Tom at a Glance

  • Location: Oak Forest, IL 60452
  • Age: 5 Years (Est YOB: 01/2012)
  • Color/Breed: Black and White Tuxedo Shorthair
  • Gender: Male
  • Kids: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: No

Tom’s Story

History: Tom was an owner surrender at CRISP(https://www.facebook.com/CRISPpage/).  His family said they were moving and could not bring him with.  They said he previously lived with kids and dogs, but not cats.

About:   Tom is a lovely, friendly, not-demanding, and easy going guy.  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 loves attention and is even ok with belly rubs!! 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 a low-to-medium energy guy so he is great for someone who thinks a kitten might be too much for them.  He enjoys playing with toys in short bursts.  He is a bigger cat weighing almost 14lbs.  Tom would do best in a home without other cats, but he was previously fostered in a home with small dogs.  He was 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.  Tom has fabulous litter box habits and, much to his foster mom’s delight, he does not kick litter everywhere.  He is a fan of the cardboard scratchers that lay on the floor.