Senior Cat Adoption: What to Know

Many rewards await those who open their hearts and homes to senior cats. 

Senior cats are often overlooked at the shelter, but adopting one gives them a happy life and a comfortable home in their final years. 

Senior cats are trained to use the litter box, scratching posts, and cat trees, unlike kittens.

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Senior cats are more relaxed than active kittens who need lots of attention.

Aging cats still need basic care. Carter says senior cats need human interaction to stay mentally and physically stimulated. 

Although senior cats are affectionate, there are some things to consider before adopting one. 

A senior cat is not a lively, antics-prone cat. Older cats are less active and playful.

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