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.
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|Amanda & Crystal|
These girls are very sweet and playful. They are also affectionate and love people. They are not siblings but have bonded well in their foster home and need to be adopted together.
AMANDA is a pretty calico. She is very affectionate, likes being petted and purrs easily. Amanda likes being with people and stands up on her hind legs to paw at you to pay attention to her and to be picked up. She even likes to rub noses with you! Amanda doesn't like being alone and will cry as she looks for you or her buddy, Crystal. She can be a tad bit cautious with new people and new things, often watching first then approaches once she feels comfortable. She easily entertains herself with toys but also likes to chase strings or a toy on a string.
CRYSTAL is a pretty grey tabby. She is very affectionate, likes being petted and purrs easily like her buddy, Amanda. Crystal can be picked up easily and likes to flop down and roll over in front of you as you are walking by to get your attention. Her foster mom says she is a little goofy and loves to 'chirp.' Crystal loves to run really fast non-stop when playing with a wand toy and is also good at entertaining herself. Crystal loves to burrow under things and likes playing in the bathtub and chasing strings.
These girls came into our care separately by themselves from a local shelter. They are sweet, happy girls just waiting for a loving home to call their own.
Billy is a very well-behaved kitty. He responds right away to your voice and clearly likes to please his human buddies. Billy comes running when you call his name and he will love you even more if you give him fresh chicken!
This sweet boy came into our care after being found living among stray and feral cats on the grounds of a large hospital. He stood out from all the other kitties because he is SO FRIENDLY! With an upper respiratory infection and very dirty white coat, it was obvious Billy wasn't getting proper care. So a Good Samaritan scooped him up and carried him to her car and drove him to her vet for safe-keeping.
Now in our care, Billy received the treatment he needed. Even though Billy is FIV positive, he is otherwise healthy and expected to live a long, healthy life.
We don't know how Billy responds to other cats so it's best that he remain a single kitty. We think Billy might like to have a canine buddy to hang out with, and he will do fine with kids.
Note: We waive adoption fees for FIV positive cats like Billy.
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 positive 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 his 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.
Note: We waive adoption fees for FIV positive cats like Biscuit.
Biscuit likes to greet anyone coming into his domain, even strangers. He flops down on the floor to expose 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 jumps up on the couch next to you and falls 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.
We haven't seen Biscuit interact with dogs, but we think he would enjoy having a canine buddy to play and interact with. He doesn't like to be alone and needs interaction. Biscuit is a truly wonderful kitty who is expected to live a long life now that he is safely indoors.
Note: We waive adoption fees for FIV positive cats like Biscuit.
|Brigadier, Corporal, Major & Seal|
These adorable kittens are hard to tell apart! But if you watch them closely, you notice their different sizes and personalities.
BRIGADIER is calm and very happy lying in your lap and being petted. He tends to hang back and watch what's going on around him. He is also the biggest among his siblings.
CORPORAL (Adopted!)is both active and mellow, depending on his mood and which sibling he's with. If he is near his active brother, Major, he tends to be active himself. If he is hanging out with his sister, Seal, and she's mellow, he acts that way too.
MAJOR (Adopted!)likes to be the one in charge. And he loves to wait for the opportunity to pounce on one of his siblings!
SEAL is the smallest and only female of the bunch. She has a big personality, purrs the loudest and is very affectionate. She also like to greet her foster mom by jumping in her lap.
These kittens came into our care from a local shelter.
|Buff & McDuff|
BUFF loves to play chase with his brother, and with his own tail! Buff also loves to purr, especially once he hears his brother purring.
MCDUFF has a very loud motor which he turns on when he anticipates receiving affection from his foster mom.
These boys are avid bird watchers and love getting a good spot on a window sill with the morning sun shining in. They also don't miss any opportunity to pounce on something that wiggles or crinkles.
Buff and McDuff are not overly active and do well in a quiet to moderately active home. They are comfortable with the resident adult cats and cat-friendly dogs in their foster home. However, sudden movements from children sometimes send them scampering from the room. So they need a home either without children or only with quiet, older kids.
These boys came into our care as young kittens from a local farm.
|Candace & Demi|
CANDACE is always on the go – exploring, chasing her buddy, Demi, or dangling off a chair or bed she is about to fall off of! Candace’s favorite toys are another kitty’s tail or anything that dangles from a string. She can be a little weary of new people so careful interaction is needed when she is introduced to a new home and new people. When Candace is not on the go and is comfortable with you, she settles down for some petting before she is off again chasing rainbows.
DEMI loves people! She comes to you when you call her, loves to be petted and is very affectionate. Demi loves to sit next to her foster mom on the couch with a soft blanket so she can do "kitty biscuits" on her foster mom’s lap until she falls asleep. Demi is very playful with her new buddy, Candace. They chase each other around the house and play in the cat tunnel together.
Candace is the only surviving kitten in her litter. The others appear to have died from injuries they sustained while living outdoors. Demi came into our care from a local shelter with her mom and her sisters, Danika and Dakota (listed separately).
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.
Chipmunk came into our care from a local shelter along with his buddy, Mouse. These boys get along fine, but do not seem especially bonded. They are now in different foster homes and can be reunited as buddies in one forever home, or adopted separately.
|Cider, Cinnamon & McIntosh|
CIDER (buff colored, male, medium-haired) is a laid back cuddler with a loud motor. She needs a home with a compatible kitten or young cat to bond and play with.
CINNAMON & McINTOSH have very different personalities but are best buddies who need to be adopted together. CINNAMON (dilute tortoiseshell, female, short-haired) is a little reserved with strangers but then turns on her opinionated Torti charm! McINTOSH (brown tabby, male, short-haired) is a mischievous little guy.
These kittens have been exposed to adult cats, and would be fine in a quiet to moderately active home with older children. They came into our care from a local shelter.
Delight also likes being petted and purrs readily. She likes to burrow under blankets and sleep behind you on the couch. Delight will also nap in her foster mom's lap. She likes to rub against your legs when you are standing to let you know she wants attention. Delight also likes to sit next to the computer, and play with the mouse on the screen, when her foster mom is working her computer.
Delight needs a forever home with another playful kitty. We have not seen her interact with kids, but older kids would most likely be fine.
Delight came into our care with her mom from a local shelter.
|Emmy & Grammy|
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.
|Gilley & Harley|
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.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Gilley and Harley.
|Hurma & TonTon|
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. 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.
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.
Joanie will do well in a high energy home with older kids to play with her regularly. She adjusted quickly to the small dog in her foster home, but it took her a few weeks to get use to the laid-back resident male cat. Joanie can get a little nippy if she is agitated around other animals. So we think Joanie would be happiest as the only cat, but would probably enjoy having a small canine buddy to keep her company.
Joanie came into our care by word of mouth. A volunteer overheard someone talking at a gathering that they had a pregnant cat they didn’t want anymore. So our volunteer offered to take Joanie into our care. A few days later she gave birth to four healthy kittens (all adopted). Now it is Joanie's turn to find a forever home of her own!
|Kiki - Adoption Pending!|
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.
|Layla & Raven|
These girls 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 children. They have gotten use to the sweet lab in their foster home so a home with a gentle dog may be ok. 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.
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.
Malcolm is very outgoing, curious and playful. He is also very quiet -- he rarely ever meows. He loves to sleep in bed with you at night. During the day he prefers to sleep on the back of the couch where he can keep an eye on everything to make sure he doesn't miss anything!
We recently paired Malcolm up with another SPCA kitten -- Brigadier. If they 'hit it off' we will be adopting them out as a pair.
Malcolm came into our care from a local shelter.
|Midnight & Tux|
MIDNIGHT 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.
TUX 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 boys came into our care, along with their two sisters, from a local shelter with their mom. They are now ready for a home of their own!
Mouse can be a little leery of sudden movements and loud noises. So he needs a quiet to moderately active home with adults or older calm children. He shared a previous foster home with other adult cats and low-key dogs and was comfortable with both.
Mouse came into our care from a local shelter along with his buddy, Chipmunk. These boys get along fine, but do not seem especially bonded. They are in different foster homes and can be reunited as buddies in a forever home, or adopted separately. Mouse can also be adopted as a single kitty or into a home with another like-minded cat or dog.
|Murray & Shadow|
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.
Mystery is a very well-behaved kitty. She loves to cuddle with her foster mom but also does well on her own. She sleeps on her foster mom's bed at night but is very quiet and lets her human buddies sleep through the night.
Mystery does well with adults and kids of all ages. The only thing she can do without is a dog! Mystery is a confident kitty who settles in easily with new people and in a new environment.
This sweet girl came into our care from a local shelter. She had lived outdoors in one neighborhood for a couple of years - having litter after litter of kittens. Now in our care, all of Mystery's six kittens have been adopted. Now it's Mystery's turn to find a home of her own.
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!
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 would love to see how Pockets does with another like-minded kitty. When first coming into our care, we did not have much success integrating Pockets with other cats. We think he was most likely raised as an only cat and did not learn kitty etiquette. He gets very lonely when his human companions are away from home so having a feline buddy might be good 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.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Pockets.
|Qian (pronounced che-in)|
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 looking for a home of her own with someone who can continue caring for her hyperthyroidism. She does well with other cats and would probably do fine with older children and a cat-friendly dog.
If you would like to learn more about Qian and help us care for her, please consider being her Guardian Angel.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Qian.
Radar is also very loving -- he likes being picked up, held, petted and snuggling up with his human buddies. Although Radar is very social, he is also independent and can occupy himself -- bird-watching by the window, exploring the house, or even playing with his own tail! Radar is a happy cat, extraordinarily cute and good-natured.
Radar would probably do best in a home with the right other feline companion. He is bold and confident and needs to be the dominant kitty in the household. Typically this personality type does best with a younger, playful male (such as a 'teenager' who is 6 to 9 months old). His foster home has two adult cats, one a senior kitty and the other a shyer male. They are a little intimidated by Radar's boundless energy, even though he does not outwardly threaten them in any way.
Radar was a stray kitty who knew how to find humans to care for him. He is so comfortable with people and completely fearless; we are sure he must have been well cared for earlier in his life. So far, we haven't found anyone looking for him. Radar will be a wonderful companion to the right home.
ReRe has nonetheless adjusted very well to her foster home, which includes a large cat-friendly dog. At first she was a little testy in her new surroundings (county shelter and previous foster home). However, ReRe is now confident and comfortable throughout her foster home, and interacts well with her foster parents and visitors to their home. She is generally quiet, likes to play, and she is not a jumper, preferring to remain at ground level. Her foster mom says ReRe is very regal and has nicknamed her Reina (which means queen in Spanish).
ReRe had always lived as a single pet so we think she would prefer to continue to be a pampered solo kitty. She has no health concerns or dietary issues. Her main requirement is to have an experienced cat caretaker who knows how to care for Persians: with long, fine fur ReRe needs regular grooming. She is lucky to not have any eye tearing issues like a lot of Persians do.
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!
Tim can be adopted as an only kitty, but would also be happy with another laid-back feline companion. Tim’s foster home includes 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.
|Wink & Zink|
These sweet boys aren't littermates, but bonded as soon as they were paired up in their foster home. They play and sleep entwined with each other.
WINK has a crazy loud purr which he turns on as soon as you look his way. He loves to talk to his foster mom throughout the day, even when asleep on the couch. Wink is too cute for words!
ZINK is a curious, adventurous boy who likes everyone he meets. He loves to carry his fur mice around in his mouth with the tail held high. At night Zink curls up with his foster parents and purrs whenever one of them wakes up.
Wink and Zink do great with the kids and dogs in their foster home. They were even the 'hit' of an 8 year old's birthday party.
These boys came into our care from a local farm. They would love to have a forever family to shower them with love and affection.