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Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team

Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team Become a Fan of Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team! Then click "Invite" and invite your friends! Contact Fancy Cats & Dogs is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers, with the purpose of rehoming cats that need it.

A lot of these cats have been through hard times, so we do our best to make sure to match up every cat with the right human(s) for them. We are a 501(c)(3) charity and our money comes from donations so anything that you can do to help is immensely appreciated (United Way #98772)

The Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team is a passionate leader in the animal rescue community with over 20 years experience.

A lot of these cats have been through hard times, so we do our best to make sure to match up every cat with the right human(s) for them. We are a 501(c)(3) charity and our money comes from donations so anything that you can do to help is immensely appreciated (United Way #98772)

The Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team is a passionate leader in the animal rescue community with over 20 years experience.

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Foster Needed:Teddy the Maine Coon mix is in need of an attentive foster.  Teddy is working through some health issues, ...
09/23/2022

Foster Needed:

Teddy the Maine Coon mix is in need of an attentive foster.

Teddy is working through some health issues, and expected to be ready for adoption as soon as he is able to start putting some weight on. Unfortunately the cats in his current foster home can’t really stand him, and he needs someplace with a little less stress to get better.

Please message us if you can help!

Kitten season is over… NOT!We are desperately seeking support in the way of fosters and donations! Please message us if ...
09/19/2022

Kitten season is over… NOT!

We are desperately seeking support in the way of fosters and donations!

Please message us if you can start fostering kittens as early as this weekend, please!

Just possibly the cutest fundraiser of the year- the calendar contest!Submit photos of your FCDRT alum, and vote on othe...
09/19/2022
Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team

Just possibly the cutest fundraiser of the year- the calendar contest!
Submit photos of your FCDRT alum, and vote on other cute pics and help us raise money for another year of saving lives!

Rescuing cats and dogs since 1997

Nala needs your love!This sweet girl follows her foster around the house, meowing to announce that she is in the room an...
09/15/2022

Nala needs your love!

This sweet girl follows her foster around the house, meowing to announce that she is in the room and ready for petting. She even sleeps at the foot of her foster’s bed! Silly girl! Her foster tells us that she likes to sit in the screened in porch and be brushed every day, and she will “scream” to remind you.

For all this you may be wondering, what doesn’t Nala like? Just one thing- adoption fairs. So Nala’s foster mom has agreed to host VIP meetings so approved adopters can see what she’s like in a home environment.

To read more about Nala, see more pics, and/or apply to meet her, visit the link below!

https://fancycats.org/adoption-information-2/fancy-cats/available-cats#action_0=pet&animalID_0=18224895&petIndex_0=0

Have you been out to Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar yet?This poster is here for the first time… what took me so lon...
09/10/2022

Have you been out to Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar yet?

This poster is here for the first time… what took me so long? ❤️🐈‍⬛💚🐈

Heading into spooky season we find ourselves with more black cats than you can shake a stick at!*Aside from their beauti...
09/08/2022

Heading into spooky season we find ourselves with more black cats than you can shake a stick at!*

Aside from their beautiful dark fur, they all have one thing in common- they need a home! In order to get a little extra attention on our fall favorites, we have reduced their adoption fees for the rest of the month. So visit our website, and find the caliginous cat that fits best with your lifestyle today!

https://fancycats.org/adoption-information-2/fancy-cats/available-cats

*Please don’t actually shake a stick at our cats.

Volunteers Needed!We need volunteers who are available to pick up shifts at the Fair Lakes Petsmart, specifically Friday...
09/07/2022

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers who are available to pick up shifts at the Fair Lakes Petsmart, specifically Fridays and Saturdays, but other days of the week are also helpful!

Volunteers must clean all 8 cages, feed and water the kitties, and give each kitty attention and some time to stretch their legs.

https://fancycats.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/volunteer-applications

Meet Jesse and jaymie! These cuties came to us as strays. They have been fixed, and need a foster to stay with and help ...
09/05/2022

Meet Jesse and jaymie!
These cuties came to us as strays.
They have been fixed, and need a foster to stay with and help them find their forever home!

Please message us and/or fill out the volunteer application below if you have the time to save some lives!

https://fancycats.org/how-you-can-help/foster/foster-application

08/31/2022

TJ is alive & well.

As per usual he’s being a chunky boy who loves to eat & sleep in the sunshine. As soon as TJ hears the jingle of a laser pointer he comes running & ready to ruble! When he’s extra, extra comfy he becomes a master chef before bed, making biscuits for our sweet dreams. TJ plays on his own terms & gets pets on his own terms. He requires patience & someone with experience to be his only lover.

Visit his bio below for more info!

https://fancycats.org/adoption-information-2/fancy-cats/available-cats#action_0=pet&animalID_0=13822582&petIndex_0=0

08/30/2022
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a meaningful way for you to shop and donate items directly to Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team. Simply explore their Charity Lists, add items to your cart, and check out – it's that easy.

ADOPTION UPDATE for PattyPretty Patty is enjoying her time in her new family by catching up on the latest shows, taking ...
08/30/2022

ADOPTION UPDATE for Patty

Pretty Patty is enjoying her time in her new family by catching up on the latest shows, taking long naps and showing off her gorgeous tabby stripes. Here is a nice update from Patty’s new family: “Patty is doing great and we love her so much!! She is truly a perfect match for us.”

08/29/2022
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

Hello! We are starting to run low on our life saving supplies!

Could you please either visit our Amazon wish list below, or make a cash donation, to help us top off?

AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a meaningful way for you to shop and donate items directly to Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team. Simply explore their Charity Lists, add items to your cart, and check out – it's that easy.

Who is looking for a kitten who checks all the requirement boxes?! ✅loves to snuggle with people and kitty friends✅absol...
08/29/2022

Who is looking for a kitten who checks all the requirement boxes?!

✅loves to snuggle with people and kitty friends
✅absolutely adorable 😽
✅puuurfect purr motor - not afraid to let you know he loves his people ❤️❤️
✅Toy, toys and more toys! Bring on the fun! 🧶
✅100% loves movies and nap time
✅enjoys kitty treats and comes running at the crinkle of the bag! 🍬🍣🍤🍤
✅plays dress up with pride! ( look at his wings!)
✅overall easy keeper just looking for furever!

See Tito’s bio at the link below!

https://fancycats.org/adoption-information-2/fancy-cats/available-cats#action_0=pet&animalID_0=18401806&petIndex_0=0

Update: foster home found!Emergency foster needed! Sadly, Sonny & Mimi’s owner passed away suddenly leaving them without...
08/23/2022

Update: foster home found!

Emergency foster needed!

Sadly, Sonny & Mimi’s owner passed away suddenly leaving them without a home and they are losing their temporary foster this Friday. Please help if you can, they are sweet cats who have been together their whole lives. Email [email protected] if you have a spare room for 2 weeks. Thank you!

Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team is excited to present to you our 6th annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser.  Along with great wi...
08/21/2022

Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team is excited to present to you our 6th annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser. Along with great wine and like-minded cat & dog lovers, the event will feature basket drawings and a chance to win a Oculus Quest 2 Advanced all-in-one Virtual Reality Headset as the grand raffle prize (more information below).

Paradise Springs, located in Clifton, is Fairfax County's very first winery. The picturesque event space, located next to the vineyard, creates a fun and relaxing ambiance for our annual fundraiser.

We hope to see you there!

Buy tickets below!

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https://fancycatsrescueteam.salsalabs.org/6thAnnualWineCheese/index.html

08/21/2022
Meet Curlie!  This super sweet kitty loves people so much.  Cats?  Not so much!  She doesn’t even like to go to fairs, a...
08/20/2022

Meet Curlie!

This super sweet kitty loves people so much. Cats? Not so much! She doesn’t even like to go to fairs, as the other cats make her feel insecure in an already strange land. So her foster has agreed to allow approved adopters to meet her in her foster home, allowing you the chance to see her at her best!

Visit her link below to learn more and apply to adopt!

https://fancycats.org/adoption-information-2/fancy-cats/available-cats#action_0=pet&animalID_0=17629950&petIndex_0=0

ADOPTION UPDATE for Kong (now Quentin)Admittedly, Fancy Cats and Dogs Rescue Team places more cats than dogs into their ...
08/19/2022

ADOPTION UPDATE for Kong (now Quentin)

Admittedly, Fancy Cats and Dogs Rescue Team places more cats than dogs into their forever home. However, we love our canine friends and are always up for a good 4-legged lap dog success story. Here is a sweet update from Kong’s (now Quentin) new family: “Quentin (formerly Kong) is doing great! He is such a joy to us. He is high energy so my husband gives him 4 walks a day and 2x a week he goes to doggy daycare at Dogtopia so he can play and socialize. He loves laying outside in the sun!”

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Special Foster Request:Bella is a 10 year old diabetic kitty in need.  Please message us if you are ready and able to fo...
08/18/2022

Special Foster Request:

Bella is a 10 year old diabetic kitty in need.
Please message us if you are ready and able to foster Bella ASAP!

Not able to foster?

That’s ok- we would like to invite you to donate to Bella’s care, as well as our many other cats and dogs in dire need!

Let’s have a little fun-In the comments tell us why adopting a black cat is GOOD luck!
08/17/2022

Let’s have a little fun-

In the comments tell us why adopting a black cat is GOOD luck!

08/14/2022
Our annual Wine and Cheese is coming back this September, and we are looking for donations for the auction baskets!  Thi...
08/14/2022
Wine and Cheese Fundraiser- BASKET AUCTION

Our annual Wine and Cheese is coming back this September, and we are looking for donations for the auction baskets!

This popular fundraiser is always a huge hit!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Hello hoomans. My name is Cami and I'm running to be the next presidential overlord of your house. I was the overlord of...
08/14/2022

Hello hoomans. My name is Cami and I'm running to be the next presidential overlord of your house. I was the overlord of someone's house for five years, but they got sick and couldn't afford to care for me and pay for their treatment. I then thought I found the purrfect house to reign over, but they moved and said they couldn't take me with me. Third time has to be the charm!

I'm running on a solo platform as I should be your one and only presidential overlord (aka no other cats). I have a firm belief in spying on neighbors by looking at them through the window all day long, demanding attention from you (but only wanting it on my terms), and looking good while doing it.

Being the independent beauty I am, I know what I like and will let you know if you're doing it wrong. Since I have lost re-election twice and kicked out of my presidential home, I may not show you my vulnerable side until I know I won't lose your vote. When I know I have your vote for the rest of my reign here on Earth, I will start cuddling with you, but again, on my terms.

So, vote for me, Cami, as the next presidential overlord of your home by filling out an application today!

https://fancycats.org/adoption-information-2/fancy-cats/adoption-application

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I am looking for a lovable Great Dane. Having explored the online adoption organizations, although there are no concerns about our being approved for an adoption, we have yet to find the right fit. The Great Dane that joins our family MUST be very friendly to every person and cat he/she meets. Personality is hard to discern in a posting. You know your Great Dane best. But, I must be frank. If you are looking to make a profit on such an adoption, please do not contact us and no breeders please. If your Great Dane is friendly to a fault, healthy and under the age of three; if you are the kind of person who would never send your buddy to the SPCA, but would consider another, loving forever home, please please contact us. We are life-long dog owners, can afford to care for him properly, have numerous vet and people references, are home 24/7 and willing to make him the focus of attention. We live on a farm with a horse boarding stable. I can assure you, there is soooo much love here between our home and stable families that whomever we adopt will be well socialized, doted-over and loved. But, the fit must be right for a successful adoption. No, the picture is not of me. I just like the picture : ) Thanks for your consideration.
Is Barley still available? He’s so adorable ☺️🥰Pet ID # 2021-0327
Ever thought about fostering but don’t think you would be able to let your foster go on to his/her new home? Try looking at the process with a different perspective. I thought this way once as well but hundreds of fosters later I am so glad I gave it a try! There are few things more rewarding, so if you think you can’t, think again. (This video may be about kittens but it’s just as true for adult fosters.)
Good afternoon, I would like to obtain information about rehoming my purebred seal point Siamese cat, Oliver. He will be turning 5 years old this August and is in good health. Oliver is an indoor cat, declawed, and neutered. He does not get along with our other cat and would be best suited in a new home with only adults and no other pets. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Your webpage is down, so I was hoping to get assistance through your page. Thank you, Caroline
Good morning, just thought of sharing this here in hopes to find anew home and/or financial support for Melanie.
In the summer of 2002, I was at the Fair Lakes Petsmart getting litter for my kitty at home. An adoption fair was going on at the time, so I stopped by for a quick peek. I found a fluffy grey tuxedo kitten staring at me. I stuck my finger in the cage to pet him, and he licked it. He melted my heart. I submitted all of the adoption paperwork and was approved! The story I was told upon adoption was that his original name was "LuLu". He was thought to be a girl because they couldn't find his boy bits in all of his fluff! Once discovered, it was shortened to "Lu". Lu affectionately became Luey and over the years acquired many nicknames. Licky Lu, Loogie Woogie, which then morphed into Boogie Woogie, and Boog for short. Quite often I still called him LuLu. Over the years he became my welcome kitty. Any time I had visitors, he was there to welcome them. The licking never did stop and was one of the things he always did when he would greet someone; give them a quick little lick and then nudge them for a head rub. I think it was his own way of saying "hi". Unfortunately, the downside of the licking, he did lick *everything*; from the walls, to the furniture, to the floor! If it wasn't moving, it would get licked! He was a gentle soul, and didn't like fighting or scuffling with his brothers. He was a typical cat in the affection department. He only wanted it when *he* wanted it, and did not like to be held, at all. In 2017, at the age of 15 he was diagnosed with kidney disease as so many kitties are. It was well managed with diet and routine checks with the Dr. Then in 2019, at the age of 17 he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. Something else that we couldn't treat, but only manage. All the while, he was acting like everything was fine. Of course, he did start to slow down a bit, but anyone that saw him thought he was only 10! In February, things took a turn, when we discovered he had a cracked molar. At this point, he was 18, and the Dr's weren't sure if he would make it through surgery due to his age and existing health issues. He made it through, like the fighter that he was. Unfortunately, during the surgery the Dr discovered cancer in his jaw. The location and his age made it impossible to treat. I was just hoping that he would make it to his 19th birthday, and he miraculously did! He healed fairly well from the tooth extraction, but the cancer really took hold in the last several weeks. His quality of life diminished significantly so yesterday I made the decision to ease his pain. He was with me through so many life milestones, and nearly half of my life. I wanted to take a moment to honor him and to thank Fancy Cats & Dogs Rescue Team for giving me the opportunity to be his Mom. We had an amazing 19 years together. I will miss you always, my LuLu.
Who says you can't get a purebred from a shelter or rescue? Adoption Pupdate #2: "Bo (now Peanut) is doing so well! He loves his big sister, Violet, and his human brother and sisters. He's not so sure about the cat, but they have a good working relationship. He's a super cuddle bug, total beagle (we had his DNA tested and he is 100% beagle!), and loves everyone he meets. He is great about asking to go outside to go potty and using the doggie door, still is working on not chewing things he is not supposed to, but overall such a great boy."
Just wanted to give you an update on Mick and Cartney (now Martin and David). They've settled in well here, and even tolerate our toddler well. Their favorite time, though, is when the kids are off to bed and can receive as much attention as they want from the adults. They're purrfect additions to our crazy family.
LORD OF THE FOSTE-RINGS! Bilbo (10), Samwise (9) Gandalf (10), Diva (6) and Betty Davis (7) have just arrived, are in need of foster homes. They were surrendered to a shelter when their owner passed away. Because they are comfortable together, they can go in pairs or a trio, or not. Our work strongly relies on the kindness of foster families, and there are always, always more animals than fosters. If you want to feel like a hero and help out a homeless kitty, please apply here: https://www.fancycats.org/how-you-can-help/foster/foster-application
Aw, if he isn't the cutest! Another adoption update. "Chewy is doing great and we love him so much! After we adopted Chewy we changed his name to Lucky. We felt like it was the perfect name - we were lucky to have him and he was lucky to find a home through you. Lucky is so sweet and loves to sit in our laps even though he doesn’t fit very well anymore. He’s only about 13 pounds but he is growing tall and has long legs that prance when he walks. Lucky has had training and he does really well except when he is distracted (usually by leaves). On his first day here he took over our son’s beanbag. He has his own bed but during the day he still likes taking naps in it. He’s pretty smart too- we gave him a dog puzzle but he figured it out too soon. We’ll have to find one a little more challenging. He’s healthy and happy! 🙂"
So many great adoption updates this week, we couldn't choose, so don't mind us while we show you more success stories! "Albert and Darwin are now Huck and Finn. The boys are enjoying their new home and have some pretty hysterical antics. They are a great pair of goofballs, very smart and full of s***k but also lovable, and they are growing like weeds. They love sitting at the front storm door and watching the world go by or sitting in the windows watching birds and squirrels. Otherwise they are running through the house chasing each other or toys."