Adoption Checklist

Thank you for showing interest in adopting a cat or kitten from Cats Protection here at the Isle of Wight Cats Protection Adoption Centre. Due to the developing situation with COVID-19 we are taking some extra precautions at this time to try and ensure that we keep our visitors and Centre safe so that we can continue to care for cats.

We are currently closed for public viewings, but we have adapted our adoption process to remove close contact between our staff, volunteers and customers.

Head over to our Hands Free Homing page to find all the information you'll need about our adoption procedure.


You will need the following things ready to reserve a cat. Please note this can only be done via e-mail communication at this time.


Proof of address
This could be...
  • Credit card statement
  • Council tax bill
  • Utility bill
  • Driving licence
  • Letter of consent by Landlord (please note you will need this to reserve a cat if you are in rented accommodation)

Ο Where do you live?

Depending on your location, certain cats may be more or less suitable for you. Kittens would not be suited for somewhere next to a busy road whereas an indoor cat would be fine. We will check your home address on Google Maps.

Ο Do you have any other pets?

Some cats prefer the company of other cats and dogs and others prefer to be just by themselves. Each of our cats will have their needs and suitability for living with other animals on thier profile page.