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!
Happy cats, happy owners
This is the best cattery ever, verified by cats themselves who go in a sulk when they have to come home from their holidays they come home happy, brushed until they shine and clearly ready to go back. I would add another star for helping with our sspca adopted cat who lost almost all of his shyness and suspiciousness after just one stay see you next time guys, you are amazing.
I have had my cat there and my other cats before, it is the best clean, cosy, and most of all your cat is well looked after and given love, a deserving 5 star!
Had my FIV+ cat for a little less than a week in the cattery and just got him back today!
He's a very nervous and timid cat and gets easily stressed but he's totally alright and came back as happy and healthy as he can be!
So many thanks for the team for caring for him and even bringing him back a day earlier! Definitely will use and recommend the cattery again!
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 6 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 can also use Feliway spray and vets can prescribe Zylkene for your cat which can help too.
We are happy to send you updates
Michael and Helen Dickson 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 telephone/ e-mail/ text as often as you need. 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. At Catseye Cattery we also have the webcam service, which means that you can keep a close eye on your cat and have the reassurance of seeing that they are comfortable and relaxed.
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.
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.