So many cats need good homes that you can visit an animal shelter any time of the year and find a loving cat you can bring home. However, many people may want to adopt a cat, but may not know what to expect if this is the first time they’re going to own a cat.

First of all, make sure you can afford a cat. Not only do you need to pay for food and litter, but you also need to pay for vet bills as well. In addition, you also need to play with your cat and create an environment where your cat can play.

Cats may be more independent than children, but they still require time and money to care for, so adapt a cat but do so knowing the challenges you’re about to face in bringing a cat to your home.

To read tips for adopting a cat, click here.