What to Expect When You Adopt a Rescue Cat

Adopting a rescue cat can be a rewarding experience for both you and your new pet. But before you bring your new furry friend home, it’s important to understand what to expect when you adopt a rescue cat. Here are some tips on what to expect when you adopt a rescue cat.

Adjustment Period

When you first bring your rescue cat home, they may be scared and overwhelmed. It’s important to give them time and space to adjust to their new surroundings. Give them plenty of places to hide and explore, and provide them with food, water, and litter boxes. It’s also important to give them lots of love and attention during this adjustment period.

Medical Care

Many rescue cats come from shelters or foster homes where they have received medical care. However, it’s important that you take your cat to the vet for an initial checkup as soon as possible after adoption. This will ensure that they are healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Behavioral Training


Rescue cats may have had little or no behavioral training before coming into your home. It’s important that you provide them with consistent training so that they can learn how to behave appropriately in their new environment. Start by teaching them basic commands such as sit, stay, come, and leave it. You can also use positive reinforcement techniques such as treats or praise when they do something correctly.

Adopting a rescue cat can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both you and your pet. By understanding what to expect when you adopt a rescue cat, you can ensure that the transition is smooth for both of you. With patience, love, and proper training, your rescue cat will soon feel right at home in their new forever home.


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