My name is Mira and Mimi!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Mira and Mimi
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SPCA of Northern Virginia

Facts about Mira and Mimi

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9525301
  • Hair: Short
These girls are little miracles

Name: Mira and Mimi
Born:  September 2015
Sex:   Females
Description: Brown and White/ Gray and White

MIRA & MIMI are surrogate sisters who are good little buddies and need to be adopted as a pair.

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.

Please be sure to visit our website ( for details about our adoption policies.


About SPCA of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia is a non-profit, all-volunteer, private organization established by local concerned citizens to rescue domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. We receive all our funding from membership dues, donations, and fundraising events. We are always striving to enlarge our animal rescue operations and expand our services to the community. Our voluntary Board of Directors, committee members, and volunteers are responsible for all SPCA activities. We do not have a shelter facility, and depend on foster parents to care for domestic animals until adoption.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are available to meet at twice monthly adoption events in Fairfax, VA.

Our cats are available to meet you in their foster homes
by appointment weeknights or weekends.

Our Adoption Process...

Please read our cat adoption guidelines (at We put a lot of financial and emotional support into our cats and want them placed in homes where they will be members of the family for the rest of their lives. Indoor cats, with care, can live up to 20 years. Not everyone agrees with all of our guidelines. Please read our explanations and talk to our volunteers. If you disagree with us, we suggest you adopt a cat from a different source such as a local shelter. When you adopt a cat from us, you must sign a legal contract stating that you will comply with our guidelines. The adoption fee is $150 for one cat and $250 for two.

For those interested in cat adoptions, all potential adopters must read our adoption guidelines (available on our website at, then meet the cat in person either at an Adoption Fair or in their foster home. We take applications only after you've met the cat and we both feel it's a good match.

All adopters interested in adopting a dog must meet the dog in person, and submit an application. A housecheck is done, and references are checked. If approved, the dog will be placed in the home for a two-week trial period, to make sure that it is a good "fit" for both people and dog. If it is, the adoption is finalized and the adoption fee is paid. We do not adopt outside of the Washington DC metro area.