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My name is Penny!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Gaithersburg, Maryland - Penny
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I'm being cared for by:
Montgomery County SPCA

Facts about Penny

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Female *  Black & White DSH  *  Approximately 4 Years of Age
 
I was named Penny because I was found near a bank when I was  just wee kitten. I lucked out and landed in a great foster home. It sure beat having to dumpster dive for food.  My luck seemed to hold and after a few of those miserable adoption events where one feels so exposed (Note: this is why you see so many kitties  trying to use to littler boxes for a little privacy when in our cages),  a human put in something called an adoption application and soon I was in a forever home.  It was the best of times.
 
However, sometimes life throws you and/or your human a curve.    In the end I was returned as my human could no longer keep me. I thought is was the worst of times and  was very sad . My  foster Mom has helped me see that I was indeed still one lucky kitty since I returned to MCSPCA and even got to go back to my original foster home.
 
I have been to the vet and was pronounced  ready to adoption (again). I am no longer a wee kitten but I am told I have a sweet disposition. I do know I love laps and really like to cuddle.  One of my favorite spots is the top of the cat tree where I can keep tabs on all the comings and goings in my foster home. Some kitties like to stay close to the ground—me I like a little height.
 
My foster Mom says I would do best in a calm household (my first home was very quiet and I grew to like the peaceful environment). I was fine as an only cat but would also consider a companion cat with a calm disposition.

To adopt you must first complete an adoption application and either come to an adoption event or arrange to meet the cat in its foster home. We do not do same day adoptions so, generally, we can only adopt within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

About Montgomery County SPCA

About Our Rescue Group...

The MCSPCA, founded in 1973, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. We are independent, locally based, and funded completely by donations. We receive no financial support from the ASPCA or from any federal, state, or county government agencies.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We generally hold cat adoption open houses every week at local Petco or PetsMart locations. See our website www.mcspca.org for details on upcoming events. Appointments can also be arranged to visit our adoptable cats at other times.

The MCSPCA facilitates dog adoptions through referrals. We also maintain a list of dog breed rescue organizations for people who are looking for a particular breed of dog.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fees:

* A $100 adoption fee is required for cats.
* A $150 adoption fee is required for kittens under 1yr. of age.
* A $150 adoption fee is required for dogs under 50lbs
* A $175 adoption fee is required for dogs over 50lbs
* A $225 adoption fee is required for puppies or dogs with special medical needs (including sighthounds because of the anesthesia requirements)

We accept cash and checks only, no credit cards. The fee includes the cost of spay/neuter, initial vaccinations, heartworm testing (for dogs), FeLV/FIV testing (for cats), deworming, and general care of the animals during their stay at the MCSPCA (food, litter, medication, vet care, etc.).
An adoption application, vet check, and interview with a counselor are required to ensure that appropriate placements are made. A home visit may also be required.

* ALL members of a household must be present for the adoption process.
* If you rent your home, you must provide your landlord’s name and phone number. Landlord consent is required prior to adoption. To expedite this process, you can provide a copy of your lease or a signed statement from your landlord specifying the pet policy.

* The MCSPCA seeks the best possible homes for the animals in our care, and we reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone.

*Upon approval, an adoption contract must be completed and signed.
*An adoption counselor will follow up each adoption with telephone calls and/or home visits.