12 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: 12 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat!

June is here, which means it is officially Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month! Did you know that over 3 million cats enter animal shelters in the United States EVERY YEAR?! Sadly only a little over 1 million of those cats are actually adopted. That means there are TONS of cats waiting in shelters for their furever home and family.

With all 6 of our kitties being rescues (either adopted from a rescue or off the streets), we are big supporters of adoption. Whether it’s June or October, we think every day is a purrfect day for adopting a shelter cat! In fact, we have 12 really awesome reasons that we think everyone should adopt a cat


1. Cats always get their chores done.

Hate doing housework? Adopt a cat and you will never have to clean another day in your life!

12 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat - Cat in Laundry
Delilah folds the laundry.
12 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat - Cat in Dishwasher
Caster unloads the dishwasher.
12 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat - Cat Sweeps the Floor
Sophie sweeps the floor.

2. Cats are technologically savvy.

Do you have trouble working all of those techno gadgets out there these days? Cats are computer whizzes and masters of the internet. They can help you blog, web design, or just check your emails.

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: 12 Reasons to Adopt a Cat! - Cat on Computer
Delilah helps Dad compose some emails.
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: 12 Reasons to Adopt a Cat! - Cat on Computer
Sampson helps to maintain our music Facebook page.

3. Cats can help get rid of all of that extra food.

Did you have way too much food around your house? Fear not! A cat can help!

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: 12 Reasons to Adopt a Cat! - Cat Eating Pizza
Mmm pizza!
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: 12 Reasons to Adopt a Cat! - Cat Eating Doritos
Doritos too?!

4. Cats are musically talented.

Always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument? Cats can teach you to play just about anything. They are always happy to share their expertise in exchange for treats and cuddles.

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: 12 Reasons to Adopt a Cat! - Cat Playing Guitar
Delilah instructs Daddy on proper guitar technique.
Delilah the Drumming Cat
Delilah explaining how to correctly lay down a funky groove.

5. Cats sympathize when you’re feeling down.

Hate Mondays? Cats do too.

Deli & Dad - Hating Mondays
This is just terrible.

6. Cats have really great fashion sense.

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning and not know what to wear? Adopt a cat and you’ll never have that problem again!

Stylish Cats - Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat
Sampson likes to coordinate outfits sometimes.
Cat in Bowtie - Sampson
He is quite the dapper gentelmancat
Stylish Cats - Adopt a Shelter Cat
He converted my husband into a tux-wearing man!

7. Cats always seem to find the purrfect spot for sunbathing.

Do you like to get your tan on? Cats are excellent at pointing out all of the best sun puddles in your home.

Sunbathing Cat
Sassy, basking in the morning sun.
Sunbathing Cat Gang
Group tanning

8. Cats can drive boats!

Unsure of yourself on the high seas? Bring a cat along with you to captain your ship!
*Not advisable unless you have the proper safety wear or life jacket for your cat.

Sophie Cat on a Boat
Sophie shows me how it’s done.

9. They give boxes a purpose.

Have a bunch of empty boxes lying around and not sure what to do with them? Get a cat to fill the void!

Caster Cat in a Box
Caster filling up a box.
Sassy Cat in a Box
This box has a purpose, thanks to Sassy!

10. They are trained nurses.

When you aren’t feeling well, cats always know exactly what to do.

Cat Nurses
They are giving me healing purrs.
Cat Nurses
Keeping Daddy warm.

11. They are great spies.

Have suspicious neighbors? Or maybe strange things in your sink? A cat will keep an eye on all of that for you!

Delilah - Neighborhood Watch Cat
Neighborhood Watch Committee
Delilah Sink Cat
Keeping the Sink Monsters at bay.
Delilah, Spy Cat
I’m watching you.

12. They are love masters.

Do you want your home to be overflowing with unconditional love? Adopt a kitty (or two, or three)! Trust me – you won’t regret it.

The Cat Gang Snuggles

The Love Languages of Cats: Sophie Snuggles Dad
Sophie nuzzles into her daddy’s neck. I sense a Chin Bite coming on!

Delilah and Sampson, the Cuddling Cats

If you are looking to add a cat to your family, please visit your local animal shelters and rescues. There are so many loving kitties there (of all ages and breeds) looking for a home and a family to call their own.

Opt to Adopt!

By Emily