Cats come in all sizes, colors and personalities. Some cats bond with a litter or foster mate for life, some enjoy the company of one or more playmates, and some crave solitude. While in foster care, we evaluate the temperament of our rescues to determine which type of household will be best for them. We have several cats that prefer to be the only pet in the household. These cats are not curmudgeons or anti-social. They simply prefer spending time with their human or relaxing on their own, without the interruption of housemates. A single cat can still be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted. Just make sure to set aside quality time for human companionship and keep your pet’s environment stimulating and interesting.
Bonding time is enjoyable for any cat, but it's especially important if you're the parent of a single cat. Spend some one-on-one time every day paying special attention to your cat, whether it's grooming, chatting, playing, or simply snuggling—whatever your cat (and you) enjoy the most.
It’s also important to provide an entertaining environment for your single pet when you are not home. Toys can provide endless amusement, once you identify what your cat finds fun. Interactive toys, crinkly or noisy toys, catnip-filled toys, or motion-activated toys are some common options. Trial and error will show you what works best. Remember to keep it fresh and change up playthings from time to time.
Cats love to climb, hide, and scratch. A cat tree, scratching
post, cardboard boxes or even paper bags can provide hours of entertainment!
Cozy perches in sunny windows, or a pet bed on a windowsill are great ways to
bring the outside world indoors for your solitary pet. Watching the world go by
is a favorite pastime.
A single cat can still be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted. Just make sure to set aside quality time for human companionship, and keep your four-legged friend's environment entertaining and exciting.
Check out our available cats looking to be the king or queen of your castle.