My name is Cricket!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Cricket
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4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Cricket

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Cricket
  • Hair: Short
Cricket came from a colony of cats in West Virginia and although he may be small has a big loud purr engine! Even if he thinks you are going to pet him his purr engine instantly turns on. Cricket will even lift up his head to meet your hand for you to pet him purring loudly all the while. And when he wants your attention he will follow you around holding his tail straight up while staring at you lovingly with his big copper eyes and talking to you with soft adorable meows begging for you to sit down so he can jump on your lap and put his nose right up to yours. Cricket also loves for you to lay on the floor with him so you can pet him until he flops on his back showing you his hidden white spot of fur on his tummy for you to rub.

Cricket has been raised with several other kitties and does will with them all so he would need another kitty playmate to keep him from getting lonely when you are not at home. Cricket has seen quiet cat friendly small dogs through a gate and does not really seem frightened of them so if introduced slowly should do fine with similar cat loving dogs as long as he is given his space until he trusts them. Cricket is very playful and loves his toys and once he gets his favorite toy, even his favorite very long wand toy, he will drag it to special hiding place that only he knows about.

Cricket was born April 20, 2016. He has tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia, is current on all shots appropriate for his age, has been neutered and micro chipped.

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.