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Foster Homes Needed

Fancy Cats Rescue Team is desperately in need of foster homes to house pregnant cats, mothers with kittens, and kittens. We are also looking for foster homes for adults who are on the euthanasia list at area shelters. If you are able to help please contact us for more information at or 703-961-1056.

Barn Cats Available

Shy or scared cats, and in some instances social cats, are available to barns. Caretakers must feed cat food and water, and provide an area to keep them contained for 14 days initially before release. These cats are sterilized, FeLV/FIV tested negative, de-wormed and have current rabies and distemper shot. Your barns will be rodent free. If you are interested please contact usat or 703-961-1056


Visit today and go shopping at popular stores like Barnes and Noble,,, Harry and David, etc. and a percentage of your purchase will go to Fancy Cats, if you choose us as your charity. You can also shop at by clicking through on our web site ( and help us raise money that way.

Who We Are

Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cat rescue that operates out of 4 area PETsMART stores in Fairfax, Springfield, and Chantilly, Virginia. We focus on ending needless euthanasia through ownership education. Fancy Cats accepts stray, abandoned, owner-giveup and shelter cats that otherwise would have been euthanized.

Come Visit Us

Fair Lakes PETsMART
Fair Lakes Center
Fairfax, VA

Directions:Take 66 to 7100 N (Reston/Herndon) Turn left at the first stop light (Fair Lakes Parkway). Turn left at the next light, passing a sculpture of a girl playing frisbee with her dog. Turn right into the mall area. PETsMART is the second store on your left. See our event calendar for adoption fairs.

Chantilly PETsMART
Sully Place Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA

Directions:From Route 50 in Fairfax, turn into the Sully Place Shopping Center. PETsMART is to the left of the Lowes. See our event calendar for adoption fairs.

Springfield PETsMART
Best Buy Shopping Center
Springfield, VA

Directions:From 7100 S, take the Frontier Dr exit, go past Home Depot and turn right into the Sully Place Shopping Center. PETsMART is to the left of Best Buy. See our event calendar for adoption fairs.


Donations are always appreciated.
Fancy Cats is in need of not only financial donations, but donations of: Latex Gloves, Science Diet Sensitive Stomach cat food, scoopable and non-scoopable litter and special items like toys, cat treats, and medical supplies.

Adopting A Friend

Complete the adoption application from our website. Or stop into any of our four PETsMART adoption centers and fill out an application. If approved, the adoption coordinator will contact you and make arrangements for you to visit with one of our cats. We also hold adoptions the first and third Saturdays of the month and the second and fourth Sundays of each month at Fair Lakes. We also occasionally hold special adoption events; be sure to check out our calendar to see when our next event takes place!


We are an all-volunteer organization. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us. Children age 14 and over are welcome (with parent under the age of 16). We are in need of people to help in the following areas:

Cat Care:
Cleaning and caring for our cats in the Adoption Centers at PetsMart in Fair Lakes, Chantilly, and Springfield. As well as Chico's PetDepot in Falls Church.

Adoption Assistants help set-up and tear down at adoption fairs, keep an eye on cats at fairs, makes sure only Fancy Cats reps take cats/kittens from cages. They do some pre-screening of applicants, informing potential adopters of Fancy Cats policies. Adoption Coordinators are authorized by Fancy Cats to release cats to their new owners, they go over and approve/deny applications, working with potential adopters to help find best match, answer questions, and sign all Fancy Cats paperwork.

Foster Homes:
We very much need foster homes, long and short term to care for our cats and transport them to and from adoption fairs. Fancy Cats assumes vet costs, foster homes, provide food and litter. Some cats in the Adoption Center need short term breaks from the stress of the center, homes are also needed to give a much needed vacation for stressed out or tired cats.

We also need volunteers who are willing to work on Fundraising, Recruitment, Internal/External Outreach and Education, and Marketing. These Teams are new to us as a main focus, and we are open to hearing proposals, ideas on all these topics. Other needs include follow-up phone calls, vet transports, adoption fair transports, vet reference checks, and event planning assistance.

Fancy Cats works to end needless euthanasia by providing a safety net for cats that have been abandoned. We rescue friendly strays, cats on "death row" at local shelters, and assist other rescue groups and personnel in emergency situations. We take owner release cats as space permits with all medical work done (including sterilization, FeLV/FIV test, and rabies and distemper shots that are current). We also require a tax dedeuctible donation of our choosing depending on the cats age and general health. We take strays as space permits. We DO NOT accept feral (wild) cats.

Fancy Cats Rescue Team
P.O. Box 182
Herndon, VA 20172
Phone: 703-961-1056
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