Because there are so few Chartreux in the UK, we only know of two from the same household, that needed to be rehomed. In that case, the cats were each found a new loving home. This is in keeping with our ethical breeding policy where in exceptional circumstances or need our breeders will accept their kittens back or cats are rehomed with people on our kitten waiting list or rehoming list.

If you did not buy your cat from one of our Club Breeders but 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.

As the UK Chartreux population grows, we will be 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 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 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, what does it matter that it isn’t a Chartreux? Just love it and enjoy its company.