My name is Tarheel!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Tarheel

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Tarheel's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Tarheel's Story...
Tarheel is an extremely friendly and affectionate boy born in the spring of 2009. He just can’t get enough attention from people. He is fine with dogs and would be great for a family with kids. Tarheel is playful and active. He has a funny little quirk; when he is happy and getting attention, he drools!

Tarheel is neutered, current on vaccines, and has tested negative for Feline Leukemia but tested positive for FIV.
Tarheel’s previous family let him go outside where he probably was bitten by another cat, infecting him with FIV. The disease is typically transmitted by deep bite wounds and can only be transmitted to other cats. Tarheel needs a home with someone who understands that he still has a good long life ahead of him but needs a stress free environment, high quality food and regular vet visits.


FIV can’t be spread casually between cats, such as in water or food bowls, or in litter boxes. Cuddling, playing and other forms of casual physical contact do not spread the virus.

FIV itself does not shorten a cat’s life-span. Because FIV affects a cat’s immune system it is more difficult for an FIV+ cat to fight off disease. For that reason an FIV+ cat requires a diligent owner—someone who will take him to the vet twice a year for check ups and, immediately, at the first sign of illness.

FIV+ cats are no different from other cats, often living long, healthy lives, never showing any symptoms at all.

FIV is a cat-only disease. It cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines.

Facts about Tarheel

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Tarheel
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tarheel, 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.