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Name: Ernie

Age: 13 years approx

Breed: DSH

Sex: Male

Ref Number: 54

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


Ernie came into our care as his owner could no longer care for him.

Behaviour observations on site:

When Ernie first came into our care he had a painful mouth and his fur was matted. He was very scared and was desperately trying to find a way out and somewhere to hide. On the first few days he would hiss and didn’t want anyone to be too close to him. He soon found his safe space in his outdoor run in his carrier where he likes to spend most of his time resting.

Ernie has made massive improvements since being in the cattery and was open to getting to know the staff and soon volunteers once he felt more comfortable in his own unit. His confidence grew day by day and now he enjoys having human company along with some gentle strokes and a few treats. He will sometimes settle on some of the volunteers laps for a nice cuddle. He’s a lovely affectionate boy and just wants a quiet home to rest and be around people.

Whilst being in the cattery, he has not shown any interest in playing with toys however he does enjoy a little brush every so often.

Ernie needs to be an only pet in an adult only home.

Due to Ernie initially finding the cattery environment stressful, he would benefit from his own unused room so that he is able to settle into his new house with minimal distributions and adjust to the different smells and noises. In his own time, he will feel comfortable enough to explore his new home further and eventually be introduced to a fully enclosed garden.

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:

Ernie is neutered, microchipped, flea, wormed and fully vaccinated. He has had 2 dentals whilst he has been in the cattery but has no other known medical conditions.

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:

Ernie cannot be homed in Havant.


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