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably seen me write about our cats before. We have three and they have all been adopted. For as long as I can remember, all of our cats have been adopted and  most of them have been adopted from shelters. Sadly, not every cat is adoptable as others.

What Makes a Cat Adoptable

What Makes a Cat Adoptable

Age can be a factor in whether or not a cat is seen as adoptable. Unlike some people, we have never been drawn to adopting a kitten. Kittens are very high energy and sometimes are not house broken. These aren’t things that we wanted to deal with so we have always chosen a young adult cat instead. Matching your lifestyle and how much time you have with the amount of time your new cat will need is very important.

The cat’s personality can play a roll in how adoptable they are. A family with small children will want to find a cat that’s used to being around children. An older cat, that’s used to a quiet home may be overwhelmed by loud noises and a child chasing them. Visiting a shelter to spend time with the cats waiting for adoption can help them get used to different people.

What Makes a Cat Adoptable

Illness and injuries may make a cat seem not adoptable. If a cat wasn’t well cared for in his last home, he may have illness or injuries that create a challenge in placing him in a home.

Healthy cats are the most adoptable cats. Just like illness and injuries, a cat’s health can play a part in how adoptable it is. Cats that are overweight will have a harder time being adopted than cats that aren’t. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that cats are eating cat food that will help them reach or stay at their healthy weight.

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight dry cat food provides breakthrough nutrition formulated to help your cat achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life. Did you know that 70% of cats she their excess weight within 10 weeks over using it? A healthy cat will have a longer, happier life. It’s ideal for multi-cat households with different breed cats at different weights. It’s available in both wet and dry food.

Cats end up in shelters for a variety of different reasons and Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program is there to help them get a fresh start at life. This program offers shelters the opportunity to offer quality nutrition to their resident cats and kittens while providing the proper nutrition for each individual cat’s current need. One of the biggest needs is to help overweight cats shed the unnecessary weight in an easily duplicated process that can be continued when they find their forever home. Hill’s offers that with their Perfect Weight Diet.

With the help of the Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program shelters are able to turn a cat from unadoptable, or difficult to adopt, to a pet that people walk into the shelter and point to and say, “That is the cat for me!”

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  1. Karen Glatt says
    How awesome that Hill's Science diet is helping cats become adoptable and this is very good cat food and they make great dog food also.
  2. Vera Sweeney says
    Finding the right fit for your family can be hard when adopting a cat! These are great tips for finding the right cat! I have always heard great things about hills pet food! 
  3. Amy Desrosiers says
    I don't have any cats because I am allergic. It makes me sad because they are such cute little creatures! 
  4. Both of our cats were adopted from shelters, and both had been rescued after being abandoned. It can be a challenge for an established cat to accept a newcomer. Our established cat took over a year to accept our second cat, and he was little more than a kitten. I'm afraid I have to disagree with your recommendation for Hills Science Diet however. It is high priced flavored carbs, and cats were not designed to eat carbs. Cats were designed to eat small prey, with a very high protein/high fat diet and almost zero carbs. Feeding a cat a carb diet like dry food will only make your cat at great risk of diabetes and other problems. We all know that humans get all sorts of problems from too high a carb diet - cats are significantly more affected. Please look into raw or wet food diet for your cat. BTW, your site does not allow me to hit enter in this form, therefore I cannot create paragraphs for easier reading.
  5. I'm extremely allergic to cats, so we can't have a cat. However, my son is 100% sure that he is going to have 10 cats when he is all grown up and has his own house!
  6. these are fun facts but i'm more of a dog person. in fact now that I have 2 toddlers I don't need ANY Pet !!
  7. Our cat loves Science Diet. We adopted him a few years ago, he's such a little stud muffin and we're happy to have him as a part of our family. I think the Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program is doing great things to help shelters and cats! 
  8. My daughter is allergic, so no cats for us. Fortunately we have a neighborhood cat that comes by every once in a while and we can get our cat fix by playing with him.

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