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Get to Know Roma


Domestic Shorthair




15 Years



Meet Roma

Featured 5

Roma would love to meet you! She is part of PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 adoption program.  

As a benefit of her adoption, adopters will receive a year of free Merrick Pet Care cat food and free wellness care at PAWS Chicago Medical Center.

Roma would do best in an adults-only home.

Stop by our Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, to meet Roma today.

Learn more about PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 program.

Roma's Story

Beautiful Roma is a sweet senior who was recently relinquished to PAWS after a child in her former home developed an allergy to her.  Roma spent approximately six weeks in a foster home this fall, where she was able to relax and adjust to her new situation.  Roma is a calm, gentle cat who prefers to interact with her human friends on her own terms.  Once she feels comfortable enough, she enjoys snuggling on the couch and receiving lots of chin scratches and ear rubs.  Although she loves people, she is frightened by quick movements and doesn’t like to be held or grabbed, so she would not do well in a home with young children.  Although she is a spry kitty for her age, she’s not much into playing with toys and prefers instead to lounge around the house and nap in the sun… sounds like Roma might be on to something there!

Roma does not care much for other cats, and will need to be the only kitty in her ‘purrrmanent’ home.  She would love to find an owner who is committed to caring for her for the remainder of her life, and in return she will provide plenty of love, cuddles, and companionship.  Sweet Roma has been through a lot lately, and although her world has been turned upside down, she is looking forward to finding a ‘furever’ home where she can live out her golden years with lots of love… and maybe some of her favorite Friskies treats too! Can you give Roma the new home she’s been wishing for?

  • Cuddles! I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Did someone say ‘treat’? I’ll take them all!
  • I’m a people person! 
  • I need an experienced adopter.  
  • I'd love a patient adopter who will allow me to acclimate at my own pace. 


  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don’t know
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren’t crowded
  • 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.