There is no doubt about it, we are a cat family. When we had to put one of our cats down, due to cancer, it was one of the hardest days of my life. We still miss that silly Pun-kin kitty every day, but when we knew we were ready to introduce another cat to our family and to keep our other cat, Sophie, entertained with a buddy we knew exactly where to go! We headed to our local PetSmart with the kids and surprised them with the idea of adopting another cat!
PetSmart is so much more than a pet accessories and food store – it is also a great place to adopt all kinds of domestic animals from. If you are thinking about adding a fury friend to your family now is the time. Did you know that November 13-15th is PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend ? So, what does that mean for you? That you should visit your local PetSmart and fall in love with a furbaby who needs a new home!
Animal welfare organizations, including local humane societies, will be on-site at PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with adoptable dogs and cats during the event. To find out more about the times please contact your local store about event times and availability of specific types of pets.
Tips For Bringing A New Cat Into Your Home
1. Make sure everyone is prepared for this new kitty in the house: this is especially important for homes with children. Make it clear that in order for the kitty to be a happy family member that kitty needs to feel safe and secure.
2. Stock Up On Cat Food: In our home we usually feed our cats dry food but every Saturday night we give our cats a treat. Wet food!!! Sundae was so excited to have this special treat!
3. Be Gentle: That phrase has been yelled a lot in our home in the last couple of weeks! Just a little reminder to the crazy kiddos of the home. Be Gentle with the kittens, they are smaller than cats. These simple reminders are important while everyone gets used to the new family member.
4. Kitty Proof: we have all done it for toddlers and now it is time to focus on those kitties. Cats are explorers and that is what they will want to do when they come into their new home. That is great, however, you must prevent that new kitty from finding things that she could chew on, tear up, or swallow. Example: trash, cleaning supplies, food, plastic, small toys (not cat toys), ect.
5. Create a Litter Space: Part of having a cat is having a litter box. It is important to have a designated space for this box. It is very important to keep this space nice and clean.
PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization of animal lovers committed to ending pet homelessness by investing in more than 3,000 animal welfare groups across North America. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart stores and sponsored adoption events. We’re proud to have found lifelong, loving homes for more than 6 million pets, which is one out of every 10 adoptions in North America!