How to rehome a cat

At Battersea, we make every effort to match you with the best animal for you. That's why we look at everything from your living situation to your preferences. Because getting it right leads to something very special.

Battersea's rehoming process

Customers who wish to rehome a dog or cat are advised to fill out an online rehoming application. Our staff are working hard to respond to rehoming enquiries and to rehome our dogs and cats following Government approved guidelines regarding social distancing.

Battersea relies upon donations to raise the vital funds needed to keep our centres running, and we need the continued support of the public to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat. If you can help, please make a donation.

Four steps to rehome your new Battersea cat

Step one: Register

Before we can match you with a cat, you will need to register your details and answer a few questions by completing an application form online. This should take no more than 15 minutes and will help us find a cat that’s right for you.

If you are unable to complete the online form, you can do this by emailing

If you are interested in rehoming a working cat, please visit our working cats page for more information.

Step two: Speak to our rehoming team

If our rehoming team finds an animal that matches the details you supplied on your application form, someone will be in touch with you to discuss a few more specific points about your current situation and preferences.

Step three: Meet your potential pet

If a suitable match has been found, you will be able to virtually meet your potential new cat, this may be through watching footage we have filmed of them at our centres or in their foster homes, or through a video call.

Step four: Rehome

Once you have had a chance to virtually meet your new potential pet, we’ll arrange a visit to a Battersea centre or we'll deliver your new cat to you. You'll be provided with expert pet advice and support to help your new friend settle in.

Register to rehome a cat

Rehoming a cat

How much does it cost to rehome a Battersea cat?

Our rehoming fee is £95 for cats (over six months), £125 for kittens (under six months) or £170 for a pair of cats and £225 for a pair of kittens. We accept debit/credit card as payment (we are unable to accept cheques). Included in this cost are the following:

  • Microchipping
  • Initial vaccinations, flea and worming treatment
  • Neutering
  • An identification tag
  • Starter pack of food, advice and special offers
  • Four weeks’ free Petplan insurance as your cat settles into their new surroundings.

If you need any more information about adopting a cat please read our cat rehoming FAQ.

Register to rehome a Battersea cat

Bringing an animal into your life can be a wonderful experience. Rescuing a cat, however, is truly life-changing – for you, and your new companion.

Register now

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