CATS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
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How to Meet Our Cats
Things to note:
--Kittens must be adopted in pairs (unless you already have a compatible cat at home). Why kittens need feline companionship.
--We adopt ONLY to residents of Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Not ready to adopt? Try fostering a cat.
Biscuit likes to greet anyone coming into his domain, even strangers. He flops down on the floor to expose his belly for a nice belly rub. Because he's an energetic young kitty, Biscuit needs a home without young children as he can get a little playfully aggressive if his energy isn't redirected appropriately. Once Biscuit is done playing, he jumps up on the couch next to you and falls asleep while you are relaxing or watching TV.
Biscuit came into SPCA's care after a kind woman brought him to her vet when she noticed an abscess on his forehead. She had been feeding him outdoors for a while. Biscuit's abscess has been surgically opened up, cleaned and drained and has completely healed. Not too surprising, Biscuit is FIV positive -- a result of his days roaming outdoors and interacting with other FIV positive cats.
We had the opportunity to introduce Biscuit to a dog where he shared his foster home with her for a couple of days. Biscuit was very respectful of the dog's space and we think he would enjoy having a canine buddy to play and interact with. Biscuit doesn't like to be alone and needs interaction. He is a truly wonderful kitty who is expected to live a long life now that he is safely indoors.
Note: We waive adoption fees for FIV positive cats like Biscuit.
Billy is a very well-behaved kitty. He responds right away to your voice and clearly likes to please his human buddies. Billy comes running when you call his name and he will love you even more if you give him fresh chicken!
This sweet boy came into our care after being found living among stray and feral cats on the grounds of a large hospital. He stood out from all the other kitties because he is SO FRIENDLY! With an upper respiratory infection and very dirty white coat, it was obvious Billy wasn't getting proper care. So a Good Samaritan scooped him up and carried him to her car and drove him to her vet for safe-keeping.
Now in our care, Billy received the treatment he needed. Even though Billy is FIV positive, he is otherwise healthy and expected to live a long, healthy life.
We don't know how Billy responds to other cats so it's best that he remain a single kitty. We think Billy might like to have a canine buddy to hang out with, and he will do fine with kids.
Note: We waive adoption fees for FIV positive cats like Billy.
Blitzen also LOVES to play! He needs a very active home with older kids and a cat-friendly dog or two. We haven't seen Blitzen interact with dogs but we think he would most likely do fine with them because he is such a confident, outgoing kitty. He will do best as the only kitty in the home because he is dominant toward other cats. When he settles down from playing, Blitzen is very cuddly and loving.
If you are looking for a friendly, playful kitty, and can provide Blitzen with an active home, he may be the right kitty for you!
Helena (grey tabby) and Victoria (grey) are affectionate, gentle and love receiving attention. As the only 2 girls in this litter, they have stuck together since birth. With 4 rascally brothers, these sweet girls are thankful to be in their own foster home away from their brothers' antics. This gives them plenty of time for snuggling and purring with their foster family. These girls are bonded and must be adopted together.
Ranier, Everest (adopted!) and McKinley (adopted!) (gray tabbies) are rascally brothers who can best be described as 'a scene from Wrestlemania.' They are very friendly and very active. They are great for any active family who is looking for rambunctious kittens that need lots of playtime. They can be adopted in pairs or into homes with a young, compatible kitty to bond and play with.
Denali (grey) will be available soon. He recently underwent surgery to repair a severe umbilical hernia. Once he fully recovers, Denali can be paired up with one of his rascally brothers or adopted into a home with a like-minded young kitty. He is very affectionate and vocal about being alone during his recovery, and is already a lap cat.
Bridget's kittens were born in the nick of time -- the night she was brought into our care from a local vet. All 6 kittens have been exposed to dogs, kids and adult cats. They will be happy in any home environment where they have a kitty to bond with and lots of attention from a new family.
Camilla has beautiful green eyes, and she knows how to use them. She does well with the other cats dogs in her foster home.
Camilla came into our care from someone's home with her young mother who is already pregnant with her second litter. Once the kittens are born and weaned, Camilla's mom will be spayed and looking for a home of her own.
Chipmunk does not like a lot of commotion so a forever home that is quiet to moderately active will keep this friendly boy happy.
Chipmunk came into our care from a local shelter along with another cat named Mouse (adopted!). Mouse and Chipmunk got along but weren't that bonded so we were happy when a forever home came long for Mouse. Now it's Chipmunk's turn to find that special home.
Delight also likes being petted and purrs readily. She likes to burrow under blankets and sleep behind you on the couch. Delight will also nap in her foster mom's lap. She likes to rub against your legs when you are standing to let you know she wants attention. Delight also likes to sit next to the computer, and play with the mouse on the screen, when her foster mom is working her computer.
Delight needs a forever home with another playful kitty. We have not seen her interact with kids, but older kids would most likely be fine.
Delight came into our care with her mom from a local shelter.
|Emmy & Grammy|
EMMY loves cuddling up with her sister Grammy for nice long naps. And she enjoys the company of other friendly cats, playing and hanging out with them. On nice warm days, she truly enjoys lounging on her foster family's 2nd story deck. Emmy is the last to come in from the deck on summer evenings and often has to be 'persuaded' to come in.
GRAMMY loves being with other cats as well. She is shy with people other than her foster family. Grammy loves awaiting her canned food treat each morning and evening...rubbing up against her foster mom then stretching up toward the counter on her hind legs to get a good look at her treat!
These girls need a quiet home with a patient caretaker who will give them time to adapt to new surroundings. They would do well with another friendly, low-key cat to keep them company.
|Friskies & Blue Buffalo|
FRISKIES looks like he's dressed up for a party - with a grey tuxedo, a white shirt and a white tipped tail. He is shy at first with new people and in new surroundings, but once Friskies is comfortable he's playful and loving with the people around him. He plays with anything he can bat around with his paws - whether it's moving or not! Friskies is also a lovebug - he cries to be picked up and cuddled, plops himself down at your feet and rolls around to expose his belly for a nice belly rub, and adores getting hugs and kisses.
BLUE BUFFALO has beautiful blue-grey fur. He greets everyone with the same cute look on his face that says 'pet me, pet me.' But don't let his sweet demeanor fool you - when he's done getting some loving, Blue is ready to pounce on a toy or chase his brother until they tucker out. Blue is also a fearless explorer who is very curious and settles in right away with new people in a new home. When he's not in play mode, Blue loves to be cuddled and held.
Because Friskies is a bit shy with new people and in new surroundings, these boys need a quiet to moderately active home that isn't expected to change much over time. A single person, couple or family with one or two older kids would all be fine as long as the home isn't expected to change much over time (with people moving in and out and moving to new locations).
These boys came into our care with four of their siblings (Sheba, Fancy Feast, Jelly Belly and Sweet Pea - all adopted!) from a litter of EIGHT kittens! They were rescued by a kind family who found them living under their porch (they kept two of the kittens for themselves!).
|Gilbert & Napoleon|
Both boys get along well with older kids, cats and cat-friendly dogs. They like to be petted and don't mind being picked up and carried around. They also love to roll over for belly rubs. When they are energetic, they love to play with toys and wrestle with and chase each other.
GILBERT has beautiful light green eyes and a plush coat of gray. He is very friendly, outgoing and talkative. Gilbert LOVES to sunbathe, sleep in cat beds, be picked up and get his ears rubbed. He is a talker and always answers when you talk to him. Gilbert also likes to chase his own tail! He comes when you call him and answers to the name 'Gilly.'
NAPOLEON has stunning different colored eyes - one is hazel (brownish-green) and the other is light green. He is very sweet and has a huge motor he turns on when you pet him. Napoleon is also a shy kitty who needs a little time to feel comfortable with new people; once he feels safe, Napoleon is very affectionate. He likes to sleep on the bed with his human caretaker and LOVES to be brushed and petted! Napoleon also likes to chase bouncy balls and answers when you call him 'Polie.'
Gilbert and Napoleon came into our care after their loving caretaker fell on hard times and had to move in with elderly grandparents who are highly allergic to cats. SPCA is happy to help these boys find a new loving home.
|Henry & Tommy|
HENRY is very playful and enjoys everyone's company. He loves to walk over his foster mom's lap and laptop when he wants attention! Henry loves sitting at the top of the stairs waiting for his foster mom to come home and play! Henry has the softest and fluffiest fur and purrs loudly when stretched out for a belly rub. Henry is now on a special prescription diet for crystals in his urine and is doing well. He must stay on this diet indefinitely.
TOMMY is a little shy at first when meeting new people, but once he is comfortable he loves to be petted and 'talks' to you when he wants attention. Although Tommy is bigger than Henry, he is more low-key and likes to groom his brother while they lounge on the couch. Tommy is not eating his brother's prescription diet and is fed separately.
These boys were rescued along with their sister as from outdoors by a kind young woman. Henry and Tommy need a relatively quiet home to moderately active home together.
|Layla & Raven|
LAYLA is a true diva! When not admiring herself in a mirror, she can be found perched on top of a pillow chatting to whoever will listen to her. Layla loves to tease her sister with her tail - moving it back and forth enticing Raven to jump around trying to catch it.
RAVEN is a stunning medium-haired girl with a magnificent plume of a tail. She is a dare devil who enjoys climbing up on top of things. She is also a cuddler who likes to sit next to her foster mom on the couch or curl up with her in bed at night.
As much as they love to chase feathers on a stick or toy mice on a wire, their newly discovered favorite toys are nothing more than purple pipe cleaners which provide them with hours of entertainment!
Layla and Raven need a quiet home without children now or in the future. They have adapted to the sweet Lab in their foster home so a home with a gentle dog would be fine. They will take a little while to settle into a new home, but once they do they will bond well with their caretaker. If you have a quiet home and know how to give shy kitties time to settle in, these girls will reward you with a lifetime of love and affection.
Lovebug needs a home where her human companions are around a fair amount and have time for plenty of interactive play. Lovebug is very attached to her foster dad who is her 'play buddy.' She meows sadly when he leaves for work in the morning. She likes a little bit of petting behind her ears and under her chin, but gets over-stimulated with too much petting on her body. She likes to curl up next to her foster parents for a long nap, and sometimes sits in her foster dad's lap. She also greets them at the door when they come home from work, and sleeps quietly at the foot of their bed at night.
Lovebug likes to hang around when guests visit her foster home. Her foster mom says Lovebug finds people fascinating and enjoys sitting and watching people interact. Lovebug also loves to watch the birds and squirrels outside through a window, or when sitting on a screened in porch. Her foster parents are teaching her to go on short walks with a harness and leash - but keep in mind that Lovebug wants to take the lead!
Lovebug is the princess of her domain and needs a home without young children, other cats or dogs. She can be a little temperamental so it's important that her forever home is able to meet her needs. Once settled into the right home, Lovebug is a truly wonderful companion.
Lovebug was rescued by a Good Samaritan who found her roaming the streets - starving and looking for food. She was spayed and ear-tipped before coming into our care. This tells us that she was probably rounded up as a stray kitty, spayed, and returned to the neighborhood where she was found.
Being the diva that she is, Murissa likes hanging out with her foster mom and being petted behind her ears and on her neck. However, she does not like full body rubs and nips at your hand if you do this. Some cats are just a little too sensitive to being touched in certain places and Murissa is one of these kitties.
Murissa likes to sleep on her foster mom's bed at night but typically gets up in the middle of the night to wander around and find a new place to sleep. She has really come out of her shell in our care and we think Murissa will continue to become friendlier and probably more comfortable with being handled once she gets more comfortable in her new surroundings.
Murissa came into our care with a litter of kittens from a local shelter.
Do you like soft things that go "purr?" Do you want a companion who likes to show you love and cuddles with you when you're lonely? If so, Ozzy may be the kitty for you!
Ozzy is an affectionate, friendly, funny, laid-back yet playful kitty who wants nothing more than to be your best friend. He enjoys cuddling as much as he likes playtime.
While you are away from home, Ozzy spends his days taking catnaps, gazing out the window, and getting in some playtime with furry mice. When you get home, Ozzy greets you at the door and when it's time for bed he sleeps by your side. What more can we say other than Ozzy is a super great cat!
Ozzy is full of personality and will make anyone a great companion. While Ozzy is FIV+, he is a healthy kitty. He also likes other cats so if you currently have an FIV+ kitty that needs a friend, Ozzy is perfect. Won't you consider taking this handsome boy home with you so he can finally have a place to call home?
Ozzy was a stray kitty who came into our care after showing up on the doorstep of a long-time SPCA volunteer, asking for food and a place to sleep!
Note: We waive adoption fees for FIV positive cats like Ozzy.
Paddy settles into any new environment with ease. He is great with kids and dogs, too. We have not seen Paddy interact with other cats but he would probably be fine with another like-minded kitty. Paddy can be a single kitty as long as his forever home has a loving family with more than one person to give him lots of attention.
This sweet boy came into our care from a local shelter.
Panther needs a home where he will get plenty of attention. He was adopted out as a kitten, along with his sister Pringles (shown below), into a home that now has four very young children and a big dog. Panther needs a home where the adults and older kids have more time for him. Panther does great with dogs but needs a home without another cat - he was a bit too dominant over his sister, Pringles.
Panther is a big cat, but also needs to lose weight. We have started him on a healthy weight reduction diet. He needs a forever home that will continue to work on his weight management to ensure he remains a healthy kitty.
Petunia likes feline companionship but she's particular about who she hangs out with! She can be an only cat in her forever home. Or, she would enjoy having a younger 'teenage' female kitty introduced after she settles in. The younger kitty will need to accept her at 'top cat.' Petunia prefers the company of adults or older children because young children startle her.
Petunia is a wonderful kitty - she just likes to have things her way!
Pockets is also very playful and good at keeping himself occupied with toys. He loves to empty out his toy box then carry toys around. Pockets is learning to play fetch with fuzzy balls, but sometimes forgets to bring them back to you!
We think Pockets would most likely do well with a like-minded kitty. Pockets gets lonely when his human companions are away from home so having a feline buddy who likes other cats would be good for him. Pockets needs a quiet home without young children now or in the future. He will also do best in a home that will be relatively stable over time (e.g., without lots of moving around).
Pockets was found outdoors covered in scabs and sores, and had a very thin coat with patches of missing fur. He was infested with fleas and had developed a secondary bacterial skin infection. His skin has healed and his coat has grown back so he is now a fluffy boy. Pockets has had occasional bouts of skin irritation so we think he has other allergies, possibly to food or environmental allergens.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Pockets.
Pringles loves dogs but will do best as the only kitty in the home because she spent the first several years of her life being overshadowed by her big brother, Panther (shown above). So we think she will be happiest as the only kitty in her forever home. Pringles does very well with older children and is very patient with them.
Pringles was adopted out as a kitten with her brother, Panther. Their home has grown to include four very young children and a dog. Pringles needs a home where the adults or older kids have a quieter home environment and have more time to give her love and affection.
Pringles is a tad bit overweight. We have started her on a healthy weight reduction diet. She needs a forever home that will continue to work on her weight management to ensure she remains a healthy kitty.
|Rebecca (aka Reina)|
Rebecca has nonetheless adjusted very well to her foster home. She is confident and comfortable and interacts well with her foster parents and visitors to their home. Although Rebecca has adjusted to the resident cat-friendly dog, she would prefer to have her foster parents all to herself! Rebecca loves to sit in her caretakers' laps as long as the resident dog isn't too close by.
Rebecca is quiet, likes to play, and has no limitations running up and down stairs. She is not a jumper though and prefers to remain at ground level. Rebecca appears to be a very healthy senior kitty with a slight heart murmur; she does not take any medications. She is a very picky eater, but her foster mom has lots of tips on what she likes and how to get her to eat well. Her foster mom says Rebecca is very 'regal' and has nicknamed her Reina (which means 'queen' in Spanish).
Rebecca needs an experienced cat caretaker who knows how to care for a senior kitty and Persians whose long, fine fur needs regular grooming. She is lucky to not have any eye tearing issues like a lot of Persians do.
Before coming into our care from a local shelter, Rebecca had always lived as a single pet. We think she would be happiest as the only pet, however, she may adjust fine to another laid-back kitty or well-behaved dog. Rebecca needs a pampered life-style where her human caretakers will continue to dote on her. In return, Rebecca will sit in your lap and provide you with lots of love and companionship.
Rio is definitely 'queen of the castle' in her foster home and needs to be the only pet in her forever home. She is nervous around the big (friendly) in-your-face dog in her foster home.
Rio (which means 'river' in Spanish) was found on the banks of the Shenandoah River living among some other outdoor kitties. Now in our care, Rio is happy being an indoor-only kitty where she loves getting lots of interaction with humans.
Ruby loves being around people and always wants to be where the action is. She follows her foster mom around everywhere. When she hears the door-bell ring, she runs to the door to greet whoever is there. Ruby is a very polite and well-behaved kitty who always uses her scratching posts and never jumps on the kitchen counter. Her favorite past-time is being brushed, which she loves even more than her treats. And speaking of treats, she is probably the only cat you'll find who stands up on her back legs to beg for treats!
Ruby is very playful and makes anything she can swat into a toy. She loves chasing a tennis ball - even though it belongs to her canine friend, Cassie! It took Ruby a little while to get use to Cassie, but now her favorite pass-time is waiting around corners and pouncing in front of Cassie when she walks by. Ruby adapts to various situations easily, from workmen fixing the floors, ambulances driving by, overnight guests, or vocal Superbowl parties.
Ruby will make a wonderful companion to a lucky person or family with older kids who can give this great kitty a forever home!
Rusty also enjoys snuggling with his human friends. When it's time for bed, Rusty picks his favorite spot - right now this is his foster mom's bed - and hunkers down for the night. Rusty knows how important breakfast is for a growing boy, so he follows his foster mom around and meows to remind her it's time to eat!
Rusty is in a foster home with several children and a small dog and really thrives on the excitement of an active home. He needs a home with lots of toys, activity and interaction with humans and other animals. Rusty isn't happy when the dog and kids in his foster home are playing in the backyard and he can't join them; so he will do best in a home with another indoor-only cat to keep him company.
Rusty was a stray kitty who showed up in a neighborhood where he was being cared for temporarily as an indoor/outdoor cat until coming into SPCA's care. Now an exclusively indoor kitty, Rusty will thrive in a forever home that has lots of activity and love to give this sweet boy!
Socks is also curious and playful, but never gets into trouble. She always uses her scratching board instead of the couch. Even being home by herself all day, her foster mom has never come home to find anything amiss.
We think Socks needs a like-minded feline buddy in her forever home. She came into our care, along with her sister, Fluffy, from a home where we understand Socks liked to play and cuddle with her siblings. Socks and Fluffy are in separate foster homes but they may do fine together if we are able to reunite them. (Fluffy is a sweet girl who bonds well with her caretakers but is shy with new people - she will be posted soon).
Socks settles into a new home after a week or so and once she is comfortable, she handles guests well and warms up quickly. This sweet girl came from a loving home that needed to rehome some of their cats once the kittens grew into adults. Socks is a sweet, loving kitty who will reward her new family with lots of love and purrs.
|Socks & Silver|
SOCKS is an avid window watcher and quite an adventurer once she settles into a new home. She has a nice purr motor and a sweet disposition.
SILVER loves to be petted and arches his back and purrs with a trusting look in his eyes. He is also a lap kitty. Silver likes to chase jingle balls and feather wands.
These kitties need a quiet home and do fine with older quiet kids, other cats and a laid-back cat-friendly dog. Their forever home needs to be relatively quiet though without too much commotion.
Socks and Silver were sadly abandoned outdoors. They literally appeared one day in someone's front yard - meowing to come inside their home. They were friendly and already spayed/neutered so they obviously belonged to someone! They are so lucky a nice family provided them with a safe haven until they moved into SPCA's care.
Starbucks spends his time during the day napping in the office while his foster mom works. He enjoys the antics of the other foster bobtail kitty boys, Blitzen and Cupid, in his home. Starbucks even takes a special liking to keeping them well groomed! Starbucks is very playful, gets along with other cats, dogs and children, and would be a wonderful addition to any loving home.
Starbucks must stay on prescription urinary tract canned food. He has been successfully treated for crystals in his urine and the food, along with drinking lots of water, helps maintain his health.
Tim is moderately playful and likes to chase crinkle balls and corks. He is also often laid-back and enjoys bird watching and sunbathing in a stream of sunlight through the window.
Tim can be adopted as an only kitty, but would also be happy with another laid-back feline companion. Tim's foster home includes another laid-back male kitty and they became friends right away. Tim is terrified of dogs, so a forever home where a dog will never be in the future is required. In his mind, CATS RULE!
This wonderful kitty came into our care from a local shelter.