CATS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
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How to Meet Our Cats
Things to note:
Many adult cats and the vast majority of kittens need feline company
--Every description specifies if feline company is needed
--Dogs and people aren't substitutes for cat companionship
--Most kittens are adopted in pairs (unless you already have compatible cat at home). Why most kittens need feline companionship.
Residency: We adopt ONLY to residents of Washington DC area (N.VA, MD, DC).
Not ready to adopt? Try fostering a cat.
|Alaska, Texas, Cali, Dakota & Montana - Meet us at PetValu, Purcellville|
ALASKA (grey/white tabby, male) is fairly independent, but also plays really well with his sisters. He has chosen his foster dad as his favorite person in his foster home. Whenever the foster dad sits down, it doesn't take long for Alaska to show up and climb into his lap. Alaska also likes to try to drink from his foster dad's water glass.
TEXAS (calico, female) is a tad bit shyer than her siblings. She plays really well with her siblings, but it takes her a little while before she comes to her foster family for attention.
CALI (black/white tuxedo, female) is very sweet girl who gets along great with her siblings. Her foster mom describes her as 'an all-around great kitten!'
DAKOTA (calico, female) is a very loving, friendly kitten. She is also the most mischievous and rambunctious of them all. Dakota often goes right up to the foster family's dogs with no fear.
MONTANA (medium-haired calico, female) is an adorable girl who has a close bond with her foster mom, coming to her often for some love. She plays well with her siblings but also has an independent streak. Montana gravitates toward the two fluffy dogs in her foster home. Her foster mom wonders if Montana thinks she is a dog! She often finds her napping next to one of the dogs while her siblings are on the cat tree. So a home with a cat-friendly dog or two would be great for this girl.
These kittens came into our care from a local shelter with their mom, Peppermint Patty (adopted!)
Despite being so sweet, April has not had very good luck in finding a forever home. Her caretaker developed health issues and returned April to our care. Sadly, April is overweight, and while she is otherwise healthy, she could develop health issues down the road unless we help her slim down to a healthy weight.
Even though April is overweight, she is actually playful - in her own way! She loves playing with 'the bird' toy - always watching it with interest, often swatting at it, and sometimes jumping around after it. April loves to be brushed and is quite affectionate, with a noisy purr. She gets a dose of daily exercise going up and down the stairs, and jumps on the bed to greet her foster mom. April is on a strict over-the-counter wet food only diet that's high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
April would do fine with older kids in a quiet to moderately active home. A home with stairs is also important to make sure she gets daily exercise. April would probably do fine with another low-key cat although being the only kitty would be ideal for feeding purposes. Her current foster home has an older, low-key dog and she is fine with the dog.
April was initially rescued by SPCA and adopted out as a kitten.
|Beau & Leonardo|
BEAU has a beautiful thick blue-grey coat and the cutest face! He looks up at you with those adoring eyes - how could you not want to bring him home? Beau loves playing with his brother, Leo, and hanging out with his foster family - especially if they dangle a string. Beau comes running when he hears you approaching, and he loves being picked up and snuggled for some loving. But don't let this sweetness fool you - Beau also loves to play rough and tumble with his brother.
LEONARDO (aka LEO) is such a sweet boy who is a bit more reserved than his brother but is becoming bolder by the day. Leo adores his brother, Beau, and enjoys racing around his foster home, pouncing on his brother, and showing the world he's got a bit of spunk to his personality. When Leo is done playing he wants nothing more than cuddling next to you or in your lap.
Beau and Leo were recently introduced to a new foster home with two kids, an adult cat and a big cat-friendly dog. We were amazed and how easy this transition was for them. They are really enjoying the activity in this home. We would like their forever home to have an older child or two. Beau loves the foster family's dog, Eva, whereas Leo is indifferent. Both boys adore the adult cat, Ozzy.
These boys came into our care with their mom, Jasmine, and their brother Mercury (posted separately). They were brought to a vet office we work with by a Good Samaritan.
|Belle & Chip - Meet us at PetValu, Purcellville|
In many ways, the girls have similar personalities. Both girls have nice purr motors, and enjoy spending time with their foster family. They play well with toy mice and feather wands, and are good at keeping each other company. Nonetheless, Belle is a tad bit more inquisitive. And Chip is very talkative.
These girls need a home without dogs now or in the future.
These girls are a little uneasy about change so they will need a little time to settle into a new home. Their home also needs to be pretty quite without a lot of changes over time. So either an adult home or a home with an older child is what they need. They also don't like dogs so their forever home needs to be canine free!
Belle and Chip are from a litter of six 'Beauty & the Beast' kittens who came into our care from a local farm (the other siblings have been adopted). There was more beauty than beast in this litter because three of them were orange tabby girls, a rarity in the orange tabby world since most orange tabbies are boys. (The last photo of the 'pile of kittens' shows all six before the others were adopted).
|Brad & Thelma|
BRAD is a playful, outgoing, well-adjusted, and active kitten. He enjoys running around, hiding under things, and playing with his sister. He also likes the foster family's small dog, playing with him bravely and enthusiastically. Brad appears black, but in certain light you can see he has subtle gray stripes and white fur mixed in with the black. He also has charming white markings, including what looks like dabs of white paint on his nose, bib, and socks. He is the picture of contentment, purring almost non-stop.
THELMA is a calm and curious kitten. More reserved than her brother - she hangs back and watches briefly, before jumping into the fun. She likes to explore, play with her brother, and sleep on her cat hammock. Thelma is a beauty with exotic markings on her stomach that resemble those of a wild cat.
Brad and Thelma need a quiet to moderately active home with or without older children. They are fine with cat-friendly dogs. They came into our care from a local shelter.
|Celeste, Nova, Apollo & Umbra|
CELESTE & NOVA (grey/white tabbies, females) are adorable look-a-like tabby sisters. They are sweet and playful and enjoy cuddle time with their foster family. These girls love to play on the foster family's kitty tower with each other. They are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.
APOLLO (buff/orange tabby, male) is an active boy who plays well with his siblings. But he would probably be thrilled to have a male kitty buddy with a like-minded personality. He is inquisitive, silly and is a fantastic ping pong ball player.
UMBRA (grey, female) is a sweet, independent girl who keeps herself entertained with bird watching, batting around a toy mouse and she hanging out with her foster family. Umbra doesn't spend much time with her siblings, but still need the company of another sweet tempered female feline companion.
These kittens would do well in just about any home, with our without kids. They have not been exposed to dogs, but would probably be fine with a cat friendly, calm dog.
|Claudius & Nero|
CLAUDIUS is a little love bug who hops in your lap as soon as you sit down! If an affectionate cat is what you're seeking, Claudius is your man. With his black body and white spot on his chest, he looks like a perfect little gentleman. Always ready to play or cuddle, Claudius is a great companion for Nero.
NERO loves to play, play, play! Whether it's a toy or a passing moth, Nero is ready to pounce. His antics are loads of fun to watch, and when he wears himself out he curls up on your lap for a snooze. His favorite playmate is Claudius, and they make a great pair.
These kittens came into our care after being rescued outdoors as tiny kittens. Their siblings, Grace and Julius, have been adopted.
|Coco & Maize|
These girls are typical kittens who love to play! They like to chase each other and pounce on anything that moves. They are huge fans of cat toys, balls, feathers and hair bands. They also enjoy looking out the window watching the birds.
COCO is such a sweet girl. She is all black with just a touch of white fur on her chest with beautiful yellow eyes and shiny black fur. Coco enjoys being held and cuddled. She's known for jumping up on your lap and falling asleep, especially when you're working on the computer! Coco loves attention and is pretty laid back. She is an absolute sweetheart!
MAIZE is a beautiful tuxedo kitty. She is super playful and extremely curious. She comes when called and loves her kitty treats! Maize is full of personality and loves to be around people. She loves to jump in your lap and snuggle. When she's not napping in a basket, she's known to follow you around the house or to initiate play time with her friend Coco.
Coco and Maize will do great in a home with or without older kids and both do fine with the dog in their foster home. These girls came into our care separately from a local shelter.
|Codee & Ciara|
These girls are active wrestling buddies, something you don't often see with girl kittens. They are in constant motion running, jumping and tumbling with each other. When they are tired, they love to be held like a baby and enjoy the cuddle time they get with the young girl in their foster home.
Codee does not like dogs of any kind, so a home without dogs now or in the future, is important to keeping her happy. They are best suited for a moderately active home with or without children of any age.
Codee came into SPCA's care as a tiny, newborn kitten who required a lot of TLC to make her the healthy, active girl she is today. Ciara was also found as a tiny kitten who was cared for by a vet tech until she was transferred to SPCA care.
Cutie is also very playful, especially with strings, a flashlight or anything that he can paw at or sometimes chase. He has a loud purr that he turns on when being petted. Cutie is curious and likes to look out the window and enjoys being out on a screened in porch watching the birds, cars or anything that grabs his attention.
Cutie is a quiet kitty, but will meow when he wants something. He likes to be petted and LOVES being brushed. All you need to do is hold up the brush and he'll run to you for brushing.
Cutie was rescued by SPCA as a young kitten from outdoors. He was adopted out as a kitten with his brother and has lived in a wonderful home his whole life. Unfortunately, his brother became increasingly aggressive toward Cutie, making it clear he wanted to be an only kitty. So, sadly, Cutie's adopter has asked us to find Cutie a new home so he can live in peace.
This sweet boy will do fine in a home as the only kitty as long as he gets lots of love, affection, and play time. He may also do ok with another sweet, laid-back to moderately playful kitty who wants a companion. Cutie's home needs to be quiet to moderately active. An older child or two would be fine but no young children now or in the future.
|Emmy & Tony|
EMMY (medium-haired) (kitten on the left in photo) is an adorable calico who is a sweet, low key, little furball. This friendly little girl is a tad bit timid with loud noises and new people. But once she adjusts to noises and changes, she does just fine. Emmy likes to play and gets along great with her brother, although he is a little too active for her. She has adapted well to the kids in her foster home and loves being picked up and sleeping with them at night. Emmy needs a relatively quiet home either with just adults or older kids.
TONY (short-haired) (single photo) is a sweet, active boy. He is super friendly with strangers and loves to play. He chases laser lights with crazy precision and can play for hours with any toy he finds. Tony has also been known to sneak food, so be sure to put human food away out of his reach. He likes sleeping at the base of your bed at night, and snuggling up with his sister during the day. Tony likes to show his affection when you pet him by purring away.
These kittens came into our care from the outdoors as young kittens.
|Frankie & Teddy|
FRANKIE (brown/orange tortoiseshell/calico, female) has beautiful multi-colored markings with bright orange and solid black front paws. She loves snuggling between her sisters in the kitty hammock and on the couch. Frankie waits to see what toys her sisters go for during playtime, and then jumps into action and joins the fun. Frankie is a little more sensitive and shy than her sisters, but is very loving and affectionate once she is settled and comfortable with her surroundings.
TEDDY (brown/white/orange tabby/calico, female) is the protector. She watches over and takes care of her sisters, especially Frankie. Teddy lovingly grooms her sisters after a meal or when they're getting ready for a nap in the kitty hammock. She also loves to give kisses to her foster mother.
Frankie and Teddy need a quiet home environment with no other pets. They would do great with adults, or an older child in a quieter home would be fine, too. No babies or young kids down the road since they haven't been exposed to kids.
These kittens were rescued from outdoors as tiny babies, along with their siblings, Georgie, Charlie and Chester (posted separately).
Tired from a long day at work? Want a cat who lays on the couch next to you while you watch a good movie? Georgie may be the cat for you! He waits at the door when he hears your keys, and loves to snuggle when you relax to watch TV. And, the best part: Georgie has the cutest 'chirp' that sounds just like a little kitten that he uses when he wants your attention (or food!).
Georgie loves following his human companions around and likes to rub against your legs for affection. When you give him a good scratching around his neck and backside, he turns into an absolute purring machine. His favorite time of the day is feeding time. When he hears the canned food opening up, he jogs over to you chirping and rubbing against your legs.
Georgie is so mellow and trustworthy that you can clip all of his claws at once with zero hassle. But don't let this fool you - he has plenty of energy when you bring out his favorite feathered wand toy. He chases, pounces on and tackles the feather until you put it away!
Georgie thrives on human affection. He needs a home with a couple or family with kids to keep him company. Having someone home part of the work day would be a big plus for this boy. Because of his calm demeanor, Georgie needs a home that is quiet to moderately active. We haven't seen him interact with another cat yet but think he would do great with another like-minded, low-key feline buddy.
Georgie came into our care from a local shelter.
|Georgie & Tahiti|
GEORGIE is a very sweet girl who meows and purrs loudly when she sees you, asking to be picked up and cuddled. She is moderately active, enjoying a good balance between playtime and nap time. Georgie loves to cuddle on soft blankets, kneading and nuzzling until she finds the right position to settle in for a snooze. She also likes to cuddle up to you at night. Georgie is timid with new people and in new surroundings at first, but acclimates to changes in a few days. We think Georgie will always be a little timid around strangers and loud noises.
TAHITI has a sweet, bold personality. She is not afraid to run up to new people and other cats and adjusts right away to new surroundings. Tahiti loves to explore, bat and carry toys around and watch the birds and squirrels outside. She is also very affectionate - Tahiti loves to cuddle up next to you, making biscuits in your lap and giving you kitty kisses. She is very people-oriented and needs to have a lot of people interaction.
While these girls have different personalities, they are very compatible. After just a few days of hissing, the girls have become best buddies. They play and sleep together, sometimes grooming each other.
They need a home where they will get plenty of attention from their caretakers. It's important that Georgie continue her socialization with people, so a home with at least two people will be best for her so she doesn't get too bonded with just one person. And because Tahiti is so people-oriented, she needs to have more than one person to play and interact with. Because Georgie is a little shy, she needs a home with just adults, or a quiet family with just one or two older kids would be fine. A young couple who plans to have kids down the road would not be right for Georgie.
Georgie and Tahiti were both rescued outdoors separately with their siblings when they were young kittens.
Gherkin loves to snuggle and rub up against your legs, sleep in your lap and cuddle next to you on your bed at night. But this friendly boy also has a lot of play in him too! If you swing a toy through the air, he goes after the toy until he's exhausted.
Gherkin needs a playful male feline buddy in his forever home. He has also been exposed to dogs and kids and is great with both. He will do well in an active home with a family with kids.
Gherkin was found outdoors as a young kitten.
|Ginny & Raymond|
GINNY is a sweet girl with an independent streak. She is a smart girl who is watchful and likes to take in her environment. Ginny is also a quiet girl who doesn't talk much. She is happy to have her toys and a nice place to nap. She is adorable when she chases her toys and then carries them around in her mouth. She is very proud of her hunting skills!
RAYMOND is the perfect mix of playful curiosity and love. This guy needs a little guidance and looks to his sister for the action plan and then when he sees she's turned in for a nap, he cuddles right up to her. Ray loves attention. When he's done playing, he seeks out his person for a lap to settle in for some love. If this guy sees another kitten getting attention, look out, he's coming in too. When you hold him like a baby, he gently pats your face with his paws. Very sweet!
These kittens are in a foster home with a child who has been very involved in their care - they are great with her. So they would do fine in a home with kids who know how to handle kittens. They have also been exposed to an adult cat in their foster home and are fine with her. They haven't had direct interaction with the two dogs in their foster home, but they are curious and not afraid. So they may do ok with cat-friendly dogs.
These kittens were born in our care after their mom who showed up in someone's yard asking to be rescued!
|Gravity & Mercury|
GRAVITY is an adorable calico with a big personality. She is bold and adventurous. She loves to come running to you purring and begging to be picked up and cuddled. Gravity is a little feisty when she plays and has found a soul mate in her buddy, Mercury. They chase each other around, play with toys together and nap when they get tired. Gravity is one of Saylor's kittens and her siblings, Miles and Max, are posted separately.
MERCURY is just as bold and adventurous as his buddy, Gravity. He loves to charge through opened doors exploring everything in his path. Mercury is also very sweet, curling up next to you when he's done playing. He is a little miracle who came to us, with his mom Jasmine and two siblings, after suffering from an unknown trauma to his chest - breathing hard. Xrays showed that he had broken ribs but at 3 weeks of age there was no treatment available. Because he wasn't fully mobile at the time he was injured, he was able to heal on his own and had no problems nursing along with his siblings. Mercury is fully healed and not expected to have any problems as he grows older.
These kittens will do fine in a home with just adults. An older child or two would be fine in a relatively quiet home. Mercury has a tendency to run after moving feet so its very important that his home be relatively calm and his caretakers know to watch for his little pitter-patter around your feet!
|Honor, Victory & Warrior - Adopted!|
HONOR (grey/white, male) is a lovebug boy with an easy going disposition who isn't bothered by anyone or anything. He enjoys the company of his sisters (and his brothers - who have been adopted). But he is also happy making up his own adventures. Honor has a nice purr motor, and is moderately active when playing. He is looking for like-minded kitty buddy to bond and play with. (He could also be adopted with his sisters if you want a three-some!).
VICTORY & WARRIOR (black/white, females) are a bonded sister pair who are never very far apart from each other. They need to be adopted as a pair. These girls look very similar, like many BFFs, except Victory has a few black toes. These girls are well-adjusted and enjoy the company of anyone who wants to spend time playing or napping with them.
These siblings are all loving and sweet-natured, just like their brothers (Sarge, Valor and Ranger - all adopted). They would be happy in any type of forever home with or without children of any age, other cats, and cat-friendly dogs are fine, too.
They came into our care from a local shelter.
Ivory is an amazing cat. He settles easily into a new home. He is very trusting and affectionate. Ivory likes to sit by your side as you watch TV or read. And, if you will let him, he will gladly climb into your lap. At night, Ivory likes to snuggle by your side. When he's not cuddling, Ivory has a playful side. He loves batting toys around and easily keeps himself entertained.
Ivory is looking for a loving home where humans are around to keep him company. While we have not seen him interact with dogs, he would probably do fine with a calm, cat-friendly dog. He would do great with older kids in a quiet to moderately active home. Ivory, however, needs to be the only kitty because he has tested positive for feline leukemia (FELV) (unless the other cat is FELV positive as well). Ivory is currently showing no signs of this disease.
Ivory came into our care after a kind woman had spotted him outdoors looking dirty and hungry. After a couple of weeks of feeding him outdoors, it was clear that he was either lost or abandoned. So she just opened her door and he walked inside and made himself at home. Now in our care, this sweet boy needs a loving forever home.
Note: SPCA waives adoption fees for special needs cats like Ivory. SPCA will also cover all of his future vet care.
Jackson is moderately playful and likes to entertain himself with kitty toys. He is a curious cat who likes to watch what you are up to and explore new spaces. He is also a 'social eater' who sometimes waits to eat until you sit or stand next to him. Jackson also likes to have a choice on where he sleeps at night - sometimes on your bed, sometimes in another part of your home.
Jackson needs a home where his human buddies are around to give him attention. He needs either a couple or a family with older kids who are around at least part of the day (who either work from home at least part of the week, or where kids are home after school). He needs more people interaction than what a single person or couple could provide where they work outside of the home every work day. He also needs a home that's quiet to moderately active that suits his calm, friendly demeanor.
Jackson has shared his foster home with two other young, playful SPCA kitties. Both kitties turned out to be a little bit too playful for Jackson. He showed us that while he may do great sharing his space with another cat for company, he doesn't really want a lot of playful interaction.
This sweet boy came into our care after he was abandoned by a college student at the end of the school year. Jackson is lucky that a roommate took it upon himself to make sure Jackson found his way into our care.
Jasmine loves to hang out with people and snuggle with her foster mom at night. She is also a curious kitty who loves to play and explore. Just wave a feather toy and watch her hunting instincts emerge. And if that's not enough personality for you - Jasmine is also a talker! She loves to tell you how her day has been and answers when you talk to her.
We haven't seen Jasmine interact with other cats other than brief interactions for a few days when she first came into our care with her tiny kittens. She was amazingly ok with other cats which is unusual - mom cats are usually aggressive toward other cats. We haven't seen her interact with dogs so we don't know how she would feel about a dog in her forever home. Jasmine seems like she would be fine as an only kitty in her forever home as long as she gets plenty of people time - including interactive play.
Jasmine came into our care after being brought to a vet office we work with. We think she was found outdoors with her kittens (3 weeks old at the time - Beau, Leo & Mercury). She was underweight at only 6 1/2 pounds, but otherwise in good condition. Jasmine is a tiny kitty but still needs to gain a little weight now that she's separated from her kittens.
This wonderful little kitty is ready for a home of her own!
|Julia & Oscar|
JULIA has an adorable nose which is half pink, half brown. She is a sweet purring machine who loves being petted. When you meet Julia, it's easy to see why she usually gets her way! She has an outgoing personality, and isn't shy about letting you know what she wants.
OSCAR has beautiful sea green eyes. He has a soft, sweet personality and is always up for cuddles or down time. Oscar also won't miss an opportunity to play - with his sister or with you. So be ready for play time with this sweet boy.
These kitties came into our care as young kittens. They would have been adopted long ago, if Oscar hadn't developed allergies (bumps around his neck and chest). After working with a veterinary dermatologist, completing a food trial and weaning Oscar off medication, we have concluded that Oscar has food allergies. So far, there are no signs of environmental allergies. We are hopeful Oscar's allergies are under control with the special food which he must remain on 100 percent indefinitely.
Julia & Oscar need a forever home where they will get plenty of attention and have room to roam around and play. They would LOVE a family with kids or a work-from-home situation where their caretaker is home during the day. Both kitties are very social and easy-going around people - they will bond right away with anyone who loves them!
Note that we waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Oscar.
|Jupiter, Venus & Eclipse - Meet us at PetValu, Purcellville|
JUPITER & VENUS (medium-haired calicos) are a gorgeous, bonded sister pair who must be adopted together. JUPITER is sassy and often gets her sister in trouble but no one gets angry because she's so cute! She is lightning fast, has a very loud purr and is excellent at alerting you that she can see the bottom of the food bowl. VENUS is very affectionate and sweet. She likes to snuggle with Jupiter and is not shy about demanding some pets from a human when she wants them. She loves to walk around with a toy in her mouth and try to entice her sister to play with her.
ECLIPSE (short-haired black/white) is funny, smart and curious to no end! She loves dinnertime, playtime and long naps snuggled with a human. If you're in bed, she will find you, get under the covers and immediately start purring. Eclipse is a wonderful human companion kitty. She needs to be adopted along with another like-minded SPCA kitten or into a home with a young female cat.
These girls need a quiet to moderately active home, with or without children. They have not been exposed to dogs in their foster home, so we don't know if they would be ok with a canine companion.
These girls came into our care after being rescued outdoors.
|Kailey & Kiera - Adoption Pending!|
KAILEY is a very playful girl. She likes to play with everything and anything that moves.
KIERA is a sweet little snuggle bug. She is a little shyer and mellower than her sister, Kailey. Kiera is so gentle and loves being petted.
The girls have grown up with an elementary aged child and a small, older cat-friendly dog. They are use to a quiet to moderately active home environment.
These sweet girls were adopted as young kittens to a loving home. Unfortunately, their caretaker is moving to a new home with family members who are allergic to cats so SPCA is helping these girls find a new home.
Larry loves attention and needs to be around people. He loves to be petted and purrs loudly when given a good scratch. He also likes to be picked up and held - anything for human affection! Larry loves to be brushed and runs his purr motor the entire time you brush him.
Larry is perfect for a home that is moderately active, either with or without children. What's most important is that Larry needs people around to keep him company - such as a couple where at least one person works from home or is a stay-at-home parent. Larry is patient and sociable with young children, often rubbing up against them for pets and batting their toys around as if they were his own. He also needs to be able to sleep in his caretaker's bed at night so he won't get lonely.
A long time SPCA volunteer gave Larry a loving home after a co-worker passed away. Unfortunately, Larry and the other cat in his home do not get along which has created an adversarial environment. Larry has made it clear he really wants to be the only pet in the home - he wants all of your attention for himself! Larry is nervous around dogs so he needs to be the only pet in his new home.
Larry is a truly wonderful kitty who really needs a loving home that wants a social cat who loves people, but wants only one pet!
Mac likes to sprawl out on the floor to have his stomach rubbed, sometimes holding on to your hand with his paws to keep you from stopping. Mac likes to sleep on his own, preferring the floor or a quiet corner to the couch or bed. He does not initiate play on his own, but will engage with toys when presented to him. So get those cat toys ready to get him interested in playing!
It will take Mac a little time to get use to a new environment. Once he settles in, he gets more and more affectionate - rubbing up against your legs and nudging your hands when he wants to be petted. He is a little shy with new people, and loud, unfamiliar noises. Once Mac observes visitors in his foster home, he warms up to them easily. We haven't seen Mac interact with dogs, other cats or kids. He will adapt easiest to a relatively quiet home, probably as the only pet although he may do fine with a low-key, friendly feline.
Mac was found outside a McDonald's - scared and hungry. The kind woman who found him was able to pick him up, put him in the back seat of her car and drive him home. Obviously, Mac belonged to someone at some point. He's a sweet boy who doesn't deserve to be living on the streets!
|Meena & Max|
MEENA is a cuddle bug! She is a very affectionate kitty who loves to cuddle right next to you on the couch. She has a very gentle and calm soul. But watch out! Meena is also full of energy and is becoming a bold explorer. She is very playful and a joy to be around. Meena is very talkative and lets you know when she wants to be petted and loved on. She has the cutest little kitty face.
MAX is a little more independent than his sister. He loves to play, hunt and run around. Like his brother, Max has a sweet face that you will fall in love with! He loves to explore and jump on everything, look out the window to watch the birds and squirrels, and hunt toy mice and plastic eggs.
These kitties will do well in a moderately active to active home with or without kids. They adore the adult cats in their foster home - the male loves to groom them, and the female has learned it can be fun to play with kittens!
Meena and Max were born in our care along with their two other siblings (Gravity is posted separately and the other sibling has been adopted). Their sweet mom cat, Saylor (adopted), came to us from outdoors very pregnant and ready for someone to help her with her soon-to-be little family.
Merrie does great with kids having lived with a loving family since he was a kitten. His activity level ranges from mellow to moderately active. Merrie especially likes playing with strings. He loves to be picked up and snuggled, especially if you rev up his purr motor by scratching beneath his chin or behind his ears. Merrie also enjoys watching birds out the window.
Merrie is perfect for a family with a couple of older kids whose home is moderately active. He would also do ok in a home with just adults, as long as there are at least two people living in the home and they are around the home a good part of the day (e.g., working from home) and they want a cat who loves to play. Merrie would do fine with a like-minded kitty but is ok as a single cat as long as he gets plenty of people-time and play-time.
Merrie's family moved to Hawaii and were concerned about the stress such a long move and possible 4 month quarantine would case him. (Hawaii is a rabies-free state and has strict rules about quarantine for incoming animals). So SPCA has agreed to take Merrie into our care and find him another loving family.
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 also enjoys hanging out with her foster mom and being petted behind her ears and on her neck. However, she's a little too sensitive to be petted elsewhere on her body and will nip at your hands if you do this. She will, however, let you brush her coat lightly to keep it light and fluffy!
Murissa needs an adult-only home with no other pets. She will take a little time to settle into a new environment. Once she does, Murissa will reign over her little kingdom like a princess.
Murissa came into our care with a litter of kittens from a local shelter.
|Polly & Pita|
POLLY (brown/white tabby) is a bit more outgoing and dominant than her sister, Pita. She likes to 'talk' to you and keeps the conversation going if you 'talk' back. Polly likes to play with her cat toys, and like her sister, loves nap time. Her favorite thing to do is to sneak in the bathtub and drink dripping water from the faucet. Polly also likes to sit by the patio door and catch the morning sun on her fur.
PITA (black/white) was initially very shy when first coming into our care. But no more! Pita is so sweet, loving and affectionate. She follows you around and will also 'talk back' if you 'talk' to her. Pita loves, loves, loves playing with toys - catnip toys, strings, anything that moves. Her fur is really soft which makes her an especially good kitty for petting.
At night, both girls either cuddle with each other at the top of their cat tree, or by your side. They love being petted and brush, rolling around on the floor and laying flat on their backs. So funny to watch! Pita has an especially loud purr motor and Polly likes tummy rubs.
These loving sisters were sadly abandoned by their caretaker who adopted them from SPCA as kittens. We can only imagine how traumatizing this has been for the girls to suddenly lose their home. However, with a quiet home and patient caretaker, both girls have rebounded beautifully. They are on a strict wet food only diet - high in protein, low in carbs - to help them lose weight.
Sophie is a true miracle. And amazingly - she rules the roost in her foster home! She plays well with the other kitties and big cat-friendly dogs in her foster home. Sophie is even the first kitty in the morning to arrive for breakfast to chow down her food.
While Sophie is a feisty little kitty, she is also a snuggler and looks for laps to show off her incredibly loud purr. She loves to play with the ponytails of her human sisters and loves to entice them to play with her.
Sophie needs feline companionship and will do just fine in a moderately active to active home with people and other kitties to keep her company.
When Stardust is not in play-mode, he is very loving. He likes being carried around and looking out the windows (watching the birds and squirrels outside). Stardust likes getting his head scratched and gives you 'kitty kisses' in return to show his affection.
Stardust is currently in a foster home with only older adult cats - he really needs another male kitten or adult male cat to bond and play with.
Stardust must have another kitty in his forever home - we are looking for a compatible SPCA kitten to pair him up with or he can go to a home with an active young male kitty. We have not seen him interact with kids, but a home with older kids would be great. He would love to have human buddies to play and interact with. We are looking for another SPCA kitten to pair him up with or he can be adopted into a home with another very active male kitty.
Stardust is a little miracle. He was found running along a rural country road all by himself by an SPCA volunteer. He was hungry and scared, and had fleas and earmites. He also had a scraped up face and part of his tail is missing. None of this has affected Stardust's spirit - he is friendly and full of life. All he needs is an active home to call his own.
Tally is definitely one of a kind. She's quite rambunctious when she is in her playing mood. But Tally also likes to sit and watch what happens around her and doesn't interfere much. Tally is also a big cuddler when it comes to nap time.
Tally is use to an active home with kids and dogs. Her foster mom says she LOVES dogs and even acts like them. When the dogs hear something outside and run to the window, Tally follows to see what's happening. Her forever home needs to be moderately to very active to keep her entertained.
Tally came into our care, along with her siblings Friskey and Razzy (adopted!), as tiny babies.
Tia is a very friendly and playful young kitty who needs human attention and playful interaction. She is very curious and investigates anything new and different with keen interest. She especially likes getting inside boxes or bags and opening up drawers! Tia enjoys sleeping in the mid-afternoon and becomes very playful in the evenings.
Tia likes being petted and brushed and purrs loudly to show how happy she is. She can be vocal when she wants attention and is very attentive to interacting with her caretaker. Tia was recently moved to a new quiet foster home and has started snuggling up with her foster mom at night.
Tia needs a quiet to moderately active home without other pets. She also needs a home with one or two people who are home a fair amount of time and who want a playful kitty. Having a caretaker work from home at least part-time would be ideal. Tia would also do great with an older child or two who are relatively quiet and good about giving her some space but also want to play with her.
Tia was brought to the U.S. by a Peace Corp volunteer who just couldn't leave this sweet girl behind when she returned to the U.S. Tia is a little too energetic for the older kitty in this Peace Corp volunteer's home so she has asked for help finding Tia a new home.