Adoption

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 their jobs and families, but we will try to get back to you as quickly as possible.

MEET OUR RESIDENTS

BILLY

  • Male
  • Approx 6-7 years old
  • Loving lad! 

Hey hey, the names Billy and I came to Pawprints when a kind lady rescued me after living on my own for a long time. The volunteers say I’m a lovely charming boy who likes nothing better than my food, bed and fusses. I’m all health checked, neutered and vaccinated and just waiting for a place to call my own. I’d make a great companion! Can I come home with you? 🐾

MUEY

  • Male
  • Approx 4 years old
  • Needs Outdoor Access or a Catio
  • Playful, cheeky and cute!
  • Can be homed with Victor or another young friendly cat

Hey, Muey here! I came to Pawprints when a kind family took me in after I had nowhere to go and got me some help. I kept getting bullied by the other tom cats. I’m a sweet cheeky playful boy who loves fusses! I’ve recently been making friends with Victor, he’s like an annoying little brother but we have some fun! I’m getting stir crazy here at the rescue, I really need a furever place to call home with a nice garden I can play out in when I’m ready. I can be homed with Victor if two handsome boys is better than one! Purrlease get in touch if you’d like to meet me 🐾

VICTOR

  • Male
  • 1 year old
  • Needs Outdoor Access or a Catio
  • Giddy kipper!
  • Can be homed with Muey or another friendly cat

Heyyyyy Victor here! I came to Pawprints when my owner was no longer able to keep me. I was a bit shy at first but the volunteers now say my personality is coming out and I’m very cheeky and cute! I love fusses & having a chat. I’ve been hanging out with Muey as we both wanted some company, he’s fun to hang out with but also tells me off when I get too in his face as I do get a little excited, he’s never mad at me for long though,, I’m too cute to be!  I’d love a nice warm furever home soon please and can go with Muey if you are looking for two super handsome boys! 🐾

CHARLIE

  • Male
  • Approx 12-18 months old
  • Needs outdoor access or a catio
  • A diamond in the rough 💎

Hey there, I’m Charlie and I came to Pawprints after spending the winter sleeping in a shelter in a kind man’s garden. I wasn’t in the best shape but I’ve been getting plenty of TLC at the rescue and I’m now ready to look for my furever home. I’m still a bit untrusting of people due to my time living outside so can give a swipe if I get worried but I also like fusses so I need someone to work with me on this. I’ve been learning to play and it’s been fun! The volunteers think I’d be best as an only cat or with a lady friend as I’m a bit territorial with boys. Have you got a Charlie shaped space in your heart? 🐾

PHOENIX

  • Female
  • 2 years old
  • Needs outdoor access or a catio
  • A sweet friendly girl

Hiya, I’m Phoenix and I came to Pawprints after my owners couldn’t care for me anymore. I’m a friendly girl who loves to play and have lots of attention. I’d prefer a quieter home that has time to spend with me. The volunteers say I’ll make a purrfect companion. So what are you waiting for, apply to adopt me purrlease! 🐾

LARRY

  • Male
  • Approx 7 years old
  • Needs Outdoor Access or a Catio
  • Special needs – allergies
  • Random sleep spot expert!

Hey hey, I’m Larry and I started visiting my foster mum a few months ago now. I learned to trust her and she let me sleep in the warm and fed me up. I’m a bit of a special case as unfortunately I’ve been having problems with my itchy skin! Its been quite a journey and my foster mum is still trying to help me but she said I need to be in a home as an only cat or one with another allergy cat where they can help me get to the bottom of it (with Pawprints’ support) as there are another 6 cats here and I always find their food no matter where she hides it, oops! She says I’m a quirky character and am forever finding random places to sleep! I like me some catnip and a play too. I’m pretty independent, I like some fusses but also just like to be able to do my own thing. If you have the time and patience to let me get to know you and help me get my silly itching better I’ll be your loyal boy furever 🐾

*Special home/s needed*

CHARLOTTE, ARCHIE, LILI AND LOUIS

  • Male and Female
  • Siblings
  • Approx 2 years old
  • Shy but sweet with lots of purrtential!

We are the ‘Furmouse 4’. We used to be the ‘Furmouse 5’ but we sadly lost our brother George when he and Charlotte got poorly. Charlotte was very lucky she managed to fight the virus with the help of the vets and after lots of waiting we have been able to live together again. We came to Pawprints after being born outside, we were very timid and the rescue have been working hard to build our trust. Charlotte and Archie are the most confident and both love fusses once we get to know you, Lili and Louis are still very shy but we will let you stroke us and relax more after someone spends time with us. The volunteers would love us to find our furever home/s now and continue to grow our confidence. We’ve had a catsultation and the volunteers said we may need to go in pairs which we would be OK with. Of course if anyone wanted us all a special deal could be arranged! We will need a quiet home with someone who has experience of us shy cats. Can you offer us a chance? Please fill in a form for a chat with the hoomans about us if you can 🐾

REUBEN 

  • Male
  • Approx 10-12 months old
  • Needs outdoor access or catio
  • Cheeky but cute! 

Hey, Reuben here! I came to Pawprints after I got myself into a bit of trouble and a kind lady rescued me from a petrol station! I was so scared when I was found but I’m now showing everyone my cheeky self! I love to play and have lots of energy! The volunteers think I’d be fine with a furriend and a family with cat savvy children ’cause I get a bit giddy! I’m now ready to find furever home purrettty purrlease! 🐾

TOBY

  • Male
  • 7-8 years old
  • Shy Special Gent
  • Needs outdoor access or a Catio

Hello, i’m Toby and I came to Pawprints when my hoomdad passed away 🙁 I fled the house when it happened and the volunteers at Pawprints had to trap me to get me safe. I was very bonded to my dad and haven’t been used to lots of people so it has taken the volunteers a long time for me to get used to them. I haven’t let them touch me until very recently when I let my chicken friend have fusses who I know well. She got so excited, I’m not sure what all the fuss was about! I’m still pretty hands off but I will do my chicken dance if you’re lucky! The volunteers say I need a special person who will give me all the time I need to bond with them. It will take some months but I will get get there if you put your trust in me. Could you be my special someone? 🐾

MORK AND MINDY

  • Bonded Brother and Sister 
  • Approx 10-12 months old
  • The Purrfect Pair
  • Need outdoor access or a catio

Hey hey, nanoo nanoo, we are Mork and Mindy and we came to Pawprints when our hoomans moved away and left us behind. A kind family helped us find a rescue place and here we are. We are very bonded and love to play and sleep together. I (Mindy) am the most confident and love to play and have fusses. My bro is a bit shy until he gets to know you but he’s a softy once he does. We would love to find our furever home together so if you have a space for a couple of cuties we are your purrfect cats 🐾

BANDIT

  • Male
  • Approx 5 years old
  • Pawsitively FIV
  • Indoor cat or catio would be purrfect
  • Shy big softy! 

Hello, i’m Bandit and I came to Pawprints after living outside for a long time. I was getting fed by a kind lady who took me to be treated for my wounds and neutered. Unfortunately the vets told her I had FIV so they either had to put me to sleep or find a rescue who would help me. Pawprints stepped in to save me as they say this is a silly rule as FIV isn’t a death sentence and I can still live a happy healthy life with some nice hoomans. I’ve been getting lots of TLC. I’m a shy boy at first, I get a bit scared and hiss at you because of my hard life but once I trust you I love all the fusses! The volunteers say I need a special home with someone who is happy to let me come around at my pace. Your reward will be a loyal bonded gentleman for life! Do you have a space in your heart for little old me? 🐾

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. FURTHER ADOPTION PROCESS DETAILS CAN BE FOUND BELOW. 

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 Fee

We ask for an adoption fee of £80 for our cats. The adoption fee goes towards the cat’s costs. The basic care alone for each cat cost us upwards of £150 and that’s before we add in their food, litter and any additional vet care such as dentals or medical treatment needed. This enables us to carry on our work of rescuing unwanted and abandoned cats.

All cats adopted from us 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.

Adoption Process

All potential adopters 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 your decor, we are simply there to check that everything is OK and safe for them and that you know everything you need to know to get your cat settled in.

We will address check 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.

We are unable to home outdoor cats to anyone living on or very near to a main/busy road, railway line or water way. We understand that some cats are more savvy than others and if we have a suitable cat we will suggest them but in the main the cats we take on don’t have a history so this decision is for their own safety. We do welcome applications for any of our cats from those with catios or cat fenced gardens such as protectapet or other variations as our main priority after all our cats have been through is ensuring our cats are safe. We would forward to hearing from you.