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Get to Know Xantera


Domestic Shorthair




16 Years




Foster Home

Meet Xantera


Meet Xantera

Fee Waived

Xantera would love to meet you! She would do best in a home with children 10+. Xantera also has previously lived with dogs. 

Xantera is one of our adoptable cats that is participating in the New Year New Home Adoption Event from Saturday January 19th through Sunday January 27th. The event will be held at the Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Xantera is currently spending time in a foster home. For more information on how to meet or adopt Xantera, please e-mail Adoption fees will be waived for select animals such as Xantera.  

Xantera's Story

Stunning Senior Alert! 

Xantera is a stunning fourteen year old who is looking to find a loving family to call her own. She is a sweet gentle girl who is content just to be near you. She loves to get pets and chin rubs and would thrive in a home with no small children. She can be vocal—but only to let you know when she is hungry! 

She lived in a home for nine years and when she was returned to PAWS her bloodwork showed results consistent with chronic kidney disease. Her new family can manage her condition with a special diet formulated for cats with kidney disease, a fountain so she can stay hydrated with lots of water and  intravenous fluids three days a week.  Please do not let her special needs scare you away. 

Although she is a little older, Xantera is a gentle soul who still has tons of love to give. As long as she can hang out and snuggle with her human family members, she will be a happy gal. Xantera will make a faithful and loving companion to anyone who is willing to give her a chance. Won’t you consider adopting this senior kitty? 


  • 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 love chin rubs!


  • Loud noises frighten me so I prefer a quite home
  • I’d love to find a home with family member 10 +





Adoption Process

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