Perhaps because there are so few Chartreux in the UK and maybe due to them only being ‘officially’ in the country since 2014, we only know of one Chartreux that needed to to be rehomed. In this case, the cat was returned to breeder who quickly found them a new loving home. This was in keeping with our ethical breeding policy where in exceptional circumstances or need our breeders will accept one of their kittens back.
If you did not buy your cat from one of our Club breeders and its paperwork is in order and clearly identifies you as the owner, we will do our best to help you find your Chartreux a new home.
Obviously going forward as our UK population grows we will be actively monitoring the possible need for a wider rehoming service.
I adopted a cat… is it a Chartreux?
We are often asked if an adopted or rehomed cat could possibly be a pedigree Chartreux?
Given their rarity and value, whilst it’s not entirely impossible, it is most unlikely. We follow the advice given by UK Trading Standards which is… that in order to describe a cat as a pedigree Chartreux it must have all the correct paperwork to prove it.
At the end of the day if you have fallen in love with a paperless furry friend from the local rescue centre, and unless you were committed to breeding pedigrees, what does it matter? Just love them and enjoy their company.