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Get to Know Nickel aka. Bella


Domestic Shorthair




7 Years




Foster Home

Meet Nickel aka. Bella


Meet Nickel aka. Bella


Nickel would love to meet you! She is currently in a foster home so email us at to arrange a meeting or learn more.  



Nickel aka. Bella's Story

Bella (formerly known as Nickel) is a beautiful Tabby in need of her forever home.  An active, loving cat, Bella is 7 years-old and enjoys snuggles, playtime, toys and YouTube Videos for cats.  She would do very well on a schedule involving structured meal times and play sessions. She is currently in a foster home where she has perfect litter box habits, eats like a champ and is surrounded by lots of toys and love.  Bella loves to curl up on her foster mom’s lap.  She thrives with activity and one-on-one attention.

Bella is in excellent health but is temporarily on medication which was used to help her adjust to other animals in her current foster home. This will need to continue but just for a few months.

Bella will need to be an only pet, but she will warm up to her new humans, and their grown-up friends, in no time.  Bella gets bored quickly so she needs play time and one-on-one attention every day. Since Bella has been known to nip when overstimulated, so she will be best suited to an adult-only home with experienced cat owners.

Bella’s current foster mom would like her to keep all of her toys and other things, to help her transition when she finds her forever home so Bella travels with suitcases. If you are interested in setting up a time to meet Bella in her foster home, please email to arrange a meeting or learn more.  

  • Cuddles! I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Did someone say ‘treat’? I’ll take them all!
  • I’m a people person! 
  • Keep me company! I prefer homebodies who are often at home.
  • I love chasing toy mice and feather toys
  • I need an experienced adopter.  


  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home
  • Keep me company! I prefer homebodies who are often at home
  • I’d love to find an adults-only home





Adoption Process

All PAWS Chicago dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have up-to-date shots based on age and arrival date.