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My name is Marco Polo!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Marco Polo

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Marco Polo's Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.

Marco Polo's Story...
Marco Polo is a friendly, loving abandoned pet, found lost in an alley in Washington, DC. He is gentle, beautiful and very sweet, and wants attention from his human. He was probably put out when he started to grow up, and he was wandering over a large area looking up the steps at houses, hoping he would find a new home. He has wonderful manners and will make a great addition to any household.


Marco Polo appeared in an alley off Georgia Avenue last Fall, and joined a feral colony each night for dinner. Then he disappeared, only to reappear seven blocks away going from house to house looking for a home, thin and alone. Fortunately, he came back to the original neighborhood, where a 4Paws volunteer immediately picked up the lost explorer and brought him in. Now he will have a chance to fatten up again, and get all the love he wants and deserves, no more trying to get by alone on the mean streets of DC.


Marco is 2 years old. He is now neutered, and has his vaccinations. He is negative for FeLV, although he currently tests positive for FIV. He will be retested in a few months to see if he has thrown it off, but even if not, he has a long, happy life ahead of him. FIV is now known to be a manageable virus, but it means his human will have to take good care of him. He gets along well with other cats. He is ready for a new home and family who will give him all the love and attention he should have had his whole life!

Facts about Marco Polo

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Marco Polo
  • Hair: Short

Other Pets at 4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Marco Polo, a Merrifield Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Merrifield, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Merrifield.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Merrifield already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Merrifield breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Merrifield paves the way for another one to be saved.