My name is Pepper!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Pepper
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Tails High, Inc.

Facts about Pepper

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

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

Teddy & Pepper are the Stalkers of Sunbeams and Fearless Hunters of Beanie Babies. The pair were first rescued when their person (who had 57!! cats) died. The people of the neighborhood stepped up and took in many of the cats, and found homes for the others. Teddy & Pepper were both frightened to be in a new home, but they adjusted and are now happy, sweet, people-oriented cats. While both cats firmly believe that their paws should only leave the ground of their own volition (they're not fond of being picked up) don't think that this means they don't want to interact and have your attention. Teddy adores being petted and will follow his people around the house, and will hold conversations when you talk to him (this includes a good morning greeting every day). Pepper adores being petted and brushed, and also follows his people around the house - and he's not above flopping onto his back right in front of you in order to demand he be petted, and he'll give you a dirty look if you step over him without the requisite rubs. In short, anticipate having a cat-shaped shadow if you take either boy into your home. They are both expert sunbeam stalkers; only jump on the furniture that they're allowed to jump on; and love to shred their scratching posts (but nothing else). And their favorite toys to chase about and wrestle with are Beanie Babies. Pepper and Teddy are very gentle with everyone, even when playing; and are otherwise calm, laid back cats.

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If you have any questions about kittens, adoptions, or how to integrate a new cat into your home, please contact the Tails High adoption coordinator by phone at 703-819-5240 or by email at

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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 and a Tails High representative will contact you promptly.