My name is Pepper!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Pay Fee

My basic info

Domestic Shorthair
Black & White or Tuxedo
3 years 2 months old, Young
Pet ID
Hair Length

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hello! I am Pepper, a two-year-old black and white tuxedo girl who is making the difficult transition from my street life of the past 2 years to the better life of a pampered indoor girl. I am learning to trust the humans in my life now but sometimes I still forget. What that means is that if I am taken unaware or startled, I might swat and hiss very convincingly but as I have become more comfortable in my foster home, I am getting more used to things and am finding that I don’t need to behave this way so much.

But let me tell you the positive stuff about this new indoor life – and there’s so much to like! I get food 2-3 times a day – and I don’t have to hunt for it! That’s BIG! Litter boxes are great – and someone else cleans it! And play – I did not have time to play before – I had to survive. Now I know about that red laser dot. You should see me scramble down the stairs trying to catch it or go around in circles trying to catch it. My foster mom laughs at my antics. The wand toys are fun too, some with feathers, other with fluffy worms (which I tear up), I have even gone after a mouse, but it wasn’t much of a challenge. It didn’t even try to get away. I like those long, slow head to tail pets too. Head scritches are OK but I like the long slow ones. Mostly I prefer to keep my feet on the floor for petting, but my foster mom has picked me up and put me in her lap where I stayed for a few minutes. I think I will eventually enjoy being in your lap more but remember, I am a work in progress.

I am looking for a quiet home with a cat-savvy, patient human who will enjoy watching me become the Queen of the House. Please come in to meet me – and bring my crown!
Animal Welfare League-Montgomery County

Contact info

Pet ID
12 Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Their adoption process


Submit Application

For more information about our wonderful cats, please go to our website and complete an application



We need to meet all individuals living in the household. Due to COVID-19, this is via FaceTime or zoom. We will also check references.


Approve Application

If you rent, we need to speak to your landlord/property manager to confirm you can have pets. We will also speak with your vet & references.


Meet the Pet

Once you application is approved, we will schedule an appointment with you at our shelter to meet the cat and finalize the adoption.


Pay Fee

Fees to adopt are: - One Adult: $100 - Bonded Adult Pair: $150 - Single Kitten: $125 - Two Kittens: $200 We accept only cash or check.

Additional adoption info

For a full overview of our adoption process, please visit

COVID-19 Safety Measures at the Shelter
Your temperature will be taken prior to entering the main area of our shelter. We ask that our visitors wash hands, wear a mask, and maintain social distancing. You can meet your cat in one of the rooms that we have designated specifically for our adoption appointments. If you wish to see other cats, they will be brought to you in this room. This room is sanitized after every visitor. Only one family/visitor is allowed into the shelter at a given time.

All of our cats and kittens are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.

If you have any questions regarding our adoption policies, please contact us at

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More about this shelter

As many of you may already know, we have a mission: To enhance the lives of Montgomery County Maryland residents and animals through programs directed at education, adoption, animal shelter, and low cost spay/neuter. The AWLMC is committed to ending the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Montgomery County, Maryland. With this in mind, we are partnering with the county shelter to help save the most at-risk animals. Currently, we are only working with cats.

In order to save as many cats as possible, we have opened a no-kill shelter in Gaithersburg. We need your help in the form of direct financial donations and by volunteering your time. Our organization is strong and full of highly dedicated volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, professions and abilities. We are working together to save the lives of cats and kittens, to find them loving, forever homes and to have them spay/neutered. All of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

We are the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.