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These two weren't buddies when they first arrived at the Shelter!
Q: I heard you shouldn’t adopt a cat if you already have one because a resident cat won’t accept a new one in the home. Is that true?
A: No, however, when adding a new cat to your home, there is one way to almost assuredly guarantee things will go badly: just plop the new cat down in front of the resident cat. Even arranged marriages do take some arranging. Cats are territorial (maybe even more than dogs) and will almost always adjust, but it will take time and your savviness.
Q: I want to get a friend for my rabbit; how does one choose a bunny buddy and what’s the best way to introduce them?
A: Did you know Stafford Animal Shelter is the only Shelter in the region that takes in, and adopts out, rabbits? Keep an eye on the “other pets” on ourAdopt Me! page and their photos and profiles will be posted when they are available.
To answer your questions, male and female pairs tend to do the best in bonding (then two females together, then two males, which is usually difficult). It does take a bit to see if they will work together; never just put them together and hope for the best.