Adoption Form

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Unfortunately we do not offer adoptions to students. This is because of how mobile many students are, and the number of students that would be away from their homes during the Summer. If you are continuously living in the same home we may consider an adoption

For private rentals/housing associations we require proof of tenancy. This should be emailed to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible. If your house has a shared entrance you will need permission from your neighbours before you can adopt. Proof of this should be sent to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible.

For private rentals/housing associations we require proof of tenancy and expressed permission from your housing agency to house a cat/s in the property. This should be emailed to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible. If your house has a shared entrance you will need permission from your neighbours before you can adopt. Proof of this should be sent to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible.

For private rentals/housing associations we require proof of tenancy and expressed permission from your housing agency to house a cat/s in the property. This should be emailed to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible. If your house has a shared entrance you will need permission from your neighbours before you can adopt. Proof of this should be sent to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible. If your house has a shared entrance you will need permission from your neighbours before you can adopt. Proof of this should be sent to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible.

You will need the permission of your homeowner if you wish to adopt a cat. Please send proof of this to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible.

You will need the permission of your homeowner if you wish to adopt a cat. Please send proof of this to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible.

You will need the permission of your homeowner if you wish to adopt a cat. Please send proof of this to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible.

: If your house has a communal garden you will need permission from your neighbours to adopt your cat. Proof of this should be sent to info@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk with your name as soon as possible.

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HOME CHECK - Please attach recent photos of your home to help us to match you with the right cat. These images should be taken at the time of applying. Please do not use old photos. We ask for this information so that we can ascertain where essentials such as food, water, litter trays and beds would be situated in the home, and to gauge the size to ensure the cat will be a good fit for the home.
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Please note, we will not pursue adoption until you are back from holidays. Cats cannot be reserved.
If you are planning to move house or have any renovations in the next 2 months then we recommend looking to adopt a cat after this, as cats need some time at home with their owners in order to properly settle in, without unnecessary noise and disturbance.
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If you have other cats, you will need to provide proof that the cat has received a vaccination within the last 12 months and proof that they have been neutered. This should be sent to adoptions@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk as soon as possible, so that we can proceed with your application
If you have dogs, you will need to provide proof that the dog has received a vaccination within the last 12 months and proof that they have been neutered. This should be sent to adoptions@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk as soon as possible, so that we can proceed with your application
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About the cat you're looking for
Please note, your home location will be subject to a main/busy road proximity check.
Please note, young cats/kittens cannot be left alone for long periods of time, so the info you enter will be taken into account when considering adoption.







Please only tick "yes" if you have seriously considered taking on two cats.










Please note, we are based in an old victorian house and the cats are housed over three floors. The only access to these floors are internal stairs. There are 4 steps to climb in order to get into the main building.
Please note, we are based in an old victorian house and the cats are housed over three floors. The only access to these floors are internal stairs. There are 4 steps to climb in order to get into the main building.
We will contact you via email for most steps of the adoption process, this allows us to attach documents with extra information. Please let us know if another method of contacting you would be preferable, and we will try to accommodate this.







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PLEASE READ - - Potential adoption appointments are subject to availability. They will normally take place in the afternoon, day/date to be confirmed upon process of your application and availability of suitable cats.
Potential adoption visits are subject to availability. Please do not visit until you have received a booking confirmation from The Sheffield Cats Shelter. If there are currently no cats available that suit your needs, we will keep your application on file for future consideration (up to 56 days).
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY:
~The Sheffield Cats Shelter's cats are unable to be reserved in advance of a potential adoption visit. If you have seen a specific cat that you believe is suitable for you, we recommend pursuing booking a potential adoption visit as early as possible. Suitability is subject to our necessary checks.
~We will use the information given in this form to assess what cats would suit your household. We will contact you if there are any issues/any further information that we need before a potential adoption visit is booked.
~We will take every care to find the right cat for you, we cannot guarantee behaviours once they are in a home. Please be prepared to allow ample time for your new family member to settle in if you do adopt.
~The Sheffield Cats Shelter charges an adoption fee for all of our cats and kittens. The amount is £150 per cat, or £225 for a pair (decided by the shelter) and is a non-negotiable and non-refundable donation (including if you return a cat).
~The adoption fee does not cover the cost of us caring for the cats, and any additional donations to the charity are very gratefully received.
~You must provide proof of address and a form of valid ID at the time of adoption.
~The charity reserves the right to refuse any application for adoption.



Please Note

1. We aim to get back to all applicants, however we work on a very small team of staff, so ask you to be patient. Once your form is complete and you've provided all the information requested, leave it with us, and we will get in touch. Please ensure you are ready to adopt - if we have a cat/s that are suitable we may be in touch fairly soon.

2. We understand you may apply to other rescues too. If you adopt elsewhere, please let us know so that we may update our records.