Hello everyone! I will be adopting my first cat today! She has been at the local shelter for a few years! Shelter says she is 8-9 years old. She was previously all 4 declawed by a past owner, so she does not get to be out in the cat room, she is in a cage. They said she doesn’t groom her back end fur too well anymore. I feel that may be from being in a cage for so long too and am hopeful she may become healthier in my home. We are very excited and have spent the last 2 days preparing. I have a x large litter box, dry and wet food, a scoop, some toys, beds, and I have made her a room in my house that is for her acclimation period with her own recliner and big windows facing the woods. I chose arm and hammer unscented lightweight dust free super clump litter, hoping she likes it. I am not sure how much she will want to climb with her age, but if she shows agility we plan to get her a cat tree as well. I do have a small dog, so I hope that goes well. He is a sweet gentle boy, and I am planning to wait about a week before introducing them. I plan to have her groomed in early June. Does anymore think this is a bad idea? I would like to just get all the shelter germs off of her and possibly have her in a lion cut since she does get matted on her hindquarters. I am hopeful she does ok with it. The groomer is very good. Opinions please. Also, any other advice or suggestion is greatly welcomed! I cannot wait to share a photo. She looks so depressed and grumpy at the shelter. She also has an old lady cat meow. We cannot wait to add her to our family. I have attached the shelters photo of her. She looks so sad/grumpy. I am hopeful there will be a much happier/healthier after picture soon!