Home to Home adoptions


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 Home to Home adoption service, where we 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 social media pages, and will provide as much information as we have available from the current owner.

For anyone considering rehoming their cat via our Home to Home adoption service, we would first need to assess each individual case and establish whether any timescales are involved. It can sometimes take a while to find the right home, but it is generally less stressful for the cat as it is remaining in its own environment until the adoption takes place. However, please note that we make no claim to have accurate knowledge of the cat, its health, vaccination status and whether it is neutered or micro-chipped, etc as the cat does not come in to our care. 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 Home to Home adoption service, but if either party would like 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. We encourage all parties to adhere to all covid rules and regulations throughout this process. 

To find out more about our Home to Home adoption service or about any of our Home to Home adoption cats, please email directhoming@chiltern.cats.org.uk.

Tanya and Tonto
Tanya and Tonto are two pedigree ladies desperately looking for a new home as their owners have sadly passed away. Tanya (19, Birman) is the more playful of the two and cheekily likes to share a glass of water. Tonto (20, Chocolate Burmese) is the chatty one. They are both in good health apart from Tanya having a bit of arthritis. Tanta and Tonto are a lovable, friendly pair who like company and deserve doting slaves, a calm, quiet environment and access to a secure garden.


Radar, a boy about 4 years old, was originally taken in as a stray by his owners but they are now moving abroad in August and wish to find him a new home. They named him Radar because he often flicks his ears around. Clearly he likes to tune in to what is going on!  


Radar is neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated with no known health issues. He has a placid but friendly disposition, likes a fuss for short periods and will sit close by but he is not really a lap-cat. Radar is fine with school-age children and teenagers and likes it when they play with him but he has not lived with young ones or other pets. He is used to a semi-rural location where he can come and go as he pleases.