...but none of my cats are from shelters-all 3 were strays. I guess being a "stray" is more for cats than dogs. I suppose my house could be called a "cat house". I have 3, and have had 5 in this house before. Neighborhood cats come lurking around my house-this is why I never let my cats off my porch anymore. My beautiful black girl kitty (Gaia) used to get into many fights, and so now she has feline leukemia-a fatal disease (cats get feline leukemia from fights with other cats, or from being exposed to it from another cat). I firmly believe you should adopt your pets from shelters or rescues.