Who We Are

The Mother of Kittens is a kitten adoption foster care provider, located in Northern Virginia and adopting within the tri-state Virginia-Maryland-DC area.   Mother of Kittens is a registered kitten rescue foster provider as part of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s (AWLA) Kitten College Foster Program.We focus on fostering and placing orphan kittens, neonatal kittens, and pregnant cats for adoption.   Since 2016, our rescue has saved over 100 kittens, to the delight of their new fur-ever homes.    Young kittens come to us too young and frail to be spayed or neutered and will not fare well in the shelter environment. Our kittens are in desperate need of the personalized attention and care that Mother of Kittens specializes in.   These young kittens receive lots of observation, full medical care, and plenty of love and socialization, in a warm dedicated kitten nursery.For more than 75 years, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) has served the Arlington community with animal sheltering and control services to help pet owners keep their animals healthy, happy, and home. We act in accordance with all AWLA all adoption policies. More information about AWLA can be found at their website.Kitten receiving medical care

Interested in adopting a kitten? contact us!




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    Graybie update!!! These two by pure coincidence were adopted by a wonderful woman that Cat Daddy worked with a few years ago! DC = small world 🌍 :)
Theyre doing great and now have new names - Pip (formerly Krone) and Henry (Kopek). They have been so much fun to watch and seem to be settling in quite nicely. No issues and they did really well in their first vet visit:)
  Theyve taken very quickly to their new home, litter boxes, the 2920954309854 toys now in my house, and have become a staple in my home office.  What was life like before they came to my home? I have no idea - theyre pure joys. :)Image attachment

    Graybie update!!! These two by pure coincidence were adopted by a wonderful woman that Cat Daddy worked with a few years ago! DC = small world 🌍 🙂
    ""They're doing great and now have new names - Pip (formerly Krone) and Henry (Kopek). They have been so much fun to watch and seem to be settling in quite nicely. No issues and they did really well in their first vet visit:)
    They've taken very quickly to their new home, litter boxes, the 2920954309854 toys now in my house, and have become a staple in my home office. What was life like before they came to my home? I have no idea - they're pure joys. :)"
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    Cuteness overload 😻😻

    Love this great for all

    Just another Tuesday night at the home of the Mother of Kittens.

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    Precious kitties❤️ Don’t you have a big beautiful gray and white kitty too😻

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    Graybie update!! <3
    My fave pic is the one where Angel is eying her little girl’s pizza. 🙂

    "I did want to let you know that Pfennig (now “Angel”) is doing great! She has fit right in with our family, and after a week or so of sporadic hissing has even started getting along with our other cat, Skyy. Angel eats like a horse, sleeps on our daughter's bed every night, and plays constantly through the day. She is growing a lot, too! Thanks for all your help getting her to her forever home!"

    Something I realized when we started working with AWLA: with our previous partner’s screening process, we had never adopted to a family of color after five years in the DC area, likely the result of inherently biased screening. (Something everyone needs to consider in their screening of adopters is whether well-intended rules have racist consequences.)

    Let's show this precious lil girl & her lil kitten some <3 <3 !!!!
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    Graybie update!!! <3
    "Spud and I are great! He's settling in nicely. His favorite things are his birdy toy, wet food, and laying in the sink. He gets so excited when he hears the faucet on he'll come running! He's very much a Velcro kitten and loves to be around people.
    He's the most fearless kitten I've ever met! The only thing he's truly afraid of is the vacuum, but even then he'll sit and watch it. He loves attacking the broom when I sweep 😂
    I'm so obsessed with him! I'm so thankful to you for raising him. He's a very special boy and I love him so much 😭"
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    😻😻😻😻

    84 black market shots done, several weeks into the waiting period & former foster Tiggywinkle is doing amazing. For the first time, FIP doesnt have to be fatal.
With all the losses that come with loving animals, this one is a win.
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    84 black market shots done, several weeks into the waiting period & former foster Tiggywinkle is doing amazing. For the first time, FIP doesn't have to be fatal.
    With all the losses that come with loving animals, this one is a win.
    #fipsucks
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    Best news ever !! 👍😁👍

    Fabulous news🙌💪💛🤩😻

    Peseta, our final graybie, has an application in!!
Well take a short break between litters, but I hear Father of Kittens will keep sharing awesome kitties; hes the best. ❤ 
Im still writing & full-time treating my C-PTSD. When trying to explain trauma, it helps to remember its not a higher brain function - its primal, deep in the areas we share with other animals. Think of it like this: 
Trauma is something that can happen to a kitten. 
Giving these kittens as close as we can to a trauma-free childhood sets them up for a really good chance at a great life.
And, similarly, treating a human with trauma like we would care for a hurt animal gets us a lot closer to resolution than anything else.
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    Peseta, our final graybie, has an application in!!
    We'll take a short break between litters, but I hear Father of Kittens will keep sharing awesome kitties; he's the best. ❤
    I'm still writing & full-time treating my C-PTSD. When trying to explain trauma, it helps to remember it's not a higher brain function - it's primal, deep in the areas we share with other animals. Think of it like this:
    Trauma is something that can happen to a kitten.
    Giving these kittens as close as we can to a trauma-free childhood sets them up for a really good chance at a great life.
    And, similarly, treating a human with trauma like we would care for a hurt animal gets us a lot closer to resolution than anything else.
    xoxo
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    Peseta is getting an A+ in her lap kitten class.

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    Precious

    👍😻👍

    Preciousness 😻

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    Peseta's personality is starting to shine now that she is the only remaining foster Graybie in our home. She is a playful sweetie! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Aww she’s a beauty😻😻

    Sure a sweetheart

    Congratulations to this weekends Mother of Kittens graduates!  Five of the Graybie kittens went to their forever families.

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    How great for all of them thanks

    Congratulations

    I love that they have their forever homes but kind of sad that only 2 went together 😿They are all beautiful kittens a have been very well take care of by you💜💜💜

    Yay!

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    This is Spud, fka Centime on his first night at his forever home!!!
Two quick Qs:
1) Should you wake someone having a PTSD nightmare/night terror?
2) Your friend is having a stress/disassociative event or flashback. You give them a big hug. Did you do the right thing?
I know the answers; do you? :) PTSD is as epidemic now as you-know-what. Save a life, save a friend, learn about it!!

    This is Spud, fka Centime on his first night at his forever home!!!
    Two quick Qs:
    1) Should you wake someone having a PTSD nightmare/night terror?
    2) Your friend is having a stress/disassociative event or flashback. You give them a big hug. Did you do the right thing?
    I know the answers; do you? 🙂 PTSD is as epidemic now as you-know-what. Save a life, save a friend, learn about it!! <3
    It's taken me 30 years to take the time to deal directly with it (busy doing that now) don't wait - early treatment has better results.
    Xoxo
    Ps- don't wake them up; ask & get consent before touching anyone, especially in a flashback. Even nonviolent people will lash out when touched or woken during a PTSD episode.
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    I never knew not to wake someone up from a PTSD nightmare. That isn’t a symptom I have, thankfully. At least not often. I’ve done a lot of reading about PTSD so I’m surprised I missed that. Thanks for the information.

    Nightmares no. You do not wake them. Most of the time you won't remember them and you already have a hard time sleeping. Hugs are different for each individual. Depending on what the cause of the trauma is. Some need that tightness for security. I ask. Sometimes it is a no sometimes it is a yes please. You give them the choice. Don't take their power.

    Don't while eating a Poisson#Truth

    Charlie get home

    1) Hell no. 2)🦋

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    So adorable!

    That is so cute

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    So adorable and precious.

    Wow cuties

    They are so adorable 😻

    Bas se igrate

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    Celebrating national black cat appreciation day.

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    The Graybies like hanging out with their Uncle Max, one of our family cats.

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    Wow adorable

    Nedeljni odmor

    Precious😻

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    Good night sleepy Centime.

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    Hihi ngantuk ya kakeyen begadang🤭

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