Itsy and Nutmeg
Calls from anxious parents shopping for a single kitten surprise for their children younger than 5 continued throughout the holidays. Even last weekend, the most popular kittens were the buff orange, "Itsy and Nutmeg," because they are the youngest and smallest in our Network.
Our experience can help you make a better choice when adopting. For most families, the perfect age for a child to have a pet is older than 7. Seniors should be especially careful in pet selection and avoid active dogs and kittens as they could trip and break a hip.
But, why do the people coming to adoption events desire single tiny kittens? Well, we all know that they are very cute, but what about the animal's well-being? Did you know that kittens and puppies that remain with their litter mates longer learn important social skills that develop through play? And that single kittens get lonely and want to get outdoors and often get lost?