My name is Rocco (Has Application)!

Russian Blue Cat for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Rocco (Has Application)
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Facts about Rocco (Has Application)

  • Breed: Russian Blue
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10814291
  • Hair: Unknown
Russian Blue, bobtail, very friendly

Name: Rocco

Suspected Breed(s): Russian Blue/Bobtail

Gender: Male

Age: 2 years old

Weight: 8 lbs

Personality: Friendly, sweet, affectionate, nurturing, playful

Observations with Dogs: Good with dogs

Observations with Cats: Good with cats

Observations with Kids: Good with kids, loves kids

House Training Progress: Good litter box manners

Location: DC area foster home

Rescued From: Pickens County, SC

Additional Information: The first thing you’ll notice about Rocco is that he’s a strikingly handsome young gentlecat.  Matte gray, gorgeous yellow eyes tinged with turquoise in the middle, soft but thick fur and he feels just like a stuffed animal.  Rocco is a small cat, but he has broad shoulders for a skinny guy, and when you lay on the floor and watch him approach, it’s like something out of an Animal Planet special.  You can see the panther DNA.  Also, he has no tail, which is just delightful.


The thing is, though, by the time you’ve taken an inventory of how handsome he is, he’s already become your friend.  Gently head-butting you, putting his paws on your shoulders, making biscuits on your lap – the dude has no fear of people.  When approached, he will rear up on his hind legs – a little shakily, since the lack of tail costs him some balance – and put both front paws up in the air, asking to be picked up. 

Rocco is a young male cat.  He likes to climb.  He likes to explore.  He likes to play.  When he finally tuckers out, he’s comfortable enough to fall asleep next to you. Rocco loves to be part of what's going on. If this handsome tailless gray panther is for you, apply for him today!


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.