Direct homings


As a small branch, we can only take in a small number of cats and place them with our volunteer fosterers, and we always have a waiting list. However, our branch can assist people needing to rehome their cat via a 'Direct Homing' service, where CP will act as an intermediary for people needing to find a new home for their cat. This is sometimes referred to as a 'private adoption' as it is up to the current carer to decide whether the potential adopter will provide a good home and properly care for the cat. The current owner continues to look after the cat until an adoption takes place. We feature the cat on our website and Facebook page, and will provide as much information as we have available from the current owner.

Please note, we make no claim to have accurate knowledge of the cat, its health, vaccination status and whether it is neutered or micro-chipped, etc. If the adoption sadly does not work out for any reason, we at Chiltern Cats Protection are not obliged to take the cat into our care, but we would of course offer advice where possible.

Cats’ details will stay on our website until we hear/establish that the cat has been rehomed or other arrangements made. There are no adoption fees for this Direct Homing Scheme, but if either party wants to make a donation to the branch, this would be much appreciated. We suggest that the carer ensures they have the full name, address and contact details of the adopter so they can check whether all is going well post-adoption.

To find out more about any of our Direct Homing cats, please email

Poseidon and Artemis

Lovely Poseidon and Artemis are looking for a new home together. Poseidon is a 10 year old male. He is a friendly and cuddly lapcat who acts more like a labrador but with a bit of an independent streak. He can open cupboards to look for his biscuits! Poseidon has recently been diagnosed with diabetes but this is currently being managed with tablets on his food (not injections), and he has been responding really well. Artemis is a 5 year old female, and she and Poseidon are the best of friends. She is a shy but affectionate girl who likes to snuggle up on the bed next to you and enjoys strokes and head-butts especially at night! Ideally they need an environment with no other pets or young children. They are both neutered and micro-chipped.