My name is Arthur (Has Application)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Arthur (Has Application)
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Facts about Arthur (Has Application)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10485717
  • Hair: Unknown
black cat, male, super friendly

Name: Arthur

Suspected Breed(s): Domestic Shorthair

Gender: Male

Age: 2 years

Weight: 7 lbs

Personality: Adventurous, Playful, Energetic, Easygoing, Curious, Smart, Patient, Gentle, Outgoing, Snuggler, Affectionate, Friendly

Observations with Dogs: Good with dogs, fostered in a home with two dogs, Arthur thinks he's a dog

Observations with Cats: Good with cats, fostered in a home with two other cats

Observations with Kids: Good with kids

House Training Progress: Good litterbox manners

Location: DC area foster home

Rescued From: Pickens County, SC

Additional Information: Arthur is a dog trapped in a cat’s body which really is the best of both worlds for canine and feline lovers alike. He doesn’t need to be exercised, although he does enjoy leashed strolls and taking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. He is a very affectionate and easygoing guy. He comes when called and has great eye contact when communicating. Arthur is an extremely confident and friendly fellow. He will wrestle with dogs of all shapes and sizes. He even can handle getting play ambushed by his Chihuahua/Dachshund/Corgi mix foster sibling.  He’ll literally roll with it and go about his business unfazed. He loves to follow his human around the house, hopping into the nearest lap to get some full body massage action. Arthur has excellent litter box manners, loves meal time, napping in the sunlight and cuddling with his human. He is everything you could ask for and is a very handsome gentleman on top of all that! Please consider making this little panther a part of your home!


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.