My name is Toasty!

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

Facts about Toasty

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10505277
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Hello friends, my name is Toasty. I am a beautiful young tortoiseshell girl. This makes me Toasty the Tortie! I never got the memo that says torties are supposed to be divas with plenty of "tortitude," that unique tortie attitude that many of my sister torties rightfully display. Instead, I am the sweetest, nicest and most gentle little friend you could hope to find. I'm hoping that's why you're here right now - to find me, meet me, love me and take me home forever.

I'm just a year old (1). I have big bright eyes and that gorgeous palette of chocolate and honey colored fur known as the tortoiseshell coat. My foster mom has grown so fond of me and knows that I will make a beautiful, loyal and quiet friend for my lucky human. The only time I am not quiet is when it's time to eat! Otherwise, I am mellow, calm and gentle. 

I love head and chin scratches. I will roll over so you can rub my warm, silky belly with its honey-colored fur. I'll purr happily if you pick me up and hold me. I'm not a lap cat - yet - but I will welcome your affection and soak it up. I like to spend time with my human and I hope you'll want to be with me as often as you can. My foster mom says my favorite position is the one you see in my photo - rolled over and awaiting a gentle tummy rub!

I also do well if I have to be left alone for a while. I get along with my foster mom's cats. She often finds me sleeping with one - of sometimes all - of her resident cats. So far I enjoy just watching the resident cats play. The silliest and sneakiest of these cats tries to engage me in play, and I don't mind that. I could get along with your resident kitty (or kitties) or I could be fine as your one and only as long as you have plenty of time to be my friend. 

If you are looking for a quiet, friendly, calm young friend with all the legendary tortie beauty and none of the legendary "tortitude," I want to meet you! It's easy to get started: please send an email to and ask for me - Toasty the Tortie. We'll have a wonderful time together.

Beautifully 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.