My name is Diamond 2016!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Diamond 2016
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I'm being cared for by:
King Street Cats

Facts about Diamond 2016

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10652056
  • Hair: Short
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Hello friends! My name is Diamond. I am a beautiful little girl getting ready to celebrate my first birthday. I would love nothing more than to mark this milestone by going home with my very own purrson to be loved and cherished!

I found myself in a public shelter for unknown reasons when I was just a little kitten. King Street Cats came and recognized what potential have. They welcomed me into their family and assured me that my future was very bright.

I am an adorable and colorful girl with soft, silky short fur. My predominant color is a pure snowy white. I've also got patches of golden honey and pale silver with tabby markings in these places.  I have bright green almond-shaped eyes and a pastel pink little nose to complete my lovely face. You will love petting me gently because I am so warm and soft.

I'm a bit shy by nature but I am blossoming more each day. And i love other cats!!  Please adopt with another deserving KSC kitty with whom I would pair well or take me home to another mellow kitty.

I am here with two siblings - my brother Dustin and my sister Darla. Dustin needs a kitty friend because he so loves to play kitten games. Darla needs a kitty friend because she loooovs playing with me and other kitties but she's not yet as sure about letting people handle her. She's learning to accept physical affection by watching how Dustin and I enjoy it. She does like to be around people - just not to be hugged or picked up. 

Please, please check out the individual pages for Dustin and Darla while you're here. Let me thank you in advance for that! I'm including a photo of Dustin (more white) and Darla (longer fur) on my page. 

There are distinct advantages to both cats and humans when two companionable cats are adopted together – this is particularly true for young kitties like me. Same-species companionship is important for compatible cats and especially so for kittens. We provide each other the opportunity to burn energy (very important for indoor housecats, as we will be) through play and exercise. We groom each other.

We moderate each other's behavior as we learn. Here's a hypothetical example - if my best friend nips me, one swat with my little paw will send the message that this is not OK - then my friend will think twice before nipping me again! We snuggle and cuddle and sleep together. We entertain and provide each other with a sense of security when you cannot be with us. You, in turn, don't have to worry about leaving a cat alone when you have to go out, and you will enjoy twice the happiness and companionship.

If you are a gentle, soft-spoken and patient cat lover looking for new best friends and grateful companions, please come to meet me and my friends. It’s easy to get started: send an email to and ask for me, Diamond. I promise to love you wholeheartedly.

Thank you.

Beautifully yours,

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.


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.