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We provide facilities suitable for indoor and outdoor cats, fully purpose built with your cat’s every comfort and safety in mind! We offer peace of mind to our clients who appreciate that their cat/s are being cared for in a secure, clean and healthy environment by people who are passionate about cats!

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  • This was my first time using a cattery and I can highly recommend Catseye. Fantastic Staff, very clean accommodation and my cat was very happy and well looked after. I would not hesitate to use in the future. Keep up the good work and thank you for taking such good care of Willow. 🐱

    Jacqui O'Loan Avatar Jacqui O'Loan
    October 7, 2022

    I was recently very fortunate to get the opportunity to spend some time at Catseye Cattery as a vet work experience student. The team at Catseye are so friendly and the quality of care given to the cats is tremendous. They have a wealth of experience and I was lucky to learn from them all about how to provide an amazing quality of care for cats.

    Calum Black Avatar Calum Black
    September 21, 2022

    Couldn’t recommend Catseye Cattery enough. Michael liaised with us throughout the booking process and couldn’t be more helpful/easy to contact. The pick up/drop off service was ideal for us in the city who do not drive. Both cats came home well cared for. Will definitely book again should boarding for our cats be required!

    Sarah Bowman Avatar Sarah Bowman
    July 17, 2022
  • The pens are spotless and have a window view. Both my cats appeared to gave a lovely time. Staff are very nice and friendly and had my cats personality s worked out pretty quickly. Haven't needed to use Catseye for a few year but wouldn't hesitate to use again.

    Lynda J Avatar Lynda J
    March 12, 2022

    I'd highly recommend Catseye. This was mine and my cats first time of using a cattery and although it was extremely hard leaving him, the staff were very kind and reassuring. The team were fantastic at answering my calls and providing updates while I was away. It's good to know there is somewhere safe he can be left where he'll be well looked after if we ever need to use one again. The cattery itself is spotless with lovely spacious pens for the cats where they get a good view of the outdoors. Thank you again Catseye!

    Lisa R Avatar Lisa R
    December 16, 2021

    Nice and friendly staff, our cats were well looked-after while we had them here for the week.

    Laura Pearson Avatar Laura Pearson
    May 30, 2021

Cattery FAQs

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Who owns Catseye Cattery?

The cattery is owned and run by husband and wife team, Michael and Helen Dickson. Open since April 2010, we now also have a team of 3 working with us to ensure first-class feline care at all times.

What makes Catseye Cattery different from other, older facilities?
We have invested a huge amount of time and resources to make Catseye Cattery a truly state-of-the art facility.

Lots of catteries around the UK are built from timber or from converted stables / outbuildings. The standards can vary enormously and many catteries are built during a time when we think basic standards were set too low.

But not only are the buildings top-notch – all the team working here are too!! We pride ourselves on giving first-class cat care and exceptional customer service.

Our philosophy is simple – look after the cats in our care extremely well and our clients will come back over and over again!!

Do the cats get to go outside?
No! Cats staying in the cattery are NOT allowed outside the unit that they are housed in for the duration of their stay. There are strict regulations for health and safety, prevention of infection and obviously the risk of escape. All our units have an enclosed indoor section where there is a window, places to sleep and a thermostatically controlled heater. The door can be open or closed and there is a cat flap for the cat to get in and out of the indoor area. There is a spacious semi-outdoor area where the cat has great views of the outside and can get lots of fresh air whilst remaining completely separated from the other cats that are staying. The litter tray is kept in the outdoor section.
My kitten is full of energy and used to running around and playing. I’m worried he/she will get bored in a cattery while I’m away.
Most kittens settle really quickly and we always pay particular attention to them to ensure they have plenty to do. We have some extra special scratch posts that we use for the kittens to make their accommodation more exciting to explore and to encourage play. Always remember to bring plenty of toys for them to play with.
My cat is used to being very warm and cosy at home. How will he/she cope with staying at Catseye Cattery?
We have thermostatically controlled heaters in the indoor section of each unit. These heaters keep the temperature to comfortable and cosy level which makes it easy for the cats to snuggle up and stay warm!
I am anxious about leaving my cat as I have never done this before. I can’t bear the thought of him/her not settling and not knowing if he/she will be ok.

Some cats have a very nervous disposition and we prefer to have as much information as possible to help us help the cat to settle. Our approach depends completely on the individual cat as each one is different. Nervous cats often do better if they are in our care for a longer period as they have a chance to settle and get used to their surroundings. Usually if we have cared for a very nervous cat before and managed to gain their trust, they settle much quicker on subsequent visits as the surroundings are familiar and they remember us. It is really useful for owners to bring something familiar such as a rug or old jumper that smells of home. The familiar scents provide reassurance for the cat to make them feel secure.

We are happy to send you updates

We have five cats of our own and have always had cats in the family so we are fully aware how hard it is to leave your beloved pets with someone else. We are more than happy to keep you updated by email, WhatsApp or via a cool feature in our booking system! We may also post photos or videos of your cat/s on our Facebook page The more information we have about your cat’s likes/ dislikes/ habits the easier it will be for us to make sure that they settle and are happy.

We tailor our approach and care to each cat

All cats have different personalities and therefore each one will become settled in his/ her own way. Some cats are bold and will settle instantly even if they have never been away from home before. More commonly cats that come for their first stay can be a bit wary and unsure to start with. Many cats don’t eat very well for the first day or two, but once they are more settled in their new environment they regain their appetite. At Catseye Cattery we recognise that each cat is individual, and so we tailor our approach and care to each one according to their specific needs.

Our team are on hand all day, every day to check, play, groom and keep everything in the room clean and tidy!

Why do I need to make sure that my cat/s have had flea and worming treatments?
Vets recommend that all cats receive flea and worming treatments. Totally indoor cats that never go outside and never encounter other cats are at low risk and generally only need worming treatment annually. Outdoor cats should receive flea treatment monthly and worming treatment every 3 months although there are some products that your vet may recommend which last longer than this. Generally speaking the products recommended by vets are more effective and reliable than those bought over the counter.

We request that all cats coming into the cattery are up to date with flea and worming treatment for their own protection as well as for the protection of others. We prefer to administer both flea and worming treatment if necessary on arrival if your cat is not up to date. This is not only for your cat’s protection but also for the protection of the other cats in the cattery.