My name is Selina (f.k.a. Rag)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Selina (f.k.a. Rag)
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DC PAWS Rescue

Facts about Selina (f.k.a. Rag)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: PG-17-029
  • Hair: Short
Name: Selina (f.k.a. Rag)
Breed: DSH Tabby
Approximate Age: 5
Approximate Weight: 7.5 lbs
Personality: Shy at first, but warms up quickly. Cuddly and energetic
Observations with Dogs: good
Observations with Cats: good
Observations with Kids: distant with younger kids.
Currently Living at: DC area foster home

According to Selena's foster, she is shy at first but then once she gets to know you she is a Giant Cuddle Bug! Doesn't care what you are doing or where your hands are, if she wants to get petted she will rub up against your hands. She'll come to you in bed or on the sofa and curl up! She's also a talker with a very slight and barely audible but sooo cute meow. She LOVES looking outside day & night! She's definitely kitten-like meaning she has a lot of energy when she plays. She is known to play with her ball or toy at night and will even bring the toy into the bed and play with it on or near you. She will let you pick her up and love on her. But when she wants to get down, she won't scratch you in the process, she's very soft and gentle. She also like to receive kisses and will return the favor by rubbing your face. She also loves to knead blankets, carpets, and human beings, which is a sign of cat affection.

She does run and hide when she hears loud noises, but that may cease once she gets familiar with her surroundings. She is very curious and crawls everywhere to explore. However, according to her foster, she does not seem to jump on counters. So she may have been trained to not do that. She currently lives with another cat in the foster's home and seems to be getting along with him fine.

When it comes to young children, she does keep herself at a distance and out of reach. She may do fine with older children.

She was surrendered by her family because they were unable to keep her due to unfortunate circumstances, and she’s confused as to why she lost everything she knows and loves.

Luckily, DC PAWS Rescue has stepped in to help her find her true forever home. She doesn’t ask for much, but would love to warm your lap and snuggle with you.

Please note that cats adopted through DC PAWS must be indoor only, and may not be declawed.

If you are interested in adopting Selina, please submit an adoption application at PAWS Rescue does our best to provide accurate and complete information about our adoptable animals. Please note that we cannot make any guarantees about age or breed; we rely upon our rescue partners and their veterinarians to make those assessments. We also cannot make any guarantees about housebreaking and animal temperament, as animals can behave differently through transition and in different environments.

Our shelter partners provide a basic vet screening for each animal we rescue, which includes necessary vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, and spay/neuter (unless the animal is too young or otherwise deemed by the vet to not be a good candidate for surgery). Please note that this is not a comprehensive medical exam and as such, may not identify any and all medical issues, though our goal is to flag any obvious health issues through the basic vet screening. We share all medical records with adopters and flag any known issues prior to adoption finalization.

About DC PAWS Rescue

Our rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based dog and cat rescue in the DC area. We rescue from Pickens County, SC (see additional information below), as well as DC local area shelters, such as Prince Georges County, MD and Wicomico County, MD.

We partner with a local rescuer in Pickens County, SC, who saves adoptable cats and dogs from the county’s animal control facility, which lacks the resources to facilitate adoptions to the public. Without a mechanism for local adoptions, all animals not claimed within the mandated hold period are euthanized. For the animals in this rural area, rescue is really the only lifeline. Our rescue partner not only works with DC PAWS to save as many dogs and cats as possible, but she has also established a successful spay/neuter clinic in the community to decrease the number of homeless and unwanted animals over the long term.


Fosters make it possible for DC PAWS to save and care for homeless, neglected and abandoned animals! To learn about fostering dogs or cats for DC PAWS Rescue, please visit:


For any of our animals! Sponsors help us provide critical medical care, food, boarding and other support for animals facing euthanasia. Individuals who sponsor a dog or cat receive special recognition on the animal's profile.  Sponsorships can also be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and you may designate to whom DC Paws Rescue should provide notice of your gift.

To learn more about sponsorship, please visit:

About DC PAWS Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

DC PAWS Rescue was formed to serve the interests of animals through activities such as animal rescue; providing sanctuary for abused animals; public education concerning the needs of animals in shelters, positive-reinforcement training for animals; placement of rescued animals in adoptive homes, and other related charitable activities.

Come Meet Our Pets...

At Adoption events listed on our website: and at foster homes, once an adoption application has been submitted and approved.

Please note that we are an all-volunteer organization and while it is our goal to respond to all emails we receive, we may not be able to do so due to the large volume of emails we receive. We recommend reviewing the animal's profile on our website and then submitting an adoption application as a first step. Thank you for considering adoption and DC PAWS Rescue!

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process entails:
1. An application
2. An interview
3. Vet check (if applicable)
4. Landlord check (if applicable)
5. Home visit

Our adoption fee is $350 for adult dogs or puppies; the adoption fee for senior dogs is $200. The adoption fee for kittens is $100, while the fee for adult cats is $135.