We just adopted a cat from a shelter - any advice?
Over the last 10 months we have lost our dog and two cats to various illnesses. We'd brought them all into the family at about the same time nearly 16 years ago. The house seems empty without them. We went to a local shelter today to see about adopting a new animal and came home with a very sweet cat. He is 2-3 years old and over 14 lbs, but was just dropped off at the shelter after hours, so there is no history for him. We've never gotten an animal from a shelter before - we've taken in strays and got the puppy from someone who had an unexpected litter. He is very shy with us right now and is just hanging around in his covered litter box and carrier. We're giving him plenty of time to get used to his new space - just one room for now, which is what the shelter advised. Does anyone have any other advice?