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Cat Adoption / March 9, 2021

Fancy Cats Rescue Team is desperately in need of foster homes to house pregnant cats, mothers with kittens, and kittens. We are also looking for foster homes for adults who are on the euthanasia list at area shelters. If you are able to help, please contact us for more information at or 703-961-1056.

Shy or scared cats, and in some instances social cats, are available to go to barns or similar environments. Caretakers must feed cat food and water, and provide an area to keep them contained for 14 days initially before release. These cats are sterilized, FeLV/FIV tested negative, de-wormed and have current rabies and distemper shot. Your barns will be rodent free. If you are interested please contact us at or 703-961-1056

Fair Lakes Petsmart
12971 Fair Lakes Center
Fair Lakes Shopping Center
Fairfax, VA 22033

Chantilly Petsmart
13866 Metrotech Drive
Sully Place Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151 Springfield Petsmart
6536 Frontier Drive
Best Buy Shopping Center
Springfield, VA 22150 Dulles Petsmart
24570 Dulles Landing Drive
Sterling, VA 20166 Gainesville Pet Valu
8061 Stonewall Shops Square #320
The Shops at Stonewall
Gainesville, VA 20155 Reston Pet Valu
11130-D South Lakes Drive Suite #170
South Lakes Village Center
Reston, VA 20191 Hilltop Pet Valu
7875 Heneske Loop
Hilltop Village Shopping Center
Alexandria, VA 23315 Bradlee Pet Valu
3562 King Street
Bradlee Shopping Center
Alexandria, VA 22302 Falls Church Pet Valu
7249 Arlington Blvd
Graham Park Plaza
Falls Church, VA 22042 Chico's Natural Pet Market
6349 A Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041


Donations are always appreciated.
Fancy Cats is in need of not only financial donations, but donations of: Latex Gloves, Science Diet Sensitive Stomach cat food, scoopable and non-scoopable litter and special items like toys, cat treats, and medical supplies.

Adopting A Friend

Please read our adoption policies and then complete an adoption application on our website. You can also stop into any of our adoption centers (listed above) and fill out an application in person. If approved, the adoption coordinator will contact you and make arrangements for you to visit with one of our cats. Be sure to check out our calendar to see when our next event takes place!


We are an all-volunteer organization. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us. Children age 14 and over are welcome (with a parent under the age of 16). We are in need of people to help in the following areas:

Cat Care:
Cleaning and caring for our cats in all of the adoption centers listed above.

Adoption Assistants help set-up and tear down at adoption fairs, keep an eye on cats at fairs, makes sure only Fancy Cats reps take cats/kittens from cages. They do some pre-screening of applicants, informing potential adopters of Fancy Cats policies. Adoption Coordinators are authorized by Fancy Cats to release cats to their new owners, they go over and approve/deny applications, working with potential adopters to help find best match, answer questions, and sign all Fancy Cats paperwork.

Foster Homes:
We very much need foster homes, long and short term to care for our cats and transport them to and from adoption fairs. Fancy Cats assumes vet costs, foster homes, provide food and litter. Some cats in the Adoption Center need short term breaks from the stress of the center, homes are also needed to give a much needed vacation for stressed out or tired cats.

We also need volunteers who are willing to work on Fundraising, Recruitment, Internal/External Outreach and Education, and Marketing. These Teams are new to us as a main focus, and we are open to hearing proposals, ideas on all these topics. Other needs include follow-up phone calls, vet transports, adoption fair transports, vet reference checks, and event planning assistance.

Fancy Cats works to end needless euthanasia by providing a safety net for cats that have been abandoned. We rescue friendly strays, cats on "death row" at local shelters, and assist other rescue groups and personnel in emergency situations. We take owner release cats as space permits with all medical work done (including sterilization, FeLV/FIV test, and rabies and distemper shots that are current). We also require a tax deductible donation of our choosing depending on the cats age and general health. We take strays as space permits. We DO NOT accept feral (wild) cats.