My name is Alex (a very loving and special boy)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Alex (a very loving and special boy)
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King Street Cats

Facts about Alex (a very loving and special boy)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10753264
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Hello friends. My name is Alex. I'm a gorgeous, silky, loving, snuggly, cheerful, playful and energetic boy in search of a forever home with another FeLV kitty or as the "one and only" cherished friend of a very special purrson who understands what my future holds and what gifts I have to offer you starting the moment we meet.

I was found wandering the streets of Washington, D.C. Clearly that is not the kind of life I am destined to lead because I possess all the desirable attributes anyone could ask for in a kitty friend. I've been living with a loving foster mom since September 2016 and she cannot speak highly enough about me!

She'll tell you that I am super handsome, fastidious about my litter box habits, and delightful in every way. I am a happy guy who appears really healthy, has been receiving the best veterinary care, has a wonderful appetite and is full of energy. 

I love to get a running start and launch myself into the lap of my purrson so that I can snuggle as closely as I possibly can. This is the kind of people-loving boy that I am. I'm friendly, gentle, easy-going and want nothing more than to spend time with you, warming your lap or snuggling in your arms. My love for you will overflow and I'll bring you wonderful companionship and many smiles. 

I've got a jet black coat of short plush fur that reveals dark chocolatey undertones in the right light. I love to snuggle, so you'll have plenty of chances to enjoy how soft and warm I am. I have bright and alert green eyes that are the color of new leaves in the spring. All in all, I am one good-looking guy!

In my photos you can see me snuggling happily on a soft blanket on the couch just waiting for my human to come join me (so I can crawl on his lap), appreciating life's fine melodies at the piano, and sitting on my human's lap as I gaze up adoringly. I am a happy and loving boy who spreads happiness and love!

Starting life on the streets poses risks. I've been diagnosed with FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - which is *not* the same thing as human HIV) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia). FIV is transmitted through deep bite puncture wounds. Neither condition poses any risk to a human.

Many FIV+ cats coexist with non-FIV cats because FIV cannot be spread through everyday contact such as play, food bowls, litter boxes, etc. FeLV can be transmitted more readily. I would make an ideal companion for a cat who's already been diagnosed with FeLV. 

I'll need a very special purrson who understands both conditions, will establish a solid relationship with a knowledgeable veterinarian, will be vigilant about my health - and who believes that I deserve a loving home for the remainder of my life, however long that may be, We don't know my life expectancy. My friends at King Street Cats will be happy to discuss this and the details of the excellent care I've been receiving with you.

My luckiest break was to find my wonderful foster mom who's given me top-notch care and allowed me to demonstrate what a loving, affectionate, playful, energetic, neat and clean, snuggly and all-around-fabulous boy I am. I'm hopeful that my luck will continue in a forever home where you and I can love each other and add an incredibly meaningful dimension to each other's lives.

Please send an email to and ask about me, Alex. My foster mom and I are grateful to you for taking time to ready my story and think about the loving future I dream about. 

Lovingly 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.