My name is Sylvia!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fairfax, Virginia - Sylvia
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fairfax, Virginia - Sylvia
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Pets Bring Joy

Facts about Sylvia

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
My name is Sylvia, I am a gentle girl and just one year old.  Somehow I found myself all alone in the world, outside and hungry, and, are you ready for this, I was pregnant. I was surviving on my own at an apartment complex when a kind person gave me some good food and knew I should not be out there but inside and loved. I am glad I trusted my instincts to let this kind young woman pick me up and take me with her because I am now safe and sound, awaiting my forever home. Boy am I glad she was connected to Pets Bring Joy and knew what to do.
I am just a little over a year old as of this posting in August 2016, I would love to get the gift of a forever home with a kind human who will appreciate my quiet demeanor, gentle disposition and sweet personality. I love to be petted and stroked which makes me so happy to be with someone who cares. I don't like other cats so much though, so if I can be an only I would be less afraid. I am a small cutie pie with black and white, short fur and bright golden eyes. I would love to be there for you when you come home and want faithful companionship and the sound of contented kitten purrs. 
I want to meet you! I know what it's like to be alone outdoors and I know that's not the kind of life I am cut out for - I am an indoor kitty, destined to provide my person with happiness and love.
Gently yours, SYLVIA

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About Pets Bring Joy

About Our Rescue Group...

We are passionate about the fact that pets bring joy to the people who love them, and vice versa! Our full mission statement is presented on our website,, but in a nutshell, we rescue adoptable animals (primarily cats) at risk from "kill shelters," emphasizing adult cats who often get passed over in favor of kittens. We support them through the kindness of volunteer foster homes, and work to find qualified, loving homes for them all.

We also encourage collaboration within the rescue community, working with smaller "grass roots" rescue organizations to help them with community outreach and fund-raising.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our sponsored cats are cared for by foster volunteers in their homes throughout Northern Virginia. We arrange for approved adopters to meet our kitties in their foster homes, where the kitties are in their most relaxed and natural environment.

We are also delighted to have been chosen as the resident rescue organization for PetSmart's East Fairfax store, located at 9528 Main Street in Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (at the corner of Pickett Road and Main Street aka "Little River Turnpike"). You may *view* our kitties any time that the store is open (store phone: (571) 328-7770), but it's best if you contact us via email first so that we can arrange to have a PBJ volunteer meet you to open the cat room so that you can *interact* with them.

We regularly hold adoption events at the store on Saturdays ... please check our website,, for our latest adoption schedule.

We also have animals housed at the PetMAC in DC. Please visit their website:; visit Lori at the PetMAC DC store 7 days a week or email Lori at for more information.

Our Adoption Process...

We require completion of an initial on-line application; our evaluation process involves two phone interviews, a vet reference check, and a home visit.

For information regarding our adoption process and adoption fees, please visit our website -- -- and click on the ADOPT link at the top of the home page.