Pet Details


A.R.F. Pet ID:17193944
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Tabby (short coat), Tabby
  • Age: Young (born on 8/30/2021)
  • Sex: Male
  • Size Potential: Medium
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Good with Cats? Yes
  • Good with Kids? Older or considerate kids only

Sage is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Sage

I’m a cautious kitty, but friendly and playful.  My name is SAGE, and SALEM and MARBLES are my sisters.  Me and my siblings were not well socialized when we were little, so we’re now learning that humans are kind.  I had a bad ear infection as a baby and it left me with a permanent head tilt.  Makes me extra cute, doesn’t it?  I love head, cheek and chin rubs.  I have a love-hate relationship with a brush (and belly rubs), and will let you know when I’m done.  Feather and string toys are my favorites and I’ll chase them anywhere.  I do need a kitty friend in my forever home.  I’ll sniff them, then watch ‘til I’m comfortable – then we’ll be playmates!  Initially I’ll hang out in secluded spots, but once I feel safe, I will be close by, next to you or by your feet.  I will sit on your lap occasionally – and enjoy being cuddled briefly.  Do you have the calm, quiet home (no young kids), a kitty friend – and patience, I need?  **



Sage can be seen at the Naperville Petsmart (3111 111th St.).

He is microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, and litter box trained.

His adoption fee is $135.  If you are interested in meeting Sage, fill out our Online Application today! 

Once your application has been approved, an A.R.F. volunteer will be able to contact you to arrange a meeting.


More Info About Sage

  • Up-to-date on vaccines: Yes
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Coat length: Short
  • Declawed: No
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor Only
  • Energy level: Moderate
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Exercise needs: Moderate
  • Needs a yard: No
  • Needs a fenced-in yard: Not Required
  • Likes to vocalize: Some
  • Reaction to new people: Cautious
  • Owner experience required: Species
  • Foster: TCe

Sage is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!