My name is Cleo!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Cleo
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Cleo
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Precious Pets, Almost Home Association

Facts about Cleo

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Cleo asked us to share her profile in hopes of finding her the love of her life:

Let’s get together!

ME: Gorgeous thick, white fur with deep black and bright orange highlights. A little overweight but “working on it,” as they say. Big, beautiful eyes, the longest whiskers you’re ever seen, looking for the love of my life. I’m shy at first, but I’m only nine years old and have much to give to the right person.

LIKES: Head massages, chin scratches, back scratches (let me demonstrate “elevator butt”), my special food, and lots of attention. As winter arrives, I want to know that I’m safe and warm inside with you. I don’t like to rush into things, so I need some time to see how things work out between us. Not being coy—just cautious. If there have been “other cats” in your life before me, it’s OK because a little experience with the mysteries of the feline world is a good thing.

DISLIKES: Loud people, especially kids, and I’m not too sure about other cats either. I would like to be your “special, only kitty” and to be adored by you! I think we could make beautiful music together if you give me a chance.

YOU: Quiet, loving, and patient. Looks don’t matter, just so long as you love me. We have so many years to share life together. Let’s take a chance.

10.20.14 Update. Cleo is BLOSSOMING in her new foster home. In her new temporary foster home, Cleo has the entire guest room to herself. She still tends to hide, but after only a couple minutes of sweet talking, she comes out ready to love. She has turned out to be the BIGGEST sweetheart. Cleo gives headbutts, nose rubs, and hugs. She would be happy to be petted all day long. She licks fingers and nibbles toes. Cleo will definitely need a home where her family wants to actively engage with and give love to her and she will return it in spades. If you think Cleo would be a good fit for your family, please apply to adopt her today so that she can her new life started now.

FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED ASAP FOR A PPAH ALUM: "My name is Cleo and I was adopted as a kitten to a nice couple. I've been with them a long time but, in the meantime, "life happened." There are two small children now and I am unable to adjust to the noise and energy that comes along with little ones. I'm so very unhappy here, as you can see from my photos, that my family has asked Precious Pets to take me back and find me a new home. I hide a lot and don't interact at all with my humans. It's a very lonely life. Since I need to leave soon, my only option is a foster home with 5 resident cats--and 2 fosters! If it's my only choice, I guess I'll have to make the best of it. My wish, though, is to find a foster home where I can be the only cat so that people will know that I'm not unfriendly--just scared."

(Do you have room in your heart and home to foster Cleo so that she can be evaluated for re-adoption? She'd do best in a quiet home, especially with someone who's home a lot so that we can evaluate what she'd be like in a more peaceful atmosphere. She was a hand-raised kitten and didn't show this side of her personality at that time. With a loving foster family, we'd be able to assess her personality better. Putting her in a home with 7 other cats is not an ideal situation, but that's all we have at the moment. She eats a special diet, which Precious Pets will provide.)

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Adoption fee of $100 per cat (unless otherwise specified) includes: spay/neuter, micro-chip, flea and parasite treatment, and all necessary vaccines and medical care. Cats are tested for FIV/Leukemia.

Precious Pets Almost Home (PPAH) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit cat and dog rescue comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers joined together by their compassion and love for animals. PPAH relies on donations for its operations and all donations to PPAH are tax-deductible. PPAH reserves the right to approve or decline any adoption applications that do not meet the organization’s adoption criteria, as determined in its sole discretion.



P.O. Box 411855, Chicago IL 60641

About Precious Pets, Almost Home Association

About Our Rescue Group...

Precious Pets, Almost Home Association is a rescue group/foster home program. We consist of dedicated individuals that are joined together by their compassion and love for homeless cats and dogs! Precious Pets, Almost Home Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. We are completely volunteer run. All donations are fully tax-deductible. We do not receive any city, state or federal funding. All of our support comes from concerned and involved individuals like you that share our compassion and love for homeless cats and dogs

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Cats and kittens are available for adoption at PETsMART Adoption Center inside of PETsMART (West Lincoln Park) at 2665 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647. You can view them during normal store hours, seven days a week. Dogs are in foster homes and can be seen by appointment only. Precious Pets Almost Home is a rescue group/foster home program.

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Adoption application is required. If approved for a adoption there is a adoption contract and a $100.00 adoption fee. The $100.00 adoption fee includes the spay/neuter, Avid micro-chipping, FIV/FeLV testing (Feline) or Heartworm testing (Canine), deworming, de-fleaing and vaccines.