Adopting a Cat

Adopting a cat is a big decision. Find out how to adopt a cat and what to prepare for when you bring your sweet kitty home.

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Adopting a Cat Could Be Good for Your Health, Studies Suggest
Pet ownership in general has many benefits, but cats up the game for a few reasons, including their healing purrs.
'Where Can I Adopt a Cat?' That's a Question We Love to Answer! Here's How to Find the Purrfect One
Shelters, breeders, cat cafés—these and other places to adopt a cat hold incredible potential to find your new fuzzy friend!
Curious About How to Foster a Cat? An Expert Shares What You Need to Know
With a little love and patience—and a smidgen of social media persuasion!—foster parents can change the world for cats and shelter workers.
15 Must-Visit Cat Cafés, and How They're Changing the Way We Adopt
Would you like an orange floof with that mocha? Now you can at these Instagram-worthy cat cafés.
Three Cheers for This Cat Foster Mom Who's Helping Seniors and Adorable Kittens at the Same Time
Lori Irby's tiny foster kitties are the perfect snuggle buddies for the residents at the senior living community where she works.
How to Introduce a New Kitten to Your Cat
Getting a new kitten is a lot of fun, but not every member of your family may be as excited as you are.
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