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Get to Know Denise


Domestic Shorthair




5 Years




Adopter's Home

Denise's Story

Put your paws together for our adorable little wallflower, Denise!  This gorgeous girl has the most beautiful smoky grey coat and dazzling eyes that are completely mesmerizing!  She is a sweet girl who enjoys spending time with her people and also enjoys having some alone time as well, the perfect kitty companion for an introvert!  Denise was relinquished to Chicago Animal Care and Control by her owners.  When we saw this cutie’s potential, PAWS immediately scooped her up and assist her on her journey to find a forever home!  Denise is FIV+, which means she will need to be in a home without other cats or with those who are also FIV+.  She hopes to find a home where she will be spoiled like she so deserves with someone special who will accept her completely for who she is!  Denise is a one of a kind girl who has no problem enjoying some time to kick back and relax and is also a fan of play time!  She is the perfect combination of couch potato and play mate! 

Denise can be a bit shy and timid when meeting new people and does take a bit of time to adjust to her new environment.  This beautiful kitty hopes to find an adopter who will be patient with her and help her to build a relationship of trust and love with her humans.  Since Denise has been stressed out by shelter life, we sent her into a foster home so that we could learn more about what makes this sweetheart tick!  Her loving foster mom reports that it only took her about four days to become comfortable.  Soon enough, she began to follow her around the house, solicit affection, and play with any object she can find!  Denise loves swatting around beans and beads and would be completely happy if she could just play with them all day long!  She also enjoys chasing after ribbons and feather toys!  Denise would love to find someone who will enjoy engaging in play with her!  This cutie pie is also super into finding a cozy spot to nap in!  As soon as you put clothes or books on the floor, she is right there to lay on them!  Cat beds no more, Denise just wants to sleep all over your laundry!  She is as comical as she is sweet and hopes to bring tons of joy and laughter to her forever home.  If you’re completely entranced by how gorgeous Denise is, then you have to see her in person!  Email us at to learn more on how you can meet her!

  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on!
  • I'm a people person!
  • I love chasing toy mice and feather toys.
  • Was that a bird?  I love window watching!
  • I'm an explorer- I love to jump and climb.


  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.