About Me

Name: Sooty

Age: 15 years 

Breed: DSH

Sex: Male

Ref Number: 51


If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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


Sooty came into our care as his owners could no longer look after him.

Behaviour observations on site:

Sooty is such a sweetheart who craves human company and would love his new owners to be around most of the time. He loves nothing more than being stroked and fussed. He’s happy being on your lap or being led next to you. He’s such a content boy that is always purring, with the occasional dribble!

Even though Sooty is an older man at 15 years, he does occasionally show his playful side and loves fishing rod toys. If you sprinkle some cat nip on the floor he loves rolling around in it.

Sooty would prefer to be an only pet and can live with children aged 10+ who understand they need to be gentle and predictable around him as we believe Sooty could be deaf. He loves sitting in the sun so would need a garden where he can have supervised access outside to get his vitamin D fix.

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. 

Medical history:

Sooty may have the early signs of renal disease. It is recommended that he remains on a specific renal diet in his new home.

He has a cyst on his back which has been drained but has returned. It is not painful and requires no treatment at present.

Sooty is sometimes wobbly on his back legs. He has lost muscle around his back end which is common in older cats.

We believe Sooty is deaf.

He also has spondylosis of the spine (bony growth).

Sooty is currently on gabapentin which he seems much happier and active on so he is likely to need this long term.

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:

Sooty cannot be homed in Portsmouth and his adoption fee is a minimum donation of £80.