The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington (FFGW)

An all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of homeless cats and kittens in the Northern Virginia (Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and Prince William) and metropolitan Washington DC community since 1995.


Many of you saw our posting about Ziggy and generously donated on Giving Tuesday. These donations are critical to help us continue to care for our rescued kitties, some of whom do have more serious medical issues. We wanted to share an update! She has been adopted, along with her mother Daisy, by a wonderful family!! When Ziggy was born she began having breathing issues and was diagnosed with pectus excavatum — her breastbone was sunken into her chest, pressing on vital organs. Ziggy had her surgery in late October and had to wear an external cast for awhile. She is now doing well — as you can see! Her new mom and dad say “They have been doing really well! Ziggy is a little ball of energy, so silly and fun!”

Adopting from Us

We specialize in matching cats and kittens with adoptive parents based on applications and in-depth interviews to identify the kitty characteristics that will best suit the prospective owner’s desires and lifestyle.

Help Us Now!

Thanks for considering helping the Feline Foundation — there are many ways to help! 

Rescue Links

Although we have no affiliation with these groups and do not know their specific policies, we would like to offer them as additional resources for you to consider.


Donate money directly to FFGW online! Donate to FFGW’s PayPal account! Donate via check! Donate using payroll deduction!

Happy Tails

These are tales (or “tails” as we call them!) that you send to us, telling how wonderfully your adoption experience with “our kitties” has turned out! We love ’em! 

Volunteer with Us

FFGW is a network of volunteers–we have no shelter or other facility–not even an office! We are, quite literally, where our volunteers are. Everything we accomplish is thanks to people like you who share their time and talents to help the kitties!

Feline Foundation of Greater Washington

Formed in 1995, the mission of the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington is to provide necessary veterinary and loving foster care for every animal in our program, to find them permanent, adoptive homes where they will be treated with love and respect for the rest of their lives, to provide foster care for life if no adoptive home can be found, and to educate the public regarding responsible cat care. We are a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 54-1749459).

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(703) 920-8665