Derek the domestic shorthair cat



Domestic Shorthair

5 years approx



Derek is our 5yr old black domestic shorthair boy.

Derek is a shy boy, when he first came to us, he was very scared and would spend most of his time hiding in his bed. He has come on massively in such a short time, we are all very proud of him. He used to want to avoid you and would hiss and spit as soon as you opened his door, but now he is very affectionate and loves playing, especially with flirt toys.

Derek is a different cat to the one that first arrived at the centre and will now jump out of his pod as soon as he sees you coming, and loves the attention. Once you have built that trust with Derek and take your time with him, he will show you a completely different side of himself, one you won’t want to miss. It is important to let Derek come to you and do things on his terms. Once you have built that relationship, he will come up for so many chin and head rubs from you and will even vocalise when you stop.

Derek has grown in confidence, to the point where he is now fine with being picked up for health checks and loves being groomed. He is still nervous around new people at first, but is coming around a lot quicker, with the help of some delicious treats!

He is becoming more and more resilient as the days go on but Derek is still nervous and is easily spooked by noises and fast movements, and so he would need to be rehomed into a quiet home with minimal visitors and he would need to be the only pet in the home. Derek could live with children aged 13+ as he is growing to love fuss and attention.

Derek is litter trained and can use a cat flap. He is fully vaccinated, neutered, chipped, flead and wormed and his adoption fee is £80.

If you are interested in offering Derek a home, please email us at for a Perfect Match application form.

This assessment is ongoing and subject to change.


Want to adopt this animal?

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01772 792 553

Slack Cottage,
Longridge Rd,
Preston PR2 6QL