Heidi is looking for a new beginning from her current foster home and is a sweet girl who loves to show you her happy feet dance as she pads away on your lap. She is a dear little thing who gives the best head bops ever! Once she is happy and settled you see the very best of Heidi but she is a bit nervous and likes to get to know you before she forms strong bonds. Once she settles in and becomes part of the furniture you'll know she only has eyes for you and its super rewarding to know that you were the one who gets her to that point as well as being that person she comes to when she is worried or sad. Heidi would make a great new best friend! You will need to come in for an interview to assess your suitability and if successful you can go forward to meet Heidi in her current home environment.
Heidi is currently in a foster home but are ok to be left for a full working day provided a cat flap is fitted. She likes a bit of company so if you are about it would be nice. We feel that she would be best suited to an all adult home due to her temperament and past history and would be happiest as the only cat in your household. During her stay at Mayhew Heidi has had a clean and polish of her teeth as well as having had a few removed. She is much happier now and is just hoping that her happy home is on the horizon soon. When it comes to your cats health we strongly recommend pet insurance and give all new adopters four weeks free from the point you take your cat home. It should be noted that insurance may not cover any of a cats medical issues (be that before or during their stay at Mayhew) on a permanent or temporary basis when you take out a new policy. Before any cat leaves Mayhew it will always be microchipped, neutered, treated for fleas and worms (these treatments are on-going) and their vaccination courses are at the very least started (most need two before moving on to a yearly schedule). All Mayhew cats have been behaviourally and medically assessed which informs our re-homing criteria and allows us to pass on information to you as adopters prior to taking on the commitment of adopting a cat. This commitment can be up-to 20 years so make sure you have looked into the costs involved in caring for a cat, including insurance, veterinary fees and general care (food, litter, toys etc). At all stages of the adoption process we consider everything that can affect the cat and is why we carry out home visits to make sure they will be happy in their new surroundings before sending them home. What we will never do is compromise a cats welfare by letting them be adopted into the wrong home environment. That would not be fair to the cat or you as prospective adopters. We take care to match you with a suitable companion and hope that our years of experience can guide you in the process of giving a cat its new fur-ever home.
Heidi is currently in a foster home waiting to be adopted and this is what her foster carers have to say about her: Heidi is a sweet girl who can be wonderfully affectionate but also a bit shy. It takes a while for her to gain your trust and she will often hide away, but once she's got to know you and is comfortable in her surroundings she will be the most rewarding pet. Her favourite thing to do is perch on the arm of the chair and do happy paws on me while giving me some pretty loving head boops. She does this several times a day and usually while purring quietly to herself and having a contented dribble. I think that it’s a lovely bonding time for us both. She'll happily let me stroke her all over while she's doing this and loves to be scratched on her head and between her shoulder blades. She is very playful and will spend ages chasing small soft balls around and jumping on and off things should the mood take her. She also loves catnip toys and can often be found sleeping with a little catnip cushion under her chin. She is very affectionate but usually on her terms as she can still be a bit nervous. If I wait for her to come to me she is happy to let me fuss her although she does sometimes now let me approach her and doesn't run away like she did in the beginning. I'm convinced with the right owner who understands her needs she will really flourish.
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