Rehoming Cats

In order to rehome a cat from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home you will be interviewed by one of our Rehomers who will help choose the cat that best suits you, your home and lifestyle.

In our cat rehoming centres we have cats of all ages, shapes and sizes, with different personalities and temperaments.  

We have cats of all ages, shapes and sizes, with different personalities and temperaments  

Our cat rehoming process

Our rehoming process is individual to each and every applicant so please allow plenty of time. Our busiest times tend to be weekends and school holidays.

We rehome cats all over the country provided you are able to collect the cat from one of our three sites. If you live more than ten miles from the Home you can start the rehoming process online. Fill in an application form and a rehomer will telephone you to go over your application form with you. If you live too far away for a home visit, we need you to provide a letter of recommendation from a vet (or rescue centre). In some cases we would request you ask a local cat rehoming centre if they could carry out a home visit. Please note, this does not guarantee being able to rehome a cat from us.

We have cats of all ages, shapes and sizes, with different personalities and temperaments.

Each cat is assessed to find out what it is like and what sort of home, lifestyle and environment would best suit it. For example most adult cats would be quite happy to be left for a working day as long as they have access to a garden. One might need a home without children whilst another could go to a home with children. Each cat is looked at individually and matched at point of interview with the most suitable owner. Please bring with you:

  • Identification with your name and address. If you are submitting a joint application please bring identification for both adults
  • Written permission from your council, Housing Association or landlord if you do not own your own home
  • All members of the family. It is vital that everyone who will be living with the cat meets the animal

Please note you have to be 18 years old or over to rehome a Battersea cat.

How much does it cost?

Our rehoming fee is £75 for cats (over 6 months), £85 for kittens (under 6 months), £120 for pair of cats or £130 for a pair of kittens. 

The cost includes microchipping, vaccinations, three months free out-patient veterinary care for any condition related to your pet’s stay at the Home, a starter pack of food, an ID tag, access to our Rehoming team for continued help and support, and in many cases the animal will also have been neutered.

We accept cash or debit/credit card as payment (we are unable to accept cheques). 

Each cat will also be covered with four weeks’ free Petplan insurance so that right from the start, your cat will be covered for accidents and new illnesses as they settle in to their new surroundings. When you extend this free cover to a full policy, Petplan will donate 10% of the cost of the premium to Battersea, as well as 10% of the cost of the premium each year the policy is renewed.

This 10% donation isn’t only available to people rehoming an animal from Battersea. Visit www.petplan/bdch for a quote and more information about all Petplan policies,for your pet. You can call Petplan on 0800 980 0500 quoting ‘BDCH’ and 10% of your premium will be donated to Battersea.
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Please remember:

  • We cannot guarantee that any animal seen on this website will be suitable for a prospective owner
  • We cannot guarantee that any animal seen on this website will be at the centre on the day of your visit
  • Although each animal has a full behaviour and temperament assessment whilst at the Home we cannot accept responsibility for the temperament of any animal once it has been rehomed

Home visits

A home visit is not always necessary. As everyone’s situation is unique, we assess each person on a case-by-case basis, analysing their personal circumstances, home environment and experience as a pet owner, before deciding whether to carry out a home visit. Read more about our home visit policy

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