Last updated: 28 Oct, 2020
Published on: 18 Aug, 2015
10 things that will surprise you about adopting a puddy
Number one, you no longer have to spend your day watching cat videos on Youtube. You now have your very own hilarious cat video playing live in your living room and on demand. But there are so many more awesome things that will surprise you about adopting a cat.
They’re the perfect furry companions for modern life
Cats are naturally independent and mellow creatures who don’t demand lots of attention, space or exercise. They spend about 15 hours a day sleeping and are very happy to veg out in front of the TV with you. And when you’re not around, they’re more than capable of entertaining themselves with toys, boxes, drawers and windows - give them a window sill to sit on and they’ll happily watch the world go by. Of course, you can choose to take your cat for a stroll, but they’re really not that fussed about walkies. They’d much rather curl up on your lap for a cuddle.
They’re the cleanest pets
No potty training required. Just give a cat a clean litter box and a little instruction and they’ll figure it all out. Cats also bathe and groom themselves regularly, saving you the job of filling the tub and sparing your hands from getting scratched! There are just a few simple essentials you’ll need before bringing a kitty home. Get the list here.
You’ll save a life
Did you know that around 56% of cats that enter Australia’s pounds are killed because homes aren’t found for them. Most of these cats and kittens are healthy and adoptable. Giving any homeless cat a second chance and a loving furever home is an awesome act of kindness that will bring you years of joy and unconditional love. Get more facts about why adoption is the best option right here.
And they’ll save you
If you’re having a bad day and feeling anxious or stressed, cuddling your kitty makes you feel better. Studies show that stroking your cat increases the release of endorphins in your body that reduce your perception of pain and trigger positive feelings. But there’s more. Check out the super healing powers of cat purrs!
They love to chat
They even develop a special ‘meow’ language to communicate with you. You see, cats don’t naturally meow. The domestic cat has invented the meow as a way of talking to their special human, and every cat’s meow language is different - it’s made especially for you!
They’ll help you work smarter
Watching cute videos of cats helps to boost your mood, reduces anxiety and even increases your productivity - a recent study by Indiana University proves it. But for daily doses of cuteness and procrastination for a healthy and productive life, adopting a cat is by far the best prescription! Watch our video of playful puddy tats currently available for adoption via PetRescue.
They make great companions for each other
Two cats keep each other entertained and are twice the fun. Find a special sidekick for your feline friend via PetRescue. Check out some of the kitties currently available for adoption in our sidekick video.
Some are even good with dogs
Cats and dogs are known to fight like, well, cats and dogs. But some learn to live in blissful harmony as best friends. Others learn to just tolerate each other. It’s all about how you manage the initial introduction when you bring a new pet home. Read our top tips on how to introduce a cat to other pets with a little time and patience.
They make glass tables awesome
And, finally, there’s nothing as cute as a tubby cat tummy from the underside of a table. Find out why every glass table needs a cat.
If you’re ready to bring a new feline friend into your life, there are thousands looking for a furever home on the PetRescue website today. Start your search online now.