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My name is Darla!

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

Facts about Darla

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Cream Or Ivory (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10651631
  • Hair: Medium
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

GORGEOUS GOLDEN YOUNG GIRL SEEKS SOFT-SPOKEN PURRSON FOR LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP

Hello friends! My name is Darla. I am a gorgeous 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 I and my two siblings (a brother Dustin and a sister Diamond) have. They welcomed us into their family and assured us that our futures were very bright.

I am a beautiful golden girl with soft, silky medium length fur. If you have never seen a medium length cat, you are in for a wonderful surprise – we're beautiful! I have snowy white fur and with buff coloring, almond-shaped eyes in a matching gold, and a distinctive, elegant 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. I feel happy and confident with Dustin and Diamond by my side. In an ideal world, an amazing purrson would come along and agree to adopt all three of us together. We know that's a tall order even though we're thoroughly fabulous. If that's not possible, please adopt two of us together or ask our friends here to recommend another deserving KSC kitty with whom I would pair well. My sister Diamond is also a bit shy and on the quiet side like me. Our brother Dustin is the outgoing one in the group.

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 contact@kingstreetcats.org and ask for me, Darla. I promise to love you wholeheartedly.

Please look for Diamond and Dustin too! Thank you.

Gorgeously yours,
Darla



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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.