My name is Usher!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Usher
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I'm being cared for by:
Tree House Humane Society

Facts about Usher

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Usher was first admitted to Tree House Humane Society in October of 2009 and then adopted close to a year after he had been admitted. Usher was then returned in March of 2016 after environmental changes in the home. Usher is a soft spoken, handsome man who would love going into his forever home with a confident adopter who is experienced in cat behavior and body language. Usher can come across as shy and timid during first introductions however patience and understanding go a long way with this sweet boy. Approaching with a calm and gentle presence will help Usher feel safe and secure in a new environment. Allowing him plenty of vertical space so he can be eye level with his adopter and providing outlets on the floor like tunnels or safe places will help him transition into a new home! Usher would be best without children or dogs in his new home. He could co exist with another kitty similar in personality who exhibits a calm or quiet personality. Usher depends strongly on his human companion for comfort who has a home that stays quiet and peaceful. Usher would love going home to someone who is looking for an independent, soft spoken gentleman who never asks for much and would stay your companion for life. *Usher has a buddy named Purrnino, and we’d love for them to go home together!*

About Tree House Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Founded in 1971, Tree House is an animal welfare organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about humane treatment of animals with a focus on sick, injured, abused, and neglected cats and cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable cat a home. Since our founding we have adopted out more than 25,000 cats.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Stop by our shelter for a visit at:

Tree House Humane Society
1212 W. Carmen Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Our Adoption Process...

At Tree House, our goal is to find a good fit between cat and guardian. Our trained adoption counselors talk with prospective adopters to best understand their wants and needs. Visitors then tour our cageless facility to meet our rescued cats who are waiting for a forever home. We encourage individuals to take as much time as they need to find their new best friend and make sure it will be a good fit (and can visit multiple times). Ultimately, we want every match to be a happy and healthy one and individuals to take their time versus being rushed to make a decision. Adoption applications stay on file for three months.

Adoption fees of $85 help cover the cost of a cat's care at Tree House including: spay or neuter, deworming, flea treatment, FIV and FeLV testing, AVID microchip, veterinary examination, and necessary vaccinations. We also give a 30-day health guarantee on all of our adoptions.


* A photo I.D.
* A second I.D. with current address and phone number (we recommend a phone bill).
* If you rent, we need your landlord's name and phone number, or a copy of your lease stating that you are allowed to have cats.
* All children under 12 in the household are required to be present for the entire adoption process.