Our Senior Cats for Senior Laps program is designed to enrich the lives of both senior citizens and senior cats. The goals are to both provide loving companionship for seniors looking to share their homes with a friendly, gentle animal, and to find permanent homes for wonderful, overlooked cats in need. Research shows that companion animals can improve health and happiness, regardless of age, health, social or even economic status. Why not improve your overall well-being by adopting one of our lovable senior companions!
Our Senior Cats for Senior Laps program places senior cats who are 7 years old with senior citizens who are 65+ years old. We waive the adoption fees for adopters who participate in the program (standard adoption procedures apply).
We get it - those kittens are just so darn cute, how you can not want to take them all home!?
We also know what happens when those kittens are grown and suddenly lose the only home they have ever known. We know how adults and senior cats who lose their home due to moving, babies, divorce, and loss of job/home, more often than not, end up in a metal cage in a crowded, noisy shelter where they spend months of confinement only to be euthanized - because everyone passing by wants that oh-so-cute kitten. Fancy Cats Rescue Team doesn't turn away adult or senior cats from shelters who reach out to us.
We know these wonderful, loving animals deserve a second chance. We hope you won't turn away either.
Benefits of adopting a senior pet:
- Senior cats help their owner improve mental and physical health- lower blood pressure/ lower stress/ reduce depression;
- Senior cats provide companionship;
- Senior cats are often calmer companions and are often already trained to use the litter box and scratching post;
- Senior cats' personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
Before you Adopt
Fancy Cats realizes that adopting any pet as we approach our golden years is a big decision. We’d like our senior adopters to please consider these questions before adopting and understand that we'll be going over these questions before placing a cat in a senior home.
- Your new pet must be well matched to your abilities and your environment.
- our new pet will require vet visits. Do you have transportation?
- Do you have the financial resources for the lifelong veterinary care your new family member will need?
- As we age, arthritis can make opening cans and grooming difficult.
- As we age, our eyesight may decline and our balance may become less stable.
- All of our cats must be kept strictly indoor cats, and that requires litter boxes that need regular cleaning, which means being able to bend /stoop over and scoop litter.
- Your senior cat may need medication, which should be clearly marked and stored in a separate location from your own.
- Your senior cat may need to be cared for should you fall ill or be injured. who will care for your pet if you are unable?
Ready to Adopt
Our experienced volunteers take many things into consideration when making a decision about placing our cats in their new home. Every situation is different, so please understand our goal is to place our cats in their final forever home, and we strive to make the best match for both you and our furry friend.