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Buddy Domestic Short Hair Barrington, IL

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Black, White


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other cats, dogs.

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Meet Buddy

Because we are all volunteers, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus only considers approved applicants to meet our orphans in our foster homes. The adoption fee includes vet exam, FIV/FeLV test, age-appropriate spay/neuter through IDR+ approved vet, age-appropriate vaccinations, fecal test, flea and ear mite check, and microchip. Please email for more information.

Buddy’s story started when a kid got him from someone giving away free kittens on the street. The parents gave in after the kids brought him home and begged to save him. The family gave the kitten a lovely name, Buddy, but the family dog had a different opinion about him. The family was fearful for Buddy’s safety and opted to keep him in a closed bedroom where he spend the first two years in isolation before finally being relinquished to a local shelter.

He was a very angry cat when he came to IDR+ from the shelter and socially awkward with both people and other cats. He is best as the only cat in the house, but he can live with other cats who are calm and friendly. He has a friendly 1-year-old cat at the foster home that will play with him and teach him how to be a cat. Buddy is also good with friendly dogs who ignore him, and he will actually run out the patio door to hang out with them in the backyard. He will probably benefit a leash walk outside…if you can manage to put a kitty harness on him that is.

It took some time but he finally warmed up to his foster mom and will curl up next to her for a nap. You know he is content when he starts to suck on his leg, a trait when kitten taken away from mom too early. He wants love and attention and enjoys the head and ear rubs, but he is still learning to trust the hand that pets him. He will jump up to the back of the couch to groom foster mom’s head, except his grooming is more of chewing and pulling mom’s hair. Buddy is looking for a cat savvy family who can give him time and space to adjust to a new home, and teach him that life can be good for him to become a happy cat.

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The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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