• Animal ID : 16205105
  • Breed : Domestic Shorthair / Mix
  • Age : 8 years 4 months
  • Gender : Male
  • Color : Black
  • Spayed/Neutered : Yes
  • Declawed : No

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Pet Memo

Rival: In the calmer home environment, he is very friendly and affectionate. He loves rubbing against people's legs, winding through their feet, and standing up on his hind legs to shamelessly beg for petting. He'll follow you everywhere and occasionally gets into a talkative mood. He has a VERY distinct voice, too! Rival is actually so full of love that he wants to hog up all your attention for himself. He would be happiest as the only cat in his forever home.

Rival is so sweet and confident in his foster home. But he is simply terrified at the adoption center. When he's there, he becomes very stressed out and hides. It's hard for people to see past his fear to the loving personality beneath. To see his true personality, it would be best to meet him through appointment.
Rival would be an amazing best friend if someone gave him half a chance. People aren't interested because he "doesn't show well"...but that's only because he's a little unsure of himself. Other people say they don't want a black cat...but his personality is so handsome. He's been in his foster home for quite awhile now, and has watched a lot of foster siblings come and go. Hopefully his turn comes around soon!

Please give Rival a chance to be your best friend. He may not have the flashiest looks, and he may be unsure at first...but his personality is more than worth it. Much of the time, he's simply hungry for your love. It would be wonderful to see him find a home with someone who is as special as he is. If you think he could be the one for you, please contact us at cats@almosthomefoundation.org. Thank you for reading about Rival!

Shelter Information

Almost Home Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3 charity dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats and dogs from Elk Grove Village, Addison, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Barrington, Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Inverness and Wood Dale. We also save animals from High Kill Shelters throughout the state of Illinois. Our rescued dogs and puppies are tested for Heartworm, vaccinated with Rabies and Parvo/Distemper, spayed/neutered and microchipped before being placed in loving homes. They are also checked for fleas and treated. Our cats are examined by a vet, FELV/FIV tested, given a booster (FVRCP) and rabies shot and are spayed or neutered & microchipped. Our kittens are also examined by a vet, FELV/FIV tested, given a booster shot, and the balance of the medical is completed when the kitten is of age.

Adoption Process

Adoption Application

Not ready to adopt but still want to help Almost Home Foundation? Contact the shelter for sponsoring, fostering, volunteering and donation info.

Interested in meeting Rival

Call (630) 582-3738 to speak to an adoption representative at
Almost Home Foundation

Contact Information

P.O Box 308, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, 60009

(630) 582-3738