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Looking to adopt a cat with us?

While many of our centres are closed for public browsing at the moment, we’re still helping cats and potential owners find their purrfect match through our hands-free homing approach.

In the last year, we’ve homed over 20,000 cats through this initiative, providing cats and people with much-needed companionship.

Find out more on our blog

Rest assured, we’ve put in extensive procedures to ensure rehoming is COVID-safe – without putting adoptees or our employees at risk of infection.

Here's how to adopt a cat with Cats Protection through hands-free homing


1. Find a cat

Use our Find a Cat tool to look for a cat in your area

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2. Enquire

Interested in offering a cat a permanent home? Click the button to ‘contact us about this cat’ and fill in our friendly form

3. Reserve

If you’re an ideal match for the cat you’ve chosen, you’ll be contacted by our team via phone or email. You’ll be asked for the following:

      • proof of address
      • the consent of your landlord (if you’re living in rented accommodation)

Once this information is received, your cat will be reserved and you’ll book a further ‘adoption’ call.

4. Adopt

Once you’ve reserved your cat, you’ll be sent the paperwork via email to review and sign. This paperwork will include:

      • your cat’s medical summary
      • an adoption form
      • information from Petplan about your free four weeks of pet insurance cover

In your adoption call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your new pet – from what they eat to the type of litter they prefer!

You’ll then need to pay your adoption fee, usually by card payment over the phone – you can find out how much this will be on your local centre’s website. Once this is finalised, the centre team will arrange for the collection or delivery of your cat, depending on local and national restrictions.

5. Feel supported

We’re here to support you not only through the adoption process but as a new cat owner. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 14 days after the adoption to check that your cat is settling in well. You’ll also find plenty of advice on our website at

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