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Breeder

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    Have any of the kittens in the litter been sick?

  • 11)

    What is your (the breeder’s) health guarantee?

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  • 12)

    What does your (the breeder) contract include?

    • a. Do I have to spay/neuter the kitten by a certain date?
  • 13)

    What is the family history of the kittens?

    • a. What genetic diseases are you (the breeder) screening for in your breeding pool and litters?
  • 14)

    Can I get a health certificate and certificate of sale?

  • 15)

    Are you (the breeder) willing to be a source of information and help after I adopt the animal, and answer any of my questions?

Reputable breeders take good care of their animals and want them to go to a good home. By making sure you buy from a reputable breeder, you can help animals to be bred for quality not quantity.

Animal shelters and rescues

Animal shelters and rescues tend to have a wide variety of cats to choose from. It will be beneficial to ask questions about each individual cat. The staff may have history on the cat you’re considering or may have noticed certain behaviours and traits through their interactions with the cat. Asking shelter staff questions regarding a shelter cat you are interested in adopting will help you decide whether the cat is right for you and your lifestyle.

Questions for the shelter staff:

  • 1)

    What is the personality/temperament of this kitten/cat?

  • 2)

    How much does/will this kitten/cat shed?

  • 3)

    How much exercise do kittens/cats need?

  • 4)

    How many visits with a veterinarian has the kitten/cat had?

    • a. What vaccines has the kitten/cat gotten so far? What vaccines do they still need?
  • 5)

    How did this kitten/cat come to be in the shelter?

  • 6)

    Are there any known behavioural problems with this kitten/cat?

  • 7)

    What is the past medical history?

  • 8)

    Is there anything else I should know about this kitten/cat?

  • 9)

    What is included in the adoption fee?

  • 10)

    Do you (the shelter) offer a health guarantee?

    If yes:

    • a. What is the time length of the guarantee? (e.g., a 30-day guarantee, a 1-year guarantee, etc.)
    • b. What diseases and conditions does it cover?
  • 11)

    Are you able to be a source of information and help after I adopt the animal?

Pet Stores

Some pet stores sell kittens from breeders or other sources; however, many pet stores have moved away from doing this and instead some serve as a satellite location for an animal shelter or rescue. If the pet store does sell kittens obtained from a breeder or other source, ask the pet store the same questions you would ask a breeder to ensure the source of the kittens is reputable. If the pet store serves as a satellite location for shelter animal adoptions, information about individual pets can be obtained through both the pet store and the animal shelter. When visiting a pet store, we encourage you to look to see whether the animals’ living spaces are clean, the staff are knowledgeable, and the kittens are healthy. Take note of the living conditions of the animals (space, food, water, hygiene). Pay attention to how all the animals are treated in the store.

Questions for pet store staff:

  • 1)

    What are the behavioural characteristics of this breed? Or what is this breed’s personality?

  • 2)

    How much does/will this kitten shed?

  • 3)

    How much exercise do kittens need?

  • 4)

    What health problems are common to this breed?

  • 5)

    How have these kittens been socialized? For more information, go to our socialization page.

  • 6)

    Where did these kittens come from? (breeder or location)

  • 7)

    Can I speak to the breeder/original animal source?

  • 8)

    How many visits with a veterinarian have the kittens had?

    1. a. Are the kittens up to date on vaccines?
    • 9)

      What is your (the pet store's) health guarantee?

      1. a. What is the time length of the guarantee? (e.g., a 30-day guarantee, a 1-year guarantee, etc.)
      2. b. What diseases and conditions does it cover?
    • 10)
    • Are you willing to be a source of information and help after I purchase the animal and answer my questions?

Online source

If the online source you are getting a kitten/cat from introduces themselves as a breeder, it would be beneficial to ask similar questions to what is under the "breeder” section. In addition, we encourage you to consider visiting where the kitten or cat has been living and meet its parent(s).

If the online source is a person needing to give up their pet, it would be beneficial to ask them the questions under the “from a friend” section below. Asking for previous health and behaviour history of the kitten or cat will also help you to make an informed decision about whether the kitten/cat is right for you, your family, and your lifestyle.

From a friend

Gaining information regarding reasons for removing the cat or kitten from the friend’s home, and previous health and behavioural history will help you decide whether this cat is right for you, your family, and your lifestyle.

Questions for a friend:

  • 1)

    What is the personality/temperament of this kitten/cat?

  • 2)

    What are you currently feeding the kitten/cat?

  • 3)

    How much exercise does this kitten/cat need?

  • 4)

    How much does this kitten/cat shed?

  • 5)

    How has this kitten/cat been socialized so far?

  • 6)

    Where did this kitten/cat come from (e.g., breeder, pet store, animal shelter)?

  • 7)

    What are the reasons behind deciding to rehome your kitten/cat?

  • 8)

    Did you have any behavioural problems with the kitten/cat (e.g., inappropriate elimination, destructive behaviour)?

  • 9)

    What is the medical history of this kitten/cat?

    • a. How many times has it visited a veterinarian and what were the reasons for the visits?
    • b. What vaccines has the kitten/cat gotten so far?
    • c. Does the kitten/cat have any medications?
    • d. Has the kitten/cat been dewormed?
  • 10)

    Are you willing to be a source of information and help after I purchase the animal and answer my questions?

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. (n.d.). Where can you look for a dog? and Where can you look for a cat? In a commonsense guide to selecting a dog or a cat. Retrieved from http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/commonsense-guide-to-selecting-a-dog-or-a-cat

Petfinder. (n.d.). Five Common Misconceptions About Pet Adoption. Retrieved from https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/pet-adoption-information/misconceptions-pet-adoption/

Primovic, D. (n.d.). 15 Questions You Should Ask Cat Breeders. Retrieved from http://www.petplace.com/cats/15-questions-you-should-ask-cat-breeders/page1.aspx

The International Cat Association, Inc. (n.d.). Tips on finding the perfect kitten. Retrieved from http://www.tica.org/images/pdf/tica_in_news/kitten.pdf