Cat Adoption Checklist | What You Need For Your First Cat

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We have tips on bringing home your first cat, along with a printable Cat Adoption Checklist!

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The roster of pets in our home includes two gorgeous cats, both of which we rescued. 

What you need to buy when you're bringing home a new cat

Our first cat, Penelope, was one of the last two kittens left at a local vet’s office. Her mother gave birth after being dropped off and I couldn’t bear to think no one might adopt her. Our other cat, Linus, was one of a ton of barn kittens adopted from a friend’s house. 

Whether you adopt from friends or a local shelter, most pets you’ll find available for adoption are good pets! In fact, the most common reasons why an animal is put in a shelter is because of abuse, financial problems, abandonment, or divorce. In some cases, animal breeders are to blame.

You could be giving an animal a second chance at a life and that’s why we opted to adopt – not shop. 

Our lazy adopted cat loves to lay in the morning sun

If you’re bringing home your first cat, there’s a small collection of items that every new cat owner needs. Our favorite place to shop is our local Tractor Supply Co. – it’s not just for farmers! They have nearly everything you need, from cat food to cat litter.

Why Tractor Supply Company

When we come home from our supply stock up shopping at Tractor Supply Co., we know our kitties will greet us with happy purrs!

Tractor Supply Co. is one of the few places that you can get all her Purina® faves while grabbing what you need (for me, it’s the cute tins of Moon Pies). We prefer to stock up on big bags of the Purina® along with Tidy Cats® litter.

Get supplies for your new cat at Tractor Supply COmpany

Must-Haves For Your New Cat

You can print this Cat Adoption Checklist to take with you to Tractor Supply Co. to make sure that you have everything you need, but we have a few important suggestions.

One product we love for our cats – especially since we have more than one cat – is Purina® Tidy Cats® Free & CleanTM with TidyLock® Protection Clumping Litter. It’s a long name so it must work, right?!

We love that it’s unscented, so there’s no fragrances or dyes that could irritate our cats (or our own noses). It’s 100% dust free to help minimize messes, and features TidyLoc technology with odor-absorbing activated charcoal.

Tidy Cats litter is unscented cat litter free of fragrances and dyes

What comes out must go in, right? Sorry, but it’s true, ESPECIALLY with pets.

Our cats love — and by love I mean D-E-V-O-U-R — Purina® Cat Chow® Complete Cat Food. We tried many different foods, but this seems to be one of the few they both like.

Find all the supplies you need for your new pet at Tractor Supply Company

Purina® Cat Chow® proudly offers a variety of formulas because they know how important it is to find the right nutrition for different lifestyles, needs and tastes. No matter the formula, each provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition for each life stage with a taste cats love.

Your cats will enjoy wholesome ingredients and a great-tasting recipe. You’ll love that Purina® Cat Chow® features 25 vitamins and minerals to help support her overall health, including a healthy immune system.

Why my cats love when we shop at Tractor Supply Coompany

With Tractor Supply Co., your total cat needs are all in here, so you can have more fun out there.

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