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Domestic Short Hair (short coat) :: Male :: Adult

Pet ID #:A-285
Location:Howell, MI

Additional Info:
  • House trained
  • Up-to-date with vaccines

  • Organization Contact Info:
    Humane Society of Livingston County
    2464 Dorr Road
    Howell, MI 48843
    (517) 552-8050
    I am a playful, loving 5 year old boy who will never let you feel lonely or unloved!


    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 adjusting to the shelter at first, so I went to stay in a terrific foster home for a while where I could show everyone what a well behaved and WONDERFUL companion I can be when I am feeling happy and LOVED!

    I am a very confident, friendly, playful boy who will brighten your day! 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 said she looked 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!

    I will never let you feel lonely or unloved and I am looking for someone 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 about FIV on our web site:

    I am FIV+ What does that mean?

    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.

    If I am provided 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! 

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