The 4Paws Adoption Process (with hints on helping us help you adopt that special furball or two)

(1) Applicants for a Meows Corner cat are required to have met the cat before applying for it. If you want to submit an application after meeting a cat, visit the https://fourpaws.org "Adopt" page to submit an electronic application. Where it asks "Why do you want to adopt this cat?" you can describe your visit and what you liked about the cat that made you want to apply.

(2) Please email mcclowder@gmail.com and let us know that you just submitted an application. Please let us know your name and which cats you are interested in. We will check to make sure the application went through and confirm with an email response. 4Paws processes applications on a first-received, first served basis. We will let you know if there is an application ahead of yours.

(3) Please be aware that because applications are electronically submitted, Meows Corner staff has no way of knowing if a cat has an application. If you would like to know a cat's availability before applying please email mcclowder@gmail.com.

(4) If you have current pets please call your veterinarian(s) and give them permission to discuss your account with a 4Paws representative. Getting permission to speak with an applicant's veterinarian is the biggest avoidable delay in the application process.

(5) The application process will normally take 5-7 business days. Once the checks are completed to 4Paws' satisfaction, applicants will be contacted to schedule a 30-45 minute phone interview.

(6) If approved, applicants will be given instructions on how to pay the adoption fee electronically. Fees are $120 for an altered cat and $95 + $50 alter deposit for an unaltered kitten. Once fees are paid the applicant will be contacted by Meows Corner staff to arrange the pick up.

Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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"I am a lovely lady left outside with my dog friend when my people moved."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: May 12, 2016

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Calico

Purrsonality: Affectionate, loving, demanding. Full profile

Children? I would be good with respectful older kids.

Cats? I don't need another kitty in my new home but I like them.

Dogs? I should be OK around friendly calm dogs. 

Fun Quote: "It will lie the whole evening on your knee, purring and happy in your society, and leaving the company of creatures of its own society to be with you." -Theophile Gautier, French writer

Pebbles is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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"I am a friendly mature girl that likes the company of humans more than other cats."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: July 15, 2016

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Medium

Color: Orange

Purrsonality: Outgoing, friendly, likes people, quiet, polite. Full profile

Children? I would do well with older, quiet kids.

Cats? I could do OK with another cat but don't need one to be happy.

Dogs? I would do OK with calm dogs that respect me.

Fun Quote: "The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer." -Paula Poundstone

Polar is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Oliver from Silver Spring, Maryland

"I was surrendered when my owner was evicted from her apartment."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: October 10, 2015

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Orange tabby w/white

Purrsonality: Scared initially, needs quiet home with calm patient owner. Full profile

Children? I would do well with older, kids, 16+.

Cats? I would do well by myself or with another submissive kitty.

Dogs? I should do OK with calm, cat-savvy dogs.

Fun Quote: "He climbed up to me and put his paws on my shoulders, just like an embrace, and then he just stared me in the face. I felt an intense love coming from him then. We touched noses in a delicate, intimate gesture. I guess he only loves people one on one, in private." -Spencer Beck, writer, on an encounter with his sister's cat

Oliver is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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Courtesy Posting: Graycie from West Virginia

"I am a playful girl who wants to get attention and interact with people."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: February 26, 2022

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Gray tabby w/white

Purrsonality: Friendly and outgoing, curious. Full profile

Children? I would do well with respectful kids.

Cats? I need to be an only cat.

Dogs? I like friendly dogs.

Fun Quote: “You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people because cats find humans useful domestic animals.” – George Mikes

Graycie is available and in foster in Charles Town, WV.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I'm Derrick from West Virginia

"I am a handsome brown tabby with white feet that likes people."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: March 28, 2015

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Brown tabby/white

Purrsonality: Mature, calm, likes attention. Full profile

Children? I would do OK with respectful kids.

Cats? I can live with a submissive cat friend or by myself.

Dogs? I like dogs as long as they are calm.

Fun Quote: "As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." -Ellen Perry Berkeley

Derrick is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Fusilli from West Virginia

"I am a fluffy kitten (on the left in the picture) that needs time to warm up to strangers."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: April 22, 2022

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Long

Color: Grey tabby/white

Purrsonality: Very playful and happy, initially cautious. Full profile

Children? I would do great with quiet, respectful kids.

Cats? I will need another young cat to play with in my new home.

Dogs? I would do OK with calm dogs.

Fun Joke: Why did the cats ask for a drum set? They wanted to make MEWsic!!

Anelli went home Saturday 11/5 but Fusilli is available!!!

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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"I failed my Meows Corner evaluation because I don't like other cats, but I love people!"

Gender: Female

Birthdate: December 5, 2021

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Black/white spot

Purrsonality: Affectionate, happy, interactive. Full profile

Children? I would be good with kids of all ages.

Cats? I want to be the center of attention!

Dogs? I should be OK around friendly calm dogs. 

Fun thought: "Yes, I heard you calling me...did you hear me ignoring you?"  - Cat

Salem is available and in foster in Charles Town, WV.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Vigo from West Virginia

"I like cats but I LOVE people."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: September 19, 2021

Breed: Russian Blue

Fur length: Short

Color: Blue

Purrsonality: Calm, social. Likes other cats. FIV+. Full profile

Children? I would do well with all children.

Cats? I would prefer to be adopted with another cat friend but can go by myself to the right family.

Dogs? I would do well with friendly dogs.

Fun Quote: "Way down deep, we are all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them." -Jim Davis, writer of "Garfield" comic

Vigo is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Banner from Haymarket, Virginia

"I am a lanky boy that likes playing with my mates and snuggling with my human. Lincoln is my brother but we don't need to be adopted together."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: April 15, 20122

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Dark grey tabby

Purrsonality: Curious, loving, playful, sensitive, initially shy. Full profile

Children? I would do well with all respectful kids.

Cats? I need to live with another playful cat.

Dogs? I can be friends with calm dogs.

Fun Quote: "Cats have it all: admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it." -Rod McKuen

Banner is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Leonardo from Haymarket, Virginia

"I had been living outside when some neighbors found me and failed to locate an owner."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: May 27, 2021

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Orange tabby/white

Purrsonality: Outgoing, confident, vocal, can get overstimulated so needs exercise and activity. Full profile

Children? I would do well with older kids.

Cats? I like other cats and should probably have a cat friend.

Dogs? I would do OK with calm, low-energy dogs.

Fun Quote: "The cat pretends to sleep the better to see..." Francois-Auguste-Rene de Chateaubriand, French writer and statesman

Leonardo is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Precious from West Virginia

"Sometimes I get so busy rolling around soliciting pets that I roll right off of the table!"

Gender: Female

Birthdate: November 08, 2021

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Medium

Color: Orange tabby

Purrsonality: Outgoing, happy, interactive, LOVES pets. Full profile

Children? I would do well with kids of all ages.

Cats? I like other cats but can also be on my own.

Dogs? I would do OK with friendly dogs.

Fun Fact: Cats are nearsighted, but their peripheral vision and night vision are much better than that of humans.

Precious is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Panda from West Virginia

"I am a quiet and polite little lady that likes sleeping on my back. Dexter is my brother."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: March 29, 2022

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Tortie

Purrsonality: Reserved with humans until comfortable then playful, happy. Full profile

Children? I would do OK with older kids but may be scared of younger kids.

Cats? I prefer to socialize with cats more than humans so will need a buddy.

Dogs? I would do well with calm, older dogs.

Fun Quote: “Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” – William S. Burroughs

Panda is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Moonpie from West Virginia

"I am a happy kitty that wants to be everyone's friend and get loved on."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: October 10, 2021

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Black tuxedo

Purrsonality: Active, needs a good bit of attention. Full profile

Children? I would do well with respectful kids of all ages.

Cats? I would enjoy another cat in my house but I don't need one.

Dogs? I should be OK with friendly dogs.

Fun Quote: "To think that cats don't have wonderful feelings is human arrogance. We're mammals, cats are mammals; we all have these feelings because we are mammals, not because we are people." -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, anthropologist and author

Moonpie is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Dexter McCracken from West Virginia

"I am a strapping young boy that loves people and other cats. Panda is my sister."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: March 29, 2022

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Orange tabby

Purrsonality: Easy-going, likes play and cuddles. Good alarm clock. Full profile

Children? I would do great with any kids.

Cats? I should have another cat to bounce off of and nap with.

Dogs? I would do well around calm dogs.

Fun Quote: "You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats." -Ancient proverb

Dexter and Lincoln went home 11/20!!!

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Coco from Dunkirk, Maryland

"My sister and I were born in a  Dunkirk horse farm's barn."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: August 15, 2021

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Black

Purrsonality: Friendly, happy, playful, sociable.  Full profile

Children? I would do OK with respectful kids.

Cats? I like other quiet, low-key cats.

Dogs? I can be friends with quiet, calm dogs.

Fun Joke: What do you call a cat that was caught by the police? The purrpetrator!

Coco went home 11/21!!!

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Esper from Baltimore, Maryland

"I am a tiny, confident, talkative girl who needs to be a part of the action."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: May 3, 2022

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: Black tuxedo

Purrsonality: Active, chatty, needs interaction. Full profile

Children? I would love to have kids to play with!

Cats? I need feline companionship in my new home.

Dogs? I would make friends with friendly dogs.

Fun Cat Fact: Although most people think of Amazon's e-reader when they hear this term, "kindle" is also what a litter of kittens is called.

Esper is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Dexter Meyer from Washington, D.C.

"I am a gentle outgoing boy that gets along with everyone."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: August 29, 2013

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: grey tuxedo

Purrsonality: Friendly, quiet, likes pets and people. Full profile

Children? I would do well with kids of all ages.

Cats? I can live by myself but would prefer to have a cat friend.

Dogs? I have lived with friendly dogs.

Fun Cat Quote: "Cats choose us; we don't own them." -Kristin Cast

Dexter is suspected of having IBD and needs a loving home to support his health and recovery. He is doing well on medication. Please email mcclowder@gmail.com if interested.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Dakota from Washington, D.C.

"I am a handsome black tuxedo who has lived with dogs and babies."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: August 29, 2013

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: black tuxedo

Purrsonality: Friendly, likes pets and people. May be dominant with other cats. Full profile

Children? I would do well with kids any age.

Cats? I can live by myself or with submissive cats.

Dogs? I have been friends with dogs in my previous house.

Fun Cat Quote: "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." -Hippolyte Taine

Dakota is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Scotia from Hedgesville, WV

"I am a quiet, low-key girl. I like sitting high up on a perch and being with my human."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: April 8, 2021

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Long

Color: grey/black tabby

Purrsonality: Friendly, likes pets and people. Full profile

Children? I would do well with kids any age.

Cats? I can live by myself or with submissive cats.

Dogs? I have been friends with dogs in my previous house.

Fun Cat Quote: "Cats have enormous patience with the limits of humankind." -Cleveland Amory

Scotia has an application!!!

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Mew Mew from Charles Town, WV

"I am a sweet  kitty that likes people. I am playful but also like to relax and enjoy quiet times."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: January 3, 2021

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: grey tabby/white

Purrsonality: Friendly, likes pets and people. Playful. Full profile

Children? I would do well with kids any age.

Cats? I can live by myself or with other friendly cats.

Dogs? I may be scared of dogs since I have never lived with them.

Fun Cat Quote: "A cat does not want all the world to love her, only those she has chosen to love." -Anonymous

Mew Mew is available.

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Lincoln from Haymarket, Virginia

"I enjoy watching birds outside the window. Banner is my brother but we are not bonded."

Gender: Male

Birthdate: April 15, 2022

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: black

Purrsonality: Friendly, likes pets and people, and food. Full profile

Children? I would do well with kids any age.

Cats? I need another playful cat in my new home.

Dogs? I should do OK with dogs if introduced properly.

Fun Cat Fact: If a cat approaches you with a vibrating, straight tail, it means he is happy to see you.

Lincoln and Dexter went home 11/20!!!

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Bebe is transitioning in at Meows Corner.

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I am Gemelli from West Virginia

"I am a sweet little girl that likes playing with friends in my foster room. I am Fusilli's sister but we are not bonded."

Gender: Female

Birthdate: April 22, 2022

Breed: Mixed

Fur length: Short

Color: grey tabby & white

Purrsonality: Friendly, likes attention and toys. Full profile

Children? I would do well with kids any age.

Cats? I need another playful cat in my new home.

Dogs? I should do OK with dogs if introduced properly.

Fun Cat Quote: "There is no more intrepid an explorer than a kitten." -Jules Champfleury

Gemelli is available.

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Fosters Needed

Help 4Paws save cats from overwhelmed shelters!

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4Paws Rescue Team's greatest volunteer need is for fosters. The more fosters we have the more cats we can save! If you can foster a cat or a mother cat and litter for 4Paws Rescue Team, please email florence@fourpaws.org. If you would like to foster cats for Meows Corner, please email mcclowder@gmail.com.

Thank you!