My name is Tom - Adoption Pending!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Frankfort, Illinois - Tom - Adoption Pending
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Facts about Tom - Adoption Pending

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
FOSTERED IN: Oak Forest, 60452
AGE: About 4 Years (Estimated YOB: 2012)
CATS: Likely
DOGS: Some

Tom was an owner surrender at CRISP( His family said they were moving and could not bring him with. They said he previously lived with kids and dogs, but not cats.

Tom is a lovely, friendly, not-demanding, easy kitty who has some hilarious and endearing quirks:
His foster mom says he goes into his carrier very willingly and easily, but once he is inside and ready to go he starts wailing like he is being physically harmed.
If you had to pick one area where most cats hate to be touched what would you pick? Belly? Yep, us too, except Tom LOVES to have his belly rubbed. He actually doesn’t have any areas that are off-limits to touch.
Tom is a very picky eater. He turns his nose up at all the premium brands of food and any canned food. He will only eat Purina Cat/Kitten chow. He’d rather starve than eat anything else. You win Tom, cat chow it is.
He has no interest in toys and actually HATES wand toys. They literally upset him!

Tom is great with people and is a perfect mix of affectionate, friendly, and independent. He would be an appropriate choice for someone who would love to adopt a cat, but isn’t sure they are home enough. With that said he would not be upset or stressed out if he was adopted into a situation where someone is home 24/7. Tom is very adaptable in that aspect. He absolutely loves attention but he isn’t needy at all. He loves when people are around to talk to him and pet him, but he doesn’t get upset when they’re gone. Tom often entertains himself by looking out the windows. He is very low energy so he is great for someone who thinks a kitten might be too much for them. He isn’t interested in playing, he just likes to sit and observed. His silly quirks are juxtaposed with a Clark Gable regalness. He is breathtakingly gorgeous and prefers to just sit by you and enjoy, rather than run around like a kitten.

Tom is now being fostered in a home with dogs, but no cats and kids. He has been given limited exposure to the dogs so we don’t stress him out. He is a little suspicious of them at first, but he doesn’t hiss, hide, or attack. The dogs he has met are very cat friendly and will run right up to a cat to introduce themselves. He did give one one of the dogs a bop on the head when she got too close too fast, but he kept his claws retracted and held his ground. Kind of an “excuse me, too close” type of reaction. We think he would be fine in a home with dogs as long as he is given time to get comfortable with them and they are respectful.

His first foster home had other cats, and in a similar situation to dogs we think he would be fine as long as he is given slow introductions to allow him to become comfortable with the other cats.

Tom has fabulous litter box habits and, much to his foster mom’s delight, he does not kick litter everywhere. He also only ever scratches his cardboard scratchers, never anything inappropriate. He does not have any interest
in vertical or sisal scratchers. Just the inexpensive cardboard ones designed to lay on the floor.

About Lulu's Locker Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Lulu’s Locker Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer-run companion animal rescue working to bring to light the plight of black cats and dogs in shelters as well as the misconceptions surrounding FIV cats. We aim to lower the euthanasia rate of these animals by educating the public and providing foster care as we seek out permanent homes. We are committed to the protection of the misjudged and wrongly stereotyped through compassion and respect, which we believe both animals and human beings deserve.

We are based out of Frankfort, IL, and rescue cats and dogs in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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Our Adoption Process...

We encourage potential adopters to ask friends, family, and Lulu’s Locker about companion animal experiences in their lives. We want to ensure the animal we adopt to you fits well in your home environment. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about long-term animal care prior to adopting! Please contact us via email or phone 708-325-8581.

Everything we do is for the animals in our care, and is aimed at giving them the best possible chance of finding a permanent home.

- Fill out this online Adoption Application to get the process rolling! Copy and paste this URL into your browser -->

- Once your Application is completed, you will have a phone conversation with an adoption counselor.

- Once you’ve been approved, s/he will fill you in on the personalities, history, and behavior of the animals to allow you to make the best choice possible for your living situation. You can ask your counselor any questions you have regarding health, behavior, and long-term care.

- You and all members of your household will then be invited to visit the foster home or boarding facility where the animal is currently living. If you decide adoption is right for you, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee which covers the spay/neuter, wellness exam, vaccinations, microchip, and heartworm test (dogs only).

- Animals are subject to a home visit prior to completion of the adoption process.

- You will ALWAYS have continued support from Lulu’s Locker after your adoption! We invite you to contact us at any time with questions or concerns!