My name is Tango!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Tango
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4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Tango

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Tango
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Tango is best friends with Cha Cha. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Tango and his sister Cha-Cha were rescued by 4Paws when the owners could no longer take care of them.

Tango is a light brown tabby boy. He’s very affectionate and wants lots of love and attention and to hang out with his person and his sister. Tango lets you pick him up and hold him for hugs, but not for a long time because he’s got important kitty things to go do. He loves to rub himself against you to show you how much he likes attention.

Cha-Cha is a dark brown tabby girl with some "swirl" markings in her coat. She also is affectionate and wants lots of love and attention and to hang out with her person and her brother. Cha-Cha lets you pick her up briefly for a hug, but she prefers her feet on solid ground because she’s got important kitty things to go do.

They love all kinds of toys, and will leap high into the hair to try and catch the feathers-on-a-stick waved around by their Person.

These siblings have lived together since they were born and they would love to stay together if possible. They are very active and playful, get along great, love to play together, and would be a good choice for an adopter seeking a compatible pair. They have lived with children but have not met any dogs.

They were born on July 24, 2014. Both have been altered, tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia, are current on vaccinations, and have been micro chipped. Tango and Cha Cha may be adopted together or separately to home with another cat.

About 4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

The 4Paws Rescue Team is a nonprofit community-based all volunteer organization that takes in neglected, abandoned, abused and unwanted cats and kittens. Cats rescued by 4Paws receive vaccines and appropriate veterinary care before being adopted into permanent, loving homes. An animal rescued by 4Paws will never be euthanized except out of medical necessity.

Additionally, 4Paws is dedicated to supporting the management of populations and improving the health of feral cat colonies. 4Paws volunteers also hold seminars in local schools to teach children the importance of responsible pet care.

4Paws is a qualified public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. A copy of our FY2005 annual report may be viewed by clicking here.

The 4Paws Rescue Team participates in the Combined Federal Campaign and Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Federal Government workers can contribute to 4Paws through payroll deductions by designating #34517. Virginia State Employees may contribute through their payroll by designating #3472.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption fairs are held once or twice a month at various PETCO stores in Northern Virginia. The adoption fairs are usually held on Saturday’s from 1:00 to 5:00. Between 30 and 60 cats and kittens are shown for adoption at each fair—with the larger fairs generally occurring April through October.

While they are waiting to find permanent loving homes, our cats temporarily live in foster homes. The foster families bring the cats and kittens to the adoption fairs to be seen by potential adopters. Applicants have the opportunity to handle the cats and in some cases, meet the foster parents who can provide additional insight into a cat’s habits and personality.

Our Adoption Process...

At the adoption fairs, if you meet a kitten or cat that you want to adopt, you will be asked to complete an application and contract and leave a check for the adoption fee ($120 for an adult or $145 for un-neutered kitten of which $50 is a deposit that is refunded after you provide 4Paws proof of sterilization). We ask that you pay the adoption fee up front at the fairs in order to “put a hold” on the cat until your application is processed. If your application is not approved, your check is returned to you.

Neither cats nor kittens are sent to their new homes on the day of the fair. It usually takes 4-5 days to process the application before the cat can go to his or her adoptive home. Pre-approval is an option, though. To accelerate the adoption process, you can fax a completed application and contract to us at 703-560-9795 a few days before the fair. Adoption Applications are available on this website.