My name is Gramps!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Gramps
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I'm being cared for by:
King Street Cats

Facts about Gramps

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10206041
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Hello friends. My name is Gramps. Hard to believe but after 12 years with my humans they brought me to a shelter. I didn't understand why and it made me very sad. It wasn't the life I was used to! King Street Cats didn't understand this either and brought me into their family.

Now I'm learning to be happy again. I'm living with a wonderful KSC foster family and they've changed my world. They know what an awesome guy I am and they would love to see my find my forever home and share my love with a special purrson (or purrsons) I can call my own.

I don't look "senior" and I don't think of myself as "old." In cat terms, I have a lot of living left to do and I want you to think of me and envision a happy future! I am a very handsome brown tabby guy with soft, plush fur and bright eyes that change color from green to gold depending on the light. 

I know that life's simple pleasures are best! My favorite pastime is stretching out on a soft rug or curling up on a smooth table and taking a nice nap. I'm easy to entertain: a clear view out an accessible window and a brief run around your house chasing my laser pointer dot will make me a happy guy.
I wasn't expecting to start my life over from scratch (pardon my feline pun!) so please understand that it will take me a few days to watch you as you calmly go about your business - during this time I will come to trust you and I'll claim you as my own with "head bops" (this behavior is called "bunting" and is cat-speak for "I approve of you and claim you as my own") and with a little tickle from my soft wet nose. If you would like to return my affection with a nice light head scratch, I would enjoy that very much. 
No need to worry about me stealing your dinner; I'll pass on the people food and go straight for my canned food. This is what my refined palette prefers, and it's much healthier for me. My foster mom measures out my food once in the morning and again in the evening - this works very well for me. I'd like to continue with this schedule if you don't mind; if you "free feed" me I may just keep eating and eating and we don't want that. I'm a big kind of guy and I'm very happy with the extra large covered litter box my foster mom has acquired for me. 
If you are looking for a quiet companion to relax your way through life with, please come to meet me. I'm a quiet guy who would love to settle into a calm, quiet and understanding home where I can be your "one and only" friend and feel safe and secure. I would be more grateful than you can imagine.
You can easily make arrangements to meet me at my foster home. This beneficial arrangement will allow you to meet me in a quiet home setting and ask my foster mom anything you'd like to know about me.

Please send an email to and ask for me, Gramps. It will mean the world to me. My foster mom knows how much I'm going to mean to my very own purrson. Thank you very much!

Quietly, gratefully yours,

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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.