info@thecatswhiskerscattery.co.uk

020 8890 6003

Notice board

Please note that I am now FULLY BOOKED to 24th September inclusive and from 26 December through to 2 January 2018 inclusive.

Unfortunately, due to rising costs, my charges will increase from 1.1.18 (further information can be found in the section “Charges”).  These charges will be applied to any bookings for 2018 made after 1.9.17.

Chantal Barford - The Cats Whiskers Cattery West London

“I look after the cats who board in my cattery in the same way as I would like mine to be looked after when they go into a cattery.”

Why I run a cattery

I’m Chantal and I run my small west London cattery, here in my garden, because I love spending my days with cats. I’m endlessly fascinated by how different they all are: each one has their own personality, their own quirks, likes and dislikes. I love the challenge of converting a nervous feline into one who wants to sit on my lap when I go into their cabin.

This is a ‘cat-centric’ cattery

Putting the cats first means that I:

  • Hear what you, the owner, tell me about your cat’s likes and dislikes
  • Tell you, the owner, how your cat has been during his/her stay: not just “fine”. I’ll even send you pictures and update emails while you’re away if you like
  • Allocate 30 minutes for you to bring your cat and settle them in: this is your exclusive time, I don’t double-book appointments

Notice board

Please note that I am now FULLY BOOKED to 24th September inclusive and from 26 December through to 2 January 2018 inclusive.

Unfortunately, due to rising costs, my charges will increase from 1.1.18 (further information can be found in the section “Charges”).  These charges will be applied to any bookings for 2018 made after 1.9.17.

  • Discourage owners from bringing the whole family into the cattery when they bring and collect their cats – because children running around can unsettle the other cats. (Families are welcome to wait quietly at a slight distance from the accommodation)
  • Operate an appointment system, rather than permitting owners to pick up and drop off unannounced
  • Spend time playing with each cat: they’re welcome to bring their favourite toys and I always have lots of pipe cleaners, feathers and other things that fascinate felines
  • Do lots of extra little things to take good care of your cat, such as grooming, nail cutting … and what you and the cat indicate would be most appreciated!

History of the Cat’s Whiskers Cattery

I set up The Cat’s Whiskers in February 2006 and it immediately became a FAB listed cattery. Several people whose cats I boarded in my first year are still bringing their cats to me whenever they go away.