Young Adults

While technically not kittens anymore, these kitties are definitely still kids. Their bottomless energy stores combined with their love of toys make them the biggest stars of our Adoption Events.


Quan Shen (bright spirit), Male, 1 Year Old

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Quan Shen (bright spirit)

Meet Quan Shen (bright spirit), a 1 year old boy found in a trailer park in Woodbridge. He certainly has the personality to match his name meaning because he is a loving guy that really loves people. He warms up quickly and makes himself comfy sprawling out for belly rubs. Quan Shen is ready for a loving home indoors so please message us if you’d like to meet him!

Quan Shen (bright spirit)

Casey, Male, Young Adult

Casey

Casey is a sweet tempered, gentle cat who just wants to be loved. He was rescued from the streets, but quickly made it clear that the streets were not his original home. He is often found in close proximity to other cats, snuggling right up to them if given the chance; and is quick to make friends with all the cats he encounters. If you have a kitty who is lonely and in need of a friend, Casey is your boy. When it comes to people, he is initially shy, but once he realizes that you are to be trusted, he will do everything that he can to fit himself in to your life so that it’s impossible to imagine what it was like before he came along.


Mae West, Female, Young Adult

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Mae West

Mae West is a southern belle, rescued in the nick of time from an overcrowded shelter in Georgia and brought all the way up to DC by a dedicated volunteer. Like most southern belles, she stands out in a crowd – the distinctive patterns on her coat are a combination of tortie and tabby, which makes her a torbie. Mae West is also a lapcat – she has yet to meet a lap that she didn’t like to cuddle in. She also adores chasing after wand toys, and to the surprise of no one, she loves being given treats.


Harbor, Female, 1 Year Old

Harbor

Harbor is an ambitious little tabby cat. Just barely a year old, she desperately wants to fulfill all the stereotypes of a teenage cat that she can. If presented with a toy, she will play! If picked up, she will cuddle! If presented with a toy while being cuddled, she will do her best to catch the toy while not having to abandon the snuggle session (the success of this particular maneuver varies). If you are looking for a friendly young cat who is still full of kitten energy, but who isn’t silly enough to get stuck behind the refrigerator, then Harbor is the girl for you.


Cupcake, Female, 1 Year Old

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Cupcake

Cupcake is a sweet little tuxedo girl who briefly found herself out on the streets after her elderly person passed away. Luckily though caring people realized this and quickly scooped her up and brought her inside. Cupcake appreciated this kindness with purrs and by being the sweetest cat she could possibly be – hence her name, as cupcakes are sweet. She adores being picked up, and is not above reaching out with her little paws to ask for attention. And she will happily blink at you and snuggle up given the slightest opportunity. Cupcake even adores belly rubs. This sweet girl gets along equally well with people and other kitties, but has a definite preference for no dogs (even if the dogs like cats).


Frisky, Female, 1 1/2 Years Old

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Frisky

Frisky, with her distinctive half mask over both eyes and freckled nose, simply turned up on her rescuers porch one morning and politely asked for some food. After several months of this and with the weather about to turn cold, she was picked up and brought inside. Frisky is so excited about being an indoor kitty again she has announced that she is the perfect cat for any family – she loves other cats, children, and adults in equal measures. She is inquisitive, likes to know what her people are doing, runs up to investigate new noises and mysterious boxes, and is fearless when confronted with the sound of the ringing doorbell. Frisky adores snuggles and belly rubs, and is hoping for a home where these are in abundance.


Flea, Female, 1 1/2 Years Old

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Flea

It’s hard to believe this pretty girl was found wandering the streets in Annandale! Flea is a young lady, about a year and a half old, and still has some kitten spunk to her! She is such a sweet girl and a true Tails High kitty because her tail is always straight up in the air like she has a spring in it. She’s truly a beauty inside and out with a great personality.


Lily, Female, 1 1/2-2 Years Old

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Lily

Lily’s tale is sadly not an unusual one. A happy little kitten with a happy home, until her human dad lost first his job, and then his home. So Lily is now with Tails High, hoping to find a new home. This sweet girl scoffs at all bad stereotypes of black cats, considering them to be ridiculous and beneath her notice. She also scoffs at all negative stereotypes of cats in general. She is very gentle and good natured; and gets along with every cat, young or old, that she’s ever met. When you call her name she will instantly scamper to your side, purring as she climbs into your lap to be snuggled. Petite Lily has no objections to being picked up and carried – she simply views it as another form of snuggling. If a wand toy is produced she will instantly pounce, tail and whiskers twitching. When left to her own devices, Lily will stay at the window for hours, watching the birds and squirrels outside.


Doodles, Female, 2 Years Old

Doodles

Doodles is a young girl approximately 2 years old that came to Tails High with her babies. Doodles had a hard life and was raising her family outdoors in someone’s yard but she’s sure come a long way. She is a very sweet girl that gets along just fine with other kitties in her foster home and loves to cuddle with her foster mom. She enjoys sneaking into your bed under the covers to cuddle so you might even find her sleeping next to you when you wake up in the morning! Please message us if you’re interested in meeting this beautiful girl.


Goldie, Male, 2 Years Old

Goldie

If you’re searching for a kitty that’s as good as gold, look no further than Goldie! This handsome boy is about 2 years old and while he is a bit shy and scared from his time at the shelter, he would do very well with a cat experienced adopter that will give him time to warm up. Goldie is understandably confused finding himself without a home as he was surrendered by his owners and wants a new home to flourish in.


Cinnamon, Female, 2 1/2 Years Old

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Cinnamon

Meet Cinnamon! This 2 1/2 year old girl was unfortunately surrendered when her family lost their home. She is very playful, full of energy and extremely affectionate. Cinnamon loves to cuddle and sleep with her people which she is clearly missing now. Do you have a place in your heart and home for this sweetie?


Mia, Female, 2-4 Years Old

Mia

The many faces of Mia! Mia is an extraordinary kitty. From her striking eyes to her loving demeanor, she would make a wonderful companion for someone looking to love and be loved. Mia came to Tails High as a stray and is estimated to be between 2-4 years old. We can’t believe she hasn’t been adopted yet because she is, as we said, truly amazing!


Athena, Female, 4 Years Old

Athena

Inquisitive and outgoing, Athena makes it her mission to carefully guard the house from all intruders, running up to the door to inspect all those who enter. She takes her guard duties very seriously, although she will lose the serious attitude and turn into a furry little chatterbox once she’s established that you are in fact the person she was expecting. Athena is an active girl who enjoys playing fetch, chasing or being chased about the house, and even being (gently!) tossed on the couch so that she can jump off of it and come scampering back to you. She would likely accept another cat as a playmate if given a proper introduction, but she also does just find on her own. Athena does startle easily, but then curiosity gets the better of her and she comes back out to play. She can also be found at the window, chattering at the birds or squirrels just out of reach.


Icy, Female, 4 Years Old

Icy

Icy has worked very hard over the last few years to be a social interactive girl. She came to us as a very scared and unsocial outdoor kitten who had not had much human contact. She is now one of the greeters at her foster home and when visitors arrive she runs to the door to say hello and get some pets. Icy must have a cat friend in her new home as she loves having companionship with other kitties. She’s about four years old and would love to spend many years with a loving family. Please message us if you’d like to meet Icy.

Icy

Pepper, Female, Adult

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Pepper

Pepper is the life of the party and belle of the ball, and could easily teach a course on Social Graces. She loves people and will greet you at the door, ask you about your day and tell you about hers. When you sit down she becomes the quintessential lap cat, and will gaze at you with her lovely green eyes while kneading (or making biscuits, or making happy paws, or making starfish paws – choose your colloquialism!) on the nearest soft surface. She also adorably loves to suckle on soft things such as a blanket, her cat bed, or potentially your shirt. This calico fluffball is good with other cats and would potentially do fine with dogs.


Momo, Male, 4 Years Old

Momo

Momo is a bit like an onion – he has layers. The outer layer that you first meet is shy and easily frightened, which will lead to rapid scampering to the nearest hidey spots. After time though, and peeling back the layers of shyness (a new layer gets added whenever a new person is introduced), you will reach the playful little purr-monster that he really is. Momo adores being scritched behind the years (the activity most likely to induce purring), and you will know that you have truly peeled back all of the onion layers the night that Momo hops up on the bed to snuggle with you at night. Playtime is best when it involves plastic sticks, catnip mousies, paper bags, and empty laundry baskets. This cute little house panther is of the special variety that will go exploring outdoors on a leash and harness – just keep an eye out for dogs as Momo is very frightened of them. Momo has one request for his new person (two requests, if you include that he wants you to protect him from dogs) – he requires a special diet to prevent UTIs. The food is easily acquired, and he’s quite happy eating it.


"Kitty", Female, 5 Years Old (Estimated)

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This sweet little cat appeared on her caretakers porch one evening, a place where she has continued to seek sanctuary. Her caretakers recently contacted us and asked if we could help find her a home – the other neighborhood cats beat up on her, and she has lost the sight in one of her eyes. She doesn’t actually have a name, but she is friendly and quiet, and absolutely adores being petted. Don’t let her appearance alarm you – on a recent trip to the vet she received what is known as a lion cut, due to her fur being horribly matted. But when it grows back in she has beautiful long black fur with white tuxedo markings. If you have a safe place, this little stray would love nothing more than to have a name, a warm bed inside a house, a person to call her own, and an endless supply of pettings.


Candy, Female, 5 Years Old

Candy

Candy is a fluffy, medium haired tortie seeking a new family to provide her with snuggles and pettings. She loves nothing better than snuggling up to a person on the couch and lounging happily while being rubbed. And she is not at all fussy about who is giving her rubs and scritches – she will snuggle up to adults and children alike, purring the entire time. Candy is not super active, being more of a couch potato, but she does enjoy watching birds and squirrels outside of the window and making silly little chattering noises when she spots them. Candy does have a special request for her new family, and that is ‘no kickers please’. You see, her favorite spot at night is to sleep on or next to her person’s feet, and if they kick during the night that disrupts her beauty sleep, which she finds unacceptable.


Candy, Female, 5 Years Old

Candy

Candy is a fluffy, medium haired tortie seeking a new family to provide her with snuggles and pettings. She loves nothing better than snuggling up to a person on the couch and lounging happily while being rubbed. And she is not at all fussy about who is giving her rubs and scritches – she will snuggle up to adults and children alike, purring the entire time. Candy is not super active, being more of a couch potato, but she does enjoy watching birds and squirrels outside of the window and making silly little chattering noises when she spots them. Candy does have a special request for her new family, and that is ‘no kickers please’. You see, her favorite spot at night is to sleep on or next to her person’s feet, and if they kick during the night that disrupts her beauty sleep, which she finds unacceptable.


Binger, Male, 6 Years Old

Binger

The tuxedo’d Binger is dressed to the nines, and acts it. He loves to be in the center of the action – he will greet you (and everyone else, for that matter) at the door, follow you about, ask questions about what you’re doing, and is determined to figure out how to open doors. He’s an inquisitive cat, after all, and there might be something fascinating on the other side of that closed door! He will happily sleep on your legs when it’s time for bed, or curl up next to you on the couch when it’s time to Netflix & chill. However, do not rub the belly! Even if he has rolled over on his back. It’s also a good idea to let him see your hand before petting him, as he may lightly nip if startled. Binger greatly appreciates outdoor time, and can manage on a leash & harness; although if you have the space for an outdoor enclosure he’d be thrilled. Binger currently takes Prozac to help manage stress, and is allergic to poultry. He has made his opinions on the presence of other animals known, and has the firmly held belief that he is to be the only pet in the household. He may be willing to accept an aquarium, but don’t be surprised if you find him attempting to go fishing if there is one.


Toby, Male, 7 Years Old

Toby

Toby was a stray and is a mature gentleman at least 7 years old. When he came to us he weighed 21 lbs. and he’s doing very well on his new diet looking absolutely dapper in his tuxedo as you can see! He is acclimating well to being an interactive indoor cat. He loves to be brushed and petted but would really love to finally have a home to call his own. Please message us if you’re interested in meeting this handsome guy.