How do you safely adopt a cat? Here are some tips for adopting a cat from a re-homing parent. A few easy steps will make the adoption process to be simple, safe and exciting. You should trust your instincts when working with sellers. If you don’t feel comfortable with a seller, stop working with them and contact us. We work hard to eliminate unscrupulous sellers but they also work hard to appear legitimate and trustworthy.
What to look for in a healthy cat:
Questions you can ask the cat owner:
Once you have your new furry friend in your home you’ll need a little patience, something familiar from the cat’s previous home and catnip to make your buddy feel safe. Try to confine her to a room for a few days and consider leaving her alone when feeding. Slowly show you are safe by being around but try not to get close or force her. Let her decide to come to you. If you have an active outdoor cat then in about a month you may consider allowing your cat outside but use your best judgement. Consider asking the previous owner and your vet how to introduce the cat to your home - especially if kids or other pets live with you. These suggestions will help but every situation is unique so research as much as possible before adopting. You are now well on your way to adopting a kitty with confidence and will soon find a forever furry feline family member. We have more tips on how to buy a cat with confidence on our buyer tips page. Make sure to check it out.