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Feline Adoption: Are you ready for this?

Contrary to what many people think – adopting a cat is a lot of work! Before you bring one of these adorable felines into your home, you need to be prepared.

Check out some of these tips from our blog on What to Consider Before Adopting a Cat!

Adopting a Cat

Adopting a cat
Photo by Alez


Cats tend to live 15 to 20 years, which is great for having a life companion, but it’s a real financial commitment as well. Among the expenses includes food, litter, supplies, ongoing veterinary care, as well as unplanned expenses, such as unexpected medical treatments and dental care.


You don’t need a completely standard routine to own a cat, but you need to make sure you’re home enough to care for them. Cats need to be fed and given fresh water daily, as well as having their litter box cleaned out every day. Make sure you can commit to being around to love and care for their needs.

Being Prepared

When looking at adopting a cat, it’s good to consider if you have someone who will take care of your cat when you have a planned vacation, or an emergency where you need to leave your house for a few days.

Gathering Supplies

Once you’ve decided to adopt, head out and purchase all the supplies in advance (e.g., food and water bowls, litter box, bedding, collar and ID, toys, scratching post, cat carrier, grooming tools, etc). That way when you bring your new pet home, you can focus on spending quality time with your new family member!

If you’re interested in adopting a cat, view our collection of adoption tip sheets and visit your local Ontario SPCA Community to Meet Your Match!

See the full blog post for more tips, HERE.

Also, have a look at our video for some added tips on cat adoption, what to expect, and how to be prepared!

iAdopt for the Holidays

Come into any of our Ontario SPCA Animal Centres and take part in our iAdopt for the Holidays campaign from November 1st to December 31st and find your purrfect match! Our goal is to get as many animals placed into loving forever homes as possible this holiday season. #iAdopt

Nov 16, 2015
by Emily Cook