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Get to Know Omar

Breed

Domestic Shorthair

Gender

Male

Age

7 Years

Weight

10.81lbs

Location

Adopter's Home

Omar's Story

Say hello to Omar the magnificent!  This boy truly is one special kitty and absolutely gorgeous!  Omar spent the first seven years of his life living as a stray in an outdoor cat colony.  He was taken care of by a kind woman who got him completely vetted and would often take him inside during the night.  Omar was relinquished to us when his caretaker was moving to another area and could not take him with.  Needless to say, it has been a tough adjustment for this sweet boy.  Since his arrival here at PAWS, Omar has been extremely shy and would constantly hide away from the world.  After having the only sense of a home ripped away from him, it has been hard for him to trust us.  We are fully committed to find Omar the most amazing forever home he could ever dream of!  Underneath all of his fear, there is a wonderful kitty who is just waiting for someone to help his true personality shine!

Omar is searching for a patient and understanding adopter who will give him the time he needs to warm up and become comfortable with his people and his surroundings.  He is currently enjoying a vacation away from the shelter in a loving foster home and he has made such amazing progress during his time there so far!  His foster mom reports that it only took him a few days to adjust and with some patience, love, and praise for being a brave boy, Omar began to come out of his shell!  He now demands head pets and will let out a small meow to let you know whenever he wants more!  It took him a little time to warm up to her resident cat, but with slow introductions, he soon became more comfortable and began to head bunt the other kitty and ask for kisses too!  The two now spend their days cuddling and grooming each other like there’s no tomorrow.  He is truly a loving boy who just wants to curl up on a comfy spot and snooze the day away.  Some of his favorite spots so far are the couch, a nice comfy chair, a laundry basket, or snuggling right on top of a warm blanket!  He also highly enjoys chasing after wand toys and toy mice and is definitely an explorer!  Omar would love to have a cat tree and some fun toys to play with in his forever home.  His foster mom says he’s a huge foodie who goes nuts for his treats, salivating as soon as you show him one!  He also has some of the most adorable meows you may ever hear!   Although it does take him a little time to adjust to his new surroundings, Omar will surely be the love of your life if you give him a chance!  He has so many amazing qualities and just needs the right person to come along and help him blossom into the wonderful companion we know he can be.  If you feel you can be that person for him, then email us at adoptions@pawschicago.org to learn more on how you can meet this sweetheart in person!

  • I would love having another feline friend in my forever home!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • Was that a bird?  I love window watching.
  • I'm an explorer- I love to jump and climb.
  • I love chasing toy mice and feather toys!

Dislikes

  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.