Adopt a cat

A guide to our new hands-free homing process at Gildersome


We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond. Offering our cats a home will help to free up more space in our centres to take in emergency cases. We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our employees at risk.

While we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to adopt a cat straight away, you’ll begin the adoption process with us.

Here is our guide to adopting a cat using hands-free homing

  • Check you are within a reasonable distance of our centre. You can find your nearest centre by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us
  • Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our form 
  • Reserve your cat. If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted by our team via phone or email. You may be asked for proof of your address and the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property)
  • Adopt. Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign and you’ll make a further telephone appointment with our team. In this call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat. You’ll then pay an adoption fee of £95, usually by card payment over the phone
  • Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a convenient time to safely collect your cat.
  • Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settled in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at www.cats.org.uk/advice


The Adoption fee is £95 per cat or kitten.  Every cat and kitten in our care will be…

  • A cat carrier and a small blanket that your cat is used to
  • Vaccinated and come with a vaccination record card
  • Microchipped – we transfer the details for you
  • Neutered – Kittens under 12 weeks will come with a neutering voucher to cover the cost
  • Covered by 4 Weeks free pet insurance
  • Protected from fleas & worms until their top-up date
  • Be vet checked and information given for any medical conditions
  • You will receive a Welcome Home pack that contains lots of useful information on settling your cat in.

If you are wanting to adopt a kitten, then some of our kittens have to be rehomed in pairs.  This will depend on each litter of kittens and their circumstances.  Kittens need 3 feeds per day usually including a lunch time feed so you will need to ensure you are not out for any longer than 4 hours per day or that you have someone who can call in to feed them and give them some attention.

To see all of our cats and kittens currently looking for their new homes please visit https://www.cats.org.uk/gildersome/adopt-a-cat


We look forward to seeing you soon...




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