Home visit – what to expect

One of Cats Protection Crawley's main objectives is to find good homes for all the cats in our care. We want to make sure that the cat coming into your life is the right cat for you, your family, your lifestyle and your plans for the future.                                                                                       

By doing this, the process of settling your new family member into their new home will be that much easier, meaning you have the very best chance of a long and happy life together. Sadly, some cats do get returned to us after being rehomed, so we want to make sure that everyone, puss included, is happy with the arrangements in advance!

When you contact us, one of our volunteer staff will phone you to ask you some questions that will help them to guide you towards the best cat for you and your home. Some of the cats in our care have to live indoors, for example, so if you live near a particularly busy road or in a flat with no access to a garden, one of these cats may be more suitable. We want to match you with a cat that will be happy in your environment.

We will know the history and temperament of most of the cats in our care, so by talking to you we can help ensure a good fit and offer advice on possible matches. If you live in a rented property, we also need to check if your landlord will allow you to keep pets at your address. If so, it is likely we’ll need to see a written statement from your landlord confirming this.
If we are not familar with the location of your home we will drive over to take a look from the road at the outside and surroundings. We do all that we can to make sure that we find the most suitable cat for you and your circumstances