Adopt a Cat

Adoption Process

Learn how to adopt a cat from SPCA NOVA.

Adoption Policies

Read our policies that ensure the long-term health and safety of SPCA NOVA cats.

Not Ready to Adopt?

Consider fostering a cat from SPCA NOVA.

Cats Available for Adoption

Here are cats currently in our care who are ready for forever homes. We update our adoption page frequently, so check back if you don’t see the right cat for you below. Note: We ONLY adopt to residents of the Washington metropolitan area, which includes Washington, D.C., and parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Cat adoptions are still taking place, but with COVID precautions in mind to protect staff, volunteers, and adopters. Changes to our regular process include:

  • Applications are processed and approved upfront.
  • Visits take place in foster homes with precautions that include masks, social distancing, and brief visits. 
  • We try to finalize adoption contracts during that visit if all agree the cat is a good match.