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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.
Amber loves to play! She is especially fond of 'flying' toys and goes crazy over catnip - rolling in it ecstatically. She also loves chasing and wresting with her foster brother, Stardust (posted separately). Amber is fascinated with the electric pet water fountain, staring at it for long periods of time before drinking it. She also just started tunneling under the covers on the bed for her midday nap.
Amber needs a feline buddy in her forever home. Interestingly, she plays pretty well with Stardust, although he is sometimes a bit rough with her. They could be fostered together in a new foster home, but don't make the best long-term companions. Amber would do best with another like-minded female kitty.
Amber's early life was sadly not very nurturing. She was given to a someone as a kitten who soon moved away to college. Amber was left behind with this person's mother who didn't want her. Amber was seen out on this person's balcony in cold weather and out and about the condo complex where she was living. As fate would have it, Amber bolted into a neighbor's home (who is allergic to cats); so she contacted another neighbor who she knew was a cat lover and that person happened to be a long-time SPCA volunteer. Long story - we offered to take Amber into our care to find her a home with someone who would cherish this sweet girl!
Amber is a truly amazing little kitty. With a little time and patience, she will make a wonderful life-long companion for a lucky person or persons.
Despite being so sweet, April has not had very good luck in finding a forever home. Her adopter developed health issues and returned April to our care. Sadly, April was very overweight, and while she is otherwise healthy, we knew she could develop health issues down the road unless we helped her slim down to a healthy weight. After being in our care for months now, on a strict wet food only diet and daily doses of exercise going up and down stairs, April has made amazing progress - losing over 6 pounds with about two more pounds to go. April is so much happier today with her slimmer figure - see last two photos!
April is a little timid with new people and in new surroundings until she feels comfortable. So she needs a quiet home where she can settle in and feel comfortable. A home with an older person or couple would be ideal. Or a quiet family with one older child would be fine too. Ideally, her forever home will have stairs to enable her to continue getting exercise to help manage her weight.
April can be the only kitty in her forever home. Or she would probably do fine with a sweet, low-key kitty who wants another cat to co-exist with. She has adapted nicely to the older dog in her foster home so having four-legged company may be a nice touch for April. Note that April's diet must be strictly controlled so she doesn't overeat. So if her forever home has other pets, they must also be ok with a portion-controlled regimen with no 'free feeding.'
April was initially rescued by SPCA and adopted out as a kitten with her sister, Iris.
|Blaze & Dos|
BLAZE is almost identical to his brother, Dos, except he has a cute white blaze on his forehead. Blaze is super affectionate and is very vocal when he wants to get your attention or wants his wet food! Food is very important to this sweet boy.
DOS (meaning number two in Spanish) is also very friendly and affectionate like his brother, Blaze. But he is a little more of a 'player.' Always 'on the go!' And Dos is a bit more independent - he will charge off exploring his foster home on his own. He also likes to chirp and is a bit of a tomboy - brazen! Dos needs to be adopted with his partner-in-crime, Blaze.
Blaze and Dos haven't been exposed to kids. They would do fine in adult-only homes or homes with older kids. They are still learning to not 'playfully' bite your hands - so, if there are kids in their forever homes, they need to be old enough to understand how to redirect this type of behavior.
These kittens came into our care after their foster parents - long time SPCA volunteers - found them living under their shed. These kittens have no idea how lucky they are they were spotted outside before it got too cold outside!
|Blu & Zoe|
BLU (named after the color her eyes as a kitten) is an absolute sweetheart. She loves to be held and cradled like a baby. If you sit on the couch, Blu curls up into a donut on your lap and starts purring. While Blu usually follows the rules, she does love heights and climbing. Blu is calm, cuddly and all around adorable.
ZOE (meaning 'life' in Greek) is a fiesty but attention-loving young kitty. He is curious, playful and hates being 'left out.' If you try to close him out of a room, he puts his paws under the door waiting for you to come pet him. Zoe is the daredevil counterpart to Blu's tranquil nature.
These kitties were rescued as tiny kittens after being born to a stray kitty in someone's garage. Their previous caretaker works long hours and was concerned that her long work hours were depriving these kitties of the love and affection they need. So SPCA agreed to take them into our care to find them a family with kids that can shower them with love and affection.
Cinnamon may be happiest as the only pet in her forever home, although she does fine with some cats. She likes hanging out with the resident cat named Harmony who is gentle. So having another non-dominant kitty in her home would be fine. Cinnamon co-exists with the dogs in her foster home - doesn't interact with them but doesn't seem to mind them either.
Cinnamon would do fine in a quiet or active home. Her foster home has three girls that she does very well with. She came into our care after she was sadly abandoned when her family moved and left her behind.
|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. Claudius is always ready to play or cuddle.
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. He's all black with a white lower belly. Nero's favorite playmate is Claudius.
These teenagers 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 young kitties 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.
Once Fluffy feels secure in his surroundings, he races around with confidence. He LOVES spending time on a screened-in porch. The loud noises outside don't scare him one bit - he's at home with the sounds of the great outdoors. Fluffy is also bold when it comes to other cats - he runs right up to them to touch noses.
Fluffy is bonded with his foster mom, but timid toward other people. His foster mom can pick him up and carry him around like a rag doll. He likes to be petted and brushed when he's in the mood, but he can also be a little nippy when he gets over stimulated, or is not in the mood for being handled.
Fluffy needs a quiet home with a patient caretaker whose home is not expected to change much over time. He also needs a playful cat who likes to be chased when playing and who won't be intimidated by Fluffy's lack of 'kitty etiquette.' Fluffy wants to play with other cats, but isn't sure how to play.
Fluffy clearly had a home at some point. Having lived outdoors for at least a year, we can only imagine what he lived through. Because his right front leg had severely torn tendons, his leg had to be amputated. Most cats do great on three legs - they just need a little time to get their bearings and not feel vulnerable. Fluffy is no exception - he races around, runs up and down carpeted stairs, and jumps up and down couches and beds with ease. He also has no problem jumping in and out of his high-sided litter box and buries his waste with gusto.
Fluffy managed to survive outdoors hobbling around on three legs. A kind woman spent months feeding him and gaining his trust. Once she discovered that Fluffy was a sweet, social cat, she reached out for help. If you have a big heart AND the right home environment (quiet with a friendly cat and hopefully a screened-in porch!), please consider adopting Fluffy. He will reward you with lots of purring and love.
|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).
|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, but acclimates to changes once she is comfortable. Georgie will probably always be a little timid around strangers.
TAHITI has a sweet, bold personality. She is not afraid to run up to new people 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 plenty of people interaction.
These girls need a home where they will get plenty of attention from their caretaker(s). Because Georgie is a little shy, she needs a home with just adults, or a quiet family with just one or or two older children would be fine. A young person or 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.
|Ginny & Raymond|
GINNY is the "big sis" and leader of the pack while RAYMOND is the explorer. If Raymond gets busy and loses sight of his sister, she comes running as soon as he calls. They are bonded and need to be adopted together.
GINNY (brown tabby) is a sweet girl with an independent streak. She's smart and watchful and likes to take in her environment. She watches out for her brother and keeps an eye on the household all at the same time. Ginny likes to swat at anything that moves and loves to carry a toy or even a slipper around with her - so cute! She also happily seeks you out for lap time and still occasionally likes a little belly rub while being held in your arms like a baby.
RAYMOND (brown tabby with slight white on chin and dark stripe down his back) is the perfect mix of playful curiosity and love. He likes to explore, check out high places and bat balls around. If you have a string, he will follow! And this funny boy also likes to chase his own tail, play fetch and pounces on objects that catch his attention. Raymond also likes being carried like a baby over your shoulder so he has the best view of his world.
These two love attention and being petted and brushed. They entertain each other and play with their toys, but also like interactive playtime with their foster family. They have been in foster homes with kids so they are used to a family but will do well in an adult only home as well. They didn't have direct interaction with the two dogs in their previous foster home, but they are curious and not afraid. So they may be OK with a cat-friendly dog.
These beautiful tabbies were born in our care after their mom showed up in someone's yard asking to be rescued!
Gracie loves to visit her foster family throughout the day. At night, she likes to take quick naps at the foot of your bed. She's extremely curious and loves being the center of attention. If she thinks that you aren't paying enough attention to her, Gracie collapses dramatically next to you and meows, waiting to be petted. Gracie is a very talkative girl who enjoys having 'conversations' with you.
Gracie needs to be the only pet in the home - no other cats or dogs. She also needs a quiet home with adults only or a home with an older child would be fine too. A young person or couple whose lives will change over time and who may have kids down the road won't be the right home for Gracie. She needs a home that won't change much over time. With the right home and a patient caretaker, Gracie will make a loving addition to your family.
|Hawkins & Hopper|
HAWKINS is a sweet-natured boy. Once he gets to know you, he will rub up against your legs and meow sweetly. This little guy loves to eat and comes running when he hears a can of kitten food opening.
HOPPER is a very playful boy. His favorite thing in the world is to chase after a laser pointer. Hopper is a lap kitty that loves to be near his foster family.
These boys are pretty low key for kittens! That might change as they get older but right now they are all pretty easy going. They will do well in a moderately active home that will give them plenty of love and affection.
These kittens were born in our care. Their mom cat, Cinnamon, was living in a home that had too many cats to care for.
Jasmine loves to hang out with people and snuggle with her foster mom at night. She will even be the life of the party when you have guests over. Jasmine is also a curious kitty who loves to play and explore. Just wave a feather toy and watch her hunting instincts emerge. Jasmine also loves chasing the laser pointer so make sure you have one handy to engage her in play. 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 aren't sure if Jasmine needs a feline buddy although having the right playful kitty would probably be a plus for her. She had a brief interaction with the resident cats in her initial foster home when she had her tiny babies with her. Jasmine was amazingly ok with the other cats which is very unusual - moms with kittens are usually very protective of their babies. So we think Jasmine would do fine with another friendly kitty and that she would actually thrive having another kitty to play with. If Jasmine is the only kitty in her forever home, she needs plenty of interaction with people and activity around her. Having a home with room to roam around would also be a big plus for this playful girl.
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 - all adopted!). She was underweight at only 6 1/2 pounds, but otherwise in good condition.
This wonderful 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. He can sometimes get a little testy with a nip or swat so no young children for this playful boy. Oscar has food and/or environmental allergies that cause bumps on his neck and chest. He's under the care of a veterinary dermatologist and is being treated with hypo-allergenic food and medication (Atopica). Since being on this combination, Oscar has had NO outreaks so we are hopeful we have found the solution. Oscar is a food hound and gobbles up his liquid medication without even knowing it, so medicating this boy is easy.
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 older 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: We are waiving the adoption fee for this pair due to Oscar's special needs.
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.
Despite Sarah's small stature, she has a very large, dominant personality. She needs a forever home where she will be the queen of the castle. She would be fine as a single kitty if her caretaker is around home most of the day. She is great with cat-friendly dogs of all sizes. She would also be ok with a laid-back kitty who lets her be the boss - and she seems to prefer laid-back male cats.
Sarah is a miracle. She was found by a Good Samaritan outside and brought into a vet clinic we work with. She was a newborn weighing only 2 ounces! Sarah was bottle fed, loved and spoiled rotten which has helped to shape her confident diva personality!
|Sophie & Katie|
SOPHIE is very affectionate and loves to sit with you. She will sit for hours with the oldest child in her home as he plays with X-box. Sophie also likes being petted and played with gently and will sleep at the foot of your bed at night.
KATIE is a very quiet kitty, who is a little shy. She likes to hang out with her family and follows them around. She also comes to you for attention when it's calm and quite. Katie likes to wander around the house to see what everyone is up to. If her buddy, Sophie, isn't around, Katie starts meowing until Sophie comes running.
Sophie and Katie like to hang out with people and with each other. They don't snuggle with each other but are usually found in the morning sleeping near each other on a couch or cat tree. They like to play with toys and with each other. They like the flat cloth toys filled with catnip - taking turns batting them across the hardwood floors and chasing after them. They also like to chase each other up and down the stairs - playing follow the leader.
Sophie and Katie have grown up in a home with three kids, but their transition to a new home should be to a quiet one. Preferably with adults only, although a quiet home with an older child would be fine. Both girls like to hang out with people, and be petted and played with gently. But they don't like being picked up and carried around.
Sophie was adopted out by SPCA as a kitten into a home with a family with kids and two cats, one being Katie. The girls are sadly looking for a new home because one of the children in their home has become severely allergic to them.
When Stardust is not in play-mode, he is very loving. He likes being the center of attention, being carried around and looking out the windows watching the birds and squirrels outside. Stardust also likes getting his head scratched and gives you 'kitty kisses' in return to show his affection. He needs people who want an interactive cat who craves attention.
Stardust needs another active, confident male cat in his forever home to bond and wrestle with. He can get a little nippy when playing or when he wants something - we expect this behavior to subside once he has the right other active male cat to play with. So humans who know how to handle and redirect this behavior is important. His current foster home has older cats who don't like his rambunctious play.
Stardust is a very healthy, growing boy. He does, however, have somewhat soft stools that could be caused by a food allergy. We will be testing a special hyperallergenic diet on him as soon as we can move him to the right foster home with just one other cat who can also be on this type of diet.
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.
Tara is a very fortunate kitty. She was born outside, rescued, spayed and ear-tipped to be returned outdoors by an organization that works with feral cats living outdoors. Once it was obvious that this little lady was too sweet and friendly to be living anywhere but in a warm, loving home, SPCA agreed to take Tara into our care. She is a curious and adventurous but still a little skittish as she learns to trust her foster parents more each day. She is very approachable by calm, loving people.
Tara is very good about playing independently and loves to chase a laser pointer. Tara was recently moved to a foster home with Blaze, Dos and Tess. She's an energetic girl who plays well with her buddy, Tess. Tara needs a relatively quiet home with patient caretakers who will give her a little time to adapt to new people. She will do best in a home with just adults, although an older, calm older child would be fine. No babies or young children down the road.
Tara is a sweet, sweet girl who is lucky to have a chance to live a safe, loving life indoors.
Tess has an easy-going temperament and medium energy level when playing. She is good at entertaining herself with a little pompom or catnip squirrel. While she likes playing with her brothers, Blaze and Dos, she is a little more cautious and the boys are a little too rough for her. But she does like to climb on your shoulders! Tess is also a lap kitten who loves napping in a pile on her foster parents along with her brothers.
Tess is super affectionate and wants to be really close to you - nuzzling with you to be petted and sleeping under the covers with you at night. She doesn't like to be alone and cries for the other kitties in her foster home or her foster parents if she finds herself alone. We recently moved a female teenager, Tara, into Tess's foster home. These girls have become good buddies and make a great pair. Tess hasn't been exposed to kids. She would do great in an adult-only home or a home with older kids. No young children or babies down the road.
Tess came into our care, along with her brothers, after their foster parents - long time SPCA volunteers - found them living under their shed. These kittens have no idea how lucky they are they were spotted outside before it got too cold outside!
|Timmy & Tigger|
TIMMY (tan/white) he has the softest, fluffiest coat. He loves to cuddle, doesn't mind being held like a baby, and take naps snuggled up with Tigger. His foster mom says he is the most affectionate kitten they have ever fostered. All kittens play, it's in their nature of course - but Timmy chases a feather stick around and around in circles, he'll pounce on anything that moves and loves to chase Tigger around the house. Timmy is a very affectionate and sweet little boy!
TIGGER (brown marble tabby) has beautiful markings with stripes around his face and all over his body from the tip of his tail to his paws. Tigger's nickname is Teegra pronounced (Tee-gruh) because he looks like a baby tiger cub! He has a big nose and large paws and is a natural hunter. He is very curious and likes to sit by the door staring at the outside world. He also likes to tackle his 'brother' playing sumo wrestler and to 'hunt' his toys. Tigger has a soft side too. He is not afraid to snuggle up with his foster family's big fluffy dog when he's not snuggled up with Timmy. Tigger is a beautiful, brave, adventurous and curious kitten!
These boys are use to living in a busy house with kids, other cats and a large dog. They all get along really well. But they would do just fine in any type of loving home. They are very special guys - take them home and they'll love you forever. They came into our care from a local shelter.