My name is Angel!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Angel
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Facts about Angel

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Angel
  • Hair: Short
Angel is a confident and friendly cat with a cute personality who enjoys people, attention, companionship, and playing with her toys. A really cool thing about her is her coloring – she is a cream tabby also known as a dilute Torby! Her uniquely colored coat is fluffy and super soft to the touch and is accented by her white boots and gloves. Her large aquamarine eyes are truly mesmerizing to look into!

Angel is 6 years young and is a joy to be around because she’s a happy cat with lots of spirit, has a fun personality, and likes to be around people! Angel will wake you up in the morning with gentle nudges if she’s impatient for you to start your day together. She has an expressive nature, opinions about how life should be, and she’s good at communicating what she wants. If you leave her bowl empty, she’ll run to it to show you, and if you don’t put kibble in it she may nip an ankle to show her she disapproves of your laxity! Also she’ll run to the door and sit there if she wants to go for a turn around the yard on her leash! She doesn’t like to stay outside too long, just 10 or 20 minutes. She enjoys a bit of salad while she’s out there, and munches on a few blades of grass.

Angel is also quite playful, and is enjoying learning about new toys. She likes large, colorful foam balls and other toys she can bat around the floor. She also likes interactive play, and will race around if you tease her with string toys or the felt ribbon on a stick. Her favorite toy is the striped felt caterpillar on the stick – she actually has jumped 3 feet in the air and turned flips to catch it! She’ll certainly enjoy learning about the laser light, and other creative games. She gets along well with other cats, although none of the cats in her foster home actually played with her.

Angel will find you if she wants attention, and enjoys affection. She loves to be petted, and she’ll let you know if she wants you to stop petting her – but if you won’t stop, she may signal with a nip, “That’s enough”! So, children should be taught to respect her space and be gentle. Angel was moved around a great deal with her original owner, but has maintained a philosophical attitude and is happy, well mannered, and poised. Her foster dad says she seems “wise,” perhaps she’s learned the true meaning of life – love, affection, and companionship! Now she just needs a responsible, loving, forever home.

Angel is spayed, updated on her vaccinations and tests negative for FIV/FeLV. She’s ready to go home and start her new life.

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.