October 19, 2021

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Silver Spring Area Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Cindy, Brady, Marcia & More

Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Silver Spring community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in Silver Spring and environs are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

In the search for a new companion, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Rock Creek Cats, where Jan the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Cindy, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Cindy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rock Creek Cats, Kensington, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My five littermates and I were rescued from a backyard in Silver Spring. Now we’re looking from our forever homes….” Learn more

  • Name: Brady
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rock Creek Cats, Kensington, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My five littermates and I were rescued from a backyard in Silver Spring. Now we’re looking from our forever homes….” Learn more

  • Name: Marcia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rock Creek Cats, Kensington, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My five littermates and I were rescued from a backyard in Silver Spring. Now we’re looking from our forever homes….” Learn more

  • Name: Alice
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rock Creek Cats, Kensington, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My five littermates and I were rescued from a backyard in Silver Spring. Now we’re looking from our forever homes….” Learn more

  • Name: Jan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rock Creek Cats, Kensington, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My five littermates and I were rescued from a backyard in Silver Spring. Now we’re looking from our forever homes….” Learn more

  • Name: Peter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rock Creek Cats, Kensington, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My five littermates and I were rescued from a backyard in Silver Spring. Now we’re looking from our forever homes….” Learn more

  • Name: Rio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Sammie had 7 beautiful pups – they look like husky mixes. Some have blue eyes. They are absolutely beautiful. Very…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruthie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Husky
  • Description: “Sammie had 7 beautiful pups – they look like husky mixes. Some have blue eyes. They are absolutely beautiful. Very…” Learn more

  • Name: Corazon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Sammie had 7 beautiful pups – they look like husky mixes. Some have blue eyes. They are absolutely beautiful. Very…” Learn more

  • Name: Nathan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Sammie had 7 beautiful pups – they look like husky mixes. Some have blue eyes. They are absolutely beautiful. Very…” Learn more

  • Name: River
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Sammie had 7 beautiful pups – they look like husky mixes. Some have blue eyes. They are absolutely beautiful. Very…” Learn more

  • Name: Red
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Sammie had 7 beautiful pups – they look like husky mixes. Some have blue eyes. They are absolutely beautiful. Very…” Learn more

  • Name: Shark
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Sammie had 7 beautiful pups – they look like husky mixes. Some have blue eyes. They are absolutely beautiful. Very…” Learn more

  • Name: Hot Dog
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Description: “Hot Dog is an adorable black lab mix. Her sibling (Potato Salad) has some catahoula/heeler coloring and if you look…” Learn more

  • Name: Potato Salad
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Description: “Potato Salad is absolutely stunning. He has the most amazing coloring – a cross between a catahoula and maybe a…” Learn more

  • Name: Beans
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Black Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Beans is an adorable black lab mix. His sibling (Potato Salad) has some catahoula/heeler coloring and if you look closely…” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Jack! He is a @5 month old retriever mix with some boxer markings. The foster says: “He’s fairly mild-tempered,…” Learn more

  • Name: Romeo – COURTESY POST
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovepaws, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “COURTESY POST (Hagerstown, MD) Romeo is a 3 year old, soon to be neutered, Pit Bull. He is house broken…” Learn more

  • Name: Sammie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Description: “Sammie has the gentlest, most loving spirit. We took her to Puppy Yoga and she was absolutely amazing. She wandered…” Learn more

  • Name: Picnic
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Description: “Picnic is a beautiful Australian cattle dog/red heeler, weighing @40 lbs. We think she is @2 years old. She has…” Learn more

  • Name: Honey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Honey is as sweet as her name! She is a small (@40 lbs) chocolate lab mix, maybe 2 years old….” Learn more

  • Name: Luke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Knine Rescue Inc, Rockville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Luke is a 2-year old small black lab mix. He is incredibly sweet and gentle. Not an Alpha. He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Cosmo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Masspaws, University Park, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “~ THIS IS A COURTESY POST ~ PLZ DO NOT CONTACT MASSPAWS ~ To adopt this special dog, please complete…” Learn more

  • Name: Lil
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, we’re Phil and Lil. We’re two super sweet cats that are also best pals. Because we’re such good friends,…” Learn more

  • Name: Rayne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Mastiff Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi I’m a big sweetie who can get nervous sometimes so I’ll need a patient person who understands how to…” Learn more

  • Name: Ezra
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Milam
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Milam. She’ll do best in an adults-only home where she can be the only cat in the house. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Kodi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**As an added bonus, my adoption fee is waived!** Hi there. I’m Kodi! I recently lost my bestest kitty friend,…” Learn more

  • Name: Diggy
  • Species: Turtle
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Turtle
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Doodle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sweet Doodle was having a bad day. Fortunately, it all turned out fine because there are some really nice people…” Learn more

  • Name: Joey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pointer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “**As an added bonus, my adoption fee is waived!** Meet Joey! He is an absolute delight and super cuddly. Joey…” Learn more

  • Name: Gustopher
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi there, my name is Gustopher! After I was dropped off at a fire station, the nice people there called…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “There are not enough positive words to describe how wonderful Zeus is. He walks at your side on walks, sleeps…” Learn more

  • Name: Paradise
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Fiona
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “I was brought in with my friend Suga, and we need to be adopted together! If you’re ready to adopt…” Learn more

  • Name: Berry Berry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**My adoption fee is waived** If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet Berry…” Learn more

  • Name: Pooh Bear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Pooh Bear could really use someone who understands to give him some time to adjust. Being found all alone outside…” Learn more

  • Name: Diego
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: NuNu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! My name is NuNu and I’m looking for an adults only home where my new owners will take things…” Learn more

  • Name: Cupcake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Cupcake. One day I was out wandering the streets of DC, and next thing I knew, I was…” Learn more

  • Name: Midnight
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Chester
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Suga
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “I was brought in with my friend Fiona, and we need to be adopted together! If you’re ready to adopt…” Learn more

  • Name: Brutus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Miniature Pinscher Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Neno
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Neno. As you can see from my photos, I’m incredibly handsome and I’m awesome at posing for…” Learn more

  • Name: Phil
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, we’re Phil and Lil. We’re two super sweet cats that are also best pals. Because we’re such good friends,…” Learn more

  • Name: Jelly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Looks like the way to Jelly’s heart is through her stomach. This super friendly girl showed up at a neighborhood…” Learn more

  • Name: Karma
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Karma. I’m a fun pup who was hanging out with a nice family. Then someone called a…” Learn more

  • Name: Nala
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Nala can be nervous, so she would like to go to an adults-only home. But if you give her a…” Learn more

  • Name: Chanel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi, my name’s Chanel! I’m a little unsure around non-humans, so I need to be the only animal in your…” Learn more

  • Name: Gary
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Gary. Any chance you live in a home without any kids? Kids can be a little…” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**As an added bonus, my adoption fee is waived!** Hi, I’m Mia. If I’m hiding under my blanket, don’t worry….” Learn more

  • Name: Sparkler
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Hamster
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more

  • Name: Coraline
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “If you’re ready to adopt within the next 24-48 hours and want to meet me, you can start the process…” Learn more