My name is Caramella!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Caramella
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I'm being cared for by:
SPCA of Northern Virginia

Facts about Caramella

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9741942
  • Hair: Short
She is a sweetheart!

She is a sweetheart!

Name:            Caramella
Gender:          Female
DOB:              August 2015
Description:     Tortoiseshell

CARAMELLA is a sweet and affectionate tortoiseshell with beautiful markings and golden-yellow eyes. Who says tortoiseshell cats are sassy?!? Not this sweet girl! She has a loving, low-key demeanor.

Caramella is so affectionate and attentive - her behavior is like a puppy! She runs to greet you at the door after you've been away from home, and enjoys following you around the house to be near you.

Caramella's favorite toy is the laser pointer. She senses when you have it in your hand, jumping back and forth eager for action. Caramella's downtime consists of lounging in her hammock and snuggling with you on the couch. She loves giving kisses and purrs immediately when petted.

Caramella will do best in a home with a friendly, low-key kitty to bond and play with. She is initially timid toward other cats but is now very happy with the two playful but gentle kitties in her foster home. We will consider a home for her as a single cat only if her caretaker(s) is home a lot - perhaps a stay-at-home parent or retired person who is home a fair amount during the day, or someone who works from home. She would do fine with an older child or two as long as the home is relatively quiet. 

This sweet girl has so much love to give. She was abandoned at an apartment complex along with another cat. The other kitty was taken in by another resident and Caramella was transferred to our care. We are now looking for just the right home for this gentle, loving girl!

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.