CATS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
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How to Meet Our Cats
Things to note:
Many adult cats and the vast majority of kittens need feline company
--Every description specifies if feline company is needed
--Dogs and people aren't substitutes for cat companionship
--Most kittens are adopted in pairs (unless you already have compatible cat at home). Why most kittens need feline companionship.
Residency: We adopt ONLY to residents of Washington DC area (N.VA, MD, DC).
Not ready to adopt? Try fostering a cat.
|Ahsoka (aka Soki)|
Soki is a petite girl. But this doesn't keep her from play-fighting or running around with the other young kitties in her foster home. Her foster mom says Soki is the smartest of the bunch - she thinks about things and assesses her options before acting. Soki also loves snuggling up next to you at night while purring. And in the morning, she likes to wake the child in her foster home up by jumping up on his bed and laying across his legs.
Soki needs a forever home with a young, compatible kitty. She can be adopted along with another SPCA kitty or into a home with a like-minded playmate. And she does great with older kids.
Soki came into our care from a local shelter.
|Bailey & Hector - Adoption Pending!|
BAILEY (brown marble tabby, short-haired) is a sweet, gentle boy who is timid until he gets to know you. Then his gentle, loving nature will win you over. Bailey will take time to adapt to a new home, but once he feels comfortable, Bailey will be your loving companion. He will probably always shy away from strangers, but bonds wonderfully with caretakers who understand that he needs time to adapt. Bailey likes to sit in his foster mom's lap when she works from home, and enjoys sitting in front of a window to watch the birds and squirrels outside. When Bailey is in a playful mood, his favorite toy is a mouse. He even loves playing fetch - Bailey brings the mouse to you then waits for you to throw it so he can bring it back to you...over and over again!
HECTOR (brown/white tabby, medium-haired) is also a sweet, gentle boy. But unlike Bailey, Hector is very friendly and outgoing. He adapts quickly to new people and new environments, and doesn't hesitate to greet his foster family and guests in their home. Hector loves to be petted and enjoys being in the middle of what's going on. He also loves cuddling up with his foster family. Hector likes to play chase with Bailey and his favorite toys are a plastic spring and he loves, loves, loves chasing strings.
Because of Bailey's shyness, these boys need a quiet home that isn't expected to change much over time with frequent moves, other pets or young children now or in the future. Bailey will also greatly benefit by having more than one person in his forever home so he continues to get use to more than one person. A quiet home with an older child or two would be fine as long as the kids are gentle and the home is quiet.
These boys came into our care separately. Hector arrived with his five siblings (all adopted) after being born in someone's home. Hector's siblings were too rambunctious for him so we paired him up with Bailey since their personalities are a better match for one another. Bailey was born outdoors and rescued as a younger kitten.
Betsy also loves to explore and is always ready to play. She enjoys playing with the kids in her foster home, especially chasing the darts all over the home from their nerf guns.
Betsy needs an active home with plenty of interaction. A family with kids would be perfect for her. She also needs another active kitty to bond and play with.
Betsy also likes to be petted, especially around her ears. She also likes to cuddle up next to you and purrs loudly until she falls asleep.
Betsy came into our care from a local shelter.
Blackjack is adventurous and loves to rally the resident cats in a game of chase, and tackle or pounce on anything that moves or slides across the floor. A ping pong ball keeps Blackjack entertained for hours, and you should be prepared to regularly retrieve his toys from under the couch, stove or refrigerator! Blackjack also enjoys playing with the kids and dogs in his foster home.
Blackjack is also an affectionate kitty who purrs non-stop and loves belly rubs and a snuggly blanket to knead when it's nap time. He quickly earned the nickname 'Muffin' because he is such a love muffin.
Blackjack needs a forever home with another compatible male kitty friend, or two. He would also enjoy a home with a cat-friendly dog with a wagging tail to keep him entertained.
This sweet boy came into SPCA's care from a local shelter.
Charlie adjusted quickly to his foster home. He began exploring right away and it took him no time to join his foster parents as part of his new family. This big boy also likes to talk but not excessively and has a quiet, high-pitched little meow that comes out when he wants dinner, is ready to play or just straight up wants attention!
And, Charlie purrs CONSTANTLY. The only time his foster mom notices he's not purring is when he's sleeping. Charlie also goes nuts over the laser pointer. He goes into full-on hunter mode - making a little chirping noises, wiggling his bottom and pouncing on the dot. He also loves his cardboard scratching board, cat-nip toys and a feathered ball that he bats around and throws up in the air.
Charlie needs to be the only cat in the household. He will also do best without a dog although he has shown us that he is ok with a calm, gentle dog. What Charlie needs most is lots of people attention. A family with kids or a couple who is around home a lot would be best for him.
Charlie was adopted out with his sister, Dee, when he was a kitten. Sadly, his adopters didn't take adoption as a life-long commitment seriously and abandoned Charlie and Dee when they had a baby. Hard to believe anyone would give up this pure bundle of love!
|Coco & Maize|
These girls are typical kittens who love to play! They like to chase each other and pounce on anything that moves. They are huge fans of cat toys, balls, feathers and hair bands. They also enjoy looking out the window watching the birds.
COCO is such a sweet girl. She is all black with just a touch of white fur on her chest with beautiful yellow eyes and shiny black fur. Coco enjoys being held and cuddled. She's known for jumping up on your lap and falling asleep, especially when you're working on the computer! Coco loves attention and is pretty laid back. She is an absolute sweetheart!
MAIZE is a beautiful tuxedo kitty. She is super playful and extremely curious. She comes when called and loves her kitty treats! Maize is full of personality and loves to be around people. She loves to jump in your lap and snuggle. When she's not napping in a basket, she's known to follow you around the house or to initiate play time with her friend Coco.
Coco and Maize need separate forever homes with compatible young kitties. Each will do great in a home with or without kids and both do fine with the dog in their foster home. These girls came into our care separately from a local shelter.
|Connor & Frankie - Adoption Pending!|
These girls enjoy romping, wrestling and chasing each other, and are very good at entertaining themselves. And while they are playful, they are not overly rambunctious. When they are done playing, they like to snuggle up on top of their big cat tree or visit with their foster mom.
Both girls are very people-friendly and run to greet you when you walk in their room. They have big purr motors. Frankie purrs as soon as she sees you and has the most adorable silent-meow. They both like to cuddle up with their foster mom, especially Frankie. She looks into your eyes when cuddling to let you know how much she likes to be loved. You need to meet these sisters to see just how cute they are.
These girls need a quiet to moderately active home. They came into our care with their siblings (Mischa & Rocky - adopted!) from a local shelter with their mom.
|Cupid & Luna|
CUPID loves to play with other cats and dogs, and when he's ready to nap, he seeks humans to cuddle with. He likes to climb the cat tree in the foster home and keep an eye on everyone's activities. Cupid always wants to be next to his sister, who is the instigator in all of their adventures.
LUNA is extremely playful, and even keeps playing when her brother tires out and takes a nap. Luna comes running when she hears her name, and meows when she's looking for her foster mom. She likes to sleep under blankets and is an acrobat when climbing the cat tree.
Cupid and Luna need an active household with devoted play time to keep them entertained and where people enjoy and appreciate their high energy level. They are great with other like-minded young, playful adult cats, and enjoy playing with cat-friendly dogs, too.
These kittens came into the SPCA's care as tiny orphaned kittens found in a wood pile. They were moved to an experienced foster mom who bottle fed them and gave them the support they needed to grow into amazing kittens.
Dee likes to be petted, especially being scratched behind her ears. And when she is in the mood, Dee wants nothing more than to sit in your lap for a nice nap. She enjoys hanging out with her foster dad when he is home alone and when he has friends over.
Dee is moderately playful when you initiate play with her and she especially LOVES chasing a laser pointer.
Dee needs a quiet to moderately active home with no young children now or in the future. She seems to enjoy a calm environment and needs to be the only pet in the household.
Dee was adopted out by SPCA as a kitten, along with her brother Charlie (posted separately). Sadly, her adopter didn't take her adoption as a life-long commitment seriously and abandoned Dee and Charlie after she had a baby. Now back in our care, we are looking for a forever home for this girl who will give her the love and stability she deserves.
|Garfield & Jon|
These boys love hanging out with their foster parents - Garfield is over-the-top affectionate, while Jon is more reserved. They are moderately playful and equally matched during play time. They take turns initiating play, chasing and wrestling with each other and playing with toys. They have wonderful purr motors and sleep next to each other or next to you when play-time is over.
GARFIELD has a typical orange tabby personality - both playful and laid-back in one package. He settles into a new home almost immediately. Garfield has super soft fur and looks for his foster mom's lap after meals for some cuddling and petting. Garfield adores human affection and likes to be picked up and held. He is a true lap cat!
JON is a bit more reserved than Garfield. He needs a little more reassurance with new people in a new home. But within a couple of days, Jon is right there with his brother looking for play-time and people-time. Jon likes to initiate contact with you and jumps into your lap and gives you head-butts when he wants your attention.
These boys are looking for a calm environment to settle into with no other pets or young children now or in the future. They came into our care from a local shelter with their siblings (Pookie, Odie, Squeak & Nermal - adopted!).
Ike settles in easily into a new home and likes to explore his surroundings. He loves being petted and brushed and nudges your hand with his head until you give him a good scratch behind the ears. Ike likes hanging out with his human buddies but also needs to have other pets around to keep him company. Ike does well with both like-minded, low-key cats and dogs.
Ike was adopted out as a kitten with his sibling but returned to our care when his home became too active for him. Ike likes to be around activity, but his low-key personality is best suited for a relatively calm home environment.
Ike is on special prescription food to prevent crystals in his urine. He needs to stay on this special food for the rest of his life. Ike needs a caretaker who will be diligent about making sure he is kept 100% on this food and gets regular annual checkups at the vet.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Ike.
Jackson is moderately playful and likes to entertain himself with kitty toys. He also likes to sit in kitchen chairs to survey an entire area. He is a curious cat who likes to explore new spaces. Jackson needs a home where his humans let him choose whether he wants to sleep on their bed at night.
We have not seen Jackson interact with other cats, but like most young males, we think he needs a sweet, moderately playful male feline buddy to keep him company. He came from a home with dogs and we're told he did well with them although we don't know if he co-existed or whether he really enjoyed their company. Jackson is also a 'social' eater - he often waits to eat his meal until you are sitting or standing next to him.
Jackson needs a quiet to moderately active home that suits his personality. This sweet boy came into our care after he was abandoned by a college student at the end of the school year. Jackson is lucky that a roommate brought him home to live with his parents until a new home could be found for him.
Jackson is a truly wonderful kitty who is looking for a home of his own.
Jasper likes to play with toys as he throws them in the air and bats them down quickly. And while he does like to play, Jasper isn't overly rambunctious.
Jasper will be shy in a new home with new people until he has time to feel safe and secure. It could take him several weeks to settle in. Once Jasper has reassurance from his new guardians that he is safe and loved, he will slowly open up and maybe even let you rub his belly!
Jasper is looking for a quiet home without young children now or in the future. He also needs a home that isn't expected to change much over time such as frequent moves to a new home. Jasper may do fine with another sweet, moderately playful cat but we haven't had the opportunity to see him interact with another cat so we are uncertain how he would do.
Jasper came into our care after a kind person found him starving and looking for food and shelter on her back porch!
|Josie & Windy - Adoption Pending!|
JOSIE is an energetic kitty who loves to play chase with the other kitties in her foster home. She likes to be petted and show you how much she likes this by purring up a storm. Josie is a little hesitant with new people, but once she gets to know you she realizes you will pet her and love her! Josie took immediately to her new buddy, Windy.
WINDY is a sweet girl who is a joy to have around. She is the total package, playful but not crazy. Affectionate but not needy. Windy gets along with everyone - humans and other animals alike in her foster home. She is especially fond of her new foster sister Josie. They love to play chase with each other running under the couch to jump out for a sneak attack on the other.
These girls would do fine with older kids and a calm, low-key dog. They came into our care separately from a local shelter.
Lucille needs a home with another like-minded feline companion. Dogs are fine as well. She will do well in any activity level in the home. While we haven't seen Lucille interact with children, we suspect she'd be fine with them, too.
Lucille came into SPCA's care after a Good Samaritan found her along the side of a road with a broken leg. After surgery and months of healing, Lucille is fully recovered with no foreseeable issues in the future. This sweet girl is now ready for her forever 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!
It will take Mac a little time to get use to a new environment. Once he settles in, he gets more and more affectionate - rubbing up against your legs and nudging your hands when he wants to be petted. He is a little shy with new people, and loud, unfamiliar noises. Once Mac observes visitors in his foster home, he warms up to them easily. We haven't seen Mac interact with dogs, other cats or kids. He will adapt easiest to a relatively quiet home, probably as the only pet although he may do fine with a low-key, friendly feline.
Mac was found outside a McDonald's - scared and hungry. The kind woman who found him was able to pick him up, put him in the back seat of her car and drive him home. Obviously, Mac belonged to someone at some point. He's a sweet boy who doesn't deserve to be living on the streets!
|Mohawk & Orange Crush|
MOHAWK is an affectionate and handsome boy. He likes playing with both cats and dogs - chasing them, being chased and taking turns pouncing and wrestling. He has lived with a variety of dogs - a Goldendoodle, Golden Retriever and Scotty.
Mohawk also loves people, has a nice purr motor and is comfortable with everyone he meets. Mohawk does well in a moderately active household, where he receives plenty of attention.
ORANGE CRUSH is a sweet, lively boy who loves to be where the action is. He is also easy-going and can make a toy out of anything - his specialty is water bottle caps and pipe cleaners. He loves to carry one of these 'treasures' around for all to see.
Orange Crush acts a bit like a dog, following you around waiting to be picked up and cuddled. He hasn't quite mastered the chirping sound, but that doesn't stop him from using it when he wants attention. It sounds more like a goofy chirp-meow which is adorable. Orange Crush gets along well with older kids and other cats, especially his new buddy, Mohawk. He does well with some laid-back dogs, but not others so we are cautious about placing him in a home with a dog.
Both boys came into our care at separate times from local shelters.
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.
Murissa enjoys 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. Murissa is a little too sensitive to be touched on certain parts of her body, although she will let you do light brushing of her coat.
Murissa needs an adult-only home with no other pets. She will take a little time to settle into a new environment. Once she does, Murissa will reign over her little kingdom like a princess.
Murissa came into our care with a litter of kittens from a local shelter.
|Panda & Peyton - Adoption Pending!|
PEYTON is the bold one of this duo. He is very affectionate and purrs all the time. When Peyton is done playing, he loves being petted and held. He also adores his sister!
PANDA loves to play and is extremely attached to Peyton. She is also shy and still learning to trust people. Panda is out and about in her foster home, never hiding, but sometimes prefers to keep her distance. Other times she is content to sit in her foster family's lap. Panda has progressed wonderfully while in foster care.
These kittens need a quiet to moderately active home. Kids would be ok if they are over about 12 years of age and the home is relatively quiet. Panda needs a gentle caretaker who will give her a little time to settle in and feel safe and secure.
These kittens came into our care from a local vet office we work with from a guardian who was not able to care for them.
|Penny - Adoption Pending!|
Penny is very active and loves playing the game of hide and seek. Always the adventurer, she is constantly seeking new ways to reach something that has been placed out of her reach. So kitten proofing is needed in her forever home. Penny enjoys batting toys around the house, and when she sees you going up the stairs, she likes to race you to the top.
When Penny slows down, she is very loving and purrs when given the slightest bit of attention. She loves being petted and held like a baby, and often flops down in front of you when she wants to be noticed. This sweet lap kitty loves to jump up on your lap while you're working and start purring, and often falls asleep there. At night, she loves to curl up with her foster parents and enjoys sleeping as close to them as possible!
Penny would do great in a home with adults only or a family with older kids. She came into our care with her siblings (all adopted) 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 occasional bouts of skin irritation that require treatment so we know he has some allergies to food or environmental allergens. He is not currently on any ongoing medications, but eats prescription hypoallergenic food.
Note: We waive adoption fees for special needs kitties like Pockets.
|Snickers & Reeses|
SNICKERS (black/white) is an adventurous and sweet girl. She purrs and kneads while being petted in your lap. Snickers is equally happy entertaining herself with a round ball teaser toy.
REESES (black) is an energetic kitten who is a tad bit shy with new experiences. She takes her cues from her siblings and does great with her sister Snickers.
These kittens came into our care from a local shelter as tiny babies.
Suzie is an excellent companion for anyone who is looking for a super affectionate, low-key girl. She is an FIV positive kitty but is very healthy. With good nutrition and proactive vet care, she is expected to live a nice long life.
Suzie came into SPCA's care after her caretaker passed away unexpectedly. She was found outdoors, living among a feral cat colony, but she clearly prefers live indoors, and has not shown the slightest interest in ever returning outdoors. Suzie is a very lucky girl to have found her way into our care; now we just need to find her a forever home!
Surviving Life on the Streets with FIV
Tia is a loving and very playful young kitty who craves human affection and playful interaction. She is very friendly and eagerly jumps on your lap or rubs against you. Tia loves to be petted and groomed and purrs loudly when getting attention. She can also be vocal when she wants your attention.
Tia needs a home without other pets. She also needs a family with kids who want a playful, interactive kitty. Tia is very curious and investigates anything new and different with keen interest. Tia enjoys sleeping in the mid-afternoon and becomes very playful in the evenings.
Tia was brought to the U.S. by a Peace Corp volunteer who just couldn't leave this sweet girl behind when she returned to the U.S. Tia is a little too energetic for the older kitty in this Peace Corp volunteer's home so she has asked for help finding Tia a new home with the right feline playmate.
Tina loves rubbing against your legs in hopes of a good petting. Tina has a loud purr motor and enjoys gently batting her toys around the house - especially strings and hair ties. When she sees you enter the room, Tina lets out an adorable chirp and looks up at you, waiting for some attention.
This adorable kitty loves being picked up and often follows you around when she wants to be held. Tina loves napping on her cat tree, but at night she always comes to sleep snuggling by your side. A talkative kitty, Tina meows when you leave the house and welcomes you back when you're home.
Tina enjoys looking out the window, watching the activities outside. She would be a great addition to a family without other pets.
Tina came into our care from a local shelter with a litter of adorable kittens.
Tux loves to nap in the sunlight and play with toys. He also likes playing with Leo - the big grey tabby cat in his foster home. They spend their days chasing each other around, playing hide & go seek, and snuggling. He loves suppertime and cuddling up on the couch with his foster mom.
Tux needs a playful male feline buddy in his forever home. He also needs a quieter home with a patient caretaker who will help this sweet boy transition to new surroundings. So a home with adults or an older child or two would work well for Tux.
This boy was abandoned outside (displaced by a baby) and brought indoors by a neighbor. He has come a long way from being a shy kitten to being a curious and much more confident kitty. Now safe in our care, Tux is ready for a home of his own.
Vee is very adaptable to new situations, moderately active, and extremely loving. She likes sitting by an open window and exploring all the nooks and crannies of her foster home. She is also a social butterfly - making new friends is one of her favorite hobbies. Vee greets her foster mom and all her friends at the door with a meow and a head butt, and loves being the center of attention.
Vee likes to be petted, but she can get a little nippy if you overstimulate her by petting her too much or in the wrong places. (Like most cats, she doesn't like belly rubs!). So she does have her limits. Vee is most active at night so she needs to have toys to play with, a big cat tree to climb on and having boxes to play in is a big plus!
Vee needs a home with multiple people - either a couple or family with older kids. She is very social and thrives on interaction with people. We have not seen her interact with other cats or dogs. Vee seems content as the only pet in the household as long as she gets lots of affection love and affection from people.
Vee came into our care from a local shelter.