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Get to Know Saba


Domestic Shorthair




6 Years




Adopter's Home

Saba's Story

The best love stories are those that take you by surprise and forever change the way you perceive things.  A little over a year ago, a beautiful orange and white cat named Saba made her way to the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center.  It soon became clear that Saba was an extremely fearful cat who never got the chance to socialize with and learn to trust humans.  A recent mother, Saba was also very nervous around other adult cats.  Although she enjoyed food and playing on her own with toys, it seemed like this gorgeous girl would never be happy around humans or felines. 


For close to a year, Saba lived a mostly solitary existence in a staff person’s office until the unexpected happened with the introduction of a handsome, brown tabby named Brody.  Like Saba, Brody is a shyer feline who became stressed living in the Adoption Center’s more active, free-roaming, adult cat suites.  PAWS staff took a leap of faith and introduced Brody to Saba, hoping the two could at least learn to tolerate one another in Saba’s tiny office abode.  To everyone’s surprise, Saba not only decided to tolerate Brody, she quickly fell head over paws in love with this sweet, unassuming boy.  Brody and Saba are now often seen sharing treats and rubbing against one another every chance they get.  In fact, Brody is also helping his coy mistress become more trusting of humans.  Since becoming an item, Saba no longer flees at the first sight of humans.  She is even beginning to let people offer her the occasional head pet.  We are so proud of her progress!



Saba and Brody are currently looking for a home they can call their own.  These adorable love cats would do best in a quiet, adults-only household.  If you are an experienced and patient cat person who is comfortable giving both cats ample time to acclimate to a new home environment, please come visit them today.  

  • I love chasing toy mice and feather toys
  • Was that a bird? I love window watching! 
  • I need an experienced adopter.  
  • I'd love a patient adopter who will allow me to acclimate at my own pace. 


  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren’t crowded
  • I’d love to find an adults-only home
  • I prefer love and attention at ground level





Why Adopt?

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!