CATS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
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How to Meet Our Cats
Things to note:
--Kittens must be adopted in pairs (unless you already have a compatible cat at home). Why kittens need feline companionship.
--We adopt ONLY to residents of Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Not ready to adopt? Try fostering a cat.
|Ace & Meru|
These boys are an adventurous two-some. They absolutely love, love, love to play and explore. They also love getting attention from their human buddies.
ACE is the bravest among his littermates, with MERU following in his brother's footsteps not far behind. These boys are ALWAYS up for an adventure.
Ace & Meru came into our care with their siblings, Cammie & Butterscotch (posted separately), along with their mom, Skye, from a local shelter.
|Ace & Stanley|
ACE is a class all by himself when it comes to cuteness! He is a petite kitten who loves to be near his 'people.' He has a sweet habit of chirping and mewing hello to his foster family whenever they enter the room. Ace loves being petted and kneads the air with his paws whenever you pet him. He's happy to join his family wherever they are and loves to keep them company when they read or do homework. Ace also likes to play and snuggle with his best friend, Stanley. Ace has a cheerful, happy demeanor and is just content being part of a family. He does well with the children and other cats in his foster home.
STANLEY is a sweet and local kitty. He has the devotion of a dog, the playfulness of a kitten, and the softness of a bunny. Initially cautious and shy, Stanley quickly warms to affection and treats and once he settles into a new home, he will be your furry friend for life. Stanley loves climbing into your lap, and if you are able to ignore him sitting by your feet for long, he gently reminds you to pick him by tapping your leg with his paw. Stanley purrs loudly when held but is otherwise a quiet cat who loves to curl up by your side, enjoys watching birds, is very receptive to other cats. He has learned to trust children and adults alike since he was rescued. If you can be patient with his initially shy nature, Stanley will reward you with a lifetime of companionship and devotion.
Ace came into our care from a home with too many cats to care for. Stanley came from a local shelter. Because of Stanley's initial shyness, they need a quiet to moderately active home with a patient caretaker who will give him a little time to settle into a new home.
|Anna & Molly|
ANNA is a friendly, outgoing kitty. She comes running when you call her and likes to be involved with her foster family's activities. Anna also likes to be petted and snuggle up for a nap with her foster mom whenever she gets a chance! This friendly girl also LOVES to play fetch with her favorite toy mouse over and over again.
MOLLY is a petite girl with striking features and fur as soft as a rabbit. She is a little timid until she gets to know you, but once Molly adjusts to a new environment she likes to hang out with her human family. Molly also likes to wrestle and groom her best friend forever, Anna!
Because Molly is a little timid, she and Anna need a quiet home that will give Molly a little time to adapt to changes. These girls came into our care from a local shelter.
Baxter is also very playful and curious. He loves chasing a fishing pole toy and is very active when he gets excited, darting from place to place and jumping high to catch the fishing pole. Baxter also loves his stuffed penguin and little mouse, carrying them around in his mouth and playing with them. He is a little talkative, meowing here and there and when he wants to be petted. Baxter also likes to find a secret hiding spot and stays there when he gets scared of loud noises and thunderstorms, or when he just wants some peace and quiet.
Baxter is a big boy who has a big appetite. He jumps up and down when his food is being prepared and likes eating treats out of your hand. Baxter needs to have his food portions controlled and he's eating a healthy, grain free diet. He can be a little shy with guests but once he comes out of hiding, he is sweet and loving with everyone. Baxter needs a quiet or moderately active home without other pets where he can get lots of love.
Baxter came into our care after a kind person took him in after he kept escaping outdoors when other cats in his household would pick on him. Baxter's guardian agreed it was best for Baxter to have a new home where he could live in peace away from other pets.
|Belle - Adoption Pending!|
Belle may be the only girl in her litter, but she is definitely the fearless one of the bunch. She loves exploring and is always up for an adventure. Belle is very playful and not afraid to wrestle with the her brothers. Her favorite thing, though, is to have her belly rubbed!
Belle absolutely needs a feline buddy to bond and play with. She can be paired up with a compatible SPCA female kitten or adopted into a home with a young female adult cat. She will also so well in any type of home - from quiet to active.
Belle came into our care with her two brothers, Shadow and Tiger, from a loving home with 5 kids. So she has was socialized early on by people and is very people-oriented!
|Cammie & Butterscoth|
They make a cute pair and need to be adopted together.
CAMMIE (brown tabby, short-haired) is so cute and playful. She does well bouncing around with her brother, Butterscotch, but is also good at keeping herself entertained. Cammie loves to 'hunt' for her brother and surprise him when he least expects it! She is a little more reserved than her brother and often likes to follow his lead when exploring. Cammie has a loud purr motor, although not as loud as her brothers!
BUTTERSCOTCH (orange tabby, medium-haired) loves romping around with his sister, Cammie. He is also good at keeping himself entertained! Butterscotch has a very nice, thick coat which is getting fluffier as he gets bigger. Looks like he will be medium-haired! Butterscotch loves exploring and is the first to rush through a newly opened door to see what's on the other side. This sweet boy also has a very loud purr motor he turns on the moment he sees you.
Cammie & Butterscotch are siblings of Ace & Meru (posted separately). They came into our care with their mom, Skye, from a local shelter when they were tiny babies.
Caramella is timid toward other cats so she needs just the right feline buddy. It took her some time to warm up to the other kitties in her foster home, but now they are all buddies and like to chase each other back and forth around the house. The resident cats are pretty mellow themselves but like to play gently - just what Carmella needs in a feline buddy.
This sweet kitty was found outdoors in the cold apparently abandoned along with another cat by a resident in an apartment complex. The other kitty was taken in by another resident and Carmella was transferred to our care. We are now looking for the right home for Carmella.
|Cherie, Jackie & Meatloaf - Meet us PetValu, Falls Church, Sat - Sun 6/24-6/25|
Cherie - dmh gray/white female - she is the bold one
Jackie - dmh dilute calico female - she is the talkative one
Meatloaf - dmh gray/white male - he is happiest chilling out
This trio of fluffy kittens are mellow, confident, and affectionate. They are well socialized with people and always in the company of their foster family.
They have been exposed to children and adult cats, and are fine in any type of home - from quiet to active. They can be adopted singly into a home with another compatible feline, or the girls may be adopted together as a pair.
These kittens were rescued from outdoors as tiny kittens. Now safely in our care, they are ready for adoption!
|Chrissy, Janet, Jack & Mocha - Meet Chrissy & Janet PetValu, Falls Church, Sat 6/25|
Chrissy & Janet - still available!
Jack & Mocha - adoption pending!
These kittens are so sweet, fun-loving and playful. It's nearly impossible to tell them apart. They were rescued as tiny babies and were initially bottle-fed until they could eat on their own. Being human-reared as 'bottle babies,' these kittens are all extremely friendly and social with people. They also adore each other - chasing, pouncing and exploring as a pack of kittens.
Chrissy, Janet & Jack are siblings, rescued from outdoors when they were about 3 weeks old. Mocha isn't related to them, and was found also when he was about 2 weeks old. Mocha joined this little family when he was about 4 weeks old so they don't know life without him!
Chrissy & Janet need to be adopted together. Jack and Mocha are also a pair. Having survived the odds as 'bottle babies,' they are now ready for homes of their own.
While Clover is pretty mellow, she is also playful. She especially likes it when you initiate play with her with toys. She is also happy to watch the world go by from a window or screen door. Clover loves getting attention and will try to get your attention if you are busy doing something without her - such as talking on the phone!
Clover's initial foster home had other cats and dogs and she was fine with both. We initially thought she might like being an only cat, but it looks like she will do best with the right feline buddy. Clover seems to be a little bored by herself - which has resulted in her being a little 'nippy' when she wants attention. This usually means a cat needs another cat to play with.
Clover came into our care after being found outdoors literally starving to death only weighing 4 pounds. She now weighs 8 pounds - her ideal weight. Clover is a happy and healthy girl who is now looking for a loving home of her own.
|Gilbert & Napoleon|
Both boys get along well with older kids, cats and cat-friendly dogs. They like to be petted and don't mind being picked up and carried around. They also love to roll over for belly rubs. When they are energetic, they love to play with toys and wrestle with and chase each other.
GILBERT has beautiful light green eyes and a plush coat of gray. He is very friendly, outgoing and talkative. Gilbert LOVES to sunbathe, sleep in cat beds, be picked up and get his ears rubbed. He is a talker and always answers when you talk to him. Gilbert also likes to chase his own tail! He comes when you call him and answers to the name 'Gilly.'
NAPOLEON has stunning different colored eyes - one is hazel (brownish-green) and the other is light green. He is very sweet and has a huge motor he turns on when you pet him. Napoleon is also a little shy with new people and changes, but once he feels comfortable he is very friendly and affectionate. He likes to sleep on the bed with his human caretaker and LOVES to be brushed and petted! Napoleon also likes to chase bouncy balls and answers when you call him 'Polie.'
Gilbert and Napoleon came into our care after their loving caretaker fell on hard times and had to move in with elderly grandparents who are highly allergic to cats. SPCA is happy to help these boys find a new loving home.
|Hayden, Harper & Chester|
HAYDEN (orange tabby) & HARPER (Siamese-mix) are a bonded brother pair who seek each other out for playtime and nap time. They have soft purr motors, love to play with toys, and interested in everything that goes on in their foster home.
CHESTER (brown tabby, medium-haired) is from the same farm as his buddies, Hayden & Harper, but isn't related to them. Chester is an independent guy with a soft purr motor who loves to explore. He has a calm, confident disposition and would be a great companion for another like-minded kitty.
These boys are comfortable with adult cats, large cat-friendly dogs, and elementary school-aged kids. They will do well in quiet to moderately active homes. They came into SPCA's care from a local farm via a local rescue group that focuses on trap/neuter/return programs.
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 entertains himself with kitty toys and 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, low-key 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 his college-age guardian. Jackson is lucky that one of the roommates wouldn't stand for him to be abandoned and brought him home to live with his parents until a new home could be found for him.
|Katherine & Mason|
KATHERINE is a happy, friendly special needs girl who came into SPCA's care as a tiny kitten who fit into the palm of your hand. She was found by a young girl on the side of the road. Katherine has a slight head tilt and it sways back and forth a bit but this doesn't affect her balance - she has no problem walking a straight line or jumping up and down on things. She has been evaluated by a veterinary neurologist who says her slight neurological disorder is most likely caused by a congenital defect near her inner ear. Katherine functions well, her condition will not change over time and no medication is needed. However, her forever family needs to be patient when introducing her to new surroundings, and be sensitive to the impact loud noises have on her. When Katherine was 3 months old, she was introduced to Mason in her foster home. He has become her best buddy and her 'rock'.
MASON is a gorgeous fluffy orange kitty. He is a friendly kitty who is confident and mellow. He has a loud purr motor and loves to be cuddled by his foster family. Mason has active, playful moments but he's more of a couch potato! This sweet boy has also learned to watch over his buddy, Katherine. They are never far away from each other and make an interesting pair of lovable kitties. Mason was found outdoors all by himself as a young kitten by a mail carrier. He simply walked up and introduced himself! Who could resist taking in this orange ball of fur?
These kitties do fine with adult cats, laid-back, cat-friendly dogs and understanding kids. They are special kitties who are looking for a special home.
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!
Mac is still settling into his foster home after being rescued from outdoors. He is getting comfortable with his foster mom, growing more affectionate each day by rubbing up against her legs and nudging her hands when he wants to be petted. He is a little shy with new people, and loud, unfamiliar noises. Once he 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!
Maple likes to follow her foster mom around the house, looking for any opportunity to sit on her lap, rub against her legs or jump to a higher spot to be within reach of her hand. Maple is very affectionate and needs a home where her caretaker(s) is around to give her lots of love and affection - such as someone who works from home some days of the week. A single person home who works long hours outside the home would not be the best arrangement for her - Maple would get lonely. She would also do fine with older, quiet kids and would love the added attention a family could give her.
Maple needs a quiet to moderately active household. It will take her just a few days or so to settle into a new home. Maple doesn't like to be left alone at night and wants to have the freedom to sleep on her guardian's bed at night. She loves sleeping in a cat bed her foster mom has provided for her. And, although exposed to dogs and other cats, Maple seems to be happiest as an only kitty.
Maple came into SPCA's care as a young from a local shelter as an expectant mother. She gave birth to her 2 kittens (Boots & Mittens - adopted!) two days after settling into her foster home. Now that her kittens have been adopted, Maple is ready for her forever home, too!
|Marbles - Adoption Pending!|
Marbles is timid toward other cats - he was often chased by other cats outdoors before coming into SPCA's care. Marbles needs a forever home - at least initially - as the only cat so he can settle in and feel safe and secure. He's comfortable around small dogs and may enjoy canine companionship.
Marbles is a sweet boy who is happy to finally be off the streets. He was a stray cat being fed by people in his neighborhood. With the weather turning cold, his guardians knew it was time to get Marbles off the streets for good!
Marbles is a sweetheart who is now ready for a loving home of his own!
|Mira & Mimi|
MIRA is a sweet, friendly teenager. She is very people oriented and turns on her purr motor the minute she sees you. Mira loves to be petted and rubs up against you to show her affection. This sweet girl is also playful and quite adventurous. She loves playing with Mimi, batting toys around or pouncing on anything that moves. (Note: June 2016 - we just discovered Mira has a luxating patella in one of her back legs - knee cap slips out of place; we don't know yet if this can be managed or if she will need surgery at 1 year of age at SPCA's expense).
At one week of age, Mira was rescued from outdoors as an orphaned kitten with her siblings. Her surrogate mom, Olive, is Mimi's biological mom. Mira and Mimi have been together since they were about a week old.
MIMI is a sweet, low-key girl who likes hanging out with her surrogate sister, Mira. She is as soft as a bunny rabbit and loves to flop down on the floor and stretch out asking you to pet her! She loves to be petted and having her face stroked. Mimi loves being held and even at this young age is a lap cat! She is a tad bit shy and startles with loud noises so she will need a little time to adapt to a new home.
Mimi has very minor neurological challenges keeping her balance, but has learned to compensate amazingly well. She gets around just fine, has no problem using the litter box and does great playing with Mira. Sadly, Mimi's mom received a distemper vaccination at a local shelter when she was pregnant which has caused Mimi's condition.
These girls are waiting for a forever home of their own with no young children, dogs or other cats.
Being the diva that she is, Murissa likes hanging out with her foster mom and being petted behind her ears and on her neck. However, she does not like full body rubs and nips at your hand if you do this. Some cats are just a little too sensitive to being touched in certain places and Murissa is one of these kitties.
Murissa likes to sleep on her foster mom's bed at night but typically gets up in the middle of the night to wander around and find a new place to sleep. She has really come out of her shell in our care and we think Murissa will continue to become friendlier and probably more comfortable with being handled once she gets more comfortable in her new surroundings.
Murissa came into our care with a litter of kittens from a local shelter.
Pockets is also playful and good at keeping himself occupied with toys. He loves to empty out his toy box then carry toys around. Pockets is learning to play fetch with fuzzy balls, but sometimes forgets to bring them back to you!
Pockets needs a low-key, but playful, like-minded kitty to bond and play with. Pockets gets lonely when his human companions are away from home so having a feline buddy who likes other cats is important for him. Pockets needs a quiet home without young children now or in the future. He will also do best in a home that will be relatively stable over time (e.g., without lots of moving around).
Pockets was found outdoors covered in scabs and sores, and had a very thin coat with patches of missing fur. He was infested with fleas and had developed a secondary bacterial skin infection. His skin has healed and his coat has grown back so he is now a fluffy boy. Pockets has had occasional bouts of skin irritation so we think he has other allergies, possibly to food or environmental allergens. He is not currently on any medications but eats prescription hypoallergenic food.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Pockets.
Quinn adapted almost immediately to his foster home and is great with the two resident dogs in his foster home. He is very accepting of the 8 1/2 year old Pug. They can be found laying close together on the bed at night or on the pet pillows in front of the sliding glass doors soaking up the sun and checking out the neighborhood activity. Quinn is quite playful with his foster parents' Lab/Boxer 10 month old puppy, Lucy. Quinn and Lucy love to talk to each other and play. We really want Quinn's forever home to have a cat-friendly dog to keep him company!
Quinn loves breakfast and dinner time. He practically runs you over to get to the kitchen and his bowl! Quinn likes human companionship and follow you around to see what is going on and if he can help!
Quinn was a skinny, stray kitty found outdoors by the neighbor of an SPCA volunteer. We have not seen Quinn interact with cats so we don't know how he would do with a feline buddy. But we know he does great with cat-friendly dogs. Quinn is a little ball of joy who will charm his way into your heart and hopefully your home!
Ruby loves being around people and always wants to be where the action is. She follows her foster mom around everywhere. When she hears the door-bell ring, she runs to the door to greet whoever is there. Ruby is a very polite and well-behaved kitty who always uses her scratching posts and never jumps on the kitchen counter. Her favorite past-time is being brushed, which she loves even more than her treats. And speaking of treats, she is probably the only cat you'll find who stands up on her back legs to beg for treats!
Ruby is very playful and makes anything she can swat into a toy. She loves chasing a tennis ball - even though it belongs to her canine friend, Cassie! It took Ruby a little while to get use to Cassie, but now her favorite pass-time is waiting around corners and pouncing in front of Cassie when she walks by. Ruby adapts to various situations easily, from workmen fixing the floors, ambulances driving by, overnight guests, or vocal Superbowl parties.
Ruby will make a wonderful companion to a lucky person or family with older kids who can give this great kitty a forever home!
On his mellow side, Salvador loves to put his paws on his foster mom's shoulders and snuggle under her chin. He even likes to be picked up and held for short periods of time. Salvador has a nice purr motor, and appreciates being doted upon. This sweet boy is often content window watching and monitoring household activities. Salvador likes to sleep at the foot of one of the beds in his foster home.
However, Salvador has a playful side as well. He likes to play with toy mice, balls, crumpled up paper and feather teasers and responds to catnip-filled toys! Salvador also has short bursts of energy and scampers throughout his foster home looking for interactive play. He sometimes jumps out and 'ambushes' his foster family looking for interactive play. He can also get a little nippy when playing or when he's had enough petting. This type of play tells us that Salvador needs a feline buddy to chase, pounce on and wrestle with - but in a relatively gentle fashion.
Salvador has been in two different types of foster homes - one with both cats and cat-friendly dogs, and a second one as the only pet. It's clear that he needs feline interaction. And while he was not phased by the dogs in his previous foster home, he didn't interact with them much.
Salvador is looking for a quiet to moderately active home where he will get human interaction, and has at least one like-minded kitty to bond and play with. This sweet boy came into our care from a local shelter.
|Shadow & Tiger|
SHADOW is a sweetheart who has lots of energy. He loves to play and chase his litter mates. Shadow's favorite thing is to be rubbed on his cheeks. You know he's happy when he squints his eyes and purrs with approval.
TIGER is the relaxed, laid-back kitten of the group. While he can be very playful with his litter mates, Tiger is also very content laying by the window sill and observing the great outdoors. He loves to be petted and has a MIGHTY purr which suits his name.
These boys came into our care, with their sister Belle (posted separately) from a loving home with 5 kids. So they were socialized early on by people and are very people-oriented!
Skye doesn't mind the chaos of an active home, but is equally comfortable in a quiet home. She is content entertaining herself, watching birds out the window, and wants to be around people. Skye is comfortable with dogs and other cats. She can be adopted into a home with another suitable feline/canine companion, or she can also be the only pet in the household.
Skye came into our care from a local shelter after having been neglected. She had been - unbelievably - living in a shed with her young kittens (Ace, Meru, Cami, Butterscotch - posted separately). After getting much needed baths, this little family was moved into foster care where they proceeded to grow and enjoy their new indoor life.
Skye is now ready for the love and security of a new person or family.
|Snap, Crackle & Pop - Meet us at PetValu, Purcellville, Sat - Sun 6/25 - 6/26|
SNAP (male, tabby) is the littlest of the trio with the biggest personality. He arches his back, tail high and purrs loudly whenever he anticipates getting attention from any one. Snap is bold and adventurous, loves feather wands. He will be a great little buddy for another like-minded feline companion. Snap will do well in any type of home environment, including a very active one.
CRACKLE (female, classic tabby) & POP (male, tabby) aren't as gregarious as their brother, Snap, and are happy to keep each other entertained. They have soft purr motors and like chasing each other up and down the cat tree. Crackle & Pop can be adopted as a pair, with another compatible SPCA kitten or into a home with a compatible young feline. They need a forever home or homes either with adults or older, quieter kids would be fine.
All three have been exposed to adult cats and laid-back, cat-friendly large dogs. They are comfortable with both cats and dogs! They came into our care from outdoors after their mom was hit by a car.
Even though Tia is an indoor-only kitty now, she won't hesitate to show you her lightning-fast speed to catch a toy or get to her next meal. She is a talkative kitty, especially when it comes to food. If you rub her head and talk to her sweetly, she purrs non-stop. Since she is just a 'teenager,' Tia needs some gentle reminders about house rules, such as not jumping up on kitchen counter tops.
Tia adapts well to new surroundings and needs another playful female kitty to bond and play with. She is a tiny cat - only about 7 pounds. Without a feline buddy, Tia is a bit too playfully rambunctious and can get a little nippy. Tia also needs a family to shower her with love and affection.
Tia was brought to the U.S. by a Peace Corp volunteer who just couldn't leave this sweet girl behind when she returned to the U.S. Tia is a little too energetic for the older kitty in this Peace Corp volunteer's home so she has asked for help finding Tia a new home with the right feline playmate.