When you adopt a cat or dog who is a part of PAWS Chicago's Featured 5 program, you will receive:
Meet Aaron, an independent and sociable senior cat! His emerald green eyes and lovely grey coat really make Aaron stand out. This handsome guy is a true people-cat, which his last foster family happily discovered as Aaron became more and more comfortable with them over time. Aaron loves to greet his people as they come home, and he will gladly follow them all around the house. Once this adorable little guy feels comfortable around his human friends, he also loves to share space and snuggle up for pets. At the same time, Aaron does well on his own. He would be an ideal companion for someone who works full-time but longs for a fuzzy friend to share space and affection with during their off hours.
Aaron would do best in a home with experienced cat people who are comfortable caring for a cat with an ongoing medical condition. Aaron was diagnosed this year with kidney disease. He is also visually impaired. His foster family noted that although he has some trouble seeing, he has no trouble navigating his terrain once he becomes acclimated to it. With time, patience, and consistency, Aaron can integrate into new surroundings just as smoothly as any other cat.
Aaron will also benefit from a family who knows how to take things slow and respect boundaries. For instance, receiving head pets is definitely one of Aaron’s favorite hobbies, but being picked up and carried or having his belly pet makes him very uncomfortable. Like most adults, he just feels more secure with his feet on the ground. Treat Aaron with the dignity he deserves, and he’ll do the same for you. If you have a calm, quiet, adults-only home with no other pets, Aaron might be a perfect match for you, and we’re sure this handsome guy would love a chance to be your new best friend.
- I'd love a patient adopter who will allow me to acclimate at my own pace.
- Cuddles! I love a good lap to curl up on.
- Was that a bird? I love window watching!
- I need an experienced adopter.
- I prefer to be the only pet in the home
- I’d love to find an adults-only home
Adoption is one of the best ways to save a life. Only a few thousand more adoptions each year in Chicago, a city of millions of people, and we will be a No Kill community! You can make a real difference.
At PAWS Chicago, we keep working to grow our operations to save more homeless pets. It's how we've gone from saving a few dozen to 6,000 pets a year. But it is our adopters who make the real magic happen by bringing these loving pets home. Adopt a pet and spread the word!
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Our foster families enable us to take in more pets at risk. Some require a quiet place to heal from illness or injury; small puppies and kittens need a nurturing place to grow before they are able to be spayed or neutered and adopted; and others just need socialization and a break from the activity of Adoption Center living. Become a foster parent and help homeless pets in need!