Meow! My name is Dwayne
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black (All)||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
I AM IN FOSTER CARE! My name is Dwayne and I'm a large handsome black boy with golden eyes. I arrived here on 6-12-11 after my owner gave me up for allergies. I was very upset when I lost my home and it took me several weeks to understand that I'm in a safe place while I wait for a new home. I was born in 2004. I'm a very large cat who looks like a black panther. I love to talk and I have a lot to say. I have been around kids but did not grow up with cats. Although I did well playing with the kittens, I did not do well with the adult cats. Sometimes I liked to groom the kittens. To help me not feel so stressed, I went into foster care in September. My foster mom says Im a big loveable boy who will get your attention with a head butt. When she gets home, I sprint to the bathtub, jump in and whine until she turns on the water. I drink the water or just sit underneath it. I love hanging out in sunny windowsills, in cat beds, and I LOVE sitting in laps. I love laser pointer toys and I use scratching pads. I also love to knead on people and since I have big claws, you might want to have a blanket nearby. I will be a very good cat if you make me part of your family.
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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.
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 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.
We are located in Alexandria VA and primarily adopt to families in the Northern VA, Metro-DC area.