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American Shorthair kittens & cats in Washington, District of Columbia

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These American Shorthairs are available in Washington, District of Columbia.
We'll also keep you updated on Moose's adoption status with email updates.
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Moose

American Shorthair

Male, Young
Washington, DC
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Rehoming Two Very Affectionate Cats I am faced with the difficult decision of finding a new home for my two sweetheart cats. They are two years old and from the same litter. Healthy, neutered, and up-to-date on vaccines. Due to financial circumstances, I am moving in with my family, where there is a dog that is aggressive towards cats. To ensure their safety and well-being, I am seeking a kind, safe, and loving home where they can continue to thrive together. Please see the attached photos. If you are interested in providing a forever home for Moose and Bao, or if you know of someone who might be, please reach out to me at the email provided. Your kindness and assistance in spreading the word are greatly appreciated. Gratefully, Isabel
We'll also keep you updated on Dax's adoption status with email updates.
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Dax

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Washington, DC
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Dax and his sister, Sani, are bonded and must go to the same forever home. Two kittens are often better than one - they're the same work as one kitten, and they keep each other entertained! Dax is friendly, loves meeting new people, and loves belly rubs! He likes his own space, but will never turn down time with cuddle with someone.
We'll also keep you updated on Sani's adoption status with email updates.
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Sani

American Shorthair

Female, Young
Washington, DC
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Sani and her brother, Dax, are bonded and must go to the same forever home. Two kittens are often better than one - they're the same work as one kitten, and they keep each other entertained! Sani is super friendly, loves meeting new people, and loves belly rubs! She will want to cuddle at all times and will love being by your side.
We'll also keep you updated on Tom's adoption status with email updates.
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Tom

American Shorthair

Male, Senior
Washington, DC
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Good with kids, House-trained,
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Tom and I have been together for seven years. I’ve had him since he was a kitten. He is a really good boy. He’s friendly. He gets along with My grandchildren when they come over, he likes other people he’s very friendly. Recently, I had a stroke. I am no longer able to live at home with Tom and had to move to a facility for Care. Tom is a great cat and he needs a new home.
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Allspice and Munster

American Shorthair

Male, Young
Washington, DC
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We are looking for a home for 2 four-year-old cat brothers. They are affectionate with each other and gentle with people. We adopted them as kittens and they have lived as entirely indoor pets.
We'll also keep you updated on Bronx's adoption status with email updates.
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Bronx

American Shorthair

Female, Young
Washington, DC
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Good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Bronx is an almost two year old cat who enjoys play time and belly rubs.

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These American Shorthairs are available for adoption close to Washington, District of Columbia.
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Simba

American Shorthair

Male, Kitten
Fairfax, VA
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
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We can negotiate the price He is so cute and loves all people and very clean 😻 Personality and Behavior - Playful and Energetic: Full of energy and curiosity, eager to play and explore. - Socialization: Crucial time for socializing. Exposure to different people and environments helps them grow into well-adjusted adults. - Affectionate: Many kittens enjoy cuddles and human interaction. Feeding - Diet: Provide high-quality kitten food, feeding three to four times a day. - Hydration: Always provide fresh water. Litter Training Most 3-month-old kittens are already litter trained but may need a bit of guidance in a new home. Toys and Enrichment - Toys: Offer various toys like interactive toys, balls, and catnip toys. - Scratching Post: Invest in a scratching post to protect your furniture. Preparing Your Home - Safe Space: Create a safe, quiet space with a litter box, food, and water.
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Prim (Mamasita)

American Shorthair

Female, Young
Arlington, VA
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Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I got my kitty right after covid had started with a previous partner. I do have another cat as well that she has always been with, it is really tough decision for me to have her put up for adoption but I can no longer care for two cats financially. She is about four years old, born 5/10/2020. I am looking for someone who has time to dedicate to being home a majority. She is very docile, I have never seen her hiss or scratch anyone and is really shy. Once out of her shell she loves to cuddle and get rubs. She LOVES playing with a laser. She hates anything seafood scented or flavored, but loves getting treats daily. Super friendly kitty, she has never been around kids or dogs and being that she is very timid I am not sure how those would do but like I said super friendly and lovey. Very Low maintenance kitty other than she needs her litter box cleaned daily as she is really picky. I am hoping to find a sweet person/family to take her in as thats all I want for her, is a great life.
We'll also keep you updated on Leyla's adoption status with email updates.
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Leyla

American Shorthair

Female, Young
Arlington, VA
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Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Leyla's Personality Beauty and brains, sweet and sassy. This little charmer, whose nickname is "Miss Bean," will win you over in no time. Although not a lap cat (so far!), she's always close by laying next to you. Just provide a nice, soft fleece blanket. Leyla is super friendly and enjoys being brushed. She will reward you with soft purrs and gentle head butts. Leyla is becoming more playful each day in her new foster home after all of her six kittens have been adopted. She is learning to be a kitten again after giving being a mom at just 9 months of age. Leyla goes nuts over a catnip-filled pillow. She showed off her first "zoomies" around the house the other day. And she chases just about anything that moves. Miss Bean won't wake you up for breakfast, but waits until you pet her while she stands on your chest, giving you the days loudest purr. She loves to sleep on a soft blanket on the bed at night and occasionally chases your toes under the covers. Her favorite things are catnip toys, getting brushed and showing off her trick sitting on command for treats. If Leyla can’t find you, she lets out a little meow, and comes running when you call. She loves people, and is not shy at all. She is a perfect little companion. What Type of Home Leyla Needs This sweet, sassy girl needs a home where people are around for her to hang out with. She is not demanding, but likes to be near people. Leyla likes to be in charge of her territory and needs to be the only pet - no other cats or dogs in her forever home. Leyla can get a little over-stimulated and nip your hands or feet when she feels unsettled - so no young children now or in the future. An older, cat-savvy child would be fine. This behavior has subsided in her new foster home now that she is settled in. Where Leyla Came From Leyla was rescued from outdoors by a kind man who found her abandoned in a park just one week before giving birth to six healthy kittens (all adopted). She was such a sweet, nurturing mama. Now its time for Leyla to have a home of her own.PLEASE NOTE:  we only adopt to residents of the DC metro area, which includes DC, Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in MD, and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties in VA. Please see our adoption guidelines at  https://spcanova.org/about-us/adoption-policies/. July 12, 2024, 4:49 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Missy's adoption status with email updates.
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Missy

American Shorthair

Female, Adult
Riverdale, MD
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Missy,or Chunk, or big Chungus is the sweetest girl. She loves head bunting, head pets, brushing, and laser toys. She was raised as an indoor cat only but loves window watching and talking to birds. She is talkative but won't wake you.She is mainly independent but I've noticed she'll follow you into the bathroom so you're trapped with petting her the whole time or your bed is her bed too. She'll lay on your chest and give the most therapeutic purrs. Update: Apologies to any of those interested while I was away due to surgery. I am reactivating Missy's account as a more suitable home is still needed. Unfortunately due to the living circumstances with an elderly mother with early Alzheimers I believe she needs a lot more care than she's getting now. If interested, please be loving and patient to her.Eats Friskies wet food seafood and chicken variety and Purina cat chow for indoor cats. I don't need a pet fee. Just want a loving home with someone experienced with cats.
We'll also keep you updated on Cloud's adoption status with email updates.
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Cloud

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Riverdale, MD
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(when grown) -
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Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Cloud loooooooooooves attention and pets. He also loves butt spanks and pats. Anytime he sees a hand he just wants to be petted. He's a very affectionate cat but also very vocal and chatty. He enjoys laser toys and eating. As you can see he is a very chonky cat. Unfortunately his mother was diagnosed with early Alzheimers so she tends to over feed at times. I believe that he needs a loving home that is able to give him the attention and care that he deserves. I can't find any of his paper work at his parents home but he is fixed. He is playful with other cats and sociable. Eats Friskies wet food seafood and chicken variety and Purina cat chow for indoor cats. I don't need a pet fee. Just want him to have a loving home. Preferably with those that are experienced with owning cats.
We'll also keep you updated on Chester's adoption status with email updates.
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Chester

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Adelphi, MD
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Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Chester is a sweet orange tabby who loves affection, cuddles, and Churru. He is about 8 years old but looks older because of his health challenges. He has a limp from an old injury to a rear leg, but it doesn’t seem to bother him much, and it certainly doesn’t stop him from jumping up onto any table where there might be treats or human attention. A couple of years ago he started losing weight and showing signs of pain when eating. He was eventually diagnosed with gingivostomatitis. After some treatment, he is comfortable eating (soft foods) and drinking again, but he is skin and bones! His person is moving and can’t take him along. He needs a new person to love him, help him regain some weight, and get him to a vet if/when his symptoms recur.

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4.2 miles

SPCA of Northern Virginia

P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA 22210

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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13.1 miles

Mount Vernon Animal Rescue

Alexandria, VA 22309

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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21.1 miles

Humane Society of Charles County

71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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23.4 miles

Animal Safe Haven & Adoptions, Inc.

PO Box 2773, Columbia, MD 21045

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, small animals

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23.4 miles

Well Placed Pet (Rescue Well)

All pets are still with owners., Baltimore, MD 21045

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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34.5 miles

Furever Home

Mount Airy, MD 21771

Pet Types: cats

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Rescue

39.2 miles

The Feline Rescue Association

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Pet Types: cats

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39.4 miles

Shadow Cat Advocates

P.O. Box 514, Stafford, VA 22463

Pet Types: cats

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