Adoption Locations

Petco Fairs

We will be holding monthly adoption fairs at Petco Sterling and Petco Fairfax. Visit our events page for more information.

Petco Stores

You can meet adoptable 4Paws Rescue Team cats at Petco Manassas, Petco Sterling, Petco Fairfax, and Petco Burke. Our cats stay in participating Petco stores until they are adopted into permanent, loving homes. 4Paws volunteers take care of these cats daily. Store employees assist in their care, as well.

To interact with a 4Paws cat staying in a Petco store, contact us beforehand to arrange for a volunteer to meet you at the store.

Adoption application packets are available on top of or beside the cages. Email the completed paperwork to or leave it at the store in the indicated box. If you are leaving your pet adoption application at the store, email or call 703-715-6369 and leave a message indicating the name of the cat for which you are applying and which store location you left it at.

If you prefer, you can instead use our web form to apply for adoption

Meow’s Corner Cafe

For a small fee, meet friends (human and animal!) at Meows Corner Cat Cafe. The Cafe’s adoptable cats and kittens are all sourced from 4Paws Rescue Team. Browse books, get cat-themed swag, enjoy free WiFi, and treat yourself to a variety of high quality teas, coffee, and goodies for sale. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

Vet Offices and Hospitals

Two local animal hospitals, Pet Medical Center and Sunshine Animal Hospital, partner with 4Paws to help find loving homes for some of our homeless kittens. These kittens are generally in the waiting areas of the participating hospitals. Hospital employees care for the kittens until they get adopted. 4Paws volunteers take care of the administrative aspects such as processing the applications.

To apply to adopt a kitten at a participating animal hospital, leave a message with your contact information and the name of the kitten on our voicemail at 703-715-6369. Either email the application to us directly or leave the application at the hospital.


Many of our available cats and kittens are listed on our online adoption fair. If you are interested in adopting one of these cats, fill out the application and contract.

Foster Homes

4Paws Rescue Team, Inc does not own a brick-and-mortar shelter. Instead, we rely on the generosity of our volunteers and foster network in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. If you would like to meet an adoptable cat or kitten currently in a foster home, please visit one of our Petco adoption fairs or contact us.