CATS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
To explore adopting cats/kittens, please follow the steps below to expedite your inquiry:
Step 1: Read our adoption policies
Step 2: Submit our 'Meet Your Match' form
Step 3: Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about specific cats or our adoption process. (Note: We respond fastest to email).
Step 4: If you don't have email and have questions about our adoption process, leave a voice mail message at 703-799-9390. (Note: We respond faster to emails than phone calls, and can provide cat-specific information only via email inquiries).
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.
|Ace & Stanley|
ACE is a class all by himself when it comes to cuteness! He is a petite kitten who loves to be near his 'people.' He has a sweet habit of chirping and mewing hello to his foster family whenever they enter the room. Ace loves being petted and kneads the air with his paws whenever you pet him. He's happy to join his family wherever they are and loves to keep them company when they read or do homework. Ace also likes to play and snuggle with his best friend, Stanley. Ace has a cheerful, happy demeanor and is just content being part of a family. He does well with the children and other cats in his foster home.
STANLEY is a sweet and local kitty. He has the devotion of a dog, the playfulness of a kitten, and the softness of a bunny. Initially cautious and shy, Stanley quickly warms to affection and treats and once he settles into a new home, he will be your furry friend for life. Stanley loves climbing into your lap, and if you are able to ignore him sitting by your feet for long, he gently reminds you to pick him by tapping your leg with his paw. Stanley purrs loudly when held but is otherwise a quiet cat who loves to curl up by your side, enjoys watching birds, is very receptive to other cats. He has learned to trust children and adults alike since he was rescued. If you can be patient with his initially shy nature, Stanley will reward you with a lifetime of companionship and devotion.
Ace came into our care from a home with too many cats to care for. Stanley came from a local shelter. Because of Stanley's initial shyness, they need a quiet to moderately active home with a patient caretaker who will give him a little time to settle into a new home.
|Anna & Molly|
ANNA is a friendly, outgoing kitty. She comes running when you call her and likes to be involved with her foster family's activities. Anna also likes to be petted and snuggle up for a nap with her foster mom whenever she gets a chance! This friendly girl also LOVES to play fetch with her favorite toy mouse over and over again.
MOLLY is a petite girl with striking features and fur as soft as a rabbit. She is a little timid until she gets to know you, but once Molly adjusts to a new environment she likes to hang out with her human family. Molly also likes to wrestle and groom her best friend forever, Anna!
Because Molly is a little timid, she and Anna need a quiet home that will give Molly a little time to adapt to changes. These girls came into our care from a local shelter.
|Belle, Shadow & Tiger|
BELLE (grey/white tuxedo, female) may be the only girl, but she is definitely the fearless one of the bunch. She loves exploring and is always up for an adventure. Belle is very playful and not afraid to wrestle with the boys. Her favorite thing, though, is to have her belly rubbed! She will do great being paired up with Shadow in her forever home or with a young female kitty to bond and play with.
SHADOW (grey, male) is a sweetheart who has lots of energy. He loves to play and chase his litter mates. Shadow's favorite thing is to be rubbed on his cheeks. You know he's happy when he squints his eyes and purrs with approval. He will do great being paired up with Belle in his forever home or with a young male kitty to bond and play with.
TIGER (buff tabby, male) is the relaxed, laid back kitten of the group. While he can be very playful with his litter mates, Tiger is also very content laying by the window sill and observing the great outdoors. He loves to be petted and has a MIGHTY purr which suits his name.
These siblings came into our care from a loving home with 5 kids. So they were socialized early on by people and are very people-oriented!
|Boots & Mittens - Adoption Pending!|
Boots (male) & Mittens (female) are an adorable and extremely well-socialized kitten pair. They play and snuggle with their foster family and are always ready for a game of 'chase the string' with their foster mom.
These kittens have moderate activity levels and are content with each other when their foster family isn't around to play with them. Boots is the loverboy while Mittens takes the lead with adventures. At the end of the day, they are happy to be in their foster mom's lap. These kittens are in a foster home with kids and cat-friendly dogs and are comfortable with everyone.
These kittens were born in our care after their mom, Maple, was transferred to us while pregnant from a local shelter.
Caramella is timid toward other cats so she needs just the right feline buddy. It took her some time to warm up to the other kitties in her foster home, but now they are all buddies and like to chase each other back and forth around the house. The resident cats are pretty mellow themselves but like to play gently - just what Carmella needs in a feline buddy.
This sweet kitty was found outdoors in the cold apparently abandoned along with another cat by a resident in an apartment complex. The other kitty was taken in by another resident and Carmella was transferred to our care. We are now looking for the right home for Carmella.
While Clover is pretty mellow, she is also playful. She especially likes it when you initiate play with her with toys. She is also happy to watch the world go by from a window or screen door. Clover loves getting attention and will try to get your attention if you are busy doing something without her - such as talking on the phone!
Clover would do fine in a home with kids. Her initial foster home had other cats and dogs and was fine with them as well. However, if her forever home has another cat or dog, they need to be pretty mellow like she is.
This sweet girl came into our care after being found outdoors literally starving to death only weighing 4 pounds. She now weighs close to 7 pounds - a small kitty. Clover is a happy and healthy girl who is looking for a loving home of her own.
|Gilbert & Napoleon - Need foster home by end of June before their foster mom moves to CA!|
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 little shy with new people and changes, but once he feels comfortable he is very friendly and 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.
|Goldie & Scout|
GOLDIE is very sweet and a bit more reserved than her brother, Scout. She has the softest fur - just like a rabbit. Goldie loves being petted and is very affectionate once she has settled in and gets to know you. She also has a very loud purr motor!
SCOUT is much more outgoing than his sister. He runs to see you as soon as you enter the room. He loves to play and being petted. Scout is a very playful little guy, with a ton of energy. He loves playing with toy mice and with his own tail - which has hasn't caught yet!
Goldie and Scout spend a lot of time playing together - their foster family hears them thumping around in their room. But as soon as the door is open, they want attention. Neither cat seems to be able to walk in a straight line, because they rub up against each other as they move. They make it hard for humans to walk too, since they like to rub against legs!
These siblings were born outside to a barn cat, but quickly showed that they were too friendly to remain outside. They were brought inside by a kind family and later transferred to SPCA's care.
Gracie has made it loud and clear that she doesn't see how children fit into her world! So no kids in her forever home now or in the future. Gracie also needs to be the only pet - no other cats or dogs! Gracie likes to have peace and quiet so a home that is quite to moderately active is what will keep this girl happy.
Gracie came into our care after her caretaker passed away. With nowhere else to go, she was sadly brought to a local shelter. Gracie quickly became depressed in a cage, and after 5 days of refusing to eat, SPCA was asked to help this beautiful girl. Within hours of being in her temporary foster home, she gobbled down two cans of cat food.
Her caretaker's family told the shelter that Gracie is Persian, but she does not have a Persian's trademark flat face. She is petite and has very fine, soft fur - like a Persian. She is sweet but has a little bit of sassiness to her personality - she knows what she likes and doesn't like!
Gracie is a wonderful kitty for someone who wants a pampered princess!
Ike settles in easily into a new home and likes to explore his surroundings. He loves being petted and brushed and nudges your hand with his head until you give him a good scratch behind the ears. Ike likes hanging out with his human buddies but also needs to have other pets around to keep him company. Ike does well with both like-minded, low-key cats and dogs.
Ike was adopted out as a kitten with his sibling but returned to our care when his home became too active for him. Ike likes to be around activity, but his low-key personality is best suited for a relatively calm home environment.
Ike is on special prescription food to prevent crystals in his urine. He needs to stay on this special food for the rest of his life. Ike needs a caretaker who will be diligent about making sure he is kept 100% on this food and gets regular annual checkups at the vet.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Ike.
|Katherine & Mason|
KATHERINE is a happy, friendly special needs girl who came into SPCA's care as a tiny kitten who fit into the palm of your hand. She was found by a young girl on the side of the road. Katherine has a slight head tilt and it sways back and forth a bit but this doesn't affect her balance - she has no problem walking a straight line or jumping up and down on things. She has been evaluated by a veterinary neurologist who says her slight neurological disorder is most likely caused by a congenital defect near her inner ear. Katherine functions well, her condition will not change over time and no medication is needed. However, her forever family needs to be patient when introducing her to new surroundings, and be sensitive to the impact loud noises have on her. When Katherine was 3 months old, she was introduced to Mason in her foster home. He has become her best buddy and her 'rock'.
MASON is a gorgeous fluffy orange kitty. He is a friendly kitty who is confident and mellow. He has a loud purr motor and loves to be cuddled by his foster family. Mason has active, playful moments but he's more of a couch potato! This sweet boy has also learned to watch over his buddy, Katherine. They are never far away from each other and make an interesting pair of lovable kitties. Mason was found outdoors all by himself as a young kitten by a mail carrier. He simply walked up and introduced himself! Who could resist taking in this orange ball of fur?
These kitties do fine with adult cats, laid-back, cat-friendly dogs and understanding kids. They are special kitties who are looking for a special home.
|Luke - Adoption Pending!|
Luke is incredibly outgoing, people-oriented and settles into any situation instantly. He can be described as a dog in a cat's suit. He gets along well with cat friendly dogs and every cat he has met. Luke also does great with kids of any age. Luke is happy to play independently or with other four legged creatures. When he hops upstairs and doesn't find a human friend, he meows until someone calls out to him. At night, he insists on sleeping on the bed with a foster family member.
Luke loves to cuddle and has a loud purr motor to share with anyone who will give him attention. He can also be a little mischievous like most teenage males. His forever home needs to be kitten-proofed and he does like to play in his water bowl so some precautions need to be taken.
Luke needs a home where he will get lots of love and affection. He will be a great addition for any activity level in his forever home with at least one other four legged, active, furry buddy - cat or dog.
Marbles is timid toward other cats - he was often chased by other cats outdoors before coming into SPCA's care. Marbles needs a forever home - at least initially - as the only cat so he can settle in and feel safe and secure. He's comfortable around small dogs and may enjoy canine companionship.
Marbles is a sweet boy who is happy to finally be off the streets. He was a stray cat being fed by people in his neighborhood. With the weather turning cold, his guardians knew it was time to get Marbles off the streets for good!
Marbles is a sweetheart who is now ready for a loving home of his own!
|Mira & Mimi|
MIRA is a sweet, friendly kitten. She is very people oriented and turns on her purr motor the minute she sees you. Mira loves to be petted and rubbing up against you to show her affection. This sweet girl is also playful and quite adventurous. She loves playing with her surrogate sister Mimi, batting toys around or pouncing on anything that moves.
At one week of age, Mira was rescued from outdoors as an orphaned kitten with her 6 siblings. Luckily another rescue group had two nursing mom cats who came from a local shelter (Olive and another adult cat) with small litters of newborns. Mira and her siblings were split up into two groups -- Mira and two of her siblings (adopted!) were placed with Olive, Mimi's mom, who instantly became her surrogate mom.
MIMI is an adorable kitten who is a carbon copy of her mom, Olive. She is a sweet, low-key kitten who likes hanging out with her surrogate sister, Mira. She is as soft as a bunny rabbit and loves to flop down on the floor and stretch out asking you to pet her! She loves to be petted and having her face stroked. Mimi loves being held and even at this young age is a lap cat! She is a tad bit shy and startles with loud noises and likes to follow the lead from her buddy, Mira.
Mimi is nothing short of a miracle. She has very slight tremors and mild neurological challenges keeping her balance, but has learned to compensate amazingly well. She gets around just fine, has no problem using the litter box and does great playing with Mira. Sadly, Mimi's mom received a distemper vaccination at a local shelter when she was pregnant which lead to the death of 6 of her siblings shortly after birth. This sweet, brave little girl's neurological issues will not get worse over time and she is even expected to get better as she grows and learns to compensate for her slight balance issues.
These girls are lucky to be alive and waiting for a forever home of their own with no young children, dogs or other cats.
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.
Pockets is also 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!
Pockets needs a low-key, but playful, like-minded kitty to bond and play with. Pockets gets lonely when his human companions are away from home so having a feline buddy who likes other cats is important 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. He is not currently on any medications but eats prescription hypoallergenic food.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Pockets.
Quinn adapted almost immediately to his foster home and is great with the two resident dogs in his foster home. He is very accepting of the 8 1/2 year old Pug. They can be found laying close together on the bed at night or on the pet pillows in front of the sliding glass doors soaking up the sun and checking out the neighborhood activity. Quinn is quite playful with his foster parents' Lab/Boxer 10 month old puppy, Lucy. Quinn and Lucy love to talk to each other and play. We really want Quinn's forever home to have a cat-friendly dog to keep him company!
Quinn loves breakfast and dinner time. He practically runs you over to get to the kitchen and his bowl! Quinn likes human companionship and follow you around to see what is going on and if he can help!
Quinn was a skinny, stray kitty found outdoors by the neighbor of an SPCA volunteer. We have not seen Quinn interact with cats so we don't know how he would do with a feline buddy. But we know he does great with cat-friendly dogs. Quinn is a little ball of joy who will charm his way into your heart and hopefully your home!
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!
On his mellow side, Salvador loves to put his paws on his foster mom's shoulders and snuggle under her chin. He even likes to be picked up and held for short periods of time. Salvador has a nice purr motor, and appreciates being doted upon. This sweet boy is often content window watching and monitoring household activities. Salvador likes to sleep at the foot of one of the beds in his foster home.
However, Salvador has a playful side as well. He likes to play with toy mice, balls, crumpled up paper and feather teasers and responds to catnip-filled toys! Salvador also has short bursts of energy and scampers throughout his foster home looking for interactive play. He sometimes jumps out and 'ambushes' his foster family looking for interactive play. He can also get a little nippy when playing or when he's had enough petting. This type of play tells us that Salvador needs a feline buddy to chase, pounce on and wrestle with - but in a relatively gentle fashion.
Salvador has been in two different types of foster homes - one with both cats and cat-friendly dogs, and a second one as the only pet. It's clear that he needs feline interaction. And while he was not phased by the dogs in his previous foster home, he didn't interact with them much.
Salvador is looking for a quiet to moderately active home where he will get human interaction, and has at least one like-minded kitty to bond and play with. This sweet boy came into our care from a local shelter.
Even though Tia is an indoor-only kitty now, she won't hesitate to show you her lightning-fast speed to catch a toy or get to her next meal. She is a talkative kitty, especially when it comes to food. If you rub her head and talk to her sweetly, she purrs non-stop. Since she is just a 'teenager,' Tia needs some gentle reminders about house rules, such as not jumping up on kitchen counter tops.
Tia adapts well to new surroundings and needs another playful female kitty to bond and play with. She is a tiny cat - only about 7 pounds. Without a feline buddy, Tia is a bit too playfully rambunctious and can get a little nippy. Tia also needs a family to shower her with love and affection.
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 with the right feline playmate.