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What breed of cat should I get?



  • Jason YoungbergJason Youngberg WheatonMember Posts: 251
    edited 25 March, 2008
    Oh yes, adopt a foster cat! I don't think looks are important. Foster cats have foster parents who can tell you about a cat's personality. That way you can pick the one who matches you best. I'm a handsome boy but that's not why my Daddy loves me. He loves me for who I am and that will never change even if my appearance does. (Also you can't tell what a cat looks like in the dark when they cuddle next to you in bed.)
  • Sue ShortridgeSue Shortridge Member Posts: 8
    edited 25 March, 2008
    Breed doesn\'t matter as much as personality. Two of my cats are rescues - one from the street and one from a shelter. The one from the shelter was down to her last day or two. All three of my cats have wonderful temperments. Two are just plain cats of mixed breed and the one from a shelter is a Snowshoe. They are all great with family and friends and are especially gentle with my toddler. There are so many cats in shelters that really need a loving home, give one (or two!) of them a second chance. They really appreciate you so much for that!
  • Katie PayneKatie Payne Covington, KYMember Posts: 46
    edited 26 March, 2008
    My recommendation is to log onto and search for cats- no specific breed- at all the shelters and rescues in your area. One easy thing you could do is this... You can go to PetSmart or another local pet store that displays rescued cats. I always say, RESCUE FIRST. Adopting is the most rewarding thing in the world- your taking a needy kitty (or another animal) and saving them. Rescues are usually so eager to please and you give them a life that, most likely, they never had. A lot rescued kitties were abandoned or given up or taken from their last home because they weren't being treated well, loved, or their owners did not have time to care for them. They always have great personalities and yes- you will most likely find a cat of the shorthair variety! And remember, there are lots of kitties out there. But meet before getting- you need one who has a personality thats right for you. Do you want a lovable calm mature adult??? Or an ornery mischievous always-up-to-something cute kitten??? To want a cat that is playful 24/7, or a calm couch potato to watch TV with. Don't snatch the first purpal ya see, there are hundreds in your area looking for love!!! =; Oh, and a quick recommendation. I think cats are much more happy when in multicat homes, but this varies on the personality. I would try and find TWO CATS of THE SAME PERSONALITY and adopt them at the same time. This is a great thing if you think you might want twosies. This avoids resentment and such and some fighting. But be sure if you do this at the same time- DONT PUT THEM IN THE SAME KITTY CARRIER. Cats like their space and too often to people forget that.=;
  • Katie PayneKatie Payne Covington, KYMember Posts: 235
    edited 26 March, 2008
    BUT... if you really want an actual purebred with papers... here is an excellent breed. Chantilly/Tiffany. They are of the medium hair, and require minimal grooming! They are soft and have excellent purrrsonalities. :)
  • SterlingAndTheSTeamSterlingAndTheSTeam Mount OliveMember Posts: 41,262 ✭✭✭
    edited 27 March, 2008
    Do you think \"Guest\" has adopted a cat yet? :-k:?
  • Carrie GormleyCarrie Gormley Member Posts: 27
    edited 29 March, 2008
    Manx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Manx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Manx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU NEED A MANX MANX SOLVE EVERYTHING =;
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