My name is Yin!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Fairfax, Virginia - Yin
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Pets Bring Joy

Facts about Yin

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Big Boy Yin is a courtesy post for Home Alone Feline Rescie

Yin” is a neutered brown tabby Domestic Short Hair who is about two years old. He’s a big boy weighing in at about 13 lbs and has a gorgeous classic tabby coat (a little swirly) with the sweetest white muzzle, pink nose, and mismatched white socks. He was brought to a public shelter as a stray, and given how sweet and friendly he is, we can’t understand why no one came to look for him. Yin’s a real lovebug and will always greet you at the door and rub against your legs to let you know he’s happy you're home. He also loves to play, especially when it comes to chasing toy mice and practicing his pounce (he is quite the athlete!). He’s also a great couch partner, and while he won’t readily sit in your lap, he’s always happy to curl up next to you, nuzzle up against your leg, or sit by the window (he’s always curious of the world outside and would prefer a home with some good views). Yin is confident and independent and is totally fine on his own when you’re out. He's also good with other cats, assuming he gets a proper introduction. Lastly, Yin is very well potty-trained, not vocal (unless he’s letting you know it’s breakfast or dinner time), and is very respectful of carpets and furniture. As his foster parent, I can promise that Yin will make your home warmer and be a great friend and companion for you and your family – I’m really hoping he finds a loving home to match.

All of Yin’s medical work is done including microchipping and you can meet him in his foster him in Arlington, VA

Adoption includes free 1st wellness exam at any Caring Hands Animal Hospital.

Email Lori at to find out more about Yin

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.