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My name is Maestro!

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

Facts about Maestro

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Maestro
  • Hair: Short
Do you need a big orange kitty to conduct music in your heart?  If so, Maestro is your boy!

Maestro is a sweet tabby boy that has a raspy ‘old-man’ meow, loves to be brushed, and seeks affection whenever he’s awake. In his foster home, Maestro gets along OK with the resident cat but other than the occasional spontaneous cleaning session, they do not hang out together. He would rather snuggle with his human, on a lap, arm, leg, wherever he can fit, to receive attention and be told he’s a handsome boy. Even as the older, wiser feline, Maestro enjoys a good playtime session - catnip mouse toys and the cat charmer felt wand toy are his favorites but he’s known to dig through the toy basket for anything new. He likes to know where his foster mom is anytime she’s home and will meow until he receives a response, followed by prancing over for attention. If he manages to get on the desk chair behind his foster mom, Maestro will reach up and hug her neck and purr in her ear so that she turns around to pet him and shower him with compliments about how he’s such a good boy, it’s quite cute

He would do best in a quiet home, without young children. Maestro is OK with other cats, he seems to prefer older/senior felines, but is scared of dogs, and is more interested in attention from his human(s) rather than other furry creatures. If adopted into a home with another friendly feline, proper introduction procedures still need to be followed. Helpful guidelines for this process can be found on the 4Paws website.

Maestro was born in March 2006. He is on a prescription dry food only diet to prevent urinary problems and manage his weight. He has also been neutered, tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia, is current on 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.