How to Make a Cat Adoption Basket

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Several years ago, a little kitty showed up on our doorstep. We feed her but she never really felt that our house was her home until the kittens came.


Here is momma Markie with her 4 kittens. All but one of these kittens are still in our family. Mia, the kitten in the front with the orange stripe on her forehead went missing and we were never able to find her. But the other three kittens are part of our family. The orange tabby is now my grand kitty. Myelin lives with my oldest daughter. Tyger is my husband’s shadow when he works outside. She is the one who is winking in the picture and Jinxy the last one is the sweetest of all. She loves to visit our neighbors as well as play with Allie.

We were fortunate that we were able to adopt all of these kitties into our family. And yes we are responsible pet owners as we have gotten all the cats fixed! But if you are looking to adopt a new kitten into your family, then there are a few things that you will need.

How to Make a Cat Adoption Basket

cat food basket

  • A Basket
  • Collar- As you notice in most of our pictures, our cats don’t have collars as they tend to slip out of them.
  • Dish- we have bowls for water and food
  • Toys- Myelin loves playing with his toys.
  • Scissors – to cut nails and for that times where their hair may get matted.
  • And food

Sheba perfect portions

Of course, I want the best for my family members, fur babies include,  so when I was in the pet food aisle of my local Walmart my eyes fell on the SHEBA® PERFECT PORTIONS™ Multipack Chicken Entrée and Turkey Entrée Wet Cat Food. I knew that these are the perfect piece for the basket. Plus it is just enough that I don’t have to worry about storing the unused food in the refrigerator. Plus the kitties love the food. See two of the three eating them. Jinxy couldn’t get enough of the food.

Sheba perfect portions (1)

  • Treats- because all good kitties need to be rewarded and SHEBA® Meaty Tender Sticks with Chicken. I love that these treats are made with real meat. Just check out the kitties eating their treats.

Cats eating Treats

  • Compile all of these items in a basket and you will be ready for your new fur baby.

Frugal Pet Tip

Here is a frugal tip when you have multiple pets, wait for your local animal shelter to have a rabies shot clinic and get your pets rabies shots from then. It saved us having to pay for a doctor’s visit. Speaking of rabies shots, here is a video of when we took the cats to get their shots. The cats didn’t want to travel in their carriers like Myelin does.

cat carrier

Nope,this is how they travel.

Looking for more inspiration to treat your pets like the kings and queens  they are then you will want to check out this page for more inspiration.  SHEBA® WHAT CATS WANT™ is the perfect tagline for this company because Jinxy was a hog and ate it all. I will tell you that we have never regretted adopting our fur babies and we would totally be lost without them. In fact, there is a story behind this. My middle daughter always wanted a cat. She prayed that she would get either a kitten or jeep to drive. Remember she is a teenager 😉 . And Markie showed up at our door. She jokes and says that she should have just prayed for the jeep. But she loves her Markie.

markie and mik

And she couldn’t ask for a better kitten. If you are considering bringing a fur baby into your home, consider adopting from a shelter or a stray. These animals are the most loving ones I have ever seen. Check this out for more inspiration.

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  1. I’ve never owned a cat, as I’ve always had dogs. But, my 6-year-old begs almost every day for a cat. Your post has helped me understand a bit about what goes into adding one to the family. Thanks for sharing! #client

  2. The kittens (and their mom) are all beautiful! They look so healthy too. I have never put together a cat adoption basket, so I would like to thank you for the suggestion. I am sharing this post with my friend at work. He has three beautiful cats.

  3. I don’t have a cat or even a pet. My best friend has a cat and I am sure she would be delighted to receive a basket like that.

  4. This is such a sweet idea for anyone who adopts a cat or kitten. Thank you for sharing it with us at this week’s #HomeMattersParty linky.

  5. Such a great adoption basket. Great for all cat lovers to receive! #HomeMattersParty

  6. Oh, you are so lucky to have so many cats! I love them, but our allergies are keeping us from getting another one after our Lucy passed. I love the basket!! #HomeMattersaParty

  7. Your cats look like so much fun. My boys love cats and wish that they could have one in the house. However, we tried owning a cat, but they get into EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE. It drove my husband batty. My mom ended up with her and she ended up being a remarkable cat for her.

    These products look like great products for cats. I’m sure my mother-in-law’s cats would love to try them.

  8. Wouldn’t it be great if shelters could give out a basket like this to people who adopt! I was a foster for years and have three adopted kitties.

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