These days, more people than ever are turning to their local animal shelter when they’re ready to welcome a new family member into their home, and why wouldn’t you? Not only can you provide a home for an animal who may have come from a difficult situation like being orphaned or abandoned, but you also help the shelter so they have space and funds to keep providing important services like spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and getting more animals off the streets and introduced to willing adopters.
If you're still not convinced, let's look at the testimonials from the animals themselves! Here are some pictures of rescue animals who haven’t known their new families for long, but are already pretty sure they’re going to fit in just fine.
The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside My Cat Cuddled Her
My Rescue Cat Assuring My Recently Adopted Pup That She Will Be All Right And Is Now In A Home Full Of Love
My Friend Just Texted "Adopted A Dog Yesterday" With This Pic
Why do some new pet parents say that they planned to adopt one kitten, but ended up with two? It turns out that the reason why so many shelters push taking home a pair of kittens and even incentivize it with adoption deals is because two kittens really are better than one—for the kittens themselves, your home, and everyone in it.
According to cat welfare educator Hannah Shaw, who specializes in kitten care and is known for her popular Youtube channel Kitten Lady, kittens that grow up with playmates are better-behaved. First of all, having two makes them less likely to get bored and turn to destructive behavior to entertain themselves, and also importantly, they learn not to play too roughly by testing boundaries with another kitten, rather than your hands.
You may think this only applies if you would be bringing your new kitten into an empty house, but even if you already have one cat, your older cat will thank you for getting two kittens who can keep each other company.