I'm having a situation I'd like some advice about.
My foster cat, Cullen, is very attached to me and has bonded very well with his foster brothers. However, he remains extremely terrified of all humans who are not
me. (To the point where he hides if he thinks there's even the possibility someone will come into the apartment.) This hasn't changed at all in the two months I've been fostering him, nor in the four months he was at the shelter. I realize it hasn't been that much time, but clearly at the very least it's not something with an easy fix.
From my own perspective, ideally I would just keep Cullen. I'm prepared to take care of him long-term, and he fits in well with the family. There isn't any real reason he couldn't become a permanent addition, and the shelter would be happy with that outcome.
The only thing that gives me pause is that if he stays here, there's no reason for him to socialize to any humans besides me. I'm a single adult, at least for the foreseeable future, and while I have people over from time to time it's not on a daily basis or anything.
So I'm just wondering... how much does that actually matter? If Cullen has a home where he's happy and will be cared for for the rest of his life, is it a problem if he only likes one person? Or am I hindering him from making progress if I keep him? Is it unhealthy?
Just curious about opinions.