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My name is Ashes!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Ashes
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Tails High, Inc.

Facts about Ashes

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Ashes is best friends with Inky. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!

Ashes & Inky were first spotted as young kittens, following their mother around a townhouse complex. Neighbors immediately began to feed and befriend them; but the little family were unwilling to come indoors. And then came Snowzilla, and the kittens decided that a warm house seemed very inviting. Little Inky is a super affectionate, constantly purring, tuxedo-clad girl. She adores playing and follows her foster mother around the house; and a favorite game is to scamper up and down stairs. She will curl up the moment she's lifted off the ground and will snuggle into your shoulder; and firmly likes to believe that she is in charge of the world. Aside from the purr though Inky is completely silent - she will open her mouth, but no mew will come out. Her brother Ashes has decided to take up the slack, and he likes to talk. Ashes enjoys after dinner talks, and always announces when he is on his way to the litterbox (he's well behaved though, and never meows during the night when people are sleeping). He is curious and playful, and will nudge your hand with his head when he wants to be petted. And brushed. Ashes has made it clear that he definitely approves of being brushed. The handsome white & brown tabby is still adjusting to the concept of being picked up, but he's slowly coming around to accepting it. Both are skittish around new people, such as guests, but while Inky will re-emerge and be curious, Ashes will stay hidden. Given how far these two have come in just the last few months it's clear that anyone willing and able to put in a bit of time to help socialize them further will be rewarded with two affectionate, trusting cats.
*Ashes & Inky need to stay together - Inky relies on Ashes for companionship and protection. When she was at the vet, he was pacing restlessly about the house, and the moment she came home she rushed up to him and curled up under his chin while he groomed her head. They are very sweet together.



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About Tails High, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Our Organization

Tails High is a cat rescue and adoption organization based in Alexandria, Virginia founded and staffed by compassionate volunteers who find joy in placing stray, abandoned, or homeless cats and kittens in permanent loving homes. We know that there is a perfect rescue cat for everyone.

In making wonderful feline-human matches, Tails High is dedicated to helping both rescued cats and kittens and their human families by providing wonderful cats to people looking for a sympathetic ear and a soft purr. We believe that cats are ideal companions: highly intelligent, and therapeutic.

Our Cats

All our cats and kittens have tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV, are current on their vaccinations, and have been or will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We spend a lot of time playing and cuddling with our rescue kitties, as well as socializing them, and making sure they learn to love their people as much as their people love them.

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Our Adoption Process...

We have a Foster-To-Adopt program that allows you to test the cat in your home for a period of time on a trial basis before finalizing the adoption. In fact, when you have another pet in the home (whether it’s a dog, another cat, birds, rabbit, ferret, etc.) or you have young kids or elderly parents living with you, we recommend that you do a Foster-To-Adopt to make sure it is a good fit for you and your family as well as resident pets and the Tails High cat or kitten(s) you’ve selected. Our goal is to make every effort to match people with the cats or kittens that fit their lifestyle and vice versa.

What costs are involved in adopting a cat from Tails High?

All of the cats and kittens at Tails High are fully vetted at the time of adoption. They are FELV/FIV combo tested, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and they have been spayed or neutered to protect against the feline population increasing.

As of May 2015, the adoption fee is $145 for single cat or kitten and $225 for a pair. This is a huge savings to the adopter considering if you took the same cat to a veterinarian for a spay or neuter surgery and vaccinations the cost would be upwards of $300-500 per cat.

Visit our web site to complete an adoption application. or send an email to us at meow@tailshigh.org and a Tails High representative will contact you promptly.