My name is Merrie!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Merrie
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I'm being cared for by:
SPCA of Northern Virginia

Facts about Merrie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11778268
  • Hair: Short
He is a sweet and handsome boy

Name:           Merrie

Gender:         Male
DOB:              May 2016
Description:    Gray-blue

MERRIE is a beautiful blue-grey kitty with super soft fur. He is sweet, affectionate, friendly and playful. What more could you want in a kitty companion?

Merrie does great with kids having lived with a loving family since he was a kitten. His activity level ranges from mellow to moderately active. Merrie especially likes playing with strings. He loves to be picked up and snuggled, especially if you rev up his purr motor by scratching beneath his chin or behind his ears. Merrie also enjoys watching birds out the window.

Merrie is perfect for a family with a couple of older kids whose home is moderately active. He would also do ok in a home with just adults, as long as there are at least two people living in the home and they are around the home a good part of the day (e.g., working from home) and they want a cat who loves to play. Merrie would do fine with a like-minded kitty but is ok as a single cat as long as he gets plenty of people-time and play-time.

Merrie's family is moving to Hawaii are are concerned about the stress such a long move and possible 4 month quarantine would case him. (Hawaii is a rabies-free state and has strict rules about quarantine for incoming animals). So SPCA has agreed to take Merrie into our care and find him another loving family.

Please be sure to visit our website ( for details about our adoption policies.




About SPCA of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia is a non-profit, all-volunteer, private organization established by local concerned citizens to rescue domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. We receive all our funding from membership dues, donations, and fundraising events. We are always striving to enlarge our animal rescue operations and expand our services to the community. Our voluntary Board of Directors, committee members, and volunteers are responsible for all SPCA activities. We do not have a shelter facility, and depend on foster parents to care for domestic animals until adoption.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are available to meet at twice monthly adoption events in Fairfax, VA.

Our cats are available to meet you in their foster homes
by appointment weeknights or weekends.

Our Adoption Process...

Please read our cat adoption guidelines (at We put a lot of financial and emotional support into our cats and want them placed in homes where they will be members of the family for the rest of their lives. Indoor cats, with care, can live up to 20 years. Not everyone agrees with all of our guidelines. Please read our explanations and talk to our volunteers. If you disagree with us, we suggest you adopt a cat from a different source such as a local shelter. When you adopt a cat from us, you must sign a legal contract stating that you will comply with our guidelines. The adoption fee is $150 for one cat and $250 for two.

For those interested in cat adoptions, all potential adopters must read our adoption guidelines (available on our website at, then meet the cat in person either at an Adoption Fair or in their foster home. We take applications only after you've met the cat and we both feel it's a good match.

All adopters interested in adopting a dog must meet the dog in person, and submit an application. A housecheck is done, and references are checked. If approved, the dog will be placed in the home for a two-week trial period, to make sure that it is a good "fit" for both people and dog. If it is, the adoption is finalized and the adoption fee is paid. We do not adopt outside of the Washington DC metro area.