My husband has wanted a cat for literally the entire time we've been together. I'm sure we would have a whole clowder of them (I bet you didn't know that was the name for a group of cats) except that my husband has pretty bad pet allergies. He gets itchy and breaks out in a rash around any pet that sheds hair. I don't have bad allergies, although I definitely have gotten stuffed up when I visited an animal shelter before.
But recently, we decided that we wanted to get a cat. Actually, my husband asked me if we could get a cat, and promised that he would feed it every day and change its litter box.
Anyway, because of his allergies, I thought maybe we should spring for one of those hypoallergenic cats. My husband doesn't want to do that though, partially because of the cost, partially because he would rather rescue an animal, and partially because he'd rather have an adult cat than a kitten. (I agree about the kitten part. The last thing I want is a needy kitten. I've already got at least two needy children.) Also, the closest cat breeder to us won't have kittens until the spring.
However, I'm worried that we're going to get a cat from the shelter and my husband will be so uncomfortable that we'll have no choice but to return it. Which will be really heartbreaking.
I don't know if there's some other option that we are missing. For a person with cat allergies, is the only choice to buy a snooty hypoallergenic cat?