Adopt a Domestic Short Hair (short coat)

Domestic Short Hair (short coat) Cat

Bernie the Cat needs a home

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I am a playful, loving 5 year old boy who will never let you feel lonely or unloved! I am currently in a foster home. Make an appointment to meet me!

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My name is Bernie. I am a VERY handsome, playful, 5 year old, short hair, black and white (neutered) male with cute, curly whiskers above my eyes! I was found by a nice family who took care of me for a while, but could not keep me, so I came to the Humane Society to help me find a new home. I was having a difficult time at the shelter confined to a cage, so thankfully, I have been staying in a terrific foster home now where I can show everyone what a WONDERFUL companion I can be when I am feeling HAPPY and LOVED!

I am a very confident, friendly, playful boy who just wants someone to LOVE! I get SO EXCITED to greet you in the morning or when you come home and may even come running when you call me – it will put a BIG SMILE in your heart! I LOVE to be brushed, have VERY GOOD scratching post and litter box habits, and never cry or fuss about going outside. Some say I am like a “little dog in a cat’s body”. I say, I’m an AWESOME CAT looking for a new best friend!

I like to get daily exercise by entertaining myself (and you) playing with small toys and especially enjoy interactive games we can do TOGETHER! I am VERY SMART and eager to learn (especially for treats), so you could probably teach me to do some fun things! Sometimes I like to run and jump and roll somersaults. But, my FAVORITE thing is to just hang out with you and feel LOVED! I will lay close by your side to share quiet time for petting, purring, or a good nap while you read, watch TV, or maybe do some yoga or exercise! My Foster Mom says she looks forward to her “Bernie time” every day!

I would be SO HAPPY to find a relaxed, indoor, home with space to explore, play, and watch wildlife out the window. I would be a GREAT COMPANION for someone who is home a lot and would let me be part of your daily routine. I would do best in a home without young children or other cats, but I have been good living with a relaxed, cat-friendly dog if you happen to have one!

If you let me, I will never let you feel lonely or unloved! I’m hoping to find someone special who will feel the same about me!


I am FIV+

Please don’t let that be a reason not to LOVE me!
I do NOT require any special food or medication.
I am a healthy, young boy who deserves a chance to live a normal, happy life!

Learn more…

I tested positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) which is a slow-acting virus that affects the immune system over time.

FIV is NOT contagious to humans or other animal species. It could potentially be transferred to another cat through a bite that draws blood. The virus is NOT spread between cats by casual contact like grooming or sharing food and water.

With good nutrition, routine wellness care, and minimal exposure to other feline illness, I can live a long, happy, normal life in a loving home! Please give me that chance!

Learn more about FIV on our web site:




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  • Animal: Cat
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
  • Size: Large
  • Gender: Male
  • State: Michigan
  • Zip/Postal Code: 48843
As of 6/18/2024 Bernie is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Bernie is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

  • Facility: Humane Society of Livingston County
  • Phone:517-552-8050
  • Email: [email protected]
You can find Bernie at Humane Society of Livingston County

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