If you have a particular cat that you’re fond of, you might want to get a cat that’s similar to your original cat. In the old days, that relied more on luck but today you can save your cat’s DNA and store it at a company called PerPETuate.
The idea behind PerPETuate is to save your pet’s DNA for a future time when cloning might be practical. Although a cloned cat will likely behave differently than the original, it will look much like the original cat. Of course, waiting for cloning to come down in price and improve in reliability may take a while, so you might as well adopt another cat that needs a loving home in the meantime.