All our cats and kittens are health checked by a vet, wormed, flead, microchipped, neutered and vaccinated before being homed. All come with four weeks, free PetPlan insurance.

As a condition of adoption, we expect all new owners to continue with annual health checks and vaccinations

We are happy to home cats in any local postcode (eg. Stockport, Hale Barnes, Chelford, Congleton, Buxton, Whaley Bridge)  so long as there are no busy roads nearby and it’s not too far away from us in case post-adoption support is necessary to help your new companion settle in. Unfortunately, we do not generally home to families with children under five.

In the case of kittens, if they are to be left regularly for long periods alone (between 4 and 8 hours), we normally home in pairs since plenty of stimulation is needed in their formative months.

Our 10 stage homing process

1.It is a big commitment to adopt a companion animal so please head over to our checklist to help you understand your responsibilities.
2.Please complete a “matchmaker form” – it takes about five minutes but helps us understand your situation and aspirations.

We’ll check if the cat/kitten you have in mind is the basis of a good, long-term match and let you know (usually within a couple of days.)
3.By appointment, the whole family comes to the rescue/fosterer’s home and meets the cat or kitten and spends time with them – we’ll answer any questions you have and tell you more about the cat.

We’ll further check if the ‘match’ is good.
4.Think it over – we don’t need you to commit at the meeting (it is a big commitment,) but if you could let us know within 24hrs it helps others who might be wanting to adopt.

And, of course, we’re here to answer any questions that have arisen/been forgotten.

If all parties wish to progress ….
5.We’ll give you guidance on preparing your home for your new family member and details of their current food/litter etc to provide continuity and ease the transfer.
6.Whilst getting prepared we ask for a short video tour/series of photographs of your home so we can help identify/pitfalls and hazards. This is in lieu of the ‘home visit’ of times pre-pandemic.

We will also ask you to provide photo id and a copy of recent utility bill. If your home is rented, or has restrictions because of a management committee, we’ll ask for a copy of written confirmation that you are allowed to own a cat off your landlord/committee.
7.We ask for a donation of £125 each for kittens / £100 for cats towards the cost of getting them ready for rehoming – bank transfer (EFT) is very much our preferred method but cash/cheques/cards are fine too. And, if you agree we can ‘Gift Aid‘ your contribution which helps lots.

Obviously, if you’d like to donate more that would be welcome but is entirely at your discretion.
8.Once ready, make an appointment to come and collect your new companion. Both parties sign an adoption form (legal transfer of ownership) and the insurance cover note (four weeks free cover.)
9.During the integration period we ask you to stay in touch and let us know how things are going – it’s learning for everyone.

And we, and our volunteers, always love to receive occasional ongoing updates on how their prodigies are doing having given their time whilst in our care.
10.Should, despite all efforts, integration fail then we ask for the cat to come back into care with us and we’ll all endeavour to find a better match ongoing.