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Get to Know Persimmon


Domestic Shorthair




2 Years



Meet Persimmon


Meet Persimmon

Featured 5

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

When you adopt a cat or dog who is a part of PAWS Chicago's Featured 5 program, you will receive:

  • FREE Merrick Pet Care or PAWS prescribed cat or dog food for one year
  • FREE 30-day supply of existing medications
  • FREE training consultation with a PAWS Chicago trainer or recommended behaviorist (for dog adoptions only)

Learn more about PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 program. 

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

Persimmon's Story

Meet Persimmon! Smart, playful, stubborn, and affectionate, this ginger tabby former stray is one of our longer term residents. While staying in a foster home, his foster mom called him  “a charming blend of house cat and street cat” and “one of the best of many cats we have owned or fostered.” While a bit standoffish when he first arrived, Persimmon soon became his foster parents’ constant companion- sleeping in bed with them, providing supervision while they worked from home, and watching TV with them in the evening. At the Adoption Center, he is a volunteer favorite and loves to cuddle and purr when he visited. Persimmon is a bit of a loner when it comes to feline companions, but would love to be in a forever home where his affectionate side can emerge and shine through!

Persimmon happens to be FIV+ so he will need to be in a home without other cats or with those who are also FIV+. He can play a bit rough at times and is best suited for an adults only household with experienced cat owners. Since he is still quite young, Persimmon is full of energy and his future adopters will need to be committed to engaging him in structured play several times a day in order to help keep him on his best behavior. With a little patience and a lot of love, Persimmon is sure to make a wonderful addition to his future forever home and provide a lucky adopter with many years of companionship and laughter. 

  • 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 chasing toy mice and feather toys
  • I need an experienced adopter.  


  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don’t know
  • I’d love to find an adults-only home