Adopt


Interested in adopting?

Visiting the cats is by APPOINTMENT ONLY once we have processed your adoption enquiry. 

If you would like to enquire about any of our cats please fill out our adoption enquiry form and someone will be in touch with you for a chat. Please keep in mind that we are run entirely by volunteers who do this around full time jobs and families, but we will try to get back to you as quickly as possible.

MEET OUR RESIDENTS

VIOLET AND NEO

  • Mum and son
  • 2.5 and 2 years old
  • Need outdoor access
  • Need to be the only cats

Hello, Violet and Neo here. We originally came to Pawprints as our owner passed away. We did find a home but unfortunately it didn’t quite work out and we ended up back at the rescue 🙁 The volunteers say don’t let the innocent faces fool you! They say we can be a bit naughty and territorial when it comes to other cats so need a home that doesn’t have lots of cats nearby. We also like to scratch the occasional carpet so the volunteers say we need a carpet free or scratch friendly house. Despite all that, we are friendly and enjoy sitting in the catio at the rescue watching the world go by. We are better suited to a quieter home. If there is anyone out there who doesn’t mind a bit of character and could give us our furever home please get touch 🐾

DENNIS 

  • Male
  • Approx 2 years old
  • Friendly boy

Heyyyyyy! Dennis here! But i promise I’m not a menace! I found myself at Pawprints when my hoomans left me behind 🙁 A kind lady looked after me but unfortunately her cat wasn’t so keen on me hanging around. The volunteers say I’m a lovely boy. I like to have a chat. I’m not keen on busy roads or noisy areas but i do like a bit of playing out so a nice quiet garden would be purrfect! I’m an easy going boy who would love my own place to call home 🐾

ROSE 

  • Female
  • 8 months old

Hey hey, I’m Rose! I arrived at Pawprints because my family could no longer care for me. I’m currently staying with foster pawrents with another cat from the rescue, Mane. I love to chase him around and play, he does get a bit worn out so i have to give him a break sometimes! I’m not so keen on being picked up and lots of fuss but I do like to snuggle when once I’m all played out! Can you offer me my furever home? 🐾

FRANK

  • Male
  • Approx 5 years old

Hey, Frank here! I’ve been visiting the rescue for a while now; the kind volunteers put food out for me and got me to trust them. They took me to the vet and took away my pom poms but I don’t mind, I’ve taken it all in my stride! They were going to release me again but i showed them my soft side and they think i deserve a proper place to call home. I’m a sweet, simple lad who would be happy with food, a furry blanket and a nice garden. I’m a bit shy but love strokes once I get to know you. Can you give me that furever home I dream of? 🐾

TC

  • Female
  • 7 years old
  • Needs to be the only cat
  • Adult only home

Hiya, TC here. I came here due to a family breakdown and it’s been hard to adjust but I’m much braver now and enjoy sitting nosying from my pen and making sure the volunteers are doing their job! I am a bit of a diva but hey, that’s me! I do have a sweet side too once i’m comfortable around you, i just like to get to know you first. I mean, I’m a lady you know! I’ve only really been an indoor cat but I’ve really enjoyed the outdoor bit of my pen so i think I’d enjoy a bit of a catio or garden so long as could easily get back inside to my home comforts. I’m not a fan of little people, I would prefer a nice quiet adult/s for my pawrent/s purrlease. If you like a cat with character, I’m your lady 🐾

MANE (Man-eh)

  • Male
  • Approx 4 years old
  • Family friendly

Hello lovely people! I came here when I was left behind by my human, a kind family noticed me living in the garden of my old home and got in touch with Pawprints who helped get me safe. I’m an easy going boy, I love to make friends and am good with other cats too. The staff at the vets couldn’t help falling for my charms! I’m in a foster home at the moment who are looking after me well but I’d love to find my furever home. Have you for a sofa spot for me to fill? If so, get in touch by the form thingy so the volunteers can arrange for you to visit me 🐾

RUFUS

  • Male
  • Approx 4 years old

Hey hey, I’m Rufus and my foster pawrents took me in when they realised I didn’t have a home to go to. I’m a chilled out boy, I’m enjoying my home comfort now I’m all safe and warm. There are two feline fur sisters in my foster home which I don’t mind, I just tend to keep myself to myself. I do need to I find a more permanent pad though purretttyy purrlease. I can be visited in my foster home so do get in touch 🐾

SEEN ANYONE YOU LIKE? PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US VIA OUR ADOPTION ENQUIRY FORM AND SOMEONE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY TO ARRANGE A VISIT TO MEET OUR RESIDENTS

KITTENS

 

We are a rescue that mainly focuses on adult cats. However, sometimes we do have kittens looking for homes which will be stated on this page. We only home kittens once they’ve reached the age of 12 weeks and we never home a kitten under the age of 8 weeks as it goes against the animal welfare act, kittens are far too young to be away from their mother at such an age. When adopting a kitten from Pawprints you enter into an agreement that the kitten will be neutered/spayed when it is old enough (usually around 4-6 months or when it has reached 2kg) and we will be informed by our vets when this has taken place.

Adoption Process

We are unable to home cats to anyone living on or very near to a main road or railway line, this is for their own safety. All cats are home checked (not as scary as it sounds we promise!). We appreciate that not everyone likes the idea of a home check, however, we are responsible for the welfare of the cats in our care and it would be irresponsible of us to let them go without knowing where they are going. We are not there to judge you or your decor! We are there simply to check that everything is OK, that you don’t live on a main road and that you know everything you need to know to get your cat settled in.

We will ask for your address initially so we can look up your home to make sure it is in a suitable location. If we believe it to be unsuitable, we will contact you to let you know. All final decisions are made by the rescue owner. A home check will be performed when we drop off the cat you would like to adopt to you, if everything is OK we will ask you to fill out an adoption form that signs the cat over to you. Up until this point we do have the right not to hand the cat over to you, however this only happens in very exceptional circumstances when we believe there is a risk to the cat/kitten and is very rare.

Adoption Fees

All cats adopted from Pawprints Cat Rescue come with 5 weeks free insurance from Agria Pet Insurance and have been health checked by a vet, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have received treatment for fleas, ticks and worms. The adoption fee is to cover part of the cost. This basic care alone will cost us upwards of £150 and that’s before we add in costs of food, litter and any additional vet care. We ask for an adoption fee of £80 for our cats, which is just a fraction of what we have paid out. This enables us to carry on our work of rescuing unwanted and abandoned cats.