How and Where to get a Cat

Adopting an adult pet is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. There are several factors to keep in mind, such as finding the right pet for your lifestyle and determining where to adopt a cat from. Let us assist you in finding the perfect companion!

Purina offers a range of tools and resources to help you make informed decisions. Not only can we help you choose the right breed, but we are also partnered with the Animal Welfare League (AWL) in NSW to assist you in finding adoptable cats in your area. Additionally, our experts have a wealth of tips and advice to ensure your new four-legged friend remains healthy and happy.

Choosing the right cat for you requires some research. By exploring different breeds, considering their energy levels, grooming needs, and other factors, you can ensure that the cat you bring into your home seamlessly fits into your lifestyle. Our website allows you to explore various breeds, sorting them by size and other factors, making it easier to find the perfect match for you.

Where to Adopt Your Cat

Once you have a clear understanding of the type of cat you desire, it's time to begin your search for adoption. There are several options available, which we have outlined below:

  1. Breeders: If you are looking for a specific breed and have questions about personality, health conditions, and other considerations, visiting a reputable breeder may be an option. Keep in mind that this route is typically more expensive, but it provides the assurance of knowing where your pet came from. You may even have the opportunity to meet their litter mates, mother, and father.
  2. Shelters: Shelters are an excellent option if you want a purebred cat but prefer not to go through a breeder. These facilities house animals for various reasons and are operated by organizations dedicated to animal welfare, such as humane societies or municipal governments. Shelters often have a wide variety of cats, including kittens in need of loving homes. Some may have already acquired basic house training and socialization skills.
  3. Rescue Organizations: Similar to shelters, rescue organizations are committed to animal welfare. However, they may not have a dedicated facility to house and care for adoptable pets. Instead, they rely on a network of private foster homes. Foster parents provide temporary, in-home care for animals, allowing them to learn about the pet's personality and behavior. Contacting a rescue group will enable you to visit adoptable pets in foster homes, helping you determine if they are a good fit for your family.

At Purina, we value our partnerships with various pet care organizations. You can learn more about our pet care partners and the work they do to support animal welfare.

Adopting a cat is a rewarding experience, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

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