Adopt via our Direct Homing Scheme

** Please note that, as of August 2021, the direct homing scheme is up and running again! **

Where we, as a local branch, are not able to take in a cat that needs a new home, we recommend cat owners do their best to find a new home for their cat by asking friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues if they would like to adopt, or call reputable rescues for help, or call the CP Adoption Centre where there may be a place available - 01564 822020. 

Here, we try to help via our Direct Homing Scheme. To use the scheme, clear good quality photographs of the cat need to be provided by e-mail, along with a full description of the cat - age, whether friendly, and neuter/vaccination/ microchip status along with full contact details.  

This is referred to as a 'private adoption' as it is up to the potential adopter to liaise directly with the current carer to decide if the cat is suited to its possible new home. Equally, it is up to the current carer to decide whether the potential adopter will provide a good home, properly care for the cat, and keep the cat indoors in its new home for at least six weeks. The current carer continues to look after the cat until an adoption takes place.

We feature the cat on our website and give brief details as provided by the current owner, but we make no claim to accurate knowledge of the cat, its health, vaccination status, whether it is neutered, micro-chipped, etc. 

**Please note CP would expect ALL cats offered for adoption/rehoming to be neutered. So please ensure this is the case and, if on a low income or certain benefits, the '£5 to neuter your cat' scheme can be used. Call 03000121212 for details of participating vets in your area**

Cats featured will stay on the site until we hear/establish that they have been rehomed or other arrangements made. Those who use this 'direct' scheme need to let us know as soon as their cat has been rehomed so that the details can be removed from the website - otherwise they may well continue to receive unwanted calls. 

There are no adoption fees for this - the Direct Homing Scheme - but either party may want to make a donation to the branch which is much appreciated. 



Star of Shard End

Star is a 7-year old 'old English tortie' who needs a new home.

Her owner Karen says: "Star is a tortie who is very loving. She’s about 6/7 years old and has been spayed. I took her in when her owners could no longer look after her and, unfortunately, due to my own personal circumstances, I now need to find her a new home. Like many torties, she can be feisty but more often than not jumps on my lap and enjoys plenty of fuss. She eats dry food and is used to a cat-flap. Star is fine with children but not dogs."

To discuss Star with Karen, call or text any time. 07340629544.

Star is free to a good home and can go with her carrier and toys 




Black and white Bob of Castle Brom needs a new home because his owner's daughter has become allergic - apparently - to Bob's white fur. The family had an all-black car prior who lived to be 16 and that was fine. 

Owner Craig says: "Bob is a 3-year old male, neutered, healthy, who enjoys Purina dry food. He is used to a cat-flap so pops out into the garden as and when he wants to. He's fussy, but pretty much prefers a quiet life, so a mature family home would suit him best. He did get on with our older cat so probably would get on with another cat."

Bob is free to a good home, and potential adopters can call owner Craig on 07772549980 any time to chat about Bob and/or arrange a viewing. 



Black cat Teebo and White cat Tayo need a new home as asthma has developed in the family and, sadly, Ashley and his partner, who adopted the brothers as kittens, would like to find them another happy home.

Says Ashley: “Our lovely boys are 3 years old, vaccinated, neutered and are regularly flea and worm treated. Teebo is shy but loving and lovable – anxious around new people when younger, but now relatively resilient! In fact, he enjoys human company and will sleep on my lap and/or with his arms around his brother Tayo. He too loves to play, loves treats and to snuggle up. Tayo is the more dominant of the pair – a very confident youngster. They were litter-trained as kittens but both prefer the garden and love to spend time outside. They are used to popping in and out via the cat-flap. As for food preferences, they eat dry and/or wet – dry Whisky’s chicken biscuits, and wet Asda's own brand - fish and meat.

"We’re sure they’d settle well – given time and patience of course, in any stable happy family home – preferably no other cats or dogs. They could go to their new home with all their belongings – carrier, toys, bowls and comfort blankets.”

Ashley would welcome a call or text any time as he’s on holiday from his teaching post. For a chat or viewing in Great Barr, call Ashley on  07575313221.



August 2021

Balto is a gorgeous-looking tabby and white boy who needs a new home. His owner sometimes works away from home and she'd like him to have more company. And as home is a flat, she'd like him to have a garden too, if possible. 

Owner Shahnaz says:"Balto is a grey tabby, 11 years old. He's had all his vaccinations, is neutered, regularly flea/worm treated, and uses his litter tray reliably. I can no longer look after him properly because I sometimes have to work away from home. Balto is loving and gentle, and confident with people and children. He needs to be an only cat - no dogs or other cats as, at his age, he likes a bit of peace and quiet. A 'sit on your lap' is often welcomed, as is a game with string and a ball. Dry food - Purina - is his preference, but he likes wet food and tuna too."

Balto is free to a good home.
Contact Shahnaz by e-mail on for a Ward End viewing



Male Milo and tabby girl Velvet 
now neutered and adopted - we're keeping their photos on to show the sort of images that appeal! 

milo velvet

For those on a low income/certain benefits, CP has a '£5 to neuter your cat' scheme. 
Call 03000 121212 to ask which vets are taking part locally.