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:
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.
|Ahsoka (aka Soki)|
Soki is a petite girl. But this doesn't keep her from play-fighting or running around with the other young kitties in her foster home. Her foster mom says Soki is the smartest of the bunch - she thinks about things and assesses her options before acting. Soki also loves snuggling up next to you at night while purring. And in the morning, she likes to wake the child in her foster home up by jumping up on his bed and laying across his legs.
Soki needs a forever home with a young, compatible kitty. She can be adopted along with another SPCA kitty or into a home with a like-minded playmate. And she does great with older kids.
Soki came into our care from a local shelter.
|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 need separate forever homes with compatible young kitties. Each will do great in a home with or without kids and both do fine with the dog in their foster home. These girls came into our care separately from a local shelter.
|Coconut & Fritter|
COCONUT (classic gray tabby) is the lover-boy. He is known as a 'classic' tabby because he has a swirl of stripes on his sides.
FRITTER (gray tabby) is the leader and explorer. He has stripes but no round swirl on his sides.
Both boys play well with each other. They are an active pair but not overly rambunctious. They love to play on the cat tower racing up and down for hours. They also enjoy snuggle time with their foster parents and have nice purr motors.
These boys need a quiet to moderately active home. No young kids now or in the future, but a relatively quiet home with children over 12 years or so would be fine. They came into our care from a local shelter.
|Cupid & Luna|
CUPID loves to play with other cats and dogs, and when he's ready to nap, he seeks humans to cuddle with. He likes to climb the cat tree in the foster home and keep an eye on everyone's activities. Cupid always wants to be next to his sister, who is the instigator in all of their adventures.
LUNA is extremely playful, and even keeps playing when her brother tires out and takes a nap. Luna comes running when she hears her name, and meows when she's looking for her foster mom. She likes to sleep under blankets and is an acrobat when climbing the cat tree.
Cupid and Luna need an active household with devoted play time to keep them entertained and where people enjoy and appreciate their high energy level. They are great with other like-minded young, playful adult cats, and enjoy playing with cat-friendly dogs, too.
These kittens came into the SPCA's care as tiny orphaned kittens found in a wood pile. They were moved to an experienced foster mom who bottle fed them and gave them the support they needed to grow into amazing kittens.
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 best as the only pet in his new home. We aren't sure how he would respond to another kitty. His 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.
Dee likes to be petted, especially being scratched behind her ears. And when she is in the mood, Dee wants nothing more than to sit in your lap for a nice nap. She enjoys hanging out with her foster dad when he is home alone and when he has friends over.
Dee is moderately playful when you initiate play with her and she especially LOVES chasing a laser pointer.
Dee needs a quiet to moderately active home with no young children now or in the future. She seems to enjoy a calm environment and needs to be the only pet in the household.
Dee was adopted out by SPCA as a kitten, along with her brother Charlie (posted separately). Sadly, her adopter didn't take her adoption as a life-long commitment seriously and abandoned Dee and Charlie after she had a baby. Now back in our care, we are looking for a forever home for this girl who will give her the love and stability she deserves.
|Garfield & Jon|
These boys love hanging out with their foster parents - Garfield is over-the-top affectionate, while Jon is more reserved. They are moderately playful and equally matched during play time. They take turns initiating play, chasing and wrestling with each other and playing with toys. They have wonderful purr motors and sleep next to each other or next to you when play-time is over.
GARFIELD has a typical orange tabby personality - both playful and laid-back in one package. He settles into a new home almost immediately. Garfield has super soft fur and looks for his foster mom's lap after meals for some cuddling and petting. Garfield adores human affection and likes to be picked up and held. He is a true lap cat!
JON is a bit more reserved than Garfield. He needs a little more reassurance with new people in a new home. But within a couple of days, Jon is right there with his brother looking for play-time and people-time. Jon likes to initiate contact with you and jumps into your lap and gives you head-butts when he wants your attention.
These boys are looking for a calm environment to settle into with no other pets or young children now or in the future. They came into our care from a local shelter with their siblings (Pookie, Odie, Squeak & Nermal - adopted!).
|Hedgehog & Walnut|
HEDGEHOG is friendly and active. He's also the 'social butterfly' of this duo.
WALNUT is an outgoing boy with a very curious nature. He is also equally affectionate.
These boys are never far apart from each other. They keep each other constantly entertained with their rascally kitten antics. They need an active home with multiple people to give them lots of attention. These boys are comfortable around adult cats, cat-friendly dogs and kids.
These boys came into our care with their siblings (Nutmeg and Chipmunk - adopted!) from a local shelter.
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.
Jackson is moderately playful and likes to entertain himself with kitty toys. He also likes to sit in kitchen chairs to survey an entire area. He is a curious cat who likes to explore new spaces. Jackson needs a home where his humans let him choose whether he wants to sleep on their bed at night.
We have not seen Jackson interact with other cats, but like most young males, we think he needs a sweet, moderately playful male feline buddy to keep him company. He came from a home with dogs and we're told he did well with them although we don't know if he co-existed or whether he really enjoyed their company. Jackson is also a 'social' eater - he often waits to eat his meal until you are sitting or standing next to him.
Jackson needs a quiet to moderately active home that suits his personality. 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 brought him home to live with his parents until a new home could be found for him.
Jackson is a truly wonderful kitty who is looking for a home of his own.
Jasper will be shy in a new home with new people until he has time to feel safe and secure. It could take him several weeks to settle in. Once Jasper has reassurance from his new guardians that he is safe and loved, he will slowly open up. Jasper will follow you from room to room, hang out with you as you are watching TV, readying or working on your computer, and sleep at the foot of your bed at night.
Jasper also loves playing with toys. He throws them in the air and bats them down quickly, or bats them up and down the stairs. While Jasper does like to play, he isn't overly rambunctious.
Jasper is looking for a quiet home that isn't expected to change much over time such as frequent moves to a new home. He also needs a home without young children now or in the future. He would do fine in a quiet home with an older child who understands it will take him a little while to adjust. A young person who may have kids down the road is not the right home for Jasper. We haven't seen Jasper interact with other cats but he may do fine with another sweet, moderately playful cat to keep him company.
Jasper came into our care after a kind person found him starving and looking for food and shelter on her back porch!
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!
Mohawk's canine pals include a cat-friendly Goldendoodle and a Scotty. He also respects the older Golden Retriever in his foster home, too. Mohawk is very fond of chasing and being chased, and plays with the Scotty as if he were a cat by sneaking up and pouncing on him.
Mohawk has also shared a foster home with another SPCA cat, Orange Crush, and can be adopted with him if you are looking for a pair of cats.
Mohawk enjoys his foster parents' company. He has a nice purr motor and is comfortable with everyone he meets. Mohawk also enjoys a moderately active household to keep him entertained, and a place where he will receive plenty of attention.
Mohawk came into SPCA's care from a local shelter as a young kitten with his siblings (all adopted). Mohawk is sensitive to food changes and MUST stay on his current over-the-counter high quality, limited ingredient food. This will ensure he stays the healthy and happy kitty he is today!
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.
Orange Crush likes to follow his foster family around waiting to be picked up and cuddled. He hasn't quite mastered the chirping sound, but that doesn't stop him from using it when he wants attention. It sounds more like a goofy chirp-meow which is adorable.
Orange Crush gets along well with the older kids and cats in his foster home. He needs to be adopted along with another SPCA kitty or into a home with a compatible young cat. He has been introduced to another SPCA cat, Mohawk, and they did great together. OC and Mohawk can be adopted together or separately.
Orange Crush came into our care from a local shelter.
|Snickers & Reeses|
SNICKERS (black/white) is an adventurous and sweet girl. She purrs and kneads while being petted in your lap. Snickers is equally happy entertaining herself with a round ball teaser toy.
REESES (black) is an energetic kitten who is a tad bit shy with new experiences. She takes her cues from her siblings and does great with her sister Snickers.
These kittens came into our care from a local shelter as tiny babies.
Suzie is an excellent companion for someone with a quiet home with no kids now or in the future who is looking for a super affectionate, low-key girl. She is an FIV positive kitty but is very healthy. With good nutrition and proactive vet care, she is expected to live a nice long life.
Suzie came into SPCA's care after her caretaker passed away. She was found living outdoors among a feral cat colony. Suzie is a very lucky girl to have found her way into our care; now she just needs a forever home!
Surviving Life on the Streets with FIV
Tia is a loving and very playful young kitty who craves human affection and playful interaction. She is very friendly and eagerly jumps on your lap or rubs against you. Tia loves to be petted and groomed and purrs loudly when getting attention. She can also be vocal when she wants your attention.
Tia needs a home without other pets. She also needs a family with kids who want a playful, interactive kitty. Tia is very curious and investigates anything new and different with keen interest. Tia enjoys sleeping in the mid-afternoon and becomes very playful in the evenings.
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.
Tina loves rubbing against your legs in hopes of a good petting. Tina has a loud purr motor and enjoys gently batting her toys around the house - especially strings and hair ties. When she sees you enter the room, Tina lets out an adorable chirp and looks up at you, waiting for some attention.
This adorable kitty loves being picked up and often follows you around when she wants to be held. Tina loves napping on her cat tree, but at night she always comes to sleep snuggling by your side. A talkative kitty, Tina meows when you leave the house and welcomes you back when you're home.
Tina enjoys looking out the window, watching the activities outside. She would be a great addition to a family without other pets.
Tina came into our care from a local shelter with a litter of adorable kittens.
Tux loves to nap in the sunlight and play with toys. He also likes playing with Leo - the big grey tabby cat in his foster home. They spend their days chasing each other around, playing hide & go seek, and snuggling. He loves suppertime and cuddling up on the couch with his foster mom.
Tux needs a playful male feline buddy in his forever home. He also needs a quieter home with a patient caretaker who will help this sweet boy transition to new surroundings. So a home with adults or an older child or two would work well for Tux.
This boy was abandoned outside (displaced by a baby) and brought indoors by a neighbor. He has come a long way from being a shy kitten to being a curious and much more confident kitty. Now safe in our care, Tux is ready for a home of his own.