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.

Dottie (** RESERVED **)

Pretty 9 year old Dottie is looking for a new home because she is being constantly pestered by a very energetic puppy. She is an affectionate girl who likes a lap to sleep on and enjoys playing with her toys. Dottie is chipped and spayed and is fine with children and less-boisterous dogs. She will need a quiet rural area away from busy roads for her outside exploring.