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Meet London, an older domestic short-haired cat who has spent his whole life tied at the paw to his three siblings.

After their owner’s unexpected death, London and his littermates found their way to the 4Paws Rescue Team, which has plenty of praise for him:

London is a sweet senior boy who came to 4Paws when his owner unexpectedly passed away. He lived indoors all his life, sharing his household with his caring owner and his siblings Lacey, Koz and Nev. He and his littermates were rescued from a stray mother cat.

London has a gentle disposition and looks forward to new beginnings in his new loving and devoted retirement home. He still has a lot of love to give, but, as most senior kitties, he is also just content to chill out, pondering the great mysteries of life he has yet to figure out [like “have I seen that bird species before”?], and watch the world go by without needing constant entertainment and interaction.

Although he lived all his life with his siblings, London is expected to do well a single cat; alternatively, he can be adopted with any of his buddies or into a home with an existing older laid-back cat. He has never lived with dogs before. He would probably do well with older children who understand his need for laid-back attention.

London’s estimated birthdate is 10/07/2009. If London could have a minute of your attention, he would agree with you that a kitten may be an irresistible fur ball of cuteness, but also have you know that senior cats really don’t ask for too much. Indeed, they are content with their daily meals, a few scratches on their head and under their chin, a clean litterbox and a soft spot to nap or fall asleep. Of course, they also want you, because they know that with you in their life, they are safe. London wants you to know that he is ready to reward you with endless gratitude and love for giving him wonderful golden years. He can also join your home as a foster, if you want to learn more about him before considering adopting him, or to give him a loving foster home as he waits for his forever family to pick him up. His heart is telling him that there is one for him out there…… Are you perhaps the family London is thinking about?

London eats both canned and dry food and has good litter box habits. He has tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia, has now been updated on his vaccinations, and is microchipped.

Please e-mail us [at [email protected]] if you’re interested in London. Be sure to include your phone number in your message. Please limit inquiries to the Greater Washington, D.C. area except for barn cats.

Could your home be the perfect place for London to retire?

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Meet Idgie, an adult beagle who loves a good run and a comfy snuggle in equal measure.

A good roommate to humans and fellow pets alike, Idgie is looking for a new, permanent home with the help of her friends at Operation Underdog WV:

Meet Idgie! She’s once half sweetness and the other half sass. This girl (6-8 years old) has a free-spirited side. She would love a large fenced yard to sniff and explore but be sure the fence is sturdy, or she will sneak out for an adventure! Even though Idgie likes some independent yard time, she is quick to make friends with the adults and children in the home. She wants to be in the mix of things. She has a lot of love to spread around.

A patient adopter is best, as she can take a little time to settle in when there is a change in her environment. Idgie can be choosy about some dog friends when on a leash, but tends to get along well with household dog friends once everyone finds their niche.

Apply online or email [email protected] if you’re ready for Idgie to bound out of her current Falls Church home and into your life.

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Meet Tip Toe, a short-haired tabby who has come a long way from the trash can where she was found at 4 weeks of age.

Now just over 1 year old, this cat is looking for a new home with her owner moving to a building that doesn’t allow pets, according to her friends at 4Paws Rescue Team:

Allow me to introduce myself….. My name is Tip Toe. I was found by a Good Samaritan in a trash can where somebody had left me to fend for myself at 4 weeks of age. Since then, I lived in a caring home but now my Mom is moving to a new place that unfortunately does not allow pets. Despite this new challenge, I look at life with optimism because I know that I will soon find my new forever home like many of my 4Paws fellow kitties.

I heard my caretakers call me loving and affectionate girl – I agree, I am definitely a warmhearted kitty! I enjoy climbing up and down my cat tree and find chasing the laser pointer a thrilling exercise. I still can’t figure out where that little red dot goes every time I grab it…… it always seems to slip out of my grasp…. Strange!

Like every growing cat, I have a healthy appetite and my favorite food is anything that is wet and sort of brothy; this way, I can stay healthy and hydrated. I am still not sure whether I would like a home with another gentle cat or where I am your one and only. It’s not that I don’t like other cats, but I am not totally sure how to interact with them. I would love it if you considered me to become your charming forever kitty, but you can also just foster me for a while, as I continue growing and learning about life.

Tip Toe was born Sep 2020. She is spayed and current on vaccinations, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, and has been microchipped.

Please e-mail us if you’re interested in Tip Toe. Be sure to include your phone number in your message. Please limit inquiries to the Greater Washington, DC area, except for barn cats.

Are you the right match to help Tip Toe find her footing in the world?

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Meet Charlie, a brown German short-haired pointer whose manners will never prompt his owners to cry “good grief!”

Though his past is unclear, his friends at Alexandria’s Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue say Charlie’s present self would be a treat to have at any household, though cats are not advised:

Charlie is a well-behaved, amazing, and fun approximately 5-6 year old male GSP , weighing about 60lbs.

Charlie was found as a stray, so we don’t know his backstory, but we can tell you that he has been an absolutely wonderful house guest. Charlie is fully housebroken and has excellent manners. Charlie knows basic commands (sit, down, and stay), does not jump on counters, and does not beg when we eat.

Charlie is friendly to every person he meets, and is great with our teenage kids. He is not a jumpy dog, and probably would do fine with younger kids. Charlie loves being around people, and happily will curl up on your lap or lie next to you. He likes to sleep in the same room as his people, but he will sleep on his dog bed. Charlie is a medium energy dog, and is content with a couple of walks a day and a few games of fetch (we are working on getting Charlie to return the ball).

Charlie has full reign of the house, and does well when left alone. When we return, he is either on his dog bed or waiting by the door to greet us. Charlie is starting to show a bit of a prey drive and will chase the birds. He does not bark much, except when he sees the deer hanging out in our neighbor’s yard. Charlie has had some exposure to other dogs, and he definitely likes his space when he sleeps (no sharing a dog bed with Charlie unless you are a person!), but he might get along just fine with other dogs. We don’t think he would do well in a house with a cat or a bird.

Charlie is a gem, and we will miss him when he is adopted!

Suspect Charlie is a guest you’ll never want to leave? You can fill out an adoption application at www.mdgsprescue.org/adoption-application.

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Meet Mia, a small but fierce Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier mix who’s looking for a home where she can be the queen of the castle.

Here’s what Mia’s friends at Paws and Claws New England had to say about her.

Miss Mia is an empathic snuggle bunny who is looking for a warm and loving home. She is confident, active and affectionate. Please do not let her tiny size (3 pounds 8 ounces) fool you into thinking she wants to spend her time wrapped in a soft blanket sitting on a pillow made of velvet. She is a saucy little hot tamale who is ready and willing to become the princess of her very own castle. She is extremely playful and excellent with friendly small dogs who want to run around the yard in a fast game of ‘catch me if you can.’

Email [email protected] for more information on Mia.

Could you be the one to have Princess Mia rule over your Genovia?

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Meet Bambi, a loyal kitten who loves to snuggle and play as he learns to run around again after suffering paralysis of the back legs.

Here’s what Bambi’s friends at 4Paws Rescue Team had to say about him:

Bambi comes to 4Paws all the way from Kuwait with a bit of a sad story. Bambi was rescued along with another cat after some teenagers threw them off the roof of a six-story building, and they were badly injured. Bambi suffered paralysis in his back legs and initially had little mobility. Fortunately, his rescuers took him in, and with some treatment and TLC he regained almost all control over his back legs and can run, jump and use the litter box very successfully. He sometimes exhibits some slight wobbliness and his back legs falter a bit, but this doesn’t slow Bambi down one bit!

Bambi is an extremely beautiful Arabian Mau mix with very soft fur and a long bushy tail. He is a curious, very active and friendly cat who can be a bit skittish at first (probably due to his ordeal), but who warms up quickly and is off investigating everything in his environment. Bambi is quite talkative and likes to let you know where he is! He entertains himself by throwing his toys high in the air, playing fetch and then carrying them around in his mouth. He absolutely loves a feather wand and it is a good way for him to exercise those back legs!

Bambi is a big cuddle bug but needs time to get comfortable with new people, particularly hyperactive children. He likes to be wherever you are, and he will flop on his back any chance he gets, looking for belly rubs. Once you’ve won his heart, Bambi is a loving and loyal companion.

Email [email protected] for more information about Bambi.

Could Bambi be your next furry friend?

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Meet Petey, a timid terrier still learning how to run, play and enjoy doggie life after losing his owner to COVID-19.

Here’s what Petey’s friends at Worthy Dog Rescue had to say about him:

Meet Petey! This adorable little scruffy with the pretty blue eyes recently lost his owner to COVID-19. A family member took him in, along with five other pups, and none of the dogs were spayed or neutered or had any vet care. Unable to accommodate all six dogs at once, the family built an outdoor pen to keep the dogs until they could find a solution. They reached out to rescue, and Worthy Dog took in Petey and three other dogs. The family kept the older two dogs, and they are now living indoors.

Even though Petey came from a home, the dogs lived reclusively and didn’t have much exposure to the outside world. They came into rescue filthy with goopy eyes, ear infections and a few had a cough, but after proper vet care and a few weeks to recuperate, they are all doing well. Petey is still timid outside the home and is startled by sudden noises and movement. He has a moderate energy level and loves the companionship of other dogs. We think Petey would do best with another social, confident pup in the home and needs to live in more quiet community. He’s not the best fit for city or condo life.

We checked in with Petey’s foster mom for an update:

‘Petey is such a good little guy. He’s mostly housebroken and crate-trained. He knows to go potty outside, but doesn’t bark to let you know. If you watch him, you can tell when he needs to go. He has become more attached to mom because she is home all day with him. He is still timid and shakes from fear when we have company. He has been playful with mom, but prefers a leather coaster over most toys. He is not a snuggle bug yet, but when he wants loving and belly rubs he comes for them. He’s timid when he’s outside and reacts to noises and movements. I believe he needs another confident dog to show him how to be a dog. When I make him go outside he does pretty well on leash. I mostly walk him in the backyard where he can’t see anything but the woods. When something scares him, he runs back to the door to get in. He is already improving and just needs time. I have yet to hear him bark or make any kind of noise for that matter.’

Email [email protected] for more info on Petey.

Could your alpha dog be the one to show Petey the ropes?

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Meet Dusty, a handsome, gentle boy who doesn’t let his arthritis stop him from playing all day and zooming down the stairs.

Here’s what Dusty’s friends at 4Paws Rescue Team had to say about him:

Dusty is a handsome, Seal-Point Siamese boy who came to 4Paws after being surrendered to a shelter in southwestern Virginia, already declawed.

Dusty is a very affectionate boy, but he does prefer not being picked up. He really loves being brushed, and his super-soft fur is very enticing.

Dusty is also good with other cats and loves to engage with them. He enjoys running up and down stairs, often flying like superman down the last four. He is a curious fellow who likes to meet new people.

This gentle, playful and chatty young fellow would love to find a new home, where he can enjoy the good life. This sweet boy deserves a loving and patient adopter who will help him thrive.

Dusty has arthritis in his hips, so it’s important that he has a litter box with high sides because he doesn’t squat easily. Puppy pads will also help him if he sometimes “misses the target” of the litter box, which can be an unintended result of the trauma of declawing. Joint supplements help Dusty manage his arthritis and his physical condition has improved quite a bit since he has been in foster care with 4Paws.

Please email us at [email protected] if you’re interested in Dusty.

Could Dusty be the newest edition to your family?

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Meet Sally Jane, a boardwalk babe who loves to spend her time splashing in the water. Move over, Torri Huske!

Here’s what Sally Jane’s friends at Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation had to say about her:

Sally Jane is a sweet, playful puppy! She is a rambunctious and adventurous girl who loves to play hard and sleep hard. She will keep you on your toes, but also never want to leave your side.

She is a true lab mix and LOVES the water. Drinking water, eating ice cubes, playing in her doggie pool and running through sprinklers are a few of her favorite things. Also, in true Labrador fashion, she is a naturally skilled retriever, so you will have a friend to play fetch with for life!

Sally Jane has successfully lived with other dogs but is still working on her food guarding manners. She would do best in a home with an experienced dog owner. She has played well with other dogs both her size and smaller. Sally Jane has also previously lived in a home with cats and done well with them!

Sally Jane’s leash skills are coming along great, and she is very smart and food-driven so continue training. She knows her name and “sit” already and is working on “down.”

Sally Jane sleeps in her crate overnight without having any potty accidents. She will also sit politely at the door during the day to tell you when she needs to go to the bathroom.

This cuddly girl would love a large yard to run around in to support her energy needs and would like a semi-quiet area as she continues to adjust to her new life.

Sally Jane is ready to bring a lifetime of happiness to her forever family! Interested in her? Email [email protected] to start the adoption process!

Is Sally Jane the perfect match for you?

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Meet Callie, your future gal pal who likes to have her hair brushed while watching “Bachelor in Paradise.”

Here’s what Callie’s friends at 4Paw Rescue Team had to say about her:

Callie is a beautiful calico kitty girl who is like a best friend you can sit with quietly, saying nothing at all but just enjoying each other’s company.

Callie has a beautiful soft coat and enjoys quiet moments. She likes head rubs and being brushed. Did you know that some cultures believe calico cats bring good luck? Maybe with enough head rubs, this girl could grant a wish!

Callie enjoys the company of other cats, especially her best friend Marco, with whom she was rescued. She is laid back and not picky when it comes to her friends, just as long as they like to share a dinner together. Her favorite time is when it is time for wet food.

Callie is still learning to play with toys and explore new things, but she is very happy to be living the life of an indoor kitty now. She hopes to find an ideal adopter and settle into her forever home soon. This sweet girl is ready to be your BFF.

Callie’s estimated birthdate is July 2020. She is spayed, is current on vaccinations, has tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia, and is microchipped. Email [email protected] for more information.

Is Callie your perfect companion for a girls’ night in?

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