Adoption Process



We’re delighted to hear that you’re interested in giving a new, loving home to one of our cats or kittens!

Step 1: Enquiry


Please phone 07837 342660 or leave a message with your name, and telephone number and telling us what type of cat you are looking for.Please note the mobile is for voicemail only and not text messages.PLease do not send text messages. On receipt of your details, our Homing Volunteers will get back to you to have a chat and discuss your requirements. Please be aware all volunteers at the Deeside Branch are unpaid and may not be able to get back to you straight away, however we will try our best to be in touch soon. If enquiring about a cat available for rehoming please fill in the contact us form https://www.cats.org.uk/deeside/contact-us

Step 2: Home Visit


Not every cat will suit your specific environment. We carry out a virtual visit to ensure that we find a cat that fits your circumstances. Virtual visits are also a chance for you to ask questions and discuss the ins and outs of homing a CP cat. These visits are not physical meetings. They are held using technology to keep you and our volunteers safe.

Step 3: The right cat or kitten for you

Once you’ve had your Virtual Hands Free Homing home visit, our Homing Volunteers will run through the details of any suitable cat(s) and will give you details. We don’t have a central shelter or office, instead we operate from several smaller units located in various fosterers’ gardens throughout Deeside. There won't be a physical meeting between you and the cat(s), however our volunteers will know a great deal about the suitable cat(s) and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Step 4: Taking home your new family member

Once you’ve chosen your kitty and all the checks have been completed it's time to and take them home! However this has also now changed and your new furrby will be delivered by a designated driver at a time mutual for both, in a brand new cat top-loading cat carrier which is specific to your new cat.

It’s an expensive business getting a cat ready for adoption as we neuter, vaccinate (against cat flu, feline infectious enteritis and feline leukaemia virus), microchip, worm, de-flea and vet check every cat that we rehome.

On top of all that we offer 30 days free insurance with PetPlan.

To help cover our costs, we ask adopters for a fee when rehoming a cat. Currently, our standard adoption fee is £85. If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee, that would, of course, be gratefully received. We accept fees and donations via bank transfer, but cannot accept cheques or cash at this time. your homing volunteer will be able to give you our details for making payments.

Step 5: Advice and support

If you have any queries after taking your cat home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call, or take a look through the wealth of information available at the Cats Protection Help and Advice section.

Other points to note

Vaccinations - All cats or kittens will be fully vaccinated before they leave our care.

Paperwork is all done online and via email and once you have your new cat we will post the vaccination card.

If you or your family are generally out at work all day, we would prefer you to adopt a pair of kittens (not a single one) or a slightly older adult cat or pair of cats.

Please consider taking out insurance for your cat.

 Taking on a cat or kitten is a huge commitment and it usually takes at least a week, often several weeks, to match you up with a perfect companion. Please be patient with us as our branch is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who have to juggle their Cats Protection work with their own busy lives!