While cats make purr-fect pets for some people, they don't for others. Cats are dependent on their owners for all their needs -- food, water, medical attention, exercise, shelter, and, most important, companionship. For many people, the years of unconditional love and devotion they receive from their furry "kids" far outweigh the daily responsibilities. But for others, their lifestyles make it impossible.
If you have decided that a feline would fit perfectly into your family, there are still more things to consider...
This is especially important to decide before you get to the shelter. The attraction of tiny mewing kittens is hard to resist, but kittens need a lot of attention and will have to be house-trained. On the plus side, kittens adapt quickly to their surroundings. For many people, an adult cat is a wise choice, especially if they are at work all day or would not enjoy the boisterous antics of a kitten.
Do you want a cat with long, medium, or short hair? Long-haired cats require almost daily brushing to keep their fur from matting, so be prepared to spend regular time grooming these cats.
Both male and female felines can be equally playful and affectionate! Gender is based purely on personal preference!