Who We Are

The Mother of Kittens is a kitten foster care and adoption provider, located in Northern Virginia and adopting within the tri-state Virginia-Maryland-DC area.   Mother of Kittens is part of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s (AWLA) Kitten College Foster Program. 

Since 2016, our rescue has saved over 100 kittens, to the delight of their new fur-ever homes. Our kittens are in desperate need of the personalized attention and care that Mother of Kittens specializes in. These young kittens receive 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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    In good news, the Mother of Kittens self-EMDR post was organically discovered by kitten lovers in Ukraine. 

We are now running a small geographically targeted ad of that exact content to hopefully help contribute in a small way to their mental health care and honor their great courage.

We will gratefully accept tax deductible donations (we are now an official 501c3) specifically to keep the ad running at our PayPal themotherofkittens1@gmail.com

Let me add - Im also fine paying to send people in Ukraine pictures of kittens and Alan Alda if thats what they want all day long. Im up for it. ❤️😃

    In good news, the Mother of Kittens self-EMDR post was organically discovered by kitten lovers in Ukraine.

    We are now running a small geographically targeted ad of that exact content to hopefully help contribute in a small way to their mental health care and honor their great courage.

    We will gratefully accept tax deductible donations (we are now an official 501c3) specifically to keep the ad running at our PayPal themotherofkittens1@gmail.com

    Let me add - I'm also fine paying to send people in Ukraine pictures of kittens and Alan Alda if that's what they want all day long. I'm up for it. ❤️😃
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    Cute

    Beautiful kitty

    ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Ud

    Gorgeous baby 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

    ياروحي انت شوفتك بتحطم القلب ياحبيبي انت😘😘🥺🥺

    So sweet

    HELLO CUTIE

    So cute ❤

    So precious!❤️

    God bless you angel Xoxoxo cuteypie.

    Alan Alda Loretta Swit

    Precious baby

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    Kittens are against violence.

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    Ooorrr, they wake up and choose violence

    And I am too!! But I am TOTALLY for all things kittens 🐈‍⬛

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    Tristan started eating solid food today so these are the last ten seconds we have of him chew-nursing.

    It's a hard night in the US. He's really cute. Love you guys. Keep your heads down and your tails up. 😉 ❤️
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    Precious ❤️

    RESPECT ALWAYS

    Aww he’s so damn cute😻😻❤️❤️

    Precious baby!❤😻

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    *squeeeeeeeeee*

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    Precious ❤️

    Precious kitty!❤️

    Of course

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    Father of Kittens ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Hey, Col Pope...hope all is well!

    This is what a REAL man looks like!

    So adorable- all three of you ♥️

    Beautiful cats

    When may I meet Smythie????? Rob looks great! So do you!

    This is a windows picture!!

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    Hai! Iz Alda. In awnor of mah name, meowmy gonna lay nawledge on uz.

Veterinarians have one of the highest suicide rates of all professions, second to cops. 

Do you know who has a lot of trauma and resulting PTSD to deal with? The rescue and vet community. We NEED tools to save lives, not just cute pics.

My first crush was Hawkeye Pierce/Alan Alda in M*A*S*H. Go look it up, heathen young!! :) I’m a big believer in meatball surgery when nothing else is available, which fits perfectly a lot of the time with rescue work and unfortunately mental health care as well.

So I’m going to share how to do meatball surgery EMDR with you. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is the gold standard trauma therapy and it is hard as the dickens to find anyone who can do it. 

But here’s the secret: You can EMDR yourself. The concept is easy. Its crosswiring the brain while recalling the bad thing. And you can rewrite it. You can do it meatball surgery M*A*S*H style with YouTube. 

Here is the link to a good EMDR pace. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uul1tXDgCy4&feature=youtu.be

Dont wait on anyone. All you have to do is follow the Cylon eyeball (Original Cylons, kids!! Look it up!!) as it goes back and forth while you think through the storyline of your trouble. Tap your right/left hands either in sync or opposing, same with feet if you feel jazzy.

Then keep telling yourself the story until it loses its charge. You can rewrite it if that helps. Or extinguish it. Anything you need. But shake up the wiring while you do it.

Thats it. Its as scary as your mind is, which can be plenty scary. The pros from Dover make it hard for job security and to write PhDs.

Is it as good as working with a pro? Absolutely not. Will therapists hunt me down for sharing this? Go right ahead. You yell at me, and I’ll yell at you guys about your profession. :)Image attachment

    "Hai! Iz Alda. In awnor of mah name, meowmy gonna lay nawledge on uz."

    Veterinarians have one of the highest suicide rates of all professions, second to cops.

    Do you know who has a lot of trauma and resulting PTSD to deal with? The rescue and vet community. We NEED tools to save lives, not just cute pics.

    My first crush was Hawkeye Pierce/Alan Alda in M*A*S*H. Go look it up, heathen young!! 🙂 I’m a big believer in meatball surgery when nothing else is available, which fits perfectly a lot of the time with rescue work and unfortunately mental health care as well.

    So I’m going to share how to do meatball surgery EMDR with you. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is the gold standard trauma therapy and it is hard as the dickens to find anyone who can do it.

    But here’s the secret: You can EMDR yourself. The concept is easy. It's crosswiring the brain while recalling the bad thing. And you can rewrite it. You can do it meatball surgery M*A*S*H style with YouTube.

    Here is the link to a good EMDR pace.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uul1tXDgCy4&feature=youtu.be

    Don't wait on anyone. All you have to do is follow the Cylon eyeball (Original Cylons, kids!! Look it up!!) as it goes back and forth while you think through the storyline of your trouble. Tap your right/left hands either in sync or opposing, same with feet if you feel jazzy.

    Then keep telling yourself the story until it loses its charge. You can rewrite it if that helps. Or extinguish it. Anything you need. But shake up the wiring while you do it.

    That's it. It's as scary as your mind is, which can be plenty scary. The pros from Dover make it hard for job security and to write PhDs.

    Is it as good as working with a pro? Absolutely not. Will therapists hunt me down for sharing this? Go right ahead. You yell at me, and I’ll yell at you guys about your profession. 🙂
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    Hawkeye was my first crush too!

    The Youngest Old Cat Lady is discussing her mental health work as well. It's real and I'm so glad she's speaking out.

    That's good to speak up.Sending prayers. Shared

    Пьяная морда !!!

    Alan Alda Loretta Swit

    Лапусики!

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    Week 1 back fostering & clear fan favorite is Tristan! ❤️ 

He also triggers my CPTSD so hes been very handy to have around. His crying stresses me of course, plus reminds me of the hard kitten cases and losses and acts as exposure therapy. 

Since hes loud but super healthy, he will help me work up to more challenging kittens much faster.

    Week 1 back fostering & clear fan favorite is Tristan! ❤️

    He also triggers my CPTSD so he's been very handy to have around. His crying stresses me of course, plus reminds me of the hard kitten cases and losses and acts as exposure therapy.

    Since he's loud but super healthy, he will help me work up to more challenging kittens much faster.
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    Now this is useful. This is the real deal, not what you see on TV.

    Cute. Shared

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    Feeding time! Lil biter Tristan is on a syringe and his brother Smythie likes to keep him company.💕Image attachmentImage attachment

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    I love that little face

    I want to "smoosh" those too Cute little faces 😻😍😻

    Ziggy fka Lira is here to visit while his furever meowmy apartment hunts in NYC!Image attachment

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    Yeah, yeah, make fun of the cat lady. We have the cats. We dont care. 🤣🤣 💕

Note: I own the doll and delight in it.Image attachment

    Yeah, yeah, make fun of the cat lady. We have the cats. We don't care. 🤣🤣 💕

    Note: I own the doll and delight in it.
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    Smythie and Rabby first to the window!

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    Meowmy, Iz hunted! - Alda

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    1 week ago
    The Mother of Kittens

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    So absolutely beautiful and precious.

    Adorable 😻

    A sweet little bundle of cuteness overload

    Awwwww!

    Зайки!!!! Удачи вам всем !!!!!!

    Oooooh this is so very precious! 🥰

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    Dinner went awry.

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    You forgot the bib 🙃

    Wonderful to see you again😻🤩

    Our boy Paco has a booboo & I have a selection of pregnant mama e-collars. 💜

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    She looks lovely!

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