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Get to Know Persimmon


Domestic Shorthair




1 Year



Foster Type

Advanced Foster

Foster Persimmon


Foster Persimmon

Foster Category: Sick & Injured

Type of Foster Home: 
Persimmon needs a Core Foster home. If you've had a pet or fostered before, you have all the skills you need to be a Core Foster. 

Persimmon is looking for a foster home until he is ready for adoption. This boy is looking for an excellent, adult only long-term foster family for the next few weeks while treated for an Upper Respiratory Infection.

How to Foster Persimmon:

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.

Persimmon is available for foster pick-up through the Medical Center at 3516 W. 26th Street.

Persimmon's Story

Meet Persimmon! This adorable young FIV+ guy recently returned to PAWS after 6 weeks in a foster home where he stole the hearts of everyone he met. Smart, playful, stubborn, and affectionate, this former stray was described by his foster mom as being “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.


Since he is FIV+, Persimmon 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





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.