We’re often asked about cats that get along with kids. Many of you have little kiddos at home, and when you’re thinking of adding a new family member, you want to make sure the cat you pick can be a great friend with your children.
You’re in luck. This week, I have two cats that have experience living with children. And I have a third cat to tell you about that hasn’t lived with kids, but she might enjoy that experience after all.
Let’s get started.
Opinionated Cat Fluffs
First up is Fluffs. She’s a 3-year-old calico cat, and she has a wonderfully expressive face. Look at those eyebrows!
Fluffs is a very vocal cat, and she likes to sing the song of her people when she’s first introduced. Her voice is very loud, and it can be a little intimidating. But let this kitty speak her mind, and you’ll find out what a wonderful companion she can be.
Fluffs loves to be petted, and she’s quite a flirt. If she thinks you’re not paying close enough attention to her and what she needs, she’s not above rolling around and tapping you with her paw.
Fluffs has lived with kids before, and she ignored them. She wasn’t concerned with the noises they made, and she didn’t get after them for doing kid things. If you have kids that want a cat but don’t want that kitty to be a new best friend, she could be a good choice. She can be a little sassy, so she’ll need cat-savvy kids. But since she had good experiences living with kids before, it’s reasonable to think she could do the same again.
Fluffs has lived with other cats, and she does fine as long as they respect her authority. She has also lived with dogs, and she ignored them.
Kid-Lover Cat Phillip
This guy would love to go home with a kid-filled family. His name is Phillip, and he’s about 5 years old. We love his blue eyes!
In his last home, Phillip was best friends with the resident children. He followed them around from room to room, he supervised them as they played, and he snuggled with them at night. He’s a mellow, easygoing, and friendly little kitty that would be a good match for almost any family that hopes for a cuddly pet.
Phillip has lived with a dog, but that pup decided to chase him. He’s a little scared of dogs now (of course). If your dog won’t chase him, he might enjoy time with that friendly pet.
Phillip is a big love big, and we all hope he goes home with the right family very soon!
Senior Cat Squirt
The last kitty I’ll tell you about hasn’t lived with kids before. But she is a very calm, loving, and friendly kitty that is desperate for attention. If you have a friendly kids at home, she might like to be best friends with them.
Squirt lived with the same family her whole life, and an illness separated them. Squirt has been very resilient in the face of such change, and while she can be a little shy in the shelter, she is wonderfully loving once she knows you and trusts you. She has so many fans here at the shelter due to her grumpy face and open heart.
Squirt hasn’t lived with cats before, but she is doing quite well with the mellow cats in her suite. She hasn’t lived with dogs before, so we’re not sure how she will feel about a canine companion.
So Many Kittens!
Don’t forget that it’s still kitten season in Salem! We have plenty of tiny cats waiting to go into homes just like yours. Check out this cuddle pile!
Did you know about Kitten-Kaboodle? It’s our offsite adoption center in the Salem Center Mall. We’re open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Walk in the Chemeketa and Liberty entrance, and you’ll see us. We have plenty of sweeties hoping to meet with you!
Kittens can go home with you from Kitten-Kaboodle. They’ve been altered, they have their vaccines, and they’re prepared to start a new life. We also have a kitten library, where you can meet smaller kids that aren’t quite ready to go home yet. If you fall in love with one of them, you can pre-adopt and take them home when they’re ready!
That’s it for this week! Thanks for reading along, and here’s hoping you’ll come take a kitty home very soon.