Summer time can be an ideal season to adopt a cat for several reasons. Here are a few points to consider:
Longer days mean more playtime: With the sun setting later in the day, you and your new kitty friend will have more daylight hours to bond and play. This is particularly important for kittens who need a lot of attention and stimulation.
Easier transition: Summer is a less stressful time for a cat to adjust to a new home. The warmer weather and more relaxed environment can help them settle in quicker and feel more comfortable.
More free time: For many people, summer is a time for vacation and taking time off work. This can make it easier to spend quality time with your new pet and help them get used to their new routine.
Lots of outdoor activities: Summer provides plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors with your cat. Whether it's taking a walk in the park or just lounging in the backyard, your cat will enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Please note: to safely take your cat outside, gradually introduce them to the idea. Even if you have a catio, it is best to start with a secure carrier. It provides a safe and controlled environment during the initial stages. If your kitty will be exploring the outdoors in an open area, be sure to use a harness and leash. Not just any leash but invest in a properly fitted harness and leash specifically designed for cats. Allow your kitty to become comfortable wearing them indoors first before venturing outside. Remember, this might not be an enjoyabe activity for all felines. Watch and listen for signs of distress and fear, it’s important to be respectful of their preferences.
Overall, summer is a great time to adopt a cat and give them a loving home.