My name is Mary Lou!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Mary Lou
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Mary Lou
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I'm being cared for by:
King Street Cats

Facts about Mary Lou

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10085289
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Hello friends, my name is Mary Lou. I was found on the roof of a building when I was just a small kitten - as young as a kitten can beand still become pregnant. I was taken to a shelter where I gave birth to two stillborn babies.

From there my fortunes improved greatly - I was taken into the King Street Cats family and nurtured by a loving and experienced foster family. I'm now ready to find my own home where I want to continue to experience the joys of kittenhood myself and bring you my gentle brand of love and affection.

I was born in December 2015 so I am just now celebrating my six month birthday; I really am still a kitten! I am one adorable little bundle of jet black and snowy white with big round bright green eyes. You'll fall in love with the looks of me! I'm a happy little girl who learned to trust and love people in my foster home and I continue to improve these skills each day here at KSC.

My foster mom describes me as very friendly. I really enjoyed playing with her resident cats (I felt very safe with my foster family!) and I am learning to play with all the feline friends here at KSC. I always wanted to be near my foster parents and enjoyed spending time with them and just knowing that they were nearby.

I'd like to spend a lot of time with you so I can soak up all the affection you have to give. I will reflect it right back to you. If you have nice kitties at home who would not feel threatened by my presence and who would enjoy playing with me, that would be very nice. If you don't, maybe you could ask my KSC friends to recommend another deserving kitty here whom you could adopt with me. There are benefits to both humans and felines when you adopt two kittens together. 

I've been a calm and quiet vehicle passenger when I've accompanied KSC volunteers to mobile adoption events in the community. Everyone who meets me remarks on how pretty I am. I react well to curious children who meet me at these events. A big dog once rushed up to me, and while I was startled, I swatted him on the nose and went back to being my calm little self. I saw little birdies in playing in the bushes at one community adoption event and I was completely fascinated! 

I want to meet you! I love my new lease on life thanks to KSC and I can't wait to have a home to call my own. It's easy to get started: send an email to and ask for me, Mary Lou. I can't wait to be yours so please hurry.

With love,
Mary Lou

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About King Street Cats

About Our Shelter...

We are proud to be the only cat-exclusive orphanage in Alexandria, Va. We have been in operation since 2003, and were previously known as The Albert Foundation for many years before becoming King Street Cats. Because we are a free-roaming and no-kill cat orphanage, we have the "cat-friendliest cats" in town! Our primary purpose is to educate and assist the community in regard to cat welfare, and to provide loving homes for the cats and kittens in our care. We accomplish this through outreach to the local community by providing information on proper cat care, behavioral problems and medical issues involving cats. We also assist local residents in locating and retrieving lost cats and assist individuals through the cat adoption process. We provide abandoned and rescued cats and kittens with a safe and secure temporary home until a permanent, loving home can be found.

We promote spaying and neutering and all our cats and kittens are sterilized and fully up-to-date on all medical care prior to adoption. We also provide post-adoption support for adopters and anyone else that needs cat care advice. Because we only work in the area of cat welfare .... we know cats! Please stop by and visit with our friendly cats.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoptions at 25 Dove St (the King Street Cat home) are every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Additional Adoption Events:
- Petco at Beacon Hill on the first Saturday of the month (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
- Profeed at Bradlee Shopping Center on Saturdays and Sundays (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Petsmart at Falls Church on 3rd/4th Sunday of the month (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is simple. When you come to the adoption center, you will fill out an application and a volunteer will interview you and ask about your cat knowledge and experience as well as your other pets. If your application is approved, they will help match you to the cat is perfect for your home and lifestyle. Some adult cats may be adopted singly, but we prefer to adopt out kittens in pairs unless you have a playful cat or dog already in residence to keep the kitten company.

King Street Cats asks for a $125 non-refundable adoption fee to adopt a cat or kitten, or $225 to adopt two. The fee includes:

- A cat that has been to a vet and tested for FELV/FIV. They are not put up for adoption unless the tests are negative (although sometimes we do have an FIV-positive cat that is healthy and can be adopted).
- An adult cat that is up-to-date on vaccinations before being made available for adoption. (Kittens will have had vaccinations appropriate for their age)
- Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered before they are placed for adoption. Kittens are spayed/neutered between 12-14 weeks and are then available for adoption.
- Post-adoption support: our volunteers are very knowledgeable about cat care. We encourage adopters to call us with any questions.