We live in a nice semi with a big garden, and already have 3 cats.
We figured that we could handle 4 as well as 3, so decided to offer a home to an unwanted moggy.
DS loves our cats, but they know to keep their distance (he gets excited and pats rather than strokes, although is much better now). I'd love to take him to a cat rescue centre, but I think the excitement would be too much for him, and he wouldn't act around the cats as he would at home.
How should we go about this, or should we leave it? We also have another one on the way, due in November
I'm not sure I would go for a rescue cat, they can be very nervous and might struggle to adapt to a toddler. You may also find that the animal rescue centre won't let you have one for that reason (ours wouldn't, we ended up getting a farm kitten who is remarkably robust!)
Not all rescue cats are nervous and damaged - some cats need rehoming because their families have moved etc.
Agree getting a slightly older kitten might be a better idea, and if you already have cats I am sure it will be fine. I am continually surprised by both my DS's gentleness with our cats (he is 21 months, they are coming up to 2) and in turn, their patience with him. It's lovely to see