Socks arrived at Mayhew after she really did not get on with a new baby in her last home. She has taken some time to settle in but is now happier in her current foster home and is looking to find a home of her own. Socks is a girl who knows what she wants but can often send out mixed signals while she is settling in. She both wants attention and affection but also needs space to adjust. She will hiss and be unpredictable at first and her confidence means she is not afraid of people and can boss you about to start with. As you get to know her she relaxes more but still retains that sassy nature. Despite this she does like the company and sits next to you or on the bed and demands fuss when she can get it. In light of her previous lifestyle and current temperament she would only be able to live in an all adult home due her confident and sometimes feisty nature. Ideally visiting children will not be an issue as she likes consistency of care. She will also appreciate a home with people who must have had previous adult cat care experience and understand cat behaviour and the signals she gives off when not happy. She will enjoy a garden too and must have a cat flap fitted so she can be free to explore her own patch on her own terms. She will also need a home in a quiet and low cat populated area as she gets grumpy when she can hear the neighbours or other cats nearby. She is also not great at the vets so you'll need an understanding one to tame this little lady!
All Mayhew cats have been neutered, microchipped and will have started a vaccination course. They will have been medically assessed and treated for any issues during their stay with us and all this information will be passed on to new adopters. We recommend pet insurance for all animals and you are given 4 weeks free to go home with as part of the adoption. Any medical care outside of routine procedures will result in exclusions on a new insurance policy so speak with your preferred insurance provider for more information. The adoption fee (£80) is non-refundable so make sure you can commit to care for a cat for life. This can be 5-20 years depending on the cats age. You should consider your own health, age and housing status as well as your experience before you apply to adopt for an individual animal. At present we are unable to respond to applications that have not been successful due to staff time constraints and logistics around dealing with higher volumes of applications during the current Pandemic. Many Cats will not be listed as being able to live with very young children or other animals (cats or dogs in particular). This is due to the fact we are currently unable for you and your family to meet the animals and for us to adequately assess your current animal and how it might behave with another new cat in the home. Normally we can see the interactions between children and adults alike with a specific cat and know if it is a good fit all around. Under current restrictions this is not appropriate and as such means we have to be cautious in how we approach adoptions. Likewise, under normal circumstances we would be able to introduce your dog to a suitable animal or visit your cat in its home environment and ask more questions about how a new animal will fit in. This is also not possible so unless we have specific history we will not take the risk at this time. Our cats are all behaviourally assessed by our experienced staff and we always act in the cat’s best interest. Our job is to find a cat its forever home and as such some people will be disappointed by decisions we make but our reasons are sound and based on past knowledge of the cat, current temperament and the wider circumstances we find ourselves in. If you are unsuccessful please apply for another cat in the future or you can let us know that you have applied already and we can find your most recent application form. To help your application please give us information on how you would be best suited for the individual cat you have applied for based on its rehoming criteria.
Socks is a sweet, energetic young sassy girl. She loves snuggling next to you to sleep and she loves being groomed. She decides when enough is enough and if you cross the borders she would confidently tell you off. She also doesn’t like if you tell her no and can get really growly and hissy, just like a proper princess. But when the moment passes, she would come back to you to make peace and be reassured that she is loved. She loves playing and she would keep you entertained with her zoomies and jumps about to envy any Olympic athlete. Too much hands on or rough play worries and agitates her.
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