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Purrs & Whiskers, Inc.

, Stafford, VA, 22556

Rescue/Shelter Description

Purrs & Whiskers, Inc.is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Stafford, Virginia and its surrounding areas, whose mission is to provide temporary foster care while actively seeking loving permanent living situations for individual cats, stray, free-roaming, or homeless cats. This is accomplished by providing compassion, daily nourishment, and basic wellness care. When feasible, we collaborate with local shelters in an effort to relieve over-crowding by identifying and adopting out shelter cats into appropriate, permanent living situations.

Areas Served

Stafford, Virginia and surrounding area.

Adoption Instructions

1. The first step in our adoption process will be for you to complete the adoption application. The sooner we have an approved application on file, the sooner we can set a time for you to meet any kitties in which you have interest! 2. *** Please contact your veterinarian / animal hospital to authorize for them to speak with us for a standard "vet check." *** 3. Please allow 72 hours for processing as we are 100% volunteer and foster-based (we do not have a facility). 4. We hope to be the source for your new best fur-iend!

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Pets in this Rescue/Shelter

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Chyna

Domestic Short Hair

Age/DOB: 3-27-2020 Hi, I’m Chyna! I am a very curious (nosy), sweet and mostly independent young lady. When I'm in the mood I will sit o... show more

Age/DOB: 3-27-2020 Hi, I’m Chyna! I am a very curious (nosy), sweet and mostly independent young lady. When I'm in the mood I will sit on your lap or next to you and request face rubs and sometimes (gasp) belly rubs. My story is a bit sad. I was brought to Purrs & Whiskers when I was about 3 ½ mons old with my sister Lyta. We were WWE Champs!! It took a little bit, the odds are always stacked against black kitties and we were a little shy back then, but we both found what we thought were our furever homes. Well, Lyta did anyways. I was adopted, but things didn’t turn out the best for me. The cats at my new home bullied me and I shrank in to my shell. So, after about a year and half, my new family gave up and returned me to Purrs & Whiskers. So here I am again, back in foster care at Purrs & Whiskers waiting on a new home. I’m just hoping that this time I can find the right home for me where I can be the Queen of my domain! I love my fosters, I really do, but I would love to be settled, loved and cared for in my own home like any kitty does. Since I’ve been back at P&W, I’ve come out of my shell and I’m back to my usual antics! I like the company of my hoomans and cry when I can’t be with them. I don’t cry too much, but just enough to let them know I am still around if they need me! I love to play with the laser pointer and my foster mom thinks it's pretty funny to watch my non-petite self chase a red dot (how rude!). I also occasionally chase and play with crinkly balls and pipe cleaners. Sometimes I have crazy spells and run around like a, well, a cat. Be careful where you leave your glasses as they are irresistible to me. If you live a fairly quiet life, and I can be your only kitty, I may just be the girl for you! Empty nesters, singles, or family seeking single pet (FSSP) – apply and we might be the perfect match!! I am spayed, tested negative for FIV/ FeLV, microchipped, dewormed, treated with Revolution, and am up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines. You may apply to adopt at www.purrsandwhiskers.org/adopt show less

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Darla

Domestic Short Hair

Age/DOB: We are uncertain as to her age... like a lady, she is keeping her actual age a secret.  She likes to say "29 again," so leaves... show more

Age/DOB: We are uncertain as to her age... like a lady, she is keeping her actual age a secret.  She likes to say "29 again," so leaves it to us to guess.  The vet says that she is in great shape and estimates her age to be between 11-13 years old, so we've listed her DOB on her records as 1-1-2011. SINGLE, MATURE FEMALE SEEKING MY PURRFECT MATCH – hi, my name is Darla and I’m seeking the purr-fect person(s) who will be devoted to me.  I enjoy watching TV, well, at least sleeping on your lap while you watch TV, and sleeping in bed with you, preferable curled up next to you.  I’m not adverse to watching you work and curling up on your keyboard or a nice comfy bed on your desk so I can supervisor and get some attention in between. Even though I enjoy a good nap I’m still down to play with a good catnip toy and come running for treats.  I also enjoy sharing a good meal with you – fried chicken is my favorite!  I have the cutest cleft lip which adds to my super-model glam. I’m good with other cats and dogs once they understand that I’m the queen of my castle and they are my subjects to be swatted at as I wish.  I’d also be fine on my own as long as someone is home the majority of the time to lavish me with the attention I deserve.  I prefer the quiet life so no small children.  I do enjoy a good window perch to sun myself or cat tree so I can watch the outside world safe within my domain.  Although I’m a little needy I’ll repay you with snuggles, biscuits, purrs, head bumps and love!  Hit me up if you think we could be the purrfect match! I am spayed/neutered, tested negative for FIV/ FeLV, microchipped, dewormed, treated monthly with Frontline (I had a small fur loss reaction to Revolution so use Frontline to keep my pretty locks), and am up-to-date on vaccines. You may apply to adopt at www.purrsandwhiskers.org/adopt show less

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Mr. Tux (FIV+)

Domestic Long Hair

Age: approximately 4-5 years old Hello, I'm Mr. Tux! I was living outside for, well, I'm not sure how long as I am not very good at tell... show more

Age: approximately 4-5 years old Hello, I'm Mr. Tux! I was living outside for, well, I'm not sure how long as I am not very good at telling time. I wandered up to a volunteer's home because I smelled that she had yummy nom-noms and a warm garage for me to sleep in at night until the rescue had a foster home for me so that I could have my very own cushy bed! Since there was no available foster home placement at the time I was neutered, it was anticipated that I would have to be released back outside so my left ear is "tipped," however the vet made it as small as possible so now it just adds to my handsome charm! Having lived outside on my own for what is believed to have been quite some time, I get a little timid with loud noises at first, so I'm looking for a nice comfy couch to hide under ? ... but don't worry, as soon as I see you I will run out and want LOTS of attention. Even though I lived outside before being rescued I have all GREAT kitty manners and am LOVING stricly indoor living with all the comfy napping spots! My favorite activity is eating all the nom-noms! ? Hmmm, eating is almost tied with being pet by my humans - LOL! I tested negative for FeLV but did test positive for FIV. I do take a daily vitamin supplement (can be ordered on Amazon or Chewy) to keep me very healthy & I wouldn't mind being an "only cat" if you give me lots of lovins. However, if your have another calm, friendly kitty that won't bite me there is plenty of research that says a friendly FIV+ kitty can safely live with a friendly FIV- kitty. Heck, I yawned when I met my foster cat friend! LOL (FIV positive cats cannot spread FIV through casual contact. So, can FIV-positive cats live with non-FIV cats? The short answer is: YES, they most definitely can!) I am neutered, microchipped, dewormed, treated with Revolution, and am up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines, and I can't wait to meet my new family to give me ALL the loves! You may apply to adopt at www.purrsandwhiskers.org/adopt If you see this listing still online, I am still available for adoption. show less

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Pyewacket

Domestic Short Hair

Age/DOB: 7-18-2013 Hi there! My name is Pyewacket. I am a 9 year old fabulous tabby and white kitty who is seeking a new fur-ever home ♥... show more

Age/DOB: 7-18-2013 Hi there! My name is Pyewacket. I am a 9 year old fabulous tabby and white kitty who is seeking a new fur-ever home ♥ (I’m a tad chonky but I’m working on that). Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born outdoors and as a kitten I was taken in by a really sweet lady. She noticed that I had an issue with one of my back legs and took me to the vet. The vet wanted to amputate my leg, but she would not let them. The vet said I have a “dropped hock” and that that was what was causing me to have a sore by my “heel”. Fast forward a number of years and my caretaker and I both aged and learned to work with my leg. However, my human became frail and could no longer take care of me. My human had a friend whose daughter works with a fabulous place that could take me in and help me try to find a new place where I could be the queen of a castle, as I’m used to being. Purrs & Whiskers took me to the vet, had bloodwork done to make sure I was healthy and had my teeth cleaned. The bloodwork showed that I needed to be taking Thyroid medication. I’m such a good girl when taking my AM/ PM meds. There’s no fussing at all! I hear the people who care for me discussing what a good girl I am and that the thyroid medication is SO affordable. I don’t understand what $10/ month means, but it must be good. Then my new rescue friends set out on a mission to try to figure out how to make my “heel” less sore. They consulted a few veterinarians and a place called DogLeggs and developed a plan! The great people and DogLeggs made a custom heel protector for me called a hock sock. They even had an extra one made so there would be a back up in case one needed washing. In the mornings and evenings my rescue friends put padding in the inside of my hock sock so when I jump down from the bed I don’t get a heel sore. I’ve never felt so good and I’m ready to live my best life in a great new home. While I did not live around dogs, one of my kitty-sitter's house has a big, 70# gentle pup and I do not react to her.  I'm OK with a passive cat that doesn't want to get in my face or play, but am purrfectly happy being the an only kitty.  I also haven't been around kids, so I’m thinking I’d prefer to be the one-and-only fur or 2-legged kid in my new home. I do enjoy cuddles & head scritches, sleeping in bed with you, being brushed and soaking up sun beams. When no one is watching I sneak in a romping or two with catnip toys too! I have a lot of life and love left in me… I hope you’ll give me a chance to show you how much!  OH... and did I mention how much I LOVE Churu kitty treats??  Nom nom nom! I have had a full geriatric blood panel and a dental cleaning. I take a thyroid medication twice a day and don't mind that at all! I am also spayed, tested negative for FIV/ FeLV, microchipped, dewormed, treated with Revolution, and am up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines. You may apply to adopt at www.purrsandwhiskers.org/adopt If you see this listing still online, I am still available for adoption. show less

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Tsunami

Domestic Medium Hair

Age/DOB: 7-14-2021 HI, I’m Tsunami! I’m part of the “Naturals” litter (Me, Typhoon, Tornado, Hurricane and Monsoon)! So far Hurricane an... show more

Age/DOB: 7-14-2021 HI, I’m Tsunami! I’m part of the “Naturals” litter (Me, Typhoon, Tornado, Hurricane and Monsoon)! So far Hurricane and Monsoon have been adopted and now I’m hoping it’s my turn. My littermates and I came to Purrs & Whiskers (P&W) a little later than most kittens (4/5 mons old), so we have had a bit of a long road adjusting to life inside as far as getting comfortable with hoomans goes. We are all sweet cats, certified as Master Litter Box users, and definitely love a good Churu cat treat. I am a bit shy – my foster mom calls me a “decoration kitty” because I am beautiful and look amazing with my long hair wherever I am – but I am still learning to trust being “boldly” approached by you hooman types! I love to be pet, but I’m always a little suspicious as to why you want to touch me all the time! So, usually I prefer you do that when I’m in my cat tree or window hammock. I don’t bite, scratch or hiss, I just kind of slink away. I’m in with a couple of outgoing kitties right now, so they are always vying for attention, and their busy-ness does make me hang back. But if it’s dinner time, trust me, I’m there and looking at you with my soulful eyes, ready to eat! If I were to picture my purrfect home, it would be a quiet home with some empty nesters or a single person that doesn’t have small children in his/her future plans.  I would probably be fine with other cats (I am fostered with several right now) and maybe a dog or two (if they aren’t too rambunctious). I know it’s asking a lot for someone to take a serious look at me to be part of their family, but my foster mom thinks that in the right home, I will flourish and be that kitty you would love to have! If you think you are that person or couple that would be willing to take a chance on me, please fill out an app and let’s see how it goes!! I’m really hoping for a furever home so I can finally be settled and happy! I am spayed/neutered, tested negative for FIV/ FeLV, microchipped, dewormed, treated with Revolution, and am up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines. You may apply to adopt at www.purrsandwhiskers.org/adopt show less

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Typhoon

Domestic Short Hair

Age/DOB: 4-1-2021 HI, I’m Typhoon! I’m part of the “Naturals” litter (Me, Tsunami, Tornado, Hurricane and Monsoon)! So far Hurricane and... show more

Age/DOB: 4-1-2021 HI, I’m Typhoon! I’m part of the “Naturals” litter (Me, Tsunami, Tornado, Hurricane and Monsoon)! So far Hurricane and Monsoon have been adopted and now I’m hoping it’s my turn. My littermates and I came to Purrs & Whiskers (P&W) a little later than most kittens (4/5 mons old), so we have had a bit of a long road adjusting to life inside when it comes to living with hoomans. We are all sweet cats, certified as Master Litter Box users, and definitely love a good Churu cat treat. I am a bit shy & a little quirky, but a sweet girl just the same. Like my sister, Tsunami, I am still learning to trust being “boldly” approached by you hooman types, but I am constantly close to my foster mom when she is around! I always have to sniff her shoes before she comes into our room ! =) I love to be pet, but I’m super cautious about letting hoomans do that! However, if it’s time to eat or you have my favorite treat, then you can certainly pet me and even get a head bump or two from me. I don’t bite, scratch or hiss, I just kind of hang in the background hoping I’ll have the courage to let you pet me. There are a few other foster kitties with me right now and they are much more outgoing than I am, so they are always vying for attention, and that makes me a bit nervous. But if it’s dinner time, trust me, I’m there and looking at you and telling you I am ready to eat! My purrfect home would be with Tsunami and it would be a quiet home with some empty nesters or a single person that doesn’t have small children in his/her future plans. I don’t have to have a kitty friend, but it is always nice to have someone around who “speaks your language”! I would be fine with other cats as long as we have proper introductions (I am fostered with several right now) and maybe a dog or two (if they aren’t too rambunctious). I know it’s asking a lot for someone to take a serious look at me to be part of their family or be their companion, but my foster mom thinks that in the right home, I will flourish and be that kitty you would love to have! If you think you are that person or couple that would be willing to take a chance on me, please fill out an app and so you can meet me!! I’m really hoping for a furever home so I can finally be settled and happy! I am spayed/neutered, tested negative for FIV/ FeLV, microchipped, dewormed, treated with Revolution, and am up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines. You may apply to adopt at www.purrsandwhiskers.org/adopt show less