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My name is Gracie!

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

Facts about Gracie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Gracie
  • Hair: Short
I’m a happy, talkative gray tabby girl with an outgoing personality, and I’ll fill your home with joy. I’m aptly named, because Gracie means blessing in Latin. Had a bad day? You’ll feel better as soon as you walk in the house and see me running towards you, tail in the air and love in my huge green eyes. A few minutes of my special couch therapy, and all will be right with the world. My paw massage and soothing purr are guaranteed stress relievers.

I’m ok being adopted as a single child or in a home with another gentle cat, but my twin sister Hobbes and I are twice as nice together. We look almost identical, but I’m a bit bigger than she is and I think my eyes are prettier. I love back scratches, sitting in my cat tree chatting with the birds, and my twice-daily meals of Fancy Feast. I’ll steal Hobbes’ too if she gives me half a chance.

Hobbes and I were adopted together in 2008 and returned in 2016 due to a change in our family’s circumstances. I’m an easy cat to take care of—my foster mom says I’m the perfect house guest. All I need is love and a home of my own!

Gracie was born in January 2008. She’s been spayed, micro chipped, tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia, and is up to date on all her shots.

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.