My name is Temple (bonded with Maryland)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Temple (bonded with Maryland)
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King Street Cats

Facts about Temple (bonded with Maryland)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10585456
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Hi friends!  My name is Temple!  I was found with all of my sweet babies in Temple, MD so that is how I got my name.  I was trying to keep my babies safe by living in an air conditioning unit outside; however a very nice lady found us and brought us to King Street Cats where we immediately went into a wonderful foster family.

I've been safe, dry, warm and playing with lots of toys while my babies grew big and strong.  Here is a video of me with my little ones when we first got to our new foster home:  It was so nice to know that I was safe and sound and I cannot thank King Street Cats enough for rescuing my family.

I am very bonded with my little girl, Maryland, and would like to be adopted together with her.  Both she and I have extremely sweet purrsonalities. We always run to get extra love from our foster mommy every time she comes home.  Our foster mommy posted some videos of us getting snuggles online here: and here: Some of our favorite things to do are to get lots of love and snuggles from humans and play with toys like laser lights and strings. We also love milk bottle tops, curled up pipe cleaners, and puff balls.

There are many benefits for both humans and felines when adopting two compatible cats together. This is especially true when adopting a kitten or in the case of a bonded pair like my mom and me. Same-species companionship greatly enhances our quality of life. We provide each other with stimulating play. We moderate each other's behavior.

We get to use and burn off our energy together - this is very important for indoor housecats. We provide each other with grooming services free of charge. We sleep, cuddle and snuggle together.

We comfort each other and keep each other engaged when you are off doing the things that keep you away from us. In return, you get twice the love, affection and happiness. You have peace of mind knowing that when you have the leave us, we'll be fine together until you return. 

We do great with kids, but prefer that they are gentle and not too loud - otherwise we will hide.  We both love to have our bellies rubbed and cheeks and chins scratched.  Maryland likes to be picked up but I prefer to sit on your lap or lay next to you and have my belly rubbed.  We have not met a dog, but our foster mommy thinks we would do fine with a calm doggy. 

We will both do great with other cats - we have met our foster mommy’s cats and love them very much.  I even adopted a single kitten into my litter, Juniper, who was found outside by herself and took great care of her – so this is another reason that I would do great with other cats in your home. 

I am just one (1) year old and my baby Maryland was born at the end of April 2016. I am a soft short-haired beauty with plush, jet black fur and gorgeous bright green eyes. Maryland is the most adorable brown tabby baby you could find!

Please come to meet us - send an email to and ask for me, Temple, and Maryland, my baby girl. We can't wait to meet you and we ready to snuggle you!

Affectionately yours,
(with my baby girl Maryland)



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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.