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 spcanova@aol.com 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.

Biscuit #1
Biscuit is a sweet, shy kitty.
BISCUIT (#1) is very shy with new people ... but given the chance he will show you that he is just a big lover boy who loves affection and playtime!

Biscuit is loving and affectionate once he warms up to a new person. Although FIV positive, Biscuit has been given a clean bill of health and should live a long and happy life. Biscuit is a young rambunctious male that loves to play and would likely enjoy the company of another friendly FIV+ cat.

Biscuit is a very well-mannered cat who comes when called, loves to be brushed and pampered but also loves a good game of 'chase the toy mouse.' He goes crazy over catnip. Biscuit is missing most of his front teeth (extracted from a recent dental cleaning), which causes him to stick out his tongue quite often which is actually very cute!

Biscuit needs a loving forever home that is quiet with a single person that is willing to put in the time, patience and effort to win over this big boy's trust. He is very bonded with his foster mom so we know he bonds well with one person. Once you win him over, Biscuit will be your loyal companion and friend forever.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: Yes
Ok with children? No
Ok with dogs? Probably not
Ok with other cats? Yes, low-key FIV positive kitty
Home environment: Quiet with patient caretaker
Special needs: Pro-active vet care (for this healthy FIV positive kitty)
Born:January 2011Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Medium-Haired Black
I need a foster home!
With an FIV positive cat or no other cats.
 
Biscuit #2
Biscuit needs a cat-friendly dog to play with!
BISCUIT (#2) is a friendly, curious, high energy kitty. He walks into any situation and makes himself right at home. Biscuit likes to be petted when he's not otherwise playing or exploring his surroundings. Like most young males, Biscuit is high energy and loves to play. He needs lots of toys and playtime with his human caretakers. Having a good amount of space to roam around and explore would be a big plus for this friendly boy.

Biscuit likes to greet anyone coming into his domain. He will even greet a stranger by flopping down on the floor and exposing his belly for a nice belly rub. Because he's an energetic young kitty, Biscuit needs a home without young children as he can get a little playfully aggressive if his energy isn't redirected appropriately. Once Biscuit is done playing he will jump up on the couch next to you and fall asleep while you are relaxing or watching TV.

Biscuit came into SPCA's care after a kind woman brought him to her vet when she noticed an abscess on his forehead. She had been feeding him outdoors for a while. Biscuit's abscess has been surgically opened up, cleaned and drained and has completely healed. Not too surprising, Biscuit is FIV positive — a result of his days roaming outdoors and interacting with other FIV positive cats.

Biscuit needs a home without other cats. We haven't seen him interact directly with dogs but he hasn't been timid around them at trips to the vet so we think he may enjoy having a canine buddy to interact with. Biscuit is a truly wonderful kitty who is expected to live a long life now that he is safely indoors.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: Yes, but hoping for a canine buddy
Ok with children: Ok with older kids
Ok with dogs: Yes (we assume so)
Ok with other cats: Possibly with another FIV positive kitty (but we don't know if he likes other cats)
Home Environment: Active would be best
Special Needs: Pro-active vet care (for this healthy FIV positive kitty)
Born:April 2013Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Medium-Haired Brown Tabby
I need a foster home!
Without other cats; a cat-friendly dog would be great!
 
Buster Brown & Blackberry
These boys are too cute for words!
BUSTER BROWN & BLACKBERRY have a lot of love to give their forever family! Adopt these little guys in time for Summer and your kids will have two wonderful playmates! The boys will greet you with affectionate rubbing up against your legs and purring. Dinner time? Just say Mmmm Mmmm cat food and they come running to you!

BUSTER is energetic and curious about everything. He loves to check out grocery bags, empty boxes, bins and laundry baskets! He readily plays with you using small balls and a feather wand. Buster loves to play a lively game of chase with his brother. He enjoys being rubbed under his chin and on his belly! And his fur is incredibly soft.

BERRY is affectionate and loving. He enjoys playing with socks, balls and a feather wand. Berry takes occasional breaks from playing with Buster by lying down on his pillow on the floor. He has gorgeous black fur and loves being petted. Berry purrs immediately when picked up! If he gets tired of playing he may nap beside you on the couch.

Though they have distinct personalities, Buster and Berry are a bonded pair who love playing together. They would love to entertain you and give you endless love!

WHAT THEY NEED:
Must be adopted as a pair: Yes
Ok with kids: Yes
Ok with dogs: Possibly, although have not been exposed to dogs
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quite to Active
Born:April 2014Status:Recently Adopted
Sex:MalesDescription:Brown Tabby & Black
We have a foster home!
 
Charlie & Scooter
If you love tabbies, these boys are for you!
CHARLIE & SCOOTER are adorable brothers who love to play chase, wrestle and get into mischief together. They have outgoing personalities and enjoy receiving attention from anyone who will give it to them. They need to be adopted as a pair.

CHARLIE usually takes the lead in exploring new surroundings with SCOOTER following close behind. At nap time, SCOOTER is the snuggle bug and Charlie sleeps only long enough to recharge his battery and then he is off to his next adventure.

On the kitten playfulness spectrum, these boys are medium-level in their activity. They need a forever home that will be conscious of kitten proofing and appreciate that they boys will try to get into everything! They have been exposed to young children, dogs and adult cats.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Adopted as a pair: Yes
Ok with dogs: Yes
Ok with kids: Yes
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to active
Born:May 2014Status:Recently Adopted
Sex:MalesDescription:Brown Tabby (Charlie) & Gray/White Tabby (Scooter)
We have a foster home!
 
Charly
This sweet boy dreams about a loving forever home!
CHARLY is a very loving, playful kitty. He loves to chase a piece of fabric on a string or a laser light as well as any toy filled with catnip. This young boy has plenty of energy. Charly also likes to sit in his foster mom's lap while she uses the computer. He has the softest fur and is in 'kitty heaven' when his belly is rubbed.

Charly was rescued the day before Hurricane Sandy hit our area. Sadly, he had been roaming his neighborhood for several months while being fed by his current caretaker. Charly will be shy initially with new people, but he has bonded well with his foster mom. When found, he was already neutered so we know Charly had a home at one point in his life and he deserves to be safe in a future home of his own.

He doesn't do well with the other male cats in his foster home. He may do ok with a friendly, low-key female cat or he may prefer to be the only pet in the household. Charly will flourish in a quiet, loving and patient forever home.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet? Yes
Ok with children? No
Ok with dogs? No
Ok with other cats? Possibly laid-back female cat
Home environment: Quiet with patient caretaker
Born:2009Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Charcol Grey
I need a foster home!
Quiet with no kids, dogs or male cats.
 
Chili, Paprika & Habenero
CHILI, PAPRIKA & HABERNO

CHILI is an adorable black/white long-haired tuxedo kitten. She loves to snuggle and purr. She needs a feline buddy and would do well with another like-minded kitten or a young adult cat. Chili loves to follow her big feline foster brother, Milo, around.

PAPRIKA is the most outgoing of the bunch. She ia a gorgeous Torti (black and orange). She is really bonded with her brother, Habenero, and we would like them to be adopted together. Paprika loves to play with a strong toy or ping-pong ball.

HABENERO, an all black male, is the shyest of the bunch but his curiosity gets him out exploring. He is very tolerant of being handled by the gentle kids in his foster home but needs a relatively quiet or moderately active forever home. Habenero does not like to be alone and meows if he is separated from his siblings.

These kittens came into our care, along with their mom, Pepper, when they were tiny babies. They are now ready for homes of their own.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Can be adopted separately? Yes Chili. No Paprika and Habenero must be adopted as a pair.
Ok with kids: Yes, older kids
Ok with dogs: Possibly
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Born:April 2014Status:Recently Adopted
Sex:2 Females, 1 MaleDescription:See write ups
We have a foster home!
 
Chipmunk
We will post more photos soon!
CHIPMUNK is a very friendly boy who likes people and other like-minded kitties. He is moderately playful and likes to settle in for nice naps in a ray of sunshine streaming through a window. Chipmunk does not like a lot of commotion so a forever home that is quiet to moderately active will keep this friendly boy happy.

Chipmunk came into our care from a local shelter along with his buddy, Mouse. These boys are not that bonded so they can be adopted together or separately. They are in separate foster homes.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single kitty: No, needs feline buddy
Ok with dogs: Yes, laid-back dogs ok
Ok with kids: Yes, older quiet kids ok
Ok with cats: Yes, like-minded kitties
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Born:April 2013Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Brown/White Tabby
I have a foster home!
 
Cocoa, Midnight, Patches & Tux
We will post updated photos soon!
COCOA, PATCHES, TUX & MIDNIGHT are friendly, affectionate kitties who thrive in a household with lots of human interaction. They can be adopted in pairs or into a home with a compatible, like-minded kitty.

COCOA (female, tortoiseshell) is a very friendly lap kitty with super-soft dark fur and a nice purr. She gives leg hugs to her foster mom as her way of asking to be picked up and petted. Cocoa enjoys playing with her siblings or a wand toy, looking outside through a window, climbing up and down her condo or perching for a nap on a blanket atop the couch.

MIDNIGHT (male, all black) is a handsome, very affectionate kitten whose black fur glistens in the sunlight. He enjoys exploring, playing ball, and running around with soft toys in his mouth. Midnight loves sleeping in a sunny spot or curled up on top of a kitty condo. He frequently comes over, flops down and stretches out purring next to his foster mom so that he can get his belly rubbed.

PATCHES (female, tortoiseshell) is a very friendly kitty who loves to curl up for a nap in a nice lap or on a fuzzy blanket. She likes playing with wand toys, balls or her siblings. Patches squeaks at her foster mom when she wants petting or belly rubs, and she purrs loudly while being petted.

TUX (male, black and white tuxedo) is a very friendly, handsome, athletic kitty with a nice purr. He enjoys playing in boxes, climbing up his scratching post, romping around, wrestling and chasing balls. Tux also loves sleeping perched up high. He sometimes meows at his foster mom to be petted, picked up and held over her shoulder.

These siblings came into our care from a local shelter with their mom. They are now ready for homes of their own!

WHAT THEY NEED:
Ok as single cats: No; can be adopted with a sibling or into home with compatible kitty
Ok with dogs: Possibly
Ok with kids: Yes
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to active
Born:March 2014Status:Available
Sex:2 females, 2 malesDescription:See write ups
We need a foster home!
With lots of human affection!
 
Cuffs
Cuff will dazzle you with his curiosity!
CUFFS is an adorable tabby boy who is full of energy. He is bold and curious and likes to be part of the action. Cuffs loves playing with anything that moves and will spend hours playing with his kitty buddies or toys.

Cuffs also has a very loud purr motor that he turns on the moment he sees you. He also likes to roll over to invite you to give him belly rubs. When he is not too busy playing, he loves to snuggle up next to you.

Cuffs came into our care from a local shelter when he was a tiny baby weighing only one pound. Now a much bigger boy, he is ready for a home of his own. He can be adopted along with a compatible SPCA kitten or into a home with a young, playful kitty.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single kitty: No, must have a home with a young compatible kitty buddy
Ok with dogs: Probably although he has not been exposed to dogs
Ok with kids: Yes, kids over 6 years of age
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to active
Born:May 2014Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Brown Tabby
I have a foster home!
 
Emmy & Grammy
These girls love each other and other friendly cats
EMMY & GRAMMY are sweet sisters who love each other as well as other friendly cats. They were rescued by SPCA as kittens and have been overlooked for adoption because they are shy toward people other than their foster family. These girls hang out and sleep together and would LOVE to find a quiet home to enjoy their lives together. Spending good weather days out on their 2nd story deck is one of their favorite things, often lying on their backs, sunbathing and loving life.

EMMY loves cuddling up with her sister Grammy for nice long naps. And she enjoys the company of other friendly cats, playing and hanging out with them. On nice warm days, she truly enjoys lounging on her foster family's 2nd story deck. Emmy is the last to come in from the deck on summer evenings and often has to be “persuaded” to come in.

GRAMMY loves being with other cats as well. She is shy with people other than her foster family. Grammy loves awaiting her canned food treat each morning and evening...rubbing up against her foster mom then stretching up toward the counter on her hind legs to get a good look at her treat!

These girls need a quiet home with a patient caretaker who will give them time to adapt to new surroundings. They would do well with another friendly, low-key cat to keep them company.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Must be adopted as a pair? Yes
Ok with children? No
Ok with dogs? No
Ok with other cats? Yes
Home environment: Quiet with patient caretaker
Born:2002Status:Available
Sex:FemalesDescription:Gray/White & Black/White
We have a foster home!
 
Gilley & Harley
These girls have long, beautiful, fluffy tails!
GILLEY and HARLEY are silky soft, gorgeous tuxedo sisters with long bushy black tails and seductive yellow eyes. They are shy when meeting new people and will take time to adapt to a new home. But once they do, they will be your constant companions!

The girls love playing — with you and each other — and sitting by the window watching the birds go by. Once they are comfortable in their surroundings, they race to the door to greet you! The minute you sit down, the girls climb onto the couch; one in your lap, one by your side. These girls are bonded and must be adopted together.

GILLEY is a sweet, petite girl. She is very gentle and loves being petted and having her head and chin scratched and her glossy black fur brushed. She LOVES to snuggle and rushes to get the best spot on your lap. She'll stay there until you move or her sister wants to play. Gilley likes to be part of the action and stays by your side to see what you're up to.

HARLEY is bigger than her sister and has big paws! She LOVES to play and chase feather wands, foil balls, laser lights, or anything else that looks like fun. Harley also likes to be brushed to keep her luxurious coat in top condition (she wears a tuxedo after all!), and purrs to motivate you to keep brushing. She has a way to tell you whether it's her cheek or her neck that needs attention next.

Gilley and Harley came into SPCA's care as young kittens from outdoors. They love the indoor life and are purrrrrfect little ladies. They need a quiet home and a patient caretaker who will give them time to settle in. A calm, cat-friendly dog and older children would be fine — as long as the home is generally quiet. In their previous foster home, Harley loved the dog so much that she'd plop down really close and knead on his fur.

These girls are getting themselves all pretty for their forever home! To watch them in action, see their video.


WHAT THE GIRLS NEED:
Must be adopted as a pair? Yes
Ok with children? Only older quiet kids
Ok with dogs? Calm dog would be ok
Ok with other cats? Probably
Home environment: Quiet
Special needs: Hypoallergenic food and occasional allergy medications
Born:April 2013Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Black/White Tuxedos (Medium-Haired)
We have a foster home!
 
Gucci & Stella
These girls are ready for a home of their own!
GUCCI & STELLA are friendly, sweet-natured girls. They play gently with each other and provide great companionship for the children in their foster home.

GUCCI is an adventurous girl and a talker. Her sister, STELLA, is playful but a tad bit calmer than Gucci.

These girls came into our care from a local shelter along with their siblings (adopted). They make a great pair and need to be adopted together.

WHAT THESE KITTENS NEED:
Must be adopted as pair: Yes
Ok with kids: Yes
Ok with dogs: Yes
Ok with cats: Yes
Home Environment: Quiet to Very Active
Born:April 2014Status:Available
Sex:FemalesDescription:Black Medium-Haired (Gucci) & White Short-Haired (Stella)
We have a foster home!
 
Haiku & Merle
These boys are fun, fun, fun!
HAIKU & MERLE

These boys were introduced to each other when they came into SPCA's care and quickly became best buddies. They make a great pair and need to be adopted together.

HAIKU is sometimes hesitant with new surroundings and new people. But with his fearless buddy MERLE around, Haiku has made great progress in overcoming his hesitation.

Haiku and Merle both enjoy the companionship of their busy foster family, and are typically underfoot, even while vacuuming! They spend a lot of time wrestling and chasing each other around the house. But they still find time for lap visits with their foster family. These boys have been exposed to adult cats, along with a small dog, without any issue. They would be fine in a quiet to moderately active home. Older kids would be fine, too.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Must be adopted as a pair: Yes
Ok with kids: Yes, older kids
Ok with dogs: Yes, small dogs would be fine
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Born:April 2014Status:Available
Sex:MalesDescription:Black (Haiku) & Brown Tabby (Merle)
We have a foster home!
 
Henry & Hercules
These boys would love a family with kids!
HENRY & HERCULES are fun-loving boys looking for an active forever home that will enjoy their kitten antics. These boys adore each other and need to be adopted as a pair.

Their foster mom says these boys are just so perfect. Henry and Hercules are friendly, playful and get along with people and the resident adult cats and dog in their foster home. They love to wrestle with each other and are big fans of a game of chase. When they have worn each other out, Henry and Hercules love to snuggle with each other for nap time. This is also when they love snuggling with or being held by their foster family. These boys both have loud purr motors, and are not phased by new environments or people of any age.

Henry and Hercules came into our care from a local shelter. They would love to find an active home with kids to play and bond with.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Must be adopted in pairs: Yes
Ok with children? Yes, 6 yrs and older
Ok with dogs? Yes
Ok with other cats? Yes
Home environment: Quiet to active
Born:March 2014Status:Recently Adopted
Sex:MalesDescription:Gray (Henry) & Gray/White (Hercules)
We have a foster home!
 
Hurma & TonTon
These boys are ready for a home of their own!
HURMA & TONTON are very sweet, affectionate brothers who adore each other's company. They love being petted and purr easily. They are also pretty low-key, especially for young males. These boys enjoy running after the laser and sitting on the windowsill watching squirrels play outside. Once they settle down, they love to cuddle with you on the bed at night.

HURMA is very playful and enjoys everyone's company. He loves to walk over his foster mom's lap and laptop when he wants attention! Hurma loves sitting at the top of the stairs waiting for his foster mom to come home and play! Hurma has the softest and fluffiest fur and purrs loudly when stretched out for a belly rub. Hurma is now on a special prescription diet for crystals in his urine and is doing well. He must stay on this diet indefinitely.

TONTON is a little shy at first when meeting new people, but once he is comfortable he loves to be petted and “talks” to you when he wants attention. Although TonTon is bigger than Hurma, he is more low-key and likes to groom his brother while they lounge on the couch. Tonton is not eating his brother's prescription diet and is fed separately.

These boys were rescued along with their sister as tiny kittens from outdoors by a kind young woman. She asked for SPCA's help finding them a home as it got more challenging to care for them plus her other two cats. Hurma and TonTon need a quiet home together without too much foot traffic since TonTon can get a little startled by new people and lots of activity.

WHAT THE BOYS NEED:
Must be adopted as a pair? Yes
Ok with young children? No
Ok with older children? Yes
Ok with dog? No
Ok with other cats? Yes
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Experienced cat caretaker? Yes
Special needs: Yes, Hurma is on prescription diet to prevent urinary crystals
Born:November 2011Status:Available
Sex:MalesDescription:Black Medium-Haired (Hurma) & Black/White Tuxedo (TonTon)
We have a foster home!
 
Jack
Jack is a sweet boy!
JACK is a sweet-natured kitty who loves hanging out with people. He is well-behaved, low-key and settles easily into a new environment.

Jack likes to follow his foster dad around his apartment and hang out with him. He is a quiet kitty except when he is hungry then he lets you know it is time for his breakfast or dinner! Jack likes to sleep next to his foster dad at night, nestling next to his legs. Given his sweet nature, we think Jack would probably do fine with other like-minded cats or cat-friendly dogs. And older, quiet kids would be fine if they want a kitty that is laid-back.

Jack is in a temporary foster home until we can find someone else to care for him longer term either another foster home or a forever home. His foster dad travels a lot so the current situation is not ideal.

Jack was found outdoors looking for food and a safe indoor haven. He was literally begging to come inside a home. Jack was thin with dull, patchy fur. Once in our care, it was clear that Jack had a flea allergy which has been treated. This sweet boy will make someone a wonderful life-long companion.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as a single pet: Yes
Ok with dogs: Yes, a low-key, cat-friendly dog would probably be fine
Ok with kids: Yes, older quiet kids would be fine
Ok with cats: Yes, a low-key kitty would probably be fine
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Born:June 2009Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Orange/White Tabby
I need a foster home!
A low-key foster home would be great!
 
Jerimiah
This SWEET boy has big paws with extra toes!
JERIMIAH is a very playful kitty. He loves interactive playtime so if you want to get his attention, just bring out a toy! The only time Jerimiah takes a break from playing is when he's eating or napping. He loves chasing a ribbon wand and amuses himself by batting around little balls.

Jerimiah is very affectionate and loves being petted. He greets his foster mom at the door and likes to follow her around. He rubs against her legs and meows when he wants attention. Jerimiah enjoys curling up next to his foster mom on the couch or in bed once he's done playing although he also likes sleeping in the back of a closet or an enclosed kitty condo.

Jerimiah is a little cautious of new people and noises but quickly wants to investigate and be petted. He is a polydactyl with extra toes/claws that need to be checked and clipped regularly. He is shy with young children, so a forever home with no young children now or in the future is needed. We haven't seen Jerimiah interact with other cats, but think he would like a playful feline buddy to bond and play with.

Jerimiah came into our care after a kind woman found him crying in her neighborhood for help. He was underweight so it looks like he had been lost or abandoned outdoors. Now safely in our care, Jerimiah needs a new home that will give him love and a home to call his own.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as a single pet: Yes
Ok with children? No
Ok with dogs? Cautious about dogs; best without dogs
Ok with other cats? Probably with friendly, playful cat
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Special needs: Clipping his extra claws
Born:December 2011Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Brown Tabby (POLYDACTYL)
I have a foster home!
 
Jules
This sweet boy is a lover, not a fighter!
JULES is a sweet-natured teenager who loves to follow his humans around, looking for lots of snuggles. He likes to lay on your lap and has a very loud purr motor. When not snuggling up, Jules loves to play with toys and often carries toy mice around in his mouth. We are sure he thinks he has had a successful hunt!

Jules needs either a playful teenager, young cat or cat-friendly dog in his forever home. He gets along wonderfully with the big male orange and white tabby, Trooper, in his foster home. As well as their small dog, Maggie. He would do well in a family with kids that could give him lots of love and affection.

Jules came into our care from a local shelter. If you are looking for a people-oriented kitten, Jules could be the ONE for YOU!

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: Possibly but we prefer either a cat or dog in his forever home
Ok with kids: Yes
Ok with dogs: Yes
Ok with other cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to very active
Born:January 2014Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Orange/White Tabby
I have a foster home!
 
Kate & William
These sweet kittens are lucky to be alive!
KATE & WILLIAM are a bonded brother and sister pair. They are very affectionate and love getting lots of attention from their foster family. They must be adopted as a pair.

KATE loves to give kisses to her foster mom. WILLIAM likes to sit on her shoulder to look around the room. These kitties are inquisitive and in constant motion. They love to wrestle and entertain each other. Kate has a cute ritual of bathing William right before their long afternoon nap.

These adorable babies came into our care from a local shelter after surviving a horrible ordeal. A Good Samaritan witnessed these babies being tossed out of a car when they were about 5 weeks of age. They sadly suffered some facial damage to the skin on their lips when they hit the pavement. We thought they might need surgery but they have healed amazingly well and surgery was not necessary. And despite some permanent damage, they can eat and groom themselves just fine and their injuries are barely visible.

Kate and William have been fostered with cats and dogs. They will do well in any type of activity level in their forever home together.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Adopted only as a pair: Yes
Ok with kids: Yes, kids over 6 years of age
Ok with dogs: Yes
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to Active
Born:April 2014Status:Available
Sex:1 Female, 1 MaleDescription:Gray/White Tuxedo (Kate) & Black/White Tuxedo (William) (both medium-haired)
We have a foster home!
 
Kiki
Kiki is a sweet, friendly kitty!
KIKI is a very friendly, active and curious kitty. She loves to follow her foster mom around and comes running down the stairs to greet her when she comes home from work. Kiki sleeps on her foster mom's bed at night and occasionally likes to cuddle in her lap. She also doesn't mind being picked up and carried around for short periods of time.

Kiki is very curious and likes to explore nooks and crannies…such as closets. She is also good at occupying her time by playing with toys. Kiki has a stuffed mouse her foster mom calls 'Big Fluff' that she carries around in her mouth while meowing. Kiki is very proud of her 'hunting' skills and likes to 'announce her kill!' She also loves watching the birds and squirrels outside and would love to have a screened in porch in her forever home!

Kiki has a cute curl at the end of her tail like a little monkey. She loves treats and likes to stand on her hind legs to reach them with her paws. Kiki will do best in a home with another friendly, but low-key cat in her forever home. We have included a photo of Kiki with her buddy, Rigby (the resident cat in her foster home). She does very well with older kids so a family would be great for her.

Kiki came into our care as a stray kitty, found by an SPCA volunteer. She is a wonderful kitty…very sweet and loving.

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as a single pet: No, needs feline buddy
Ok with children? Yes, older children
Ok with dogs? Yes
Ok with other cats? Yes
Home environment: Moderately active
Born:May 2011Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Black
I have a foster home!
 
Layla & Raven
These girls are true beauties!
LAYLA & RAVEN are two gorgeous sisters who will dazzle you with their sweetness and their antics. These girls are affectionate kitties who have bonded very well with their foster mom. They are shy toward new people and new surroundings, but are transformed into sweet, loving, and playful kitties once they are comfortable. As much as they love to chase feathers on a stick or toy mice on a wire, their newly discovered favorite toys are nothing more than purple pipe cleaners which provide them with hours of entertainment!

LAYLA is a true diva! When not admiring herself in a mirror, she can be found perched on top of a pillow chatting to whoever will listen to her. Layla loves to tease her sister with her tail moving it back and forth enticing Raven to jump around trying to catch it.

RAVEN is a stunning medium-haired girl with a magnificent plume of a tail. She is a dare devil who enjoys climbing up on top of things. She is also a cuddler who likes to sit next to her foster mom on the couch or curl up with her in bed at night.

Layla and Raven need a quiet home without dogs or children. They will take a little while to settle into a new home, but once they do they will bond well with their caretaker. They were very friendly toward the older female cats in their previous foster home, so a forever home with another sweet kitty would work well for them.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Must be adopted as pair: Yes
Ok with children? No
Ok with dogs? Yes, quiet dog
Ok with other cats? Probably
Home environment: Quiet
Born:April 2011Status:Available
Sex:FemalesDescription:Black Short-Haired (Layla) & Black Medium-Haired (Raven)
We have a foster home!
 
Lovebug
This playful girl is looking for an active home!
LOVEBUG is a friendly, energetic and playful kitty who likes to be 'in the middle of everything.' She loves to be around people and needs plenty of interactive play. She also plays with toys on her own — especially with a little ball she carries and bats around the house.

Lovebug needs a home where her human companions are around a fair amount and have time for plenty of interactive play. Lovebug is very attached to her foster dad who is her 'play buddy.' She meows sadly when he leaves for work in the morning. She likes a little bit of petting behind her ears and under her chin, but gets over-stimulated with too much petting on her body. She likes to curl up next to her foster parents for a long nap, and sometimes sits in her foster dad's lap. She also greets them at the door when they come home from work, and sleeps quietly at the foot of their bed at night.

Lovebug likes to hang around when guests visit her foster home. Her foster mom says Lovebug finds people fascinating and enjoys sitting and watching people interact. Lovebug also loves to watch the birds and squirrels outside through a window, or when sitting on a screened in porch. Her foster parents are teaching her to go on short walks with a harness and leash — but keep in mind that Lovebug wants to take the lead!

Lovebug is the princess of her domain and needs a home without young children or other cats. We haven't seen her interact with dogs. She can be a little temperamental so it's important that her forever home is able to meet her needs. Once settled into the right home, Lovebug is a truly wonderful companion.

Lovebug was rescued by a Good Samaritan who found her roaming the streets — starving and looking for food. She was spayed and ear-tipped before coming into our care. This tells us that she was probably rounded up as a stray kitty, spayed, and returned to the neighborhood where she was found.

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as a single pet: Yes
Ok with children? Only older kids
Ok with dogs? Not sure but possibly
Ok with other cats? No
Home environment: Moderately active to active
Born:April 2012Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Brown Tabby
I have a foster home!
 
Mabel
Mabel has beautiful fur as soft as a rabbit!
MABEL is a petite and demure girl. She loves interactive play and chasing her toys. While Mabel is a very sweet kitty, she is a bit shy at first and will do best with someone that understands this special girl needs time to warm up. In return she will reward you with being the best little kitty companion in the world! Once Mabel has settled in, she will greet you at the door to welcome you home, curl up with you for some TV time, purr away and show you what a true delight she is!

Mabel came into our care from a local shelter, along with four tiny kittens (all adopted). We haven't seen Mabel interact with other adult cats, but we think she may enjoy the companionship of another low-key female cat. She has been a single cat in our care for a while, so we know she can be happy as a single kitty. She just needs a loving, patient caretaker who will give her a little time to adapt. Whoever gives Mabel the forever home she truly needs will soon realize this kitty girl is a true gem.

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as a single pet: Yes
Ok with children? Only older kids
Ok with dogs? Not sure
Ok with other cats? Possibly with low-key cat
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Special needs: High-fiber food
Born:March 2009Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Dilute Calico
I have a foster home!
 
Mathilda
This BIG girl is a snuggler!
MATHILDA is a bona fide lap cat! This sweet girl adapts easily to new people and new surroundings, and she doesn't waste time finding a lap to settle into! Mathilda loves nothing more than cuddling, and her spot of choice is always her foster mom's lap.

Although overweight, and enduring a special diet to regain her girlish figure, Mathilda is a playful girl who lets you know when she wants her 'mousie on a stick' by staring at you and meowing until you get the hint! She also enjoys watching her 'Cat Sitter DVD,' with looped footage of birds, squirrels and fish. We think Mathilda most likely prefers to be the lone cat in the house so she can get all the love and affection she craves. Mathilda would otherwise do well in just about any type of home — older kids included.

Mathilda was rescued by a kind woman right before Superstorm Sandy hit our area. At the time, Mathilda was an emaciated 'teenager' who was looking for help! Her rescuer brought her indoors and cared for her until recently when hard times fell on her and she could no longer care for the kitty she calls 'Mathilda Talula Pandora.'

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as a single pet: Yes
Ok with children? Yes
Ok with dogs? Not sure
Ok with other cats? Probably not
Home environment: Quiet to very active
Special needs: Weight loss food and exercise
Born:March 2012Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Brown Tabby
I have a foster home!
 
Max - Adoption Pending!
Max is a sweet boy!
MAX is a very sweet, low-key kitty. He is VERY loving toward people he trusts, but shy toward strangers. Max loves nothing more than sitting in his foster moms lap and be petted. He has spurts of playfulness, but prefers to hang out with his foster mom or sit by the window and watch the world go by. Max is a low-key kinda guy who enjoys just being in the same room with you. Once Max gets to know you, he will steal your heart!

Max needs a quite home with a patient caretaker who will give him time to settle in. We have not seen Max interact with other cats but think he may enjoy the company of a like-minded feline buddy. Pairing him up with an outgoing but laid-back cat might help Max become more social with people other than his primary caretaker.

Max was found outdoors living on the streets. He was being fed by a kind person who asked for help finding him a forever home. Once in our care, we discovered that Max has allergies — most likely to food and something else in the environment. Max is doing very well on special hypo-allergenic food and allergy medications. This is a regimen he needs to continue to maintain his health.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: Yes
Ok with children? No
Ok with dogs? Probably not
Ok with other cats? Possibly
Home environment: Quiet
Special needs: Hypo-allergenic food and allergy medications
Born:2007Status:Adoption Pending
Sex:MaleDescription:Brown & White Tabby
 
Mouse
Mouse is a sweetheart!
MOUSE is a gentle giant with an easy going personality. He loves to entice his foster family to give him belly rubs. Mouse comes when called at bedtime and loves to settle down at the end of the bed for a good night sleep. He also likes to sit on a window perch and watch the birds and squirrels room around outdoors.

Mouse can be a little leery of sudden movements and loud noises. So he needs a relatively quiet home with adults or older children. Mouse has shared a foster home with other adult cats and low-key dogs and is comfortable with both. Mouse may be adopted as a single kitty or into a home with another like-minded cat or dog.

Mouse came into our care from a local shelter.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Adopted as a single pet: Yes
Ok with kids: Yes, older quiet kids
Ok with dogs: Yes, laid-back dogs
Ok with cats: Yes, laid-back cats
Home environment: Quiet to moderately active
Born:May 2013Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Gray and White
I have a foster home!
 
Murray & Shadow
These boys will love you and entertain you!
MURRAY & SHADOW are two friendly, playful kitties who are ready for a home of their own! They have different but complementary personalities who make a great pair.

SHADOW is very friendly, loves to play, and has absolutely no fear! He is also very energetic — playing hard then sleeping hard. And when he sleeps, Shadow loves to nuzzle near your neck if he can — purring away! He also likes to try and bolt outside every chance he gets so he will do best in a home without young children coming and going or perhaps finding a forever family who lives inside a condo building without direct outdoor access. So, if you are looking for a companion who is outgoing, greets you at the door, and is “up for anything,” Shadow may be the right kitty for you!

MURRAY is a sweetheart who is more low-key than his brother, Shadow. He loves to play but takes every opportunity to jump on your lap, stretching out and relaxing. Murray loves to run and play with his brother but he's not as “high energy.” Murray is also quite a talker — he has many different tones of meows depending upon his mood and what he wants. He'll even carry on a long conversation with you if you keep talking to him!

Photos taken by Pictures of Character.

WHAT THEY NEED:
Must be adopted as pair: Yes
Ok with children? Yes
Ok with dogs? Yes
Ok with other cats? Yes
Home environment: Quiet to active
Special needs: Shadow needs occasional antibiotics for the 'snuffles'
Born:April 2011Status:Available
Sex:MalesDescription:Orange Tabby (Murray) & Black (Shadow)
We have a foster home!
 
Petunia
PETUNIA is a sociable, kitty who enjoys playing with little furry mice, bird-watching and snuggling with her foster mom. She is happiest in a warm sunny spot or hiding her favorite toys for future fun. Petunia likes feline companionship but she's particular about who she hangs out with! She can be an only cat in her forever home. Or, she would enjoy having a younger 'teenage' female kitty introduced after she settles in. The younger kitty will need to accept her at 'top cat.' Petunia prefers the company of adults or older children because young children startle her.

Petunia is a wonderful kitty - she just likes to have things her way!
Born:September 2010 Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Black
I have a foster home!
 
Pockets
Pockets wants to be your best buddy!
POCKETS is a very sweet, playful kitty. He loves being petted and brushed and getting belly rubs. While Pockets adores people, he is also timid when meeting new people and hides when there are loud noises. Once Pockets gets to know you and feels safe in his surroundings, he LOVES to hang out with you and comes running when you call his name!

Pockets is also very playful and good at keeping himself occupied with toys. He loves to empty out his toy box then carry toys around. Pockets is learning to play fetch with fuzzy balls, but sometimes forgets to bring them back to you!

We haven't had success integrating Pockets with other cats. We think he was most likely raised as an only cat and didn't learn 'kitty etiquette.' So he needs a home as the only pet. Because Pockets is timid, he also needs a home that is quiet to moderately active 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 is growing back nicely. He still scratches so we are trying various treatments to remedy his allergies. If Pockets is adopted before we finish assessing his allergies, SPCA will continue to cover his vet costs until the best solution is found.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: Yes but needs lots of time with people
Ok with children? No
Ok with dogs? Probably not
Ok with other cats? Would probably love a feline buddy!
Home environment: Quiet
Special needs: Hypo-allergenic food and allergy medications
Born:April 2012Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Brown/White Tabby (Medium-Haired)
I have a foster home!
 
Polka
Polka is a sweet, dainty kitten!
POLKA is a very sweet girl who is sure to become fluffier as she gets bigger. She has cute polka-dots on her back which is mostly white with orange and brown spots.

Polka loves playing with her buddy, Cuffs, but he sometimes gets a little rough with her. She loves to play and explore and is just a tad bit hesitant with new people and new situations. Polka needs a quieter home with another sweet and low-key to moderately active other kitty. She would do fine with kids as long as they are older and calm around kitties.

Polka came into our care from a local shelter after being found outdoors (apparently by herself) when she was tiny and just over one pound. She is now a much bigger girl and is ready for a home of her own.

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as single kitty: No, needs like-minded feline buddy
Ok with dogs: No
Ok with kids: Only older quiet kids
Ok with cats: Yes, with a calm to moderately active kitty
Home environment: Quiet
Born:May 2014Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Medium-Haired Calico
I have a foster home!
 
Qian (pronounced che-in)
Qian is a cuddle-bug!
QIAN is a friendly, active and cuddly kitty. She settles easily into a new home and adores anyone who will give her attention. Qian loves to curl up in your lap and sleep on your bed at night. She wastes no time exploring new places and loves playing with toys. This girl has an amazing amount of energy -- she loves batting toys around and racing around her foster home. She is great at entertaining herself!

Qian was rescued from outdoors by a kind family who had been feeding her for quite some time. It is hard to believe this wonderful kitty was living on the streets! Shortly after coming into our care we discovered Qian is hyperthyroid which is regulated with medication called Tapazole.

Qian is now a healthy girl who is looking for a home of her own. She does well with other cats and would probably do fine with children and a cat-friendly dog.

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet? Yes
Ok with children? Yes older kids are fine
Ok with dogs? Probably, but has not been exposed to dogs
Ok with other cats? Yes
Home environment: Quiet to active
Special needs: Prescription bland food, Tapazole to regulate her thyroid medication to settle her stomach

If you would like to learn more about Qian and help us care for her, please consider being her Guardian Angel
by going to: http://www.spcanova.org/help/guardianangels_cats.php
Born:November 2005Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Brown/Orange Tabby/Tortoiseshell
I need a foster home!
With experienced cat caretaker; other cats or a cat-friendly dog would be fine!
Guardian Angels Needed!
 
Rebecca (ReRe)
ReRe is a gorgeous Persian silver tabby!
REBECCA (ReRe) is a beautiful purebred Persian. Based on her looks, we think she is a 'Chinchilla Persian.' She had a wonderful life as the princess of her domain until her guardian passed away. We can only imagine how unsettling it must be for a senior kitty to lose her guardian and her home.

ReRe is nonetheless adjusting very well to her foster home. She is very confident and enjoying the freedom to roam the top floor of their home. Her foster mom says ReRe is very 'regal' and has nicknamed her 'Reina' (which means 'Queen' in Spanish). We have seen ReRe be a little testy when she feels unsafe in new situations. Once she settles in, ReRe likes being held and sitting in your lap. She enjoys being petted and is a bit of a couch potato. ReRe is also talkative when she has things to tell you.

ReRe needs a quiet home with an experienced cat caretaker who knows how to care for Persians. With long, fine fur Persians need daily grooming. ReRe has always lived as a single pet so we think she probably needs to continue to be a pampered solo kitty. However, we will learn more about what she needs as she settles into her foster home and meets the low-key, cat-friendly dog in her foster home.

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: Yes
Ok with children? Older, cat-saavy kids would be fine
Ok with dogs? Laid-back dog ok
Ok with other cats? Not sure, laid-back older cat may be fine
Home environment: Quiet with patient caretaker
Special needs: Persians need daily grooming with their fine fur; she does not have any eye tearing issues like some Persians
Born:2002Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Persian - Silver Tabby
I have a foster home!
 
Ruby Tuesday
Ruby is sweet and a little bit sassy!
RUBY TUESDAY is a multi-dimensional kitty. She is friendly and playful. She is also sweet and independent...and just a little bit sassy! Ruby does great with cat-friendly dogs, but probably needs to be the only cat in the household.

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!

WHAT SHE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: Yes
Ok with children? Older kids ok
Ok with dogs? Yes
Ok with other cats? Probably not
Home environment: Quiet to active
Special needs: Dislikes carriers and vet offices; needs in-home vet
Born:2006Status:Available
Sex:FemaleDescription:Brown and Orange Tabby/Tortoiseshell
I have a foster home!
 
Tim
Tim is a fluffy orange kitty!
TIM is a handsome young kitty who LOVES people! He greets everyone in his foster home with a nice purr motor, and he rubs across your legs to show how much he appreciates attention. Tim can be held like a baby, and loves to cuddle, too. He is a moderately laid-back kitty, who loves to bird watch, sun bath, and chase crinkle balls and corks.

Tim can be adopted as an only kitty, but would also be happy with another laid-back feline companion. We recently moved Tim to a new foster home with another laid-back male kitty and they became friends right away. Tim is terrified of dogs, so a forever home where a dog will never be in the future is required. In his mind, CATS RULE!

This wonderful kitty came into our care from a local shelter.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet? Yes
Ok with kids? Yes
Ok with dogs? No
Ok with cats? Yes, another laid-back kitty
Home environment: Quiet to active
Born:March 2013Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Long-Haired Orange
I have a foster home!
 
Tippy
Tippy is a playful, active kitten!
TIPPY is a typical boy with lots of energy! He would be great as a younger brother to an older, active boy kitty.

Tippy has been exposed to adult cats and large cat-friendly dogs. He needs to be adopted into a home with another active, young kitty.

He came into our care from a local shelter along with his three sisters (all adopted!).

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as single pet: No, needs active young kitty to bond with
Ok with dogs: Yes
Ok with kids: Yes
Ok with cats: Yes
Home environment: Quiet to active
Born:April 2014Status:Available
Sex:MaleDescription:Black/White Tuxedo
I have a foster home!
 
Tommy
Tommy is a nuzzler!
TOMMY is an incredibly sweet kitty who scores a 10 out of 10 on the friendly kitty meter. Within 2 hours of being in his foster home, Tommy was laying on his foster mom's chest nuzzling her neck!

Tommy likes to be held and is friendly toward everyone. He even lets his foster moms 3 year old granddaughter hug and pet him for long periods. He is a lap cat who would LOVE to have a family dote on him. Tommy has made friends with the resident cat-friendly dog although when barking is involved he scatters quickly. He probably just needs a little more time to get use to barking. We assume he will also do fine with cat-friendly cats.

We don't know if Tommy is a lost cat or was abandoned. He showed up on someones deck asking for food and affection. His caretaker searched diligently for his home, and we notified the local shelter. While Tommy is doing great in his current foster home, the resident kitty is not too happy he is there and his foster mom leaves for an extended vacation soon. So we need a new longer term foster home for Tommy if we don't find him a permanent home first.

WHAT HE NEEDS:
Ok as a single pet: Yes, as long as he gets lots of attention
Ok with kids: Yes
Ok with dogs: Yes, as long as the dog does not bark too much!
Ok with cats: We presume so, although the resident cat in his foster home is not welcoming to him
Home environment: Quiet to active
Born:November 2012Status:Recently Adopted
Sex:MaleDescription:Black
I have a foster home!
 


 
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