Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Is Joseph Undateable? Of course not!

I'd like you all to meet the gorgeous Joseph!

Despite being a wonderful little man, Joseph is being overlooked by adopters and I think the reason is two-fold;

1.  He is a black cat, and they are always harder to rehome
2.  He is around 10 years old and older cats are always harder to rehome

So why am I writing about Joseph?  Well because he is an adorable boy who has been through a tough time and is now looking to spend his life is a comfortable, secure and safe home, and he really deserves it!

Joseph was brought into us, just after Christmas as he had been living rough for many months.  Someone had been kindly feeding him scraps which had kept him going but it was clear to us that he needed some TLC.

Joseph has settled really well into his foster home and is proving to be a very sociable man indeed!  He is always jumping on a lap to get some fuss and attention, and sometimes he prefers to sit with someone, but not on them - well that is a cats perogative, surely!

I'm not going to start ranting about why black cats should not be overlooked (because I get sad, and cross) but I would like to just quickly talk about why you should consider older cats when you're thinking about adopting;

1. The personality of an older cat is already known - making it easier to match you with the right pusscat
2. Older cats are generally less demanding and need less supervision
3. Older cats will be calmer than a youngster
4. If you already have an older cat, introducing another older cat to the household can be less stressful than introducing a kitten
5.  Mature mogs are so grateful to have found a loving home - they will repay you with love ten-fold
6.  Cats regularly live into their late teens these days so most seniors have many years of life left in them

So if you are thinking about adopting, consider making an appointment with us to meet Joseph and if you have the time, please share this post and lets see if we can match this lovely boy with the loving owner he derserves.

To find out more check out our website or contact us on camberleycats2000@yahoo.com


  1. He is a beautiful little guy. Someone needs to give him a permanent home. Black cats have great personalities and tend to get along well with other cats and even dogs. My Dexter thinks he is a dog!

    1. Aw thanks Brian, he is adorable - we just need someone to come and meet him beacuse I know they will fall in love with him. Dexter sounds like a cheeky boy!

  2. Lovely Joseph is now settled in his new furever home :-)