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Settling your new cat in

Your cat will need a room of their own while they settle. It should be:

  • Quiet
  • Away from other pets
  • Have everything they need for the at least the first night (see “Supplies needed”)

The settling in period will vary depending on the cat. Some cats take longer while others settle in quick. There is no “right” amount of time!

New cats should stay inside for at least two weeks or until they are 6 months old so that they can settle properly

Supplies needed

  1. Water bowl - should be placed away from food bowl.
  2. Food bowls - one for biscuits and one for wet food.
  3. Litter tray - it is best to have a couple just in case. Place this away from where the food and water bowls are!
  4. Bed 
  5. Litter + scoop
  6. Wet and dry food - you will usually receive 1.5kg of dry food to start you off.
  7. Toys 
  8. Scratching post 
  9. Cat carrier

Safety in the home - what to look out for

Anything that could cause injury:

  • Wires (kittens especially may chew on these!)
  • Wobbly furniture that might fall if jumped on
  • Stove tops/open fires etc

Escape routes - remember cats can fit through much smaller spaces than you think!

  • Open windows
  • Cat flaps
  • Loose floorboards

Potentially harmful substances 

  • Lilies (highly toxic!)
  • Antifreeze
  • Cleaning Products
  • Food left out in the kitchen (most of it won’t be directly harmful, but it’s still not good for them!)

Travelling

Make sure your carrier is secure, clean, and dry. 

Your cat will come with a blanket to help them settle on the journey and in their new home

You are likely to need this carrier again in the course of having a cat - eg for vet trips, travel, etc - so we recommend that you have your own instead of borrowing.

We have carriers available for sale if you do not have your own.

Other things to consider

Registering at a vet

Routine healthcare (flea and worm treatments, vaccinations, dental care. Everything we have given the cat already will be listed on your paperwork.)

Insurance (you will usually receive 4 weeks free insurance through us at adoption*)

Planning for holidays

Thank you for adopting from us!

Not every cat will be the same or require the same treatment. At the point of adoption and when discussing your cat, a member of the team will discuss your cat’s exact requirements and explain whether it differs significantly from this guide.

We are always happy to speak to you regarding your cat and any questions or concerns that may arise after adoption. We will help you as much as possible throughout the process and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us either via the number that your cat’s rehomer rang you on, or via our main line 01535 647184 open 1-4PM every day except Wednesdays.

You can also email us at [email protected]

We couldn’t do this without adopters like you!