My name is Jackson!

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

Facts about Jackson

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10160443
  • Hair: Short
Jackson is sweet and friendly!

Name: Jackson

Gender: Male
DOB: June 2015
Description: Orange Tabby

 JACKSON is a sweet, friendly boy who loves being around people. His favorite thing is to snuggle up next to you on the couch, especially loving one-on-one time with you in the early mornings. He also enjoys looking out the windows and sunbathing when the sun shines through the window.

Jackson is moderately playful and likes to entertain himself with kitty toys. He is a curious cat who likes to watch what you are up to and explore new spaces. He is also a 'social eater' who sometimes waits to eat until you sit or stand next to him. Jackson also likes to have a choice on where he sleeps at night - sometimes on your bed, sometimes in another part of your home. 

Jackson needs a home where his human buddies are around to give him attention. He needs either a couple or a family with older kids who are around at least part of the day (who either work from home at least part of the week, or where kids are home after school). He needs more people interaction than what a single person or couple could provide where they work outside of the home every work day. He also needs a home that's quiet to moderately active that suits his calm, friendly demeanor. 

Jackson has shared his foster home with two other young, playful SPCA kitties. Both kitties turned out to be a little bit too playful for Jackson. He showed us that while he may do great sharing his space with another cat for company, he doesn't really want a lot of playful interaction. 

This sweet boy came into our care after he was abandoned by a college student at the end of the school year. Jackson is lucky that a roommate took it upon himself to make sure Jackson found his way into our care.

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.