I have a 14 year old neutered male. He had a companion for about 10 years, and has been on his own with me for 3 years. Is he too old to accept a new friend?

He doesn't seem to be lonely, but he's always had someone around up til 3 or 4 months ago.

Asked by Play on Jan 10th 2012 Tagged companionship, adoption, lonely in Bringing Your Pet Home
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Teary (a.k.a

If Play really enjoyed the company of Pause he could certainly do well with another cat, provided the new cat is good with other cats, the introductions are done slowly, and the new cat has a similar energy levels.

Kittens often have an edge in getting older cats to accept them because with their small size they are less threatening and easier for the adult cat to dominate if they want to be head honcho, but as a solidly senior and pretty mellow cat it's probably best to avoid a hyper little kitten you'd want to name "Fast Forward" and stick with a middle aged, maybe 5-10 year old cat who seems more like a "Rewind"? If you have good shelters or rescue groups nearby their staff should be able to help you find an equally mellow cat who is known to be submissive and get along well with lots of other cats. Good luck- we hope you find the perfect match for Play *and* you!

Teary (a.k.a "Bob"-Adopted!) answered on 1/10/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer