My name is Random!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Merrifield, Virginia - Random
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I'm being cared for by:
4Paws Rescue Team, Inc.

Facts about Random

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Random
  • Hair: Short
Hi! My name's Random, but all my friends call me Sushi, and I hope you will too! I know I look like a big boy, but appearances are deceiving! Really, I'm more of a gentle giant, and man, do I love to cuddle (but you should probably get to know me first)!

So just a little bit about my history: One day, while I was hungry (and lonely, and okay, fine I'll admit it, scared) I was scavenging for something to eat, in a northern Virginia suburb, when this lady was nice enough to give me some food... I was a bit wary at first, but then I went back again another night, and lo and behold she fed me again! And again! This went on for awhile, until one day a really bad storm was raging (and on a side note, what is up with y'all's weather here?! One day, it's great, the next crazy! I mean, sheesh! Make up your mind, already!) ...And there was wind and lighting and thunder (oh my!) and that same lady lured me indoors out of the cold and dark, and now... she's my foster mommy!

Okay, so I'll be honest, I'm still a little afraid of super loud noises, but getting fed regularly, not to mention being loved and petted whenever I want, is making a big difference, but I could really use a forever home!

Once I get comfortable, I'm quiet and easy going, not much bugs me! I've got a healthy appetite (obviously) and I'm great with other cats! Well, okay I pretty much ignore them....but I'm a lover not a fighter! (meaning I'll love you, and not fight with any of your cats!) I haven't really been around dogs, so I don't know how I'd do with them though. Oh but I'm good with the litter box too! I've got all my shots, got myself neutered, and I got myself tested for FIV and feline leukemia ( it totally came back negative)!

Seriously, just find a comfy spot, on the floor, on the couch, or even in bed, and curl up with a book, or in front of the TV, wherever, and I'll get comfy next to you (most likely using you as my pillow, or even as my entire bed) doesn’t that sound great? (Like my meow...because I’m a cat, get it? The cat's meow? Hehehe. See I've got a sense of humor too!) Don't you just want to take me home and keep me? Look at my face! How can to say no to that? ...Okay I may have a slight ego, but if you looked like me, would you have one too?!

Random was born in July 2012. He has been neutered, micro-chipped, tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia, and is up to date on all his shots.

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.