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Adoption Application

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Are you a permanent resident of Australia?
Are you an international student?
Do you have other pets?
Are you willing to take the time to socialise new and current animals together?
Is everyone in the family okay with having a new pet?
What type of home do you live in?
Do you have any required permission to have a pet in your home (e.g. landlord)?
If you became ill, is there someone to care for your pets?
Please tick what you are able to financially provide for your pet
Will your cat be an inside or outside cat?Please be aware that if you adopt the above cat/kitten they will need to be kept inside for the first 3 – 4 months then gradually socialised to outside.
Are you happy to do this?Initially kept inside (as per above)
Will your cat be kept inside at night time?
Have you had a cat before?
Surrendered a pet to a pound/shelter?to order
Do you object to an interview as well as a house check being carried out?
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Cheltenham Cat Rescue is not a shelter and as such, there is no centralised location for you to visit. To adopt one of our beautiful felines,  the first step is to submit an adoption application.

Rescue cats and kittens make the best companion animals. At Cheltenham Cat Rescue we have an adoption process aimed at ensuring you and your new companion will have a great long lasting relationship.

FreyFollowing the submission of an adoption application form, we can then make an assessment to see if there exists a potential ‘match’. It’s not about good or bad- the questions on the form are aimed at helping us find the right companion for you and the right family for the cat/kitten going  forward.

If there is potential for a good match, the foster carer will contact you to arrange a meet and greet. This is an opportunity for you to come and meet your potential new family member in their current foster environment.  It’s also a great time to talk to the carer about the cat/kitten’s needs, likes/dislikes and of course, their overall personality!

If that all checks out and you and your new family member kick it off, we will bring them to you whereby we will complete a house check. Additionally, we will provide you with all the necessary paperwork and advice to set you up for success with your new best friend.

We go to these lengths because we are dealing with a life – not a transaction. It’s not in our cats’ interests to be adopted and returned when things don’t work out. We reserve the right not to provide reasons for not proceeding with any expression of interest or application.

As always, anytime you contact us, we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, but we are volunteers and sometimes can get busy. If you don’t hear back from us within 48 hours, please try us again.

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