DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Sure, young pets are fun, with their bright and bouncy personalities, but they can also be a pain. Hours of potty training, furniture training, obedience training, accidents, are sure to follow a puppy or kitten adoption.

So if you’re in the market for a new companion, look beyond the traditional puppies and kittens and think about a guy or gal who’s been around the block a few times. They have just as much love to give.

Consider, for example, Meesha, This sweet and affectionate 7-year-old shorthaired cat weighs 10 pounds and is a well-behaved kitty looking for a forever family. Meesha is a big time snuggler who enjoys lounging around in your lap and having her chin scratched. She’ll make you forget all about those kittens.

See Meesha and the rest of our gallery of adoptable pets HERE.