How to Adopt

Hands Free Homing
Updated in July 2020 to include new ‘hands free’ adoption.
We have made changes to our adoption procedure to make it safe for our volunteers and the people who take our cats and kittens into their care.

1. Find a cat and contact us

We will be advertising the cats available for adoption here on our website or on our social media channels (Facebooktwitter, Instagram). If you are interested please email us at: adoption@canterbury.cats.org.uk or tel: 07833 630675 stating which cat you are interested in adopting and your prefered method of contact: phone or email. 

2. Reserve

We will then contact you about the cat you are interested in via phone or email. You’ll be asked for the following:

  • Proof or address or the consent of your landlorad (if you're living in rented accommodation) 

We are now offering a call from the cat fosterer to find out more about the cat and to help you make decisions about the adoption. The call will give you the chance to discuss everything you need to know about your new potential cat – from what they eat to the type of litter they prefer!
Please note: During the pandemic we are unable to offer a visit to see the cat or kitten but will send photos and videos and if possible a online video chat to see the cat.

3. Adoption Process

When it is areed what cat you will adopt then will be reserved for you and we will send you the paperwork via email to review and sign and return. This paperwork includes:

  • your cat’s medical summary
  • an adoption form
  • information from Petplan about your free four weeks of pet insurance cover


You’ll then need to pay your adoption fee, usually by card payment over the phone or online, our adoption fee is £75 you can find out more about this on our adoption fee page. Once this is done we will then arrange a driver to safely deliver the cat to your home for a hands free adoption.

4. Feel supported

We’re here to support you not only through the adoption process but as a new cat owner. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 14 days after the adoption to check that your cat is settling in well.

You’ll also find plenty of advice on our website at the following pages:


Cats Protection Welfare Standards

Before we rehome any cat or kitten all all cats and kittens are:

 
  • vet checked
  • flea and wormed
  • blood tested (if appropriate)
  • vaccinated including for FeLV (unless we have been given veterinary advice not too)
  • neutered
  • microchipped

This costs us around £150.00 per cat or kitten, and can be more if other treatment is required. All cats & kittens rehomed by us (with no maximum age limit) come with four weeks free insurance cover, this costs you nothing, but gives you some peace of mind during the first few weeks that you take a cat or kitten home.