My name is Calista!

Domestic Mediumhair Kitten for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Calista
Photo 1 - Domestic Mediumhair Kitten for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Calista
Photo 2 - Domestic Mediumhair Kitten for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Calista
Photo 3 - Domestic Mediumhair Kitten for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Calista
Photo 4 - Domestic Mediumhair Kitten for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Calista
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City Dogs Rescue DC

Facts about Calista

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10271290
  • Hair: Unknown
tortie, female, kitten

Name: Calista
Suspected Breed(s): Tortie mix
Gender: Female
Age: 5 months
Weight: 5 lbs.
Personality: Friendly, Kitten, Energetic, Easygoing, Dominant, Playful, Smart, Adventurous, Curious, Friendly, Outgoing
Observations with Dogs: Unknown
Observations with Cats: Good with cats. Loves to play with the other foster kitty in her house!
Observations with Kids: Unknown
House Training Progress: Good litterbox manners
Location: DC area foster home
Rescued From: Smyth County, VA
Additional Information: Calista was rescued along with her brother and sister. They are all sweet and friendly kittens. Calista is very curious and is almost always around looking to see what you are doing or where you are going. She will be the first one to greet you when you get home and follow you around at your heels everywhere you go. Close the door on her and she will sit patiently and wait for it to open with her paws stretching underneath to see if she can reach you. She loves lots of attention but is also very active. She especially enjoys feathers and a long ear scratch. If you're looking for a laugh each day, Calista is the one for you!


If you are interested in meeting a cat, we require an adoption application. Visit to apply. If a cat has "HAS APPLICATION" listed, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon.

City Dogs Rescue is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our animals (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model).

Our cat adoption fee is $150 unless noted. Prior to arrival, all of our cats are spayed/neutered (unless specified) and given shots for Rabies, FVRCP, and Feline leukemia. They are microchipped and tested for FIV and FeLV. They are dewormed at least twice and given a health check by the vet.

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City Dogs Rescue is a rescue, not a shelter, and our dogs are located in temporary foster homes in the Washington, DC metro region.  Adoption fee, home visit, and application required. CDR charges an adoption fee of $395 unless specified. This fee typically includes health care provided before adoption: all age-appropriate rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention prior to adoption, spay/neuter procedure, microchip when available, SNAP test for parasites, initial health check vet visit when going from the municipal shelter to City Dogs Rescue, and pre-adoption health care for dogs over the age of 1 year as needed. For puppies too young for spay/neuter: The fee is the same but does not include the cost of spaying and neutering.  

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About City Dogs Rescue DC

About Our Rescue Group...

City Dogs Rescue was formed for one reason: to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters where resources are severely limited. We want to offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups as possible. Sadly, nearly all of the dogs that City Dogs Rescue takes in are just days and sometimes hours away from being euthanized, for no reason other than lack of space. By finding these dogs permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, we can enrich lives - both human and canine. We are excited to embark on this journey, and we welcome your help in any capacity – through volunteering, fostering, adopting, and/or donating.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our dogs are located in Washington, DC either in foster homes or at City Dogs. Please email us to schedule a visit!

Our Adoption Process...

1. Fill out an Adoption Application.
2. We will have a brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience, if any, with pets.
3. If applicable, we will call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for. We may also call references listed on your application.
4. For renters, we’ll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog that you’re adopting wouldn’t violate any size or breed restrictions.
5. We will visit your home to see the environment where the dog will live and answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity for you to get valuable input on how to integrate your new pet into your home.
6. Finally, we will enter into an adoption contract, and you will be required to pay an adoption fee which covers spay/neutering*, microchipping, vaccinations, and first initial vet visit.
7. Most importantly, enjoy life with your new companion!

* If you are adopting a puppy, depending on the age of the puppy she/he may not yet be spayed/neutered. In this case, you will be required to schedule an appointment for the spay/neuter procedure for your new companion and sign an agreement in which you agree to spay/neuter your pet within a certain number of days.