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.

Max and Archie

Max (female) and Archie (male, pictured on the stairs) are two year old siblings. Max is the shyer of the two and enjoys a fuss and cuddle on her terms. Archie is more sociable and bigger than Max and will cuddle anyone! He likes to be held like a baby. They are used to young children but no other pets and will need access to outside as they like to hunt. Archie is especially good at this so they would need to be homed with people that can cope with numerous presents and offerings.