My name is Geronimo!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Geronimo
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4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Geronimo

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Geronimo
  • Hair: Short
Geronimo is a super sweet tabby boy with beautiful orange coloring and yellow eyes. He’s an extremely laid-back cat that loves humans and would make a fantastic companion and addition to any family.

In his foster home, Geronimo gets along with the resident cat; they wrestle and play daily but do not cozy up to each other. He would rather snuggle with his human, on your chest, legs, or lying full length up against your side--so he’s not an actual lap cat that will curl up on your lap, but still makes a fantastic heating pad where he does decide to make himself comfortable.

He likes to make sure that he knows where his foster mom is at all times, and if he’s not in a deep sleep, he will get up and follow her to different rooms. Geronimo would prefer to be adopted into a home with another feline friend to play with as long as he gets plenty of attention from his human(s) too. Proper introduction procedures between felines need to be followed, and helpful guidelines for this process are posted on the 4Paws website. Since he has lived with dogs as well, he would be ok with them too with proper introduction. Over the holidays, he spent a week with a German Shepherd and they got along just fine.

Geronimo spends his days napping anywhere comfortable and soft and playing with the resident cat. His favorite toy is the Cat Dancer Cat Charmer; he proudly carries it around in his mouth and can entertain himself with it, even if no one is at the other end of the stick charming him. He also loves catnip toys, likes to lick them and throw them in the air. Unlike most cats, Geronimo loves a good belly rub and will request them frequently.

Geronimo was one of about a dozen cats rescued by 4Paws from a trailer home in West Virginia. The elderly caretaker passed away and there was no one left to care for the cats. The one remaining adult was not willing to take care of the cats and planned to abandon them. Since there were only two adults in the home, we do not know about Geronimo's exposure to children. However, with his docile and friendly personality, we believe he would be ok with kids.

The vet estimated he was born in October 2013. He has been neutered, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, is current on his vaccinations and has been 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.