Rehoming your cat at isle of Wight Adoption Centre

We are able to offer a professional rehoming service and we take pride in finding your pet a loving home perfect for them.  If you need to rehome your cat please call 03000 120 251 or e-mail us at isleofwight@cats.org.uk. Do take a look at the information below to help you understand a bit more about the process and what's involved.

Understanding your cat and their needs

Firstly, we will have an indepth chat with you about your cat and ask you to complete a 'Cat Intake Questionnaire' so we understand your cat's character and personality traits and their likes/dislikes in order to carefully match your cat to their new home.


What happens to my cat once they are in the care of Cats Protection?

Rehoming your cat with Isle of Wight Cats Protection will give you peace of mind

  1. Your cat will be put in their own pen with any home comforts that you supply.  However we will also ensure your cat has lots of lovely comfy cat beds, snuggle toys and play things to keep them occupied. The pen will also be regularly sprayed with Feliway to help reduce any stress. New cats are given a special hidey bed so they can feel safe underneath or if more confident, they can sit up high on top of it.
  2. A nominated Cat Carer will observe our new arrival and monitor the cat's eating and toileting habits and ensure they are settling in. Your cat will be socialised and played with daily and if your cat wishes, given lots of cuddles. 
  3. In the first week with CP, they will be given a health check by the vet and any necessary routine procedures will be carried out eg vaccination, neutering, microchipping, flea and worming.
  4. Once the cat has seen our vet and are signed off "Fit to Home", they will be featured on the Adopt a Cat page of our website. If there is a health issue then your cat may first go into foster care, in a home environment to be cared for by one of our invaluable foster team until they have recovered.
  5. We follow up adoption with a phone call and ask for emails and photos of the cats happy in their new homes.  Our support never ends as we are always at the end of the phone to give help and advice to the new adopter whenever it's needed.


I'm allergic to my cat. Do I need to rehome my cat?

If you, or someone in your household, think they might be allergic to your cat, don’t panic. There are alternative solutions to try before you begin thinking about giving up your cat. For example, there is a new diet made by Purina. It's called 'One (1) 7 lb. Bag - Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics, High Protein Dry Cat Food, LIVECLEAR Chicken & Rice Formula'. According to the manufacturer it is an "Allergen-reducing dry cat food that comes with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. It significantly reduces allergens in cat hair and dander, by safely neutralising Fel D1, a common allergen in cat saliva."

Do also consider a visit to your GP to determine whether the symptoms are related to your feline companion. It could be that pollen, dust mites or even perfume are to blame! If your GP confirms that your allergy is caused by your cat, you can discuss treatment options.

Get more advice on allergies here

I’m pregnant. Do I need to rehome my cat?

Cats can make great companions for children but it is understandable if, while pregnant, you begin to worry about the addition of a new baby to your home. Concerned about cleaning litter trays during pregnancy, or worried about how to ensure your cat and baby get along? There’s no reason you should need to rehome your cat when you’ve got kids in tow.

Read more about cats and pregnancy here

I’m concerned about my cat’s behaviour. Should I rehome them?

Signs of aggression, inappropriate toileting and destructiveness can be unsettling, especially if your cat has never displayed these behaviours before. In the first instance, speak to your vet to rule out any underlying health issues. Talking to an animal behaviourist may help in reducing these unwanted behaviours too.

Find out more about common behavioural issues here 

I can’t afford to neuter my cat. What can I do?

Before giving up your cat due to expensive medical bills, it is worth doing some research. Some vets offer payment plans and other organisations may be able to assist with medical bills. You may be eligible for financial assistance to have your cat neutered with Cats Protection.

Find out more

I’m worried my cat might outlive me. What can I do?

It is completely normal to worry about what will happen to your cat after you’ve gone. Cat Guardians is a free service provided by Cats Protection, giving peace of mind to concerned cat owners. Through the service, you can plan for your cat’s future so that in the event of your death, your cat can be taken into a Cats Protection branch or centre.

Find out more about Cat Guardians

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