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Cats in our Care

These cats and kittens have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer foster carers who provide the cat with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. Cats are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the cat's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any cats listed.

All cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped.

Kittens will only be rehomed when over 8 weeks of age.

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Pepper

Pepper

DSH - female - 1 year and 2 months

Foster Carer Required - Pepper is currently in our cattery so a foster home where she can get the attention she deserves would be ideal. If you are interested in Fostering or adopting Pepper please contact us

Pepper is a small cat, only young, that found herself in the pound heavily pregnant. Her kittens are now weaned and she is ready for her own forever home now.

Pepper is a sweet natured girl, very smoochy and friendly once she gets to know you. Like most adult cats she will take a day or two to warm to her new people but once she realises she's safe she is very affectionate and easy to handle. Pepper is a fairly quiet girl, but she will talk to you to say hello or to let you know she's hungry, otherwise she's very quite.

Pepper would be best with older children (or no children) as she will probably find very young children a bit much to live with. Pepper is currently in a cattery and coping quite well but she is a young active cat so would probably not suit small apartment living.

Pepper has been in foster care since 20 December 2021, for 1 month

Suri

Suri

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 9 months

Dear Suri was found after she gave birth to a litter of kittens when she was just a shy kitten herself. She nurtured them well, and they’ve all got furever homes. But - just as she was starting to learn to relax and accept affection herself - she developed ringworm and had to be isolated for several weeks from all but her carer.

Following her recovery and release from isolation, she now chooses to spend her time in our (large, escape-proof) garden, even at night, and – in the main – doesn’t want to be touched except by her carer, and even that with some reluctance.

She is never mean or scratchy; she is just extremely timid. She does enjoy spending time with one of her carer’s kittens.

Suri is still in need of her own furever home. She is low maintenance, but clearly needs to be safely outdoors within a cat proof enclosure, and with a family who understands she will never be a lap cat…. Are you that patient cat lover?

Please contact Suri's carer to arrange to visit her at her temporary home in Ermington.

Suri is microchipped, vaccinated and desexed, and is up to date with her flea and worm treatments, so she is ready to go.

Suri has been in foster care since 30 November 2020, for 1.1 years

Jessica

Jessica

DSH - female - 1 year and 11 months

TEENIE TINY JESSICA:

Jessica has experienced continual problems with her breathing following a bout of cat flu - as a result, she has been a regular visitor to her vet, and had to undergo antibiotic treatment and a couple of operations in order to try to resolve the issues. Unfortunately, her treatment is, and will be, ongoing until she is all better. The vet feels she's as good as she's going to get in her current environment (with lots of other cats about) and thinks she may well improve in a new home with less cats - possibly a cat that is allergic to other cats?? Anyway, for now she does have noisy breathing and it may or may not improve but we'd love her to find a home with a caring person willing to give her that chance.

Little Jessica wandered into our lives and we have been blessed with having her share her time with us. There was no sign of her Mum or siblings when she came up to us. She was starving. She enjoys dry food the most, but to give her a rounded diet, we get her to eat wet food as well. She's a big eater for such a little cat and doesn't seem very particular about what brand of food she eats. Currently she's on kitten food and she should be kept on this diet until she reaches an adult age. She'll probably remain looking like a young cat because of her little size.

Jessica has the most pretty sweet face. It's so petite.

Jessica has long little legs, and is a very small cat. She has grown since she's been with us, but I don't think that she will ever reach the size of an average cat.

She loves playing with other cats in our household, and because she is so tiny she's able to win most games of hide and seek because she knows she can slip into areas that others have no chance of ever fitting into. She's definitely got that game down to a fine art.

Although not currently a lap cat, it's probably only because she always seems to be on the move. She purrs and purrs when patted or picked up.

She is used to large dogs around her and isn't fazed at all by their presence.

Toys like a stick with a ribbon tied on the end is the sort of toy she loves the best. Plus she's highly excited with trying to catch a lazer light that is moved across the floor.

Jessica comes with her own designer cat carrier. I don't think I'll ever have the privilege of fostering such a tiny cat again so we've decided we should send the little girl off to her new home with her own classy cat carrier.

Jessica is microchipped, desexed and up to date with her vaccinations.

The vet fees associated with her treatment are large, and getting larger. Any contribution towards these would be very welcome.
Thank you*Thanks to Lorraine for fully sponsoring Jessica's vet fees to date. Her fees to date have now been covered.*

Jessica has been in foster care since 22 December 2020, for 1.1 years

Obi

Obi

DSH - male - 9 months and 1 weeks

Heya, my name is Obi. I am one half of a bonded pair. My brother Jett and I have been lucky enough stay together since birth. We really like hanging and enjoying what life has to offer. Laying on the scratcher by the window is a favourite past time, along with chasing insects....oooh that is so fun.

We get along with pretty much everyone, sometimes we can be shy, especially when not familiar but we settle quite well. We spent a lot of time in foster socialising with the household cats and dog, it was pretty cool. We played, dined, hung out and even smooched together. I like smooching with my human around bedtime, I'll lay near the top of the bed whereas as Jett will lay near the bottom. Im a little bit more confident and social than he is, which makes me quite a good influence.

We both love our food. Our main diet is dry premium with a little bit of wet, like whiskers. However I do have some favourite foods being bbq or fresh raw chicken, tuna/sardines in springwater, and sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a little bit of steak....yummo. Oh, and just so you know, sometimes I don't chew my food properly so please make sure to offer me some dental snacks to help keep my teeth healthy. Speaking of snacks those dine creamy treats are to die for, also enjoy a few of those fussy cat crunchers, sooo delicious.

If we sound like a good fit for your family then come and meet us, we look forward to finding our forever home.

Obi has been in foster care since 04 May 2021, for 8 months

Jett

Jett

DSH - male - 9 months and 1 weeks

Hi, my name is Jett. I am one half of a bonded pair. My brother Obi and I have been lucky enough stay together since birth. We really like hanging and enjoying what life has to offer. Laying on the scratcher by the window is a favourite past time, along with chasing insects....oooh that is so fun. I absolutely love running around and doing this.

We get along with pretty much everyone, sometimes we can be shy, especially when not familiar but we settle quite well. We spent a lot of time in foster socialising with the household cats and dog, it was pretty cool. We played, dined, hung out and even smooched together. I'm not as big a smoocher as Obi but I do like joining my human around bedtime. I'll lay near the bottom of the bed whereas Obi will lay near the top. I guess I like my space that little bit more.

We both love our food. Our main diet is dry premium with a little bit of wet, like whiskers. However I do have some favourite foods being bbq or fresh raw chicken, tuna/sardines in springwater, and sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a little bit of steak....yummo. Oh, just so you know, we both love snacks, especially those dine creamy treats.....they are to die for, also enjoy a few of those fussy cat crunchers, sooo delicious.

If we sound like a good fit for your family then come and meet us, we look forward to finding our forever home.

Jett has been in foster care since 04 May 2021, for 8 months

Ollie

Ollie

Domestic short hair - male - 11 months

This little kitten is a 6 month old orange and white domestic short hair cat.He loves to be pat and loves to cuddle. He can be a bit timid at first but once he gets to know you he loves to be in your company.

Ollie has been in foster care since 06 September 2021, for 4 months

Hamish

Hamish

DSH - male - 4 months and 2 weeks

Hamish came into DCH care on 22nd September 2021, after being handed in to Campbelltown Pound as an orphan.

Hamish was only 10 days old and so he was bottle-fed and received lots of tlc, being a single kitten all by himself. As a result, Hamish is very people orientated, and thinks everything is all about him! He is a very affectionate little guy and is always happy to be picked up (carried around!), and cuddled.

Hamish is litter trained and very socialised - running to the front door when anyone knocks. He is not afraid of strangers and he also loves cat-friendly dogs! Hamish is currently eating Royal Canin Kitten food, both wet and dry, with lots of clean water always available.

Hamish is:

  • Microchipped,
  • Wormed/flea-treated,
  • Fully Vaccinated,
  • Desexed
  • So he lives his best and longest life, Hamish must also be an INDOOR ONLY cat.

    Please drop in to Petstock Marsden Park from Friday 21st January, to meet this awesome little guy, and complete the Expression of Interest in-store.

    If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

    You must be over 18 years old to adopt an animal, and, for a kitten, also be prepared to look after it for up to 20years! 😻

    Hamish has been in foster care since 22 September 2021, for 4 months

    Truffles

    Truffles

    DSH - female - 3 months and 4 weeks

    Truffles came into foster care at the tender age of 2.5 weeks, with her siblings Humphrey, QTPie and Tabbygail and was bottle fed the first few weeks in care.

    Truffles is a sweet and affectionate kitten and can be often found during the day sleeping on her foster mums bed alongside the resident dogs, however when the zoomies hit she is off for a game with her siblings.

    The more anxious of her siblings, Truffles self-soothes of an evening, and when it is time to watch TV or go to bed she will curl up on her foster mums chest and suck her foster mums shirt while making biscuits in the air. Truffles will grow out of this behaviour as she gets older, and her foster mum can handle the couple of wet spots left on t-shorts and pj tops for some kitten love 😊

    Truffles has been raised with other foster kittens, as well as the resident cats, dogs and bunny and she happily co-habits with them all. While Truffles has access outside via a cat run in her foster home, she is looking for forever family that can offer her the protection of growing up inside (or safety outside access).

    Truffles has been desexed, had her first kitten vaccination and is litter trained and will be up to date with her parasite protection - Truffles is ready for adoption now.

    As we receive a lot of enquiries for our kittens, please include relevant details about yourself and your home/other pets, to be considered.

    If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

    You must be over 18yrs old and an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident to adopt an animal from DCH.

    Truffles has been in foster care since 19 October 2021, for 3 months

    QTPie

    QTPie

    DSH - female - 3 months and 4 weeks

    QTPie came into foster care at the tender age of 2.5 weeks, with her siblings Humphrey, Truffles and Tabbygail and was bottle fed the first few weeks in care.

    QTPie is a very sweet kitten and loves snuggling with her foster mum of an evening, and during the day she can be found playing with her siblings.

    QTPie has been raised with other foster kittens, as well as the resident cats, dogs and bunny and she happily co-habits with them all. While QTPie has access outside via a cat run in her foster home, she is looking for forever family that can offer her the protection of growing up inside (or safety outside access).

    QTPie has been desexed, had her first kitten vaccination and is litter trained and will be up to date with her parasite protection - QTPie is ready for adoption now.

    As we receive a lot of enquiries for our kittens, please include relevant details about yourself and your home/other pets, to be considered.

    If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

    You must be over 18yrs old and an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident to adopt an animal from DCH.

    QTPie has been in foster care since 19 October 2021, for 3 months

    Dakota

    Dakota

    DSH - female - 4 months

    Dakota is a very affectionate little girl who absolutely loves pats. She will rub on my hand until I pat her and is quite vocal about wanting more if I stop. She purrs instantly when petted. When called she will come running to jump in my lap.

    She is very playful, she loves to play with toys or her siblings.
    When its time for a sleep she loves to curl up in the closest lap or with her siblings.

    Well socialised in a family environment with older children and two resident cats.

    She is currently eating Royal Canin dry and wet food for kittens.

    Dakota needs to go to an indoor only home. She is fully litter trained and comes microchipped, desexed, 1st vaccination and up to date on flea and worm treatments. Dakota is available now.

    If you are interested in learning more about Dakota , or visiting her, she is currently located in the PETstock Adoption Enclosure at PETstock Macquarie Centre (North Ryde)

    Dakota has been in foster care since 19 November 2021, for 2 months