The Adoption Process

Tortoiseshell cat on red chairThe Adoption Process
Your initial enquiry will result in a call from our homing officer to find out more about you, your family and the sort of cat you would like to adopt.  Every cat is individual and we try our best to achieve the perfect match each time. Not every cat may suit your specific environment.

A short, informal home-visit will be arranged by one of our volunteers, to make sure the cat you take into your home is right for you. It is also a good chance for you to ask other questions and discuss the ins and outs of homing a CP cat.  You will have the opportunity to visit, by appointment, one of our foster homes to meet the cat/kitten that might best suit your needs.  The homing officer will explain when the cat will be ready to join your household.

If you choose to adopt a cat, then there will be a few simple steps, formalities and arrangements to make before the cat joins you in your home. We will complete some adoption forms and explain how the microchip registration will be recorded in your name and that as part of the adoption process, four weeks free pet insurance with Petplan will be provided.

If you are in rented accomodation, a letter is required from your landlord or housing association giving permission for you to keep a cat at the property. It must also state how many animals are allowed at the property. We cannot home a cat before we have this.

Homes on or near a busy road might have an age recommendation

We prefer to home kittens in pairs if members of the household are out at work all day. 

We can only home FIV+ cats as indoor cats.