Cat Breeds: Getting Cats to Get Along
There’s nothing like a home filled with the pitter-patter
of little paws. For some people owning pets can be an
addicting endeavor, and happily for the owners who want
more than one, many pets thrive in environments with animal
companionship. However, some don’t, so when considering
bringing a new cat into your home you’ll want to take a
close look at the breed and their personality traits. The
best cats for multi-pet homes are those who are social,
even-tempered, non-territorial, and adaptable. Below are
some breeds that make the cut.
This very intelligent and interactive breed loves
to play games and
gets along well with cats as well as most dogs.
American Curls with their unique curled ears are
exceptionally affectionate and loyal cats who adapt easily
to new situations and companions.
Once working cats, American Shorthairs have an amiable
temperament and make great friends to children and all
kinds of pets.
This blue-eyed breed is known for its extremely sweet
demeanor, attentiveness, and gentle, easygoing nature.
This outgoing panther-like cat suits owners with busy
lifestyles that include children and other pets.
The British Shorthair is a calm and cuddly breed that gets
along with all kinds of pets including other cats, dogs,
birds, and rabbits.
This congenial and confident breed exhibits “dog-like”
behaviors and makes fast friends with other pets.
The elegant silver Burmilla has a fun, energetic
personality while also being sweet and gentle.
Chinese Li Hua
A mellow and easy to handle tabby, the Chinese Li Hua forms
close bonds with humans and lives compatibly with other
The large-eared Devon Rex is an extremely social cat who
doesn’t enjoy spending time alone, and isn’t picky about
the people or animals who will keep them company.
These loyal, doting, medium-sized cats adore the
companionship of humans as well as other pets.
The chocolate-colored Havana Brown thrives on interaction
and companionship, making this breed an ideal choice for
homes with playful children and pets.
While the large Norwegian Forest Cat is most loyal to their
human owners, they are social cats who enjoy the company of
This sturdy longhair breed is often sought after for its
attentive and gentle disposition.
These intelligent, tailless cats have wonderful
personalities and are another breed often described as
The RagaMuffin is a calm, even-tempered, and beautiful cat
who loves to be held, doing well in both quiet and
boisterous households, including those with other pets.
The Scottish Fold is a sweet and adaptable breed that is as
comfortable around children and animals as it is in a
Siberians are gregarious cats with dense coats who are at
once easygoing and playful.
Hairless balls of energy, Sphynxes are loveable, sociable
This fun-loving muscular breed craves affection, enjoys
playtime, and prefers not to be alone.
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