Adoption Procedure

We aim to make the adoption process as simple and straight forward as possible. Although the centre has been designed to give our cats as much comfort as possible during their stay with us nothing compares to a warm loving home. When you visit the centre you are free to view the cats in our homing wing and one of our cat care assistants will be on hand to offer assistance and information. You do not need to make an appointment to come to the centre during our opening hours.

Once you have chosen your cat, it will be reserved for you. We will give you an 'Information Pack' with details about your chosen cat to take home and read such as current diet plus some advice leaflets. It is really important to us that you rehome a cat that is best suited to you personally and your home environment so they happily remain with you for the rest of their lives.  

Adoption Fees:
On average it costs us £175.00 for veterinary checks and treatments for each cat.  To assist towards some of these costs we charge an adoption fee of £50.00 for a cat and £60 for a kitten.   If you would like to make a donation in addition to the adoption fee to help us continue the work we do, this would be very gratefully received!   Simply advise us at the time of adoption, and remember we may also be able to claim GiftAid on the donation amount received.  Every penny really does make a difference.
Our adoption fee includes neutering,at least first vaccination against enteritis, cat flu, leukaemia, micro-chip,vet health check, worm and flea treatment and 4 weeks free Petplan insurance.

Adoption Fee for a Cat - £50
Adoption Fee for a Kitten - £60

Are you ready to adopt a cat - please read our adoption checklist we look forward to meeting you and showing you our wonderful cats.

A copy of your tenancy agreement or a letter of consent from your landlord is needed before reserving a cat/kitten if you are in rented accommodation. 

Step 1 - Fill out a Homefinder Questionnaire

You will need to fill out a home finder questionnaire so we can match the right cat to fit in with your home and lifestyle. This link will open a new tab /window on your browser with a PDF file of the questionnaire. Print and complete the document to bring with you when you visit the Centre. Alternatively, you can also fill in a Questionnaire when you visit.

Step 2 - Come to the Centre and meet the cats
Visit us at 122 Marlborough Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1AW
Telephone 03000 120 251
We have many cats of varying ages, colours and characters to suit your requirements.

Step 3 - Reserve your cat
If you would like a home visit to discuss he adoption of your chosen cat/kitten, please ask at reception.

Step 4 - Plan for their arrival
Location of litter trays, beds etc are important. Here is a link to show you the suggested layout to use at home.
Click here for layout plan

Step 5 - Collection Day
If you are ready you may be able to adopt your new feline friend the same day.

We sell cat supplies at the centre in our reception.

As our cat care costs can be in excess of £150 per cat, we do ask that adopters pay a fee of £50 a cat/kitten to enable us to carry on helping more cats in need. Any additional donations would be gratefully accepted. Remember to bring a suitably sized basket, safe to transport your cat to its new home.  

Step 6 - Advice and Support
If you have any queries after taking your cat home, please give the adoption centre a call – we’re here to help whether it be the next day or far into the future.

Call us on: 03000 12 02 51 (Check our Opening Times for when you can call)
Our National Helpline 03000 12 12 12 is also here to help you (Monday to Friday; 9am-5pm).