Whether it’s purring on your lap or chasing toys, cats make great companions. They’re playful and affectionate, and if you’re looking for a new furry friend, cats are a lower-maintenance option. But if you’re looking to get a cat and aren’t sure where to start, local animal shelters are a great place to find your next feline friend. There’s plenty of reasons to adopt from a local shelter and here’s a few of our favorite reasons to adopt a cat.

They Take Care of Themselves

Cats are known for their independence and don’t require regular walks or large yards, making them perfect for people in smaller homes or apartments, and those with busy schedules. They also bathe themselves so you don’t have to worry about dealing with messy baths.

They Love to Cuddle

Cats love a good lap to curl up in and love to cuddle. This has added benefits as studies have shown that spending time with cats greatly improves their owner’s well-being.

They Help Reduce Stress

Studies have shown that owning a cat helps reduce stress and anxiety. Spending just 15 to 30 minutes a day with your cat can help improve your mood. Additionally cats purr at between 20 and 140 Hz, which has been scientifically linked to lower stress levels.

They Don’t Need Housebreaking

While we love our canine companions, housebreaking a dog requires a lot of patience and can get pretty messy. Cats are a lot easier to train. All you need is a clean litter box and they take care of the rest themselves, which means no late-night bathroom trips into the dark backyard or in the rain.

Adoption is an Easy Way to Find the Right Companion

Volunteers at shelters spend a lot of time with the animals and get to know their personalities pretty well. They can often recommend the perfect cat for you based on your personality and lifestyle.

Adoption Helps Other Pets, Too

Adopting a cat from a local shelter doesn’t just help one animal. You’re helping other animals as well. Not only does it free up space for other animals to get adopted, but adoption fees also help support the shelter and find other animals loving homes.

We love our feline friends and if you’ve ever considered getting a cat,  adopting one is a great way to gain a furry new friend and support a great local cause. Here at PetWow, we love our furry friends and work hard to make sure that we help animals find good homes. Our team loves taking care of animals and we’re proud to help support our local SAAP, which is a fantastic place to find your next pet. For more pet care tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or LinkedIn!

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