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Get to Know Ben & Bebe


Domestic Shorthair




3 Years



Foster Type

Advanced Foster

Foster Ben & Bebe


Foster Ben & Bebe

Lincoln Park

Foster Category: Socialization

Type of Foster Home: 

Ben & Bebe need an Advanced Foster home. They require special skills and time commitments from their foster parents. They need lots of structured playtime and lots of environmental enrichment, so a foster family that has dealt with very shy, fearful cats are preferred. 

Between Ben & Bebe you will definitely receive the best of both worlds! They will both greet you at the door and Ben will be eagerly awaiting for a fun play session - preferably with a wand toy. Bebe, meanwhile, is ready for petting until she is satisfied enough to join in on the fun with Ben. They have the best personalities once you get to know them. Bebe is fearful to new people and environments so she may be slow to warm up, but once she does it is more than rewarding.

Ben & Bebe are looking for a quiet home with members 10+ who can help Bebe come out of her shell. They are super sweet and friendly and will wait at the door for you if they hear you coming. They love to take turns catching a wand toy and love long petting sessions. They have easily become a staff and volunteer favorite due to their playful personalities!

How to Foster Ben & Bebe:

New fosters can take the first step by learning about fostering and completing the Foster Care Application. Veteran foster parents can email to schedule a pickup appointment.

Ben & Bebe are available for foster pick-up through our Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave.

Why Foster?

There are many animals that need us today. Each foster family allow us to save more homeless pets by opening their home to a pet or litter in need of love and care for a few weeks. When we are able to send a pet or litter to foster, it frees up space in our Medical Center to bring in more pets in need.

Last year, our foster families took in 3,467 pets. Some needed a peaceful place to recover from illness or injury. Puppies and kittens just needed a bit of time in a home environment with good socialization so they could grow big enough to have their spay/neuter surgery before adoption. Other pets needed a calm and relaxing break from the stress of shelter life.

Consider joining them in lifesaving. Sign up to become a foster today.

First Time Fostering? Learn More

Interested in fostering for PAWS Chicago? Begin the application process by completing our Foster Care Application.