This couple was out running errands when they stopped by Petco and decided to take a look at the cats. That’s when they found Mallie, a 10-year-old cat who had been surrendered by her family. The family was about to have a child and could no longer care for her. @little.mallie documented the journey of adopting her, and it’s instantly clear how much Mallie loves getting pets and love from them. They decided to bring her home, and the rest was history.

@little.mallie

for however long you’re here. #cats #OutlanderChallenge #catsoftiktok #catlove #seniorcat #cattok #pet #petadoption

♬ Forever – Labrinth

They got her everything she needed to feel comfortable. They slowly began introducing her to the rest of the home, and although she was timid, she was very curious about what was on the other side of the door. However, after a few steps out, she got scared again and went back into her room. @little.mallie realized it would take some time before they could introduce her to the other cats.

@little.mallie

Introducing them is going to take a while! We think she was overwhelmed with all the new scents 🥺 (Don’t mind the moving boxes, we’ll be moving this month!) #cattok #cats #SmellLikeIrishSpring

♬ Just a Cloud Away – Pharrell Williams

Mallie is proof that elderly cats are just as adoptable as kittens! Check out these 5 Reasons to Adopt an Elderly Cat!

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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