Hands-Free Homing

A guide to our hands-free homing process

During lockdown, we introduced hands-free homing, which has been successful in finding many of our cats and kittens brilliant new owners.

We’re continuing to rehome our cats virtually, however, we are able to arrange moggy-matching meetings. Please see our adopt a cat page for more information.

Offering our cats a home will help to free up more space to take in emergency cases.

We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk.

Here is our guide to adopting a cat with hands-free homing:

  • Check you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us

  • Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our contact form

  • Reserve your cat. If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email. You may be asked for proof of your address and the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property)

  • Adopt. Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign and you’ll make a further telephone appointment with our team. In this call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat. You’ll then pay an adoption fee of £45.00, usually by bank transfer, with the option of giving an additional donation if you wish.

  • Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised you will be able to take your cat home with you.

  • Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settled in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at www.cats.org.uk/advice