Hello all. I'm adopting a cat soon (yay!) and I plan to go the shelter and adopt a rescue cat. The problem is, I've never done this and I want to make sure to do it right! I'm going to the local kill shelter first and I'd really like to adopt there because I know I'd be saving a life. (There's three sweet cats at the local no kill rescue which I will apply for if I don't find one at the shelter) I'd appreciate any and all advice but I do have a few specific questions.
- Should I go once and pick a cat then and there or go several times so I can be sure of my decision? either days or a week apart? - it is a kill shelter :c
- How can I recognize a cat with the temperament I'd like? I wish I could be that person to adopt a "hopeless" aggressive cat, but this is my first cat and I don't have the skills to do it. Bless all you who do. Anyway, I'd like an affectionate cat, it doesn't have to be a lap cat though. They can be playful and independent too!
- How can I resist the urge to adopt a kitten? I don't have time to take care of a kitten right now, so I need to adopt a cat at least 9 months old or so, preferably an adult cat. But kittens are so cute I know it will be hard to pass up!