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Old 10-12-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I am in a two cat family. We've been on the fence about getting a 3rd cat, but we always stop in and check out the cats up for adoption when we are at a Petsmart. Since we aren't 100% sure about getting a 3rd cat (we don't want our other cats to feel jealous or anything like that), we have always set certain requirements for the 'perfect' new cat. We were just in a Petsmart today and saw one cat that I really want to adopt! She's really cute and friendly so she could go quickly, but she is 4 years old, so she probably won't go as quickly as the kittens.

Since I worry about the feelings of my other cats, we didn't adopt her and I decided that I would wait a bit and see if she was still there, figuring if she hadn't been adopted by then it was fate.

But my dilemna...how long to wait? I was thinking of waiting a week or two weeks, but how long does Petsmart keep their cats up for adoption? Do they 'rotate them' on a weekly basis? Do they only bring in new ones when old ones get adopted? Do unadopted pets go back to the shelter or rescue organization they came from? Like I said, since she is 4 years old, I think she won't be adopted out as fast as the kittens, but I'd hate to think that I wait so long that she gets deemed "unadoptable."
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Go for it. Adopt the poor kitty before someone else does.

I was told the Rescues rotate them from store to store to give them a better chance.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Around here we have 4 groups that use Petsmart to adopt cats. Since we have 2 stores the cats get rotated in and out of both stores plus whereever else the groups try to adopt out. So if you think its the perfect cat.....i would not wait.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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I have 3 PetSmarts within 5 miles where I live. Each one uses a different rescue or shelter. The PetSmart where we got Samson uses only one rescue exclusively. Find out which shelter/rescue your PS uses and get their contact info if you want to keep track of the cat. Good luck!
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Thanks for the help everyone! I'm going to call my Petsmart (also one of 3 in a 5-10 mile radius!) today and ask them for more info.

So our two cats are both declawed and spayed/neutered. Sheeba is an 8 yr old female and Toby is a 7 year old male. Do you think it would be a problem introducing a new cat who isn't declawed? (Asia is a 4 year old spayed female)
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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They're going to make you sign a no-declawing agreement you know, otherwise your application will not be processed.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Default It shouldn't matter.....

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So our two cats are both declawed and spayed/neutered. Sheeba is an 8 yr old female and Toby is a 7 year old male. Do you think it would be a problem introducing a new cat who isn't declawed? (Asia is a 4 year old spayed female)
It shouldn't make a difference.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I wonder how well your existing female will adjust to having another female in the house. The new female might also have trouble with your cat. The adoption group should have information about how well the new cat will do with other cats.

My experience with my 19 year old female is that she is very territorial. She was very close to her brother, but since he died, she doesn't get along with any other cats. We adopted two male kittens a few years ago. Our female will tolerate one of the cats and let it get close. She does not like the other, probably because he likes to sneak up and bat her on the head. We think he's playing because otherwise he tries to follow her around and will sleep in places where she's been.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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We still haven't gotten her (the new cat) yet, and I'm not positive if we will. I'm afraid of upsetting the balance in the house with my two cats. But at the same time...I really want the new one!

But I did call Petsmart. They told me her rescue organization, when she arrived and how long they usually keep their cats before moving them along to the next place (unless they get adopted first, of course). So I'll keep checking on her!
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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They're going to make you sign a no-declawing agreement you know, otherwise your application will not be processed.

I have never heard of this happening at all. Not around here, anyway.
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