Bryonyhill Cattery is fully licensed, number 881180119ANIMBD, and built to the ICC (International Cat Care) standards. We have over 25 ‘cottages’ and each one contains its own heater for warmth, a night light, a shelf bed, litter tray, feeding bowls and a selection of toys.
Our aim is to ensure that during their stay, the cats have a pleasant, relaxing, peaceful and stress-free experience.
We’ve invested heavily in spacious cottages for your cat to stay in. Each one has full height sneeze barriers, is cleaned twice-daily and comes with lighting, heating, bedding, toys, scratch posts, litter trays, feeding and drinking bowls. So you don’t have to worry about a thing.
We understand how important enrichment is in the lives of animals, especially when they are away from home. So to keep stress levels to a minimum, your cat will have an outdoor area where they can climb, play, interact and exercise until their hearts content.
We provide a diet of Royal Canine complete food or Felix/ Whiskers meat if preferred. If your cat has a particular diet, you are very welcome to bring along their own food.
We are experienced in looking after cats of all kinds and with lots of different needs. Regardless of your cat’s medical needs, we can still cater for them as you would at home.
Cats like routine and predictability and find being cared for by the same person reassuring. Because of this, we follow a strict daily routine for their comfort and sense of security.
We let nervous cats set the pace and come to us when they feel ready. We provide pyramid beds for security and (if you wish) Feliway spray, but also recommend you bring things with you to help them feel at home.
Yes! New clients are welcomed and encouraged to view our cattery before they make their first booking. Please contact us to arrange a viewing inspection appointment. This also gives you the opportunity to discuss any individual needs your cat may have.
Apart from bringing in your cat and vaccination certificate, you really don’t need to bring anything else in. We provide all bedding, litter trays, feeding/water bowls and a few toys. However, to help your cat settle in better you may prefer to bring in your cat’s favourite blanket or toy.
Our units are cleaned, disinfected and sprayed with a feline
friendly virucide prior to your cats’ arrival and then freshened on a daily
basis. Litter trays are cleaned as soon as they become soiled.
We will provide a range of foods as well as wet meats from well known brands. Generally, we find Whiskers wet and dry foods are most popular with our visitors. If you prefer, you can bring your cats own food.
We have no problem treating your pet as required with pills or lotions and we are happy to keep medical appointments for you as well.
Normally at least 6 months old. Kittens must also be fully vaccinated before entry to this or any other cattery. They are usually at least 13 weeks old before their vaccination course is complete. Young kittens are still in the process of settling into their new home and learning toilet training, so boarding before 6 months can disrupt home routine and training at an important stage. We give special attention to young kittens to make sure they settle in well and feel stimulated and cared for.
If you are delayed for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. We will try to leave your cat in the same chalet where booking commitments allow. During peak periods they may have to be moved to another chalet.
Yes. Bryonyhill Cattery is very capable of looking after your elderly cat. All cats get older eventually and we have many cats that have been coming to us for some time.
Yes. We have many customers who have disabled cats or cats with special needs. We have adapted cottages to cater for disabled cats. Please call us if you have any concerns.
Yes this is very common that you want to be assured your cat has settled in well. You can phone at any time for a check up call, we quite understand.
Your vet will provide you with a vaccination certificate. On the day of arrival to our cattery bring it with you.
Quite simply go to a vet and book your cat in for his/her vaccinations. The most important vaccination when your cat goes into a cattery is Cat Flu.
When your cat goes to the vets for its first cat flu vaccinations it will have:
- Its first jab on day one.
- 3 weeks later your cat will go back for its final jab known as the booster.
- 2 weeks after its booster jab is when your cat is ready to go into a cattery because this is when its immune system is fully protected.
- 12 months later from the date of your last cat’s vaccination you need to go back to the vets for its annual injection.
If your cats vaccination dates have lapsed by a few weeks don’t worry just go back to the vets for its annual booster. If its lapse by a few months you may need to start the vaccination process all over again, as explained above.
We appreciate you letting us know as soon as you can. We do reserve the right to make a charge for late cancellations and no shows during peak times.
For your cat’s comfort, we would recommend a maximum of 2 cats in one cottage. If you have more than 2 cats, we can open up 2 adjoining cottages so they can still be together. For example, we could accommodate up to 4 cats in 2 adjoining cottages.
Please note: we accept cash, card and cheque as payment.
Collection & Delivery
We offer a collection and delivery service for your cat at a price of £5.00 each round trip. This covers a 3-mile radius, after which an extra £1.00 per mile is added on.