Fun Facts

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat!Adopt a Black Cat!

10.  You’ll save money on their Halloween costumes.
9.  You can always find them in the snow.
8.  Holding a black cat is very slimming.
7.  Black cats will match any décor.
6.  A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair.
5.  When you love a black cat, luck is on your side.
4.  Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem.
3.  Hey – they don’t care what color you are!
2.  Love knows no color.

And the number one reason to adopt a black cat . . .

1.  They are the least likely to be adopted.

Other Fun Facts

  • The nose pads of both dogs and cats are unique – ridged in a pattern just like fingerprints of humans.
  • Among the survivors from the doomed Titanic were two dogs – a Pekingese and a Pomeranian.
  • A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
  • Cats knead with their paws when they’re happy.
  • Your cat loves you and can read your moods. If you’re sad or under stress, you may also notice a different in your cat’s behavior.
  • The oldest known breed of dog native to North America is the Chihuahua and the oldest known breed is the Saluki, an Arabic word meaning “noble one.”
  • An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year.
  • During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens.
  • A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
  • The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world, followed by France.
  • People who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
  • “Sociable” cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your activities throughout the day.
  • Give your cat a quality scratching post to deter her from scratching your furniture. Still scratching? Try putting lemon scent or orange scent on the area. Cats hate these smells.
  • You’ve probably heard that one year of a dog’s life is equal to seven in human years.  Here’s another way of calculating a dog’s age.  At one year, a dog is the equivalent of 16 human years; at two dog years they are 24 human years; at 3 dog years, 30 human years; and for every dog year after that, add 4 human years.
  • Cats are partially color blind. They have the equivalency of human red/green color blindness. (Reds appear green and greens appear red – or shades thereof.)
  • At birth, kittens can’t see or hear. Kittens open their eyes after five days and begin to develop their eyesight and hearing at approximately 2 weeks. They begin to walk at 20 days.
  • Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been awake for two years of its life!
  • The Doberman breed was created in the 1860′s by Louis Doberman, a German tax-collector who created the dog to protect him while he worked.
  • Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.
  • 95% of all cat owners admit they talk to their cats!
  • 32% of those who own their own home, also own at least one cat.
  • Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when they lost a beloved cat.
  • A cat has five more vertebrae in its spinal column than a human does.
  • The weirdest cat on record was a female called Mincho who went up a tree in Argentina and didn’t come down again until she died six years later. While treed, she managed to have three litters with equally ambitious dads!
  • Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years.  Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.
  • Cats can see up to 120 feet away. Their peripheral vision is about 285 degrees.

 

Adopt an Animal Today!

We have many terrific dogs and puppies just waiting to be a part of a permanent loving home. Many of them can be seen at our adoptions at the PTC PetSmart on Saturdays and Sundays. To see all of our available dogs and puppies, please click here to go to the “Available Dogs” page.

We have some of the greatest cats and kittens ever! Any one of them would surely be a treasure for the right person. Many of them can be seen at our adoptions at the PTC PetSmart on Saturdays and Sundays. To see all of our furry feline friends, please click here to go to the “Available Cats” page.