Bachelor of the Week: Salinger!

You guys!

This week’s bachelor was chosen specifically by MomFOD. She went in to Tree House yesterday and, while she was waiting, a very debonair little fellow walked up to her and charmed her into taking his photo! When she read his story, she insisted that we share it today.

In or out... in? or out?

In or out… in? or out?

Picture it: 2004. A two-year-old Salinger finds what appears to be his forever home. Many years go by and all is seemingly well, until one day, Tree House gets a call from a suburban rescue that Mr. Salinger has appeared. From the looks of him, (missing toe, terrible tooth troubles) he had been outside for quite a few years. Tree House attempted to contact the adopters but were unable to get a reply. They have no idea why this handsome man was abandoned. They took him in, fixed up his dental problems, and he’s now ready to find a new home for his senior years!

Salinger is now missing all teeth except his canines. He has a suspected case of IBD and pancreatitis, but he won’t let it stop you from loving him. He also loves long walks along carpeted hallways, head pats, and eye gazing.

I like to think that Salinger stepped out of his happy home for a moment, just a moment, and a giant wind came and swept away his well-meaning family. He went on the road from there peddling apple juice that he made from windfall apples he found on the side of the highway and was able to afford warm beds at animal hotels each night.

But I know that isn’t the truth. Sadly, the truth sucks.

This little guy really deserves a good, warm, happy home. Can you give it to him?

Having a stroll down memory lane. He walked that hall as a young adult and now again as a senior.

Having a stroll down memory lane. He walked that hall as a young adult and now again as a senior.



PS. If you’re in the Chicago area, don’t forget about Tree House’s Lights of Love! It’s this Saturday, December 13th, from 4 to 8 pm. They’ll have crafts for sale, veggie appetizers, tours of the house, and a lighting ceremony. You can ask that a white light be lit for anyone you have lost and want to remember. It’s a really nice way to honor those that have left us.

For details, click here!

Bachelor of the Week: Big Bruiser!

Woah! You guys! It’s been a while since we’ve had a bachelor that wasn’t kittens, so let’s hurry up and meet this new guy.

Hello! Do you live inside? Can I? - Big Bruiser.

Hello! Do you live inside? Can I? – Big Bruiser.

This is Big Bruiser! He has, beyond all odds, beat the …well, odds, I guess. He has decided that, after fifteen years as a feral cat, he was ready to come inside. Having stepped through the cabinet doors into the world of human Narnia, Big Bruiser is now an indoor cat!

This tough little dude spent his whole life living in a managed feral colony and then, one day, he decided it was time for pets. And love. And treats. And some drool. Ignore that last part, it’s minimal.

Big Bruiser, like many feral cats, has FIV, but he’s managed it for 15 years and hopefully you and he can manage it together for 15 more while sitting on your couch inside the house, possibly eating ice cream since his tongue is at the ready. (See photos below.)

BB is ready for his new home, a new couch, and possibly a new name, too. Something like “darling,” “sweetness,” or “dream come true.” Are you going to be his very first new home? ARE YOU?

Then call Save A Pet IL today and get connected! Big Bruiser is waiting.



Big Bruiser's looking for something. I think it could be love.

Big Bruiser’s looking for something. I think it could be love.

Waiting and hoping and thinking and drooling.

Waiting and hoping and thinking and drooling.


Bachelor of the Week: Levi’s Encore!

You guys!

I don’t normally do this, but this guy has been on my mind lately and I wanted to re-run the profile for Levi, the fabulous senior James Bond-esque kitty who needs a home. You see, my first two bachelors were adopted and Levi was my third, so I’m really hoping we can make that into a trio of adoptions!  What do you think? Can we find Levi a home? Let’s try!



Stand back, Lovesearchers, because this week’s bachelor will knock your socks off with his mature ways and social graces. World, meet LEVI!


Oh! He’s like James Bond in that black and white.

Levi was found wandering about the streets of New Jersey, unable to see or hear, navigating his way through the streets with experience only. Levi is likely over 15 years old and is blind and deaf. He arrived at a clinic as a stray cat and was immediately scheduled to be euthanized.

But wait! Due to the generous donation from Paws and Claws Society, Inc. an organization that helps promote animal welfare through various services, funding, and foster and volunteer programs, Tabby’s Place (a no-kill cat sanctuary) was granted $15,000 to care for one very special kitty. And guess who that kitty is? It’s true! It’s Levi! They picked him, so why shouldn’t you? 😉

Since being the recipient of the amazing Circle of Compassion for Animals , Levi has spent his time at Tabby’s Place snuggling everyone within his reach. This dear little fellow, although he can’t see or hear, can sense the love around him and seeks it out with his special “love radar.” Levi does have early renal deficiency, so will require extra care, but he’ll pay it all back with adoration, the special kind of mature adoration that only a man of his age could give.

Will you give Levi a home? Do you know someone who can? Help this fellow find the castle, and possibly the awesome spy car, he’s always deserved!

Is that a pillow? I'll snuggle it.

Is that a pillow? I’ll snuggle it.

Is that a hand? I'll snuggle it, too.

Is that a hand? I’ll snuggle it, too.

tabby's place

“Snuggled, not stirred.”