Adopting a cat is an immensely rewarding experience and you can really make a difference. Here are a few of the kitties we are lucky to have at Catcuddles. Check out our feline friends that are ready and raring to go!
Please get in touch via our "Contact Us" enquiry form and we would be happy to give you a more up to date picture of the kitties for adoption.
Beautiful girl Cassiopeia - Cassie to her friends- is around a year old and has come on in leaps and bounds at Catcuddles.
We discovered this petite beauty living as a stray young mum in a back garden, struggling to protect her two kittens, which are both now happily adopted. Sadly, just a kitten herself, it was months before anyone stepped in to remove this young family from the dangers of the streets.
Cassiopeia's adopters will need to be experienced with cats, committed to Cassie and patient at the beginning, and let her come to trust her forever family over the first few weeks. The reward, as her foster mum can confirm, is a thoroughly dog-like kitty that sits by you, sleeps by you and follows you around the home for company, 24/7. Not only that but she is super friendly with cats and dogs, so long as they are friendly back.
Cassie is best suited to an adult-only home with a private garden that she can be gradually introduced to when her confidence in her new home and with her new family is well established. She is a little gem of a cat, with budding lap cat qualities waiting to be nurtured!
Six year old semi-long haired Diddy is always eager for attention and is full of energy and life. He is one of several cats who was flown from Egypt into the care of CatCuddles for the chance at a new life, and he has adapted to the big change of environment admirably, taking it in his stride and remaining playful and friendly from the offset.
He is a cat who can never get enough of being stroked and played with and he often goes about his day 'chatting' to himself and his human companions. He will need to be the only pet in his new home; coming from an Egyptian shelter where he was housed in less than adequate conditions with literally hundreds of other cats, Diddy has never had the undivided attention of someone before and we want to offer this to him at last. It's what he deserves and what he craves - he loves company so much.
He will need access to some very safe outside space in his new home, as being from Egypt he is unfamiliar with British streets.
Tiny sweetheart Tinkerbell is just four months old. She is entirely black apart from a few decorative white hairs on her chest and has almond green eyes. She is extremely energetic, bright and curious, like all kittens keen to explore the wider world.
When not racing around her foster home, Tinkerbell is affectionate and purry, rolling over to offer her tummy for tickling, but she is not yet inclined to sit on a lap as she is often too busy - playing and exploring.
Tinkerbell has been introduced to kittens of a similar age in the past, but did not seem to enjoy their company very much, so it's likely that she is best suited to being the center of attention and the only cat in her new home. Being so young, she will also need adopters who can offer her plenty of time and guidance, and access to a safe outside space once she is old enough.
Gina is extremely shy and exhibits some of the behaviour of a feral cat, often hiding or fleeing from people and being scared to be touched. It's possible for her to be rehabilitated and become more comfortable and relaxed around people, and we are working at this at CatCuddles, but it's going to take time and only in the long-term, in a forever home, will we see a full transformation.
Gina is going to need a very special adult-only home with experienced adopters who are understanding, open minded, and out to change a life.
Like with most cats that come to know the kindness of humans late in life, once the trust and the bond are forged, you will be having a loyal friend for life.
Captain (male) & Mittens (female) are two very laid back, friendly, easy going cats. They share a unique bond - we believe they are father and daughter, and they stuck together throughout an existence on the streets, sadly living as strays before a kind individual brought them to CatCuddles.
We'd love for them to keep this special bond, only in a loving home. They are both very friendly cats who clearly belonged to someone once, but were perhaps lost or more likely, abandoned. They will need some outside space and plenty of love and comfort - they've missed out on far too much of it.
These two fluffy beauties are Ganache (female) and Bournville (male), who are looking for a home together with some outside space.
Though the siblings are now two years old, they were found running around a New Cross estate as kittens. When cats have little to no contact with people in their early weeks, this sets them up to be scared and shy around people throughout their lives, unless they are painstakingly socialized. As adults, the pair have recovered from their rough early start in many ways, but Ganache remains shy and often keeps some distance between herself and people, though she loves to play and responds to toys, and is completely gentle, even at the vets. Bournville is only skittish in unfamiliar surroundings, or occassionally when he is approached head-on by someone walking towards him. However once he has gotten to know someone, he becomes very loving - he will allow his fluffy stomach to be stroked, purring like an engine the whole time, and will stick close to his human companions.
Aubree is an 11-week old girl who was discovered late one evening, screaming in a church yard, alone. We believe that she was abandoned, and that perhaps she was the last of a litter of kittens that wouldn't sell. She will be available for adoption shortly, once her full vaccinations are completed. As with every other Catcuddles cat, she will also be microchipped.
Jager (white nose, male) and Lumen (white chin, male) are lovely, purry, cuddly kittens who are looking for a home together. They fight to climb onto the laps of volunteers and will head butt hands to encourage more strokes. They haven't always been this way - born to a feral mother in a back garden in Beckton, they arrived at CatCuddles having had no contact with humans before, and were scared, confused and flighty.
It's been an intensive journey teaching them to trust people, but today they are affectionate, loving kittens who are happy and comfortable around people, making every moment of hard work worth it. Occasionally the pair will still run when approached by strangers, but this we do encourage as it is safer for them not to approach strangers in this day and age, and living in a busy city.
The kittens will need access to a garden once they are of age, and we would ideally like them to be homed together or as companions to other cats.
Spanner (black) & Sprocket (tabby) are the siblings of Jager, Lumen, Pansy and Sunflower and like them had no contact with humans in their early weeks of life. This means that they were initially completely unused to people and fearful of them, with the pair being the shyest of the entire feline family.
Since their rescue from the garden where they were born, a CatCuddles fosterer has been working exclusively with Spanner and Sprocket to help them to shed some of their fear. It is only through human failings and neglect that their mother became pregnant on the streets, so we feel that they deserve a chance to be rehabilitated and enjoy a home like any other kitten.
Both kittens have improved a great deal in recent weeks and continue to do so. They cannot resist a dangly toy shaken in front of their faces, and will relax eventually when handled. However they do occasionally hiss and growl, which for an inexperienced cat owner may be intimidating, though this is all talk - they rarely follow through with scratches or bites, even when being vaccinated at the vets. They mean no harm, they are just frightened.
They will need an experienced adopter who is willing to continue their socialization, handling and touching them as much as possible and not allowing them to hide away from interaction. They have the potential to become happy and friendly cats, though they may always be a little bit shy. We hope there is someone out there who is willing to change their lives.
Totos and Bobos are two more cats who have benefited from our partnership with Greek rescue contacts, having just arrived in the U.K. and at the CatCuddles Sanctuary. They are one year old ex-strays who were discovered on the streets of Greece as young kittens, with Totos found huddled in a car engine when he was still tiny. Totos was helped to recover from this ordeal by Bobos, who has become his brother - the pair will need to be adopted together as they share a tight bond.
A tough start in life for both cats has left them shy but not unfriendly, incredibly gentle but tentative around new people, in need of the kind of confidence that can only develop in a secure, safe and loving home environment. They are looking for a spacious indoor home with someone who can give them that love and security, someone with whom they can flourish.
Tuttie & Fruittie are young 1-2 year old mother and 4 month old daughter, both now neutered, chipped, vaccinated etc, who came to us after being abandoned outside a vet surgery. They are both friendly and sweet, though quite shy and tentative in new environments and with people they do not know. Having just arrived we're still getting to know them as they settle in.
They will need to be adopted as a pair - they've been through a lot together and have become quite dependent on each other as a result. A garden in a quiet, suburban neighbourhood would be just what these two young ladies need. And love for all torties!
A member of the public first alerted us to Conscience after finding her crying in their back garden. With a full sanctuary at that time and a long waiting list, a volunteer attended the scene believing that there was little we could do to help other than scan her for a microchip.
However when the volunteer arrived they found that Conscience was senior in age, underweight, in precocious health and desperate to get into a house. The volunteer felt that she could not live with her conscience if she left this sweet, elderly cat out in the cold, and so promptly whisked her into the warmth of the sanctuary, letting kindness overrule practicality. This is how Conscience got her name.
We believe Conscience to be around 13 years old, and no owner has ever been found for her, though we searched for some time. There is a possibility, sadly, that she has been abandoned. She has gained quite a bit of strength since her arrival and was recently given a clean bill of health, however we feel that she still needs plenty more comfort, warmth and food to fully recover from her ordeal. She is incredibly sweet, purry, friendly and vocal, with an off-kilter, screechy meow that makes our volunteers laugh. She is also beautiful, with an unusual coat and huge, beguiling turquoise eyes that make rescuing her, and loving her, irresistible.
Mimi is a 7 year old girl who has just arrived at CatCuddles. She is a cat who loves to lounge, always finding the warmest, cosiest spots to nap in, and wind around the nearest pair of legs, purring. We're still getting to know Mimi right now, as like many cats she takes some time to build comfort and confidence around new people, and her adopters will need to be prepared for this. She is keen to be around people all of the time but at the moment is unsure of being stroked. Because she seems to prefer the comfort and company enjoyed indoors, we will consider spacious indoor only homes for her as well as those with a garden.
Like all kittens,Buttersworth (black, male) Blackthorn (black, male), Mulder (b & w, male) and Scully (b&w female) are full of joy for life.
They love to wrestle, play, explore, and be cuddled. Boys Buttersworth and Blackthorn are big and rambunctious. Close friends Mulder and Scully are great at acrobatics and a pair of purring machines.
Each kitten will require adopters who are able to offer them lots of time throughout the day and would ideally be homed in pairs, or as companions to existing cats. All will need outside access once they are of age.
This little monochrome brood are all extremely sociable and easy to love and are waiting to join their human families.
Three year old Fanta is undemanding, with few wants in the world but to be loved. She is very placid and calm, sometimes tending to stay in the background when meeting new people, but once touched she quickly comes out of her shell. Underneath her mild shyness she is desperate to be loved, and so to anyone she is comfortable with she is very affectionate. She will form bonds quickly and grow in confidence in a loving home. She has been waiting for a while now, living in a shelter in Greece for some time before being flown to CatCuddles to give her the best chance at quality of life.
Because she prefers the company of people and craves their attention, Fanta is best suited to being the only cat in her new home, and we will consider both indoor only homes and those with some outside space for her.
Gorgeous and friendly Chip is 12 years old and has just joined us at CatCuddles. Chip is laid back and easy going, highly sociable, and keen on being stroked and brushed.
Chip sometimes takes a little while to warm to new people, however he is basically confident and secure in himself. He has been exposed to kids in the past and as long as they are respectful and gentle to him, he doesn't mind their company at all. Though he loves human company, Chip is also capable of independence and entertaining himself. He is really an all round great cat.
We are still assessing Chip's needs, but will consider spacious indoor only homes for him, including those with some safe garden access.
At least 20 kittens at Catcuddles are looking for their forever homes...
Kitten season is the period between spring and autumn in which animal shelters are flooded with unwanted, abandoned or stray litters of kittens. This time is now upon us at CatCuddles and we have several litters available for adoption, and expect to have many more consistently in upcoming months. Very special consideration is needed when homing kittens, as their adorable good looks can lead people wanting to adopt regardless of whether they can offer a suitable environment.
Kittens require huge amounts of attention, stimulation and guidance, and if you are contemplating welcoming one into your home, please first ensure that you can offer them the time that they need, and be aware that a young cat is potentially a 20 year commitment.
Because of their need for large amounts of company and stimulation, we do not place kittens in any home where they will regularly be left for over 4 hours a day, or where they will not have access to a garden once they are old enough to venture outside. We also prefer to home kittens in pairs or as companions to another cat, unless someone can be home with them for the majority of the day. All kittens that leave us do so on contractual obligation of future neutering, as the huge amount of homeless kittens that we see every year are the tragic result of a widespread failure to neuter.
For those able to meet their needs, kittens are a joy and a wonder, absolutely adorable and wanting nothing more than to play and be loved. If you think that you can offer one of CatCuddles beautiful kittens the right home, please get in touch.
Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat
1. Seniors are more likely to be housetrained.
2. Seniors are less likely to chew, scratch and destroy your possessions.
3. Seniors require less patience, time and energy.
4. Seniors spend more time napping and are happy to have you join them.
5. Seniors are generally calmer and tend to settle in quicker.
6. With seniors, what you see is what you get. They have already grown into their shape and personality.
7. You will be a providing a loving home to a cat who often gets passed by for a cute kitten or puppy.
8. Most important of all, senior pets will reward you with love, affection and devotion, day after day.
Please consider adopting one of our many senior residents because older pets need love too!
The privilege of loving a senior and the knowledge that you have given this older pet a second chance at life makes it all worth the pain of eventual separation.
Jesse is a sweet older kitten who just wants to hang around with people all day. She was a little uncertain at first but has quickly gained confidence, being happy to be picked up and giving 'kisses' to her human companions. She is now found habitually purring when in good company and has developed a preference to premium quality organic wet food! She is also OK when slowly introduced to other, older cats.
This is a charming kitten that needs minimal input to be a well behaved, well socialised young lady. She will still need to be carefully introduced to her garden once she's ready to go out as she is not street smart.
Jesse would suit many types of homes except a single professional home with not much interaction for the better part of the working day.
Wilf is a very affectionate 3 year old boy with a strikingly beautiful and unusual dilute-ginger coat. He's not been with us too long so can be a little bit tentative with new people at first, but gaining his trust is not difficult and he usually becomes affectionate after a few strokes. He likes being kissed and will gently ask for more attention with little head butts. We feel he will become quite confident in a new home as he is already coming out of his shell at CatCuddles. As he far prefers human company to that of other felines, we think he is best suited to being a solo cat, and will consider indoor-only homes for him and those with a garden. Wilf is an all round great cat, being easy going, very friendly and handsome to boot.
He would only be suited to an indoor home, which he is used to, due to his shy nature and the fact that he can get overwhelmed by lots of comings and goings.
Pringle is an attention hungry girl of less than a year old who was discovered heavily pregnant and living on the streets. At the sanctuary she gave birth to four beautiful kittens who share her striking tabby markings.
Her kittens are now at an age when they can be adopted, meaning that Pringle will need a new home too. Having been abandoned at such a young age, Pringle is really starved for love, and though our brilliant team have done their best to give her plenty of fuss, she has been busy being a mother to her kittens despite being just a baby herself. It's time for Pringle to be the center of attention for the first time, to have the love and care and guidance that she missed out on at such a tender age. She is very lively and energetic and so affectionate - she often climbs on laps and gives head butts, purring all the while. She will need a garden to explore in her new home, and adopters who will smother her with love - she can't get enough of it.
Angelos is a cuddly, rambunctious boy of five years who warms to new people very quickly, being confident and keen to be in human company all of the time.
He was initially rescued in Greece, but was flown to CatCuddles for the best chance at finding a loving new home. He is FIV positive, and despite myths about this condition is very healthy and comfortable, in addition to being sociable, confident, and laid back.
Homer & Rabbit are two special boys looking for an indoor only home together. Both have some special needs, with Homer with just one eye that retains no vision, and Rabbit having lost his tail in a car accident.
These special needs are the result of poor living conditions in Greece, where Rabbit and Homer were both street cats before CatCuddles facilitated their travel to the UK. Their adoption prospects are far greater here, giving them the best shot at the lives they have always deserved - being safe, loved and well cared for, never spending another day hungry or alone. Neither suffer any lasting effects from their disabilities, with Rabbit being unaffected by his missing tail and Homer coping amazingly well with his blindness, not letting it dampen his sweet and sunny personality for a second.
Both are very happy to spend his time indoors, where they can be close to people, so an indoor only home is a great option for them. Homer is overall very laid back, occasionally a little bashful, and gentle towards people and other cats. Rabbit is also incredibly gentle, though is initially shyer than Homer but once he gets to know someone he likes to sit on their shoulder and lick their hair!
Unusually, Homer is allergic to chicken, so his adopters will need to be careful to avoid giving him any food containing the meat. This is not too difficult to achieve and CatCuddles will provide further advice to anyone who wishes to adopt him.
Beautiful long-haired Tortie girl Marzipan will be joining us at CatCuddles shortly, and she is as sweet as her name suggests.
She is an active, friendly, playful 1 year old who has shared her home with kids in the past with no issues. She has lived as an indoor cat previously, so we will consider both spacious indoor homes for her and those with garden access - however because she is not street smart, her outside space will need to be very safe. We will have more information on Marzipan soon.
Romeo is a sweet, elderly gentlemen of 17 years. He is very laid back, friendly, placid, and confident. Sadly he is in need of a new home after the death of his owner, and will be joining us in the next week. A very loving, gentle cat, he deserves a comfortable retirement home.
Romeo has shared space with both children and small dogs in the past with few issues. We will be considering both indoor only homes and those with outside space for him.
Stunning semi long haired boy Fluffy was living on the streets when he was discovered by some kind hearted individuals. Unable to turn their backs on this friendly young cat, they cared for him until CatCuddles were able to offer him a place at the sanctuary. We believe he is around two years old.
Fluffy likely had an owner once, but was either abandoned deliberately or lost due to a lack of microchip and collar. He will be joining us at CatCuddles next week, and we expect that he will be a little timid and confused at first, as many cats who have spent time on the streets are, but will soon settle and remember the comforts of being a home cat once again. Despite the hardship he's endured he is a very sociable, playful boy, who loves a game with a piece of string and will occasionally hop on the lap of someone he trusts for a moment or two.
In a loving forever home where he can put his sad past behind him, we think Fluffy will thrive, becoming ever more loving, confident and most importantly, happy. He will never spend another winter on the streets.
Bubbles and Bella are a stunning pair of six year olds who will be joining us at CatCuddles in the next seven days. They are both friendly girls, with Bubbles loving to play and chase toys, and Bubbles enjoying lounging on laps being groomed. They have had outside access in the past, but only under supervision; so we will consider both spacious indoor only homes and those with very safe gardens for the pair.
We will have more information about their personalities once they have arrived at the sanctuary.
3 year old Disco has magnificent Ginger spots and an explorers spirit.
He loves to roam the outdoors, and often makes friends with other cats in his neighbourhood. He's a very independent boy who likes to be the one to instigate attention, coming to his humans for strokes when he chooses, though he enjoys sleeping on the sofa or bed alongisde his human companions after a long day of adventures in the garden. He'd be best suited to an adult only home.