Meet Rusty

Rusty is a very timid boy here in the cattery and does not like the environment one bit due to multiple perceived stressors. Rusty is in need of a very patient and understanding owner to help him grow in confidence and come out of his shell. He does appear to enjoy lick-e-lix treats and has a big old appetite, but most of his movements are done overnight in the absence of his human carers. Some cats understandably do not like the cattery environment and thrive within a home with a loving family that can fulfil all their needs, and we are positive that Rusty could be one of these cats. He is a huge ginger tom and these cats are known for their unique personalities however, Rusty does not feel safe enough here to show his true colours. We have no doubt that with the right care, this big guy could be a lovely companion. If you feel you have the right personality and possible experience with shy cats, and would like to re-home Rusty, then please apply.
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Approximately 8 yrs
Sex: Male
Can live with dogs
Can't live with dogs
Can live with cats
Can't live with cats
Can live with children
Can't live with children
Not housetrained

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If you see an animal on our website that you are interested in adopting, you should fill out an Animal Enquiry form. This gives us more details about yourself and your lifestyle to make sure you are a good match for each other. If we get multiple requests for one animal, we will consider them all and choose the most suitable home to match it to a new owner. This will allow everyone interested a fair chance of adopting it
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If your application is successful, we will invite you for a first meeting. Here, you and the animal will meet each other and see how you get along. Following on from this, there may be more meetings and you can introduce other pets as required.
Home checks
Home checks are required for every dog before we set the adoption date. This was done physically pre-Covid but we now ask for videos and photos. We need to be sure the home environment is suitable for that dog and the garden is secure. If dogs/rabbits are going to live with other dogs/rabbits, we will arrange an introduction as previously mentioned.
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