Home to Home adoptions


As a small branch, we can only take in a limited number of cats and place them with our volunteer fosterers. Sadly we always have a waiting list of cats to come into our care. Sometimes, people want help with re-homing their cats and are happy their cats remain at home with them whilst their new family is found. In these circumstances, we can help people to rehome their cat via our Home to Home adoption service through either Direct Homing or Alternative Adoption. Equally, some people may be interested in adopting a Home to Home cat directly from the cat’s current owner. See below for how our Home to Home adoption service works for both parties.

Are You Looking to Find a New Home for Your Cat?

Our homing team volunteers will work with you to find out the method that suits your needs the best. The cat will remain with you, until their new home is found.

Direct Homing

We advertise your cat for re-homing and put you in contact with potential adopters. You choose who gets to adopt your cat. We just help to put you in contact with one another and it is up to you and the adopter to come to an agreement about the cat’s vaccination status, whether it is microchipped, flea treated, etc. prior to adoption.

We may be able to provide additional help depending on your circumstances, such as transporting your cat to its new home or talking to potential adopters for you.

There are no adoption fees for this service, but if either party would like to donate to the branch, this would be much appreciated.

Alternative Adoption

Whilst the cat remains in your home, you legally sign your cat over to us. We ensure that the cat is up to date with vaccinations, is microchipped, neutered, treated for fleas and worms and has had a recent health check.

Our Homing Team will talk to potential adopters and we will decide who adopts your cat. The cat is formally adopted from us; the adopter pays us a £100 adoption fee and the cat is covered by one month’s free PetPlan insurance upon adoption.

Are You Interested in Adopting a Home to Home Cat?

Great! Fill in the online form from the cat’s profile page to let us know you’re interested in the cat. We’ll get in touch and will explain whether the cat is being adopted through the Direct Homing method or the Alternative Adoption method.

Direct Homing

If the cat you’re interested in is a Direct Homing cat, we will pass your details on to the current owner. The owner will decide who adopts their cat and all arrangements are made between the owner and the adopter. You will need to discuss with the owner whether the cat is microchipped, vaccinated, up to date with flea and worming treatments or has any known health issues. There is no adoption fee charged for this service, but we are always grateful for donations.

Alternative Adoption

With alternative adoption, we make sure that the cat is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, health-checked and up to date with their flea and worming treatments. Our homing team will talk to potential adopters and decide who gets to formally adopt the cat. Each adoption comes with one month’s free PetPlan insurance and, if you want one, a cat carrier. This service costs £100 per cat.

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