Can you offer a lap for Shelby to curl up on?

Shelby for adoption

About Shelby




- Domestic Short Hair


10 years 9 months.



Introducing Shelby, the cat with a doglike personality. This lovebug came into our care back in January after his owner passed away and has been neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. He has also had a dental, so his teeth are squeaky clean! Shelby is currently on urinary food, and has tablets due to problems with his thyroid – this is something that would need to be monitored in his new home. However, he loves mealtimes and is very well behaved when taking his medication. The cattery has described him as an adored, chatty older man who would be an asset to any home.
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Our Adoption Process

There are a few simple steps to go through before welcoming your new pet into your home.

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Step 1:

Complete an application form

Once we have received your completed form, one of our animal welfare team members will contact you to arrange either a physical or virtual home visit before offering a viewing either at our Branch office, at the fosterer, or at the private boarding establishment the animal is being housed at.

Step 2:

Getting to know each other

We conduct a physical/virtual home check and once this has been passed, you can arrange to view the animal at a time that works best for you and the fosterer. Our home checks are conducted by our Animal Welfare Team who will contact you directly to arrange a time that suits you. Home checks are a common practice when adopting from most animal welfare organisations, and are done as part of our duty of care to ensure our animals find an appropriate home, so please do not be offended when asked to arrange one. They are nothing to worry about and our staff are suitably trained to make sure the process is as relaxed as possible – they are also a great chance for you to ask any questions you may have about your potential new pet.

Step 3:

Welcoming your new pet

Once the home visit has been conducted, we will arrange the adoption process to be completed at a time suitable to you and the fosterer. Please note: as part of your adoption from us, your new pet will be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and will have received internal & external parasite treatment. If the animal is too young at the time of adoption, we will supply you with a voucher for neutering and pay for their first vaccinations. You will also be provided with a complete veterinary history of your new pet and 4 weeks pet insurance with PetPlan. This can take up to a week to be compiled so there may be a delay between a home visit being approved and the adoption appointment taking place.