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Name: Bertie 

Age:  7 years approx 

Breed: DSH

Sex: Male

Ref Number: 32

If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: with your surname, contact number and the name of the animal you are interested in so we can retrieve your previous application form. (We only keep application forms on file for 6 months due to GDPR requirements).

If you have not applied to adopt an animal from us before, please click the Application Form button below and fill out the online form. Please make sure once you have completed it to click “Submit” and it will be automatically sent to us.

If you would rather be sent an application form to fill out please email: and we will send you one. Or please pop into the shelter to fill one out in person.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Rehoming – Profile


Bertie came into our care as his owner passed away and the next of kin could no longer care for him. 

Behaviour observations on site:

What an absolute live wire Bertie is. He is the most inquisitive boy who suffers with FOMO (fear of missing out), he always likes to know what is going on! 

When he gets to come out onto the cattery floor to stretch his legs and cause mayhem, his favourite thing to do is to get on top of the units and jump across them all so he can see everything and everyone. For this reason he would like some height in his new home. 

Bertie can be incredibly playful so we use toys with him to try and burn off some energy. Bertie doesn’t tend to have much down time as he’s always so alert, although when the cattery is really quiet he has been known to settle down on someone’s lap for a cuddle, until he hears a noise he has to investigate! Bertie would certainly benefit from some quiet time during the day/evening so he can fully relax, even a room he can take himself off too if he chooses to.

Bertie is incredibly foody and always looking for his next meal so would benefit from a good feeding routine in his new home. 

Even though Bertie acts like a super confident boy he can be a little bit of a scaredy cat with loud noises or sudden movements. For this reason he can live with children aged 10+ who will be calm around him while he initially settles as he’s not encountered children before. Bertie needs to be an only pet. 

We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the cat. 

Adoption fee: £80 If you would like to make an additional donation over and above the adoption fee, this would be hugely appreciated.

Medical history:

Bertie has suffered with crystals in his urine while in the cattery, this could be down to him finding the confinements of the cattery environment stressful. Our vets have advised it would be beneficial for Bertie to have specific urinary dry food, balanced with normal wet cat food. He has no other known medical conditions. 

4 weeks free pet insurance included with adoption.

Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.

Additional information:

Bertie cannot be homed in Portsmouth


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