My name is Chessie (& Handsome)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Herndon, Virginia - Chessie (& Handsome)
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I'm being cared for by:
Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Chessie (& Handsome)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9647031
  • Hair: Short

Chessie has all the charm and personality you could ask for in one big kitty. He knows just how cute he is and is happy to show off to everyone. He loves to be around people and likes being the center of attention. He acts just like a dog and comes right over to you for lots of affection and petting. He also doesn’t mind being held. He is curious and playful, but also enjoys a good cuddle or nap. He would be fine as a solo cat, or with another cat or a dog. He likes to play with other cats, and mostly ignores dogs when he meets them. This outgoing boy is also quite the talker, happy to tell you what he wants, which is usually more food or attention. He really likes his food too, eating is probably his second favorite thing after getting all the attention that he wants. Chessie can’t wait to find his forever home where he can have someone to cuddle with, play with and give him all of the attention he deserves. He is bonded with his friend Handsome, so they are looking for a home together.


If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application and a representative will get back to you shortly to answer any questions you may have. The application can be found at this link (copy-paste into a new window):

About Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Fancy Cats Rescue Team was founded to provide the community a "safety net" for cats and kittens that are abused and abandoned, or added to the euthanasia list at the shelters that we are currently participating with. We are a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization and participate with the United Way/CFC #8929. The goal is to have no kill shelters in place. Education and responsible pet ownership are the foundation of our organization. Our program provides literature, counseling, referral services and educational resources to families and individuals needing guidance. Teaching people responsible pet guardianship by spay and neutering their pets, behavioral modification and health concerns. We also provide a mentoring environment for our youth volunteers where they can learn the rewards of community service while caring for animals that need their gentle, loving kindness. They also interact with the community providing self-confidence and the ability to interact with a variety of cultures and diverse backgrounds. Once an animal is received into our program, they remain with us until a safe, appropriate home is found. They are never euthanized based on their age or space limitations. They are given appropriate medical care, immunizations, spays or neuters and endless hours of tender, loving care. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. We are funded by community donations, 91% goes toward the care and well being of our animals. Our adoption fees help offset our veterinary bills.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptions are held at the Fair Lakes PETsMART in Fairfax Virginia, at the Chantilly PetsMART, at the Gainesville PetsMART, and at the Springfield PetsMART
Check our website for upcoming adoptions.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adopters fill out an application that screens for problems that may be detrimental to our cats and kittens. Once the adopter is approved we provide veterinary referrals which help with low cost spays or neuters for the kittens that are too young at the time of adoption. We are always available to help with behavioral issues that arise. We provide numerous information sheets in our adoption folders, plus the medical background of each cat. The only fees involved with our program are adoption fees that offset our veterinary bills.