Adopting from Us

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.


Cats and kittens who are available for adoption are fostered by generous volunteers, and can be visited by appointment in their foster homes, at a monthly adoption fair or other adoption event..

Adoption Coordinators

Our  Adoption Coordinator is the liaison between interested adoptive parents and foster parents.

Personality Profiles

We maintain personality profiles on the kitties in our program to better facilitate the process of matching them up with their best possible future family.

Age-appropriate Vetting

All cats and kittens have tested negative for feline leukemia/FIV and are current on vaccinations. All cats and kittens over six months are spayed or neutered before adoption, as well as many of the younger kittens who have been in our adoption center program. Otherwise, adopters are responsible for having their adopted kittens spayed or neutered when they reach six months of age.

Pre-Approved Applicants

 Pre-approved applicants can meet our cats and kittens in their foster homes or choose a kitty and bring it home from an adoption fair. All adoptions are subject to approval. 

Adoption Contract

 After an approved adopter meets the kitty for them, there is an adoption contract to complete. We will send you an online contract to complete, but you can also view and download a copy of our adoption contract by clicking the button below. We do also ask for an adoption fee as part of completing the adoption.

Adoption Fees

The adoption fee for cats under 10 years of age is $200 for one cat or $300 for a happy pair.   For cats 10 years and older, the suggested adoption fee is reduced to $75 for one and $50 for each additional senior cat. But regardless of your cat’s age, larger donations are gratefully welcomed.  These donations are used to care for other cats in our program and are the same whether your kitty has had one vet visit or one hundred!

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To get you started on the adventure of adopting a FFGW kitty, we ask that you fill out our Adoption Application.

Preparing and Caring for Your New Cat

We recommend you take some time to read through this Cat Adoption guide so you know how to prepare your home for your new addition. In addition, there are links to other resources to assist you with ongoing care for your cat.

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