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Facts about me

Domestic Longhair
Orange or Red Tabby
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

We are two sweet, beautiful formerly feral girls who met in rescue and now are bonded, so must be adopted together. We are very well-behaved. We are quiet, except that Stella is a purring machine, and undemanding, although Icy would be happy if you would pet her all day long.

We need you to be calm and patient, because we take longer than usual to adapt to new environments (at least several weeks). Can you be willing to sit down and let us come to you rather than walk toward us? However, once we are comfortable, we are fabulous pets. Icy will hang out with you. She often gazes into your eyes as if she is trying to understand every word you say. Stella sometimes likes you to pick her up and put her front paws on your shoulder and give her pets and kisses. Often, we will crawl into your lap and stay as long as you let us.

We are good with other cats of all ages, but if they try to bully us, we stand our ground. We are not as playful with toys as some cats are, but we like our cat tree, and Icy loves her Cat's Meow toy. We like to chase each other at night.

Please give us a chance! Our foster mom can give you more tips on how to help us get comfortable. We have come such a long way from when we were rescued, when we were terrified of everything, and our foster mom is confident that we will advance even further in the right home. Stella's kittens were adopted easily, in 2015. Icy (rescued in 2014) can still get skittish if she doesn't expect something, but she now sleeps with her foster mom and two cat foster siblings. We were in several foster homes for long periods of time previously, and one adoption attempt didn't work out because the adopters didn't fully understand us. Please let us make you happy!

To be considered as a potential adopter, complete an adoption application. Completing the application does not guarantee it will be approved.

We are an all volunteer group and unfortunately are unable to answer every phone call, adoption inquiry, or application.

Please understand you will be contacted only if your application is approved.


Tails High, Inc.

Contact info
Pet ID
708 Timber Branch Drive, This is a mail-only address not a shelter., Alexandria, VA 22302

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We have a Foster-To-Adopt program that allows you to test the cat in your home for a period of time on a trial basis before finalizing the adoption. In fact, when you have another pet in the home (whether it’s a dog, another cat, birds, rabbit, ferret, etc.) or you have young kids or elderly parents living with you, we recommend that you do a Foster-To-Adopt to make sure it is a good fit for you and your family as well as resident pets and the Tails High cat or kitten(s) you’ve selected. Our goal is to make every effort to match people with the cats or kittens that fit their lifestyle and vice versa.

What costs are involved in adopting a cat from Tails High?

All of the cats and kittens at Tails High are fully vetted at the time of adoption. They are FELV/FIV combo tested, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and they have been spayed or neutered to protect against the feline population increasing.

As of May 2015, the adoption fee is $145 for single cat or kitten and $225 for a pair. This is a huge savings to the adopter considering if you took the same cat to a veterinarian for a spay or neuter surgery and vaccinations the cost would be upwards of $300-500 per cat.

Visit our web site to complete an adoption application. or send an email to us at and a Tails High representative will contact you promptly.

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More about this rescue

Our Organization

Tails High is a cat rescue and adoption organization based in Alexandria, Virginia founded and staffed by compassionate volunteers who find joy in placing stray, abandoned, or homeless cats and kittens in permanent loving homes. We know that there is a perfect rescue cat for everyone.

In making wonderful feline-human matches, Tails High is dedicated to helping both rescued cats and kittens and their human families by providing wonderful cats to people looking for a sympathetic ear and a soft purr. We believe that cats are ideal companions: highly intelligent, and therapeutic.

Our Cats

All our cats and kittens have tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV, are current on their vaccinations, and have been or will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We spend a lot of time playing and cuddling with our rescue kitties, as well as socializing them, and making sure they learn to love their people as much as their people love them.