Our Branch was set up in October 1998 and since then a dedicated band of volunteers has tried to make life a bit better for stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in our area.

We cover postcodes DG1 and part of DG2, and our area is bordered by Caerlaverock, Cargenbridge, Dunscore, Auldgirth, Parkgate and Collin. Our Branch borders with Annandale & Eskdale Branch to the east and Stewartry Branch to the west.

COVID-19 (updated)

Please note that we can currently only rehome in our local branch area.
We roughly cover Collin to Caelaverock to Parkgate to Dunscore and to Cargerbridge (DG1 & part of DG2)

Please do check our Facebook Page as well as our website as sometimes cats get rehomed before they make it onto the website.

Home 'Visits' will be done over the phone, cats can only be viewed online and will be delivered to their new home by a Cats Protection volunteer. As we have to leave the cat carrier with the cat, our adoption fee has had to increase to £50 to cover the cost of basket & blanket. The adoption fee has to be paid direct into our bank account by BACS.

If there are no cats showing on our website yet please check our Facebook page here.

It may take a little time to get the hang of this but hopefully we'll get there.

You can view Cats Protection's Official Statement here.

Assisted Neutering

We are now issuing neutering vouchers again,
please give Fiona a call on 01387 710 083.

If you live in the Stewartry area neutering vouchers are being issued through National Helpline 03000 121 212

Volunteering for Cats Protection

We are looking for more volunteers to help with fundraising.
We are a self-funding branch and reliant on fundraising and donations so if you have the time to help with fundraising please let us know.

Tel: 01387 710 083

Cats For Adoption

Not all our cats are listed on the website as some may be waiting for their vaccinations. If you can't see a suitable cat listed please do give us a call on 01387 710083 to see if we have any suitable cats available for you to adopt.

Looking for a Kitten?

If you are looking for a kitten or a cat please phone Fiona on 01387 710083. We do not advertise kittens but can at times have several in our care, we also have contact details of people who have kittens that can be passed on to interested parties.

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fee is £30 for a cat or a kitten, for this fee neutering, vaccinations and chipping are all covered, finding a kitten for free will cost you more in the long run as it can cost up to £80 for neutering.

We always try and match our kittens and cats in care to the potential adopters by way of a home visit, once this has taken place we are quite happy to discuss what we have in care at this time and recommend the perfect match for you and your family.

The first step in this adoption process is taken by phoning Fiona on 01387 710083.