Adult cats are overlooked in adoption situations because, well, they’re not kittens. But they actually make better pets for families with children or existing pets. Here are some of  the benefits of adopting an adult cat!

They’re Not Needy

Adult cats enjoy their privacy and independence so you can leave them at home during the day and not feel guilty. But with a kitten, especially the young ones, they need a lot of human interaction and attention.

Their Personalities Are Set

With an adult cat, what you see is what you get. Behaviors and patterns are generally already formed in your adult cat. If he likes to cuddle at the shelter, you can almost guarantee he’ll be that way for the rest of his life.

They’re Better Roommates

Adult cats make better buddies for current pets. Bringing home a kitten for your 4-year-old pouch will not be fun for anyone. Kittens have a lot of energy and your existing pet will receive the brunt of it.

They Know the Rules

Several adult cats end up in shelters after having been an indoor pet for  years only to be given up after a baby is born, the family moves or someone develops an allergy to the cat. This often means that they’ve made good litter box habits and are comfortable to living in a household.

They’re Better with Kids

Adolescent or adult cat is often a much better for young children than a kitten. Kittens operate with reckless wildness. If they’re picked up, they will use their sharp kitten claws to get away. Adult cats can often stand more attention from a child than a kitten who has no patience.