My name is Lucy & Peppermint Patty!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Lucy & Peppermint Patty
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4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Lucy & Peppermint Patty

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Lucy & Peppermint Patty
  • Hair: Short
Lucy and Peppermint Patty came from a family of five who were trapped and socialized. Lucy is a beautiful diluted calico with a pumpkin colored face and golden eyes. Her sister Peppermint Patty has the pretty light gray color face and gorgeous green eyes. They are both polydactyls. Lucy also has extra toes on her back feet too!! They are quite unique.

Peppermint Patty is very affectionate. She is a real head butter. Lucy is more interactive and talkative with you. She loves to follow you around and talk and rub against you. Both girls hate to be picked up. Peppermint Patty loves to be in your lap and will spend hours kneading you and rubbing against your face… you just have to be sitting down with her or don’t pick her up, just pet her on the ground.

They are never more than 5 feet from each other. They are often found sleeping together. They eat together and if you give one attention, the other one is there in a heartbeat to share the love!

They love to play and chase things… their favorite toys are catnip toys and mice. They will bat them around for hours. They do spook easily. If you make sudden loud sounds they will scamper from sight. They do not like young children or strangers! Once they get to know you, you have to be careful not to step on them as they are always under foot!

Both Lucy and Peppermint Patty are about 4 years old and will do well in a household with or without children. They would not do well in a home owning dogs. They are current on their vaccines and have both tested negative for Felv/FIV and have been altered.

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.