Here, kitty kitty—your guide to adoptable cats is up and running!

If you're in need of a lifelong companion, look no further than cats. They're friendly, playful, affectionate, and love to sleep (If only humans could get away with 18 hours of sleep!). These are all a given for cat-lovers, but for those new to the club, you won't be sorry! Check out these eight adorable kitties needing homes right now in the DMV!

Disclaimer: OCN is committed to helping spread the word about these shelter pets that need homes. Before you adopt, please speak with the shelter directly to confirm each pet's specific needs. OCN is not held responsible for unknowingly misrepresenting an animal's individual demeanor or health challenges.

Last Chance Animal Rescue | D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Areas

Check out their website and Facebook | 8500 Bensville Road in Waldorf, MD | Adoption info here

Snowball, 8 months

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Courtesy of Petfinder

"Hello, I'm Snowball! I'm a handsome 8-month-old male kitten with the most stunning white coat—like freshly fallen snow! I'm polite, playful, and show love by purring super loudly, especially when I get pets. I'm also a great companion for children, so if you have little ones prepare for me to befriend them! You can find me at Last Chance Animal Rescue's main shelter location in Waldorf, Maryland. Want to meet me? Get the details here!"

Rusty, 9 months

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Courtesy of Petfinder

"Hey, I'm Rusty! If you're looking for a big cat with a big attitude, then I'm your guy! Some of my favorite things include getting affection from people and playing, especially with other cats. I'm located at the shelter's main location in Waldorf, Maryland, so come on by and see me in person! Interested in getting to know me? Find out more here!"

Daryl, 1

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Courtesy of Petfinder

Originally a rescue from Florida, Daryl's here in Maryland and ready for a permanent home! He's a big handsome tabby with the prettiest shade of orange fur. He's snuggly and sweet as pie—he loves cuddling with the volunteers who care for him. Daryl's located at the Bethesda PetSmart on 6800 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. Can you give this sweetie a forever home? Find more information here!

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue | D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Areas

Check out their Website, Facebook, and Instagram | 11116 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station, VA | Adoption process here

Pepper, 8 months

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Courtesy of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

"Hi, I'm Pepper! I'm a pretty social guy who thrives around people and other cats. With my floofy tail and round yellow eyes, I'm bound to charm anyone who crosses my path. You can find me at the Petco at Bailey's Crossroads with my adorable siblings Bubbles and Precious. Whether you adopt one of them or already have a cat, I would do wonderfully with another feline in the home. Will you make me your friend? Get more adoption info here!"

Sugarmelon, 1

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Courtesy of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

For such a young cat, Sugarmelon's already had quite the life experience! Originally from Thailand, the poor thing got hit by a car and had one of her hind legs removed. But if you think she's slowed down at all, think again! She's already impressed the shelter's volunteers with her enigmatic personality. Just look at that adorable face—absolutely precious! Interested in meeting this amazing cat? Get the details here!

King Street Cats | Alexandria, VA

Check out their Website, Facebook, and Instagram | 25 S. Dove Street in Alexandria, VA | Adoption process here

Langston, 9 months

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Courtesy of King Street Cats

Meet Langston! He was born with moderate Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), so while he tends to wobble, he doesn't let it bring him down. He's a social butterfly who loves playing with his foster mom and other cats as well. He's also a cuddle-bug—watch out for some loud purring when you give him some snuggles. Pro-tip: make sure to have a lot of carpets and covered areas so he doesn't hurt himself if he slips. Can you give Langston a loving home? Check out more here!

Hope, 10 months

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Courtesy of King Street Cats

"Hey there, I'm Hope! I'm FIV+ and while that might sound daunting, I promise you it's not as bad as it seems! I'll need some additional care to make sure I stay healthy, among them a grain-free, wet food-only diet and regular visits with the vet. I'm a sweet girl with the silkiest smooth fur—seriously, pet me and see for yourself! I should be an indoor cat only so there's no risk of transmission. Can you give me the love and care I need? Find out more about me here!"

BooBoo, 1 year, 8 months

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Courtesy of King Street Cats

Meet BooBoo! This little girl has the cutest tabby face and a charming personality to boot. After she and her mama, HoneyBoo, were found on the street in Baltimore, she would appreciate a loving home to make her sanctuary. Prepare to see her come out of her shell, especially when you give her treats! She likes being around other cats, but no dogs or children, please. Will you be her forever pal? Get the scoop on how to adopt here!

Will you lend a hand (or paw) to one of these adorable cats? Let's hear your thoughts in the comment section!