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Get to Know Rutherford


Domestic Shorthair




6 Years



Foster Type

Advanced Foster

Foster Rutherford


Foster Rutherford

Lincoln Park

Foster Category: Socialization

Type of Foster Home: 

Rutherford needs an Advanced Foster home. He requires special skills and time commitments from his foster parents. Rutherford needs lots of structured playtime and lots of environmental enrichment, so a foster family that has dealt with very playful, high-energy cats would be ideal. 

Rutherford is looking for a foster home where everyone is 15 or older. Rutherford has diabetes so a foster who is familiar or comfortable with giving insulin is needed. He has previously lived with dogs, but isn't too fond of other cats.  

Rutherford may take him a little time to warm up, but once he does he loves being around his people and cuddling! He isn't too interested in playing but he will soon become your shadow and follow you around all over the house. Come in and see if he would be the right foster companion for you!

How to Foster Rutherford:

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.

Rutherford is 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.