info@thecatswhiskerscattery.co.uk

020 8890 6003

Notice board

Please note that the cattery is now fully booked up to 24 April inclusive and from 23 July through to end August, then will be closed from 1-28 September inclusive.

 

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”.
  • 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 the cattery is now fully booked up to 24 April inclusive and from 23 July through to end August, then will be closed from 1-28 September inclusive.

 

  • 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

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.