Booking

Telephone Tiger Barn Cattery on: 01963 240020
Or, we can take bookings or enquiries by filling in the contact form here.

 

Opening Hours

365 Days A Year: 9.00am - 10.30am & 4.30pm - 6.00pm


Special arrangements can be made outside these hours.
Viewing is welcome within opening hours or by arrangement.

 

Tiger Barn Cattery Room Rates

One Cat: £9.00

Two Cats: £14.00

Three Cats: £18.00

Four Cats £21.00

Cats from the same family who need to occupy multiple rooms may be charged at the room rate during any busy periods.

Cat Camp prices include food, giving meds, insurance, cuddles, grooming and games :)

 

Fees

Costs are per day including the day of arrival and the day of departure.

Payment is by Cheque, Cash, or Bank Transfer.

First time clients may be required to make a 50% deposit by Bank Transfer if their booking falls during any School Holidays, Bank Holidays and any busy periods such as Christmas/New Year.

During any School Holidays, Bank Holidays and any busy periods such as Christmas/New Year, the minimum charge is for 5 Days.

Minimum charge for any stay is £25 outside any School Holidays, Bank Holidays and any busy periods such as Christmas and New Year.

Payment of all boarding fees should be made at the time of collection, except in long term boarding where arrangements are made for the account to be settled monthly.

During very busy periods if an owner returns before the end of the period for which a cat is booked, the full period may be charged.

Cancellations must be advised as soon as possible prior to the expected stay. Cancellations will be charged in full if less than a week's notice is given. Cancellations will be charged in full if the room can't be re-let.

Images of Tiger Barn Cattery, the grounds, cattery and house ... The cattery is situated almost adjacent to the house, so it's safer and easy to keep an eye on. The grounds are extensive and my husband can be found in the gardens almost every day between cat duties!

The cattery is designed into three corridor wings and split into two sections so we can rotate twice as many kitties during their exercise periods

We run a Cattery in Somerset called “Tiger Barn Cattery“. We’re close to Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary, on the edge of a small village called Lovington where Lovington ice cream is made. Our cattery was operating under the name “Paw Prints Cattery” for seven years until 2013. When we changed the name of the house from Saddlers Barn to Tiger Barn, we thought the cattery should follow suit!

Between us we have years of experience, socialising, cleaning & caring, but what we regard as most important is – It’s just as bad to pick up every cat and cuddle them as it is to ignore those who are desperately in need of attention. We say: “Let the cat take the lead.” That said, we don’t allow shy cats to hide away and we don’t avoid the angry or frightened cats. We want them to settle and join in as soon as they can. We use Feliway pheromone spray in their chalets and we can use Rescue Remedy in their water … and of course there’s always the lure of catnip and plenty of toys.

We've spent years volunteering in animal shelters. Jeremy has concentrated on socialising ferals prior to rehoming while I have done the cleaning, medicating and feeding. We've also enjoyed fostering kittens and vetting potential adoptive families.  We can honestly say we've never met a cat we didn't like - apart from the one who . . . well, we better not go into that! Coming from the cat welfare end of things, cats who visit a cattery are already loved, relaxed and easier to attend to. Buying our own cattery was the next logical step for us and and running it the way we would want our cats to be cared for is paramount – It’s what we’ve both always wanted to do.

While we’re not on cattery duty, I tend to be in the garden, making fruit wines or creating a lot of artwork for our clients and the website, while my wife, Katriona drinks the wine, is always washing cat bedding or buying provisions and spends her spare time reading.

We have spent years involved with several aspects of cat welfare. The success of Tiger Barn Cattery grew out of our shared love for all cats, even the bitey ones!

In 2012 we put a couple of videos together of part of the work day efurrybuddy loves ... Scrubble Time!

It's the part of the day between the last litterbox being cleaned and the post-breakfast nap that we try to make sure that everyone is happy and relaxed.

 

Some of Our recent Cat Campurrs - Summer 2012 (Part 01)

 

Some more of Our recent Cat Campurrs - Summer 2012 (Part 02)

 

“We’re loving your cat in Lovington”

Katriona & Jeremy the Cat-Whisperer

Vaccinations

All cats must be vaccinated against Cat Flu and Feline Enteritis as a minimum requirement with an up-to-date vaccination certificate on admittance to the cattery. The time between the 1st injection and the booster is 3 weeks, so give yourself plenty of time when booking your cat in. The booster is every 12 months, don't let the course lapse to save money because your vet will insist on starting the course again.

As an advisory, we also recommend having the Leukaemia shot at the same time as the flu jabs. Leukaemia in cats is a viral infection picked up during activities like fighting or mating. We've both lost cats to and Leukaemia so if your kitty is an outside cat ask for it at the same time as the Cat Flu and Feline Enteritis.

Kittens' Vaccinations

Kittens can start a vaccination course from 9 weeks old and routinely will get injections against Cat Flu and Enteritis at 9 weeks and 12 weeks of age.

For the full course for new kittens they will need Flu and Enterits vaccination at 9 weeks, the 1st Leukaemia vaccination at 12 weeks (with 2nd Flu and Enteritis vaccine) and 2nd  Leukaemia vaccination 3 weeks later, at 15 weeks.

Fleas & Worms

All cats should be flead and wormed before entering the cattery. This is generally a 'back of the neck' treatment these days.

Secure Carriers

It is strongly recommended that cats are brought to the cattery in a secure carrier which can be stored on the premises.

Restrictions

We are unable to board un-neutered male cats unless under special circumstances.

 

We plan to continue our work with no-kill feline rescue and re-homing.

We are continuing our work with local animal welfare charities.

We continue to offer work placement and volunteering opportunities to young adults hoping to get enter the animal welfare sector.

We have designed a Cattery extension that runs off solar energy. We're incorporating LED lighting, infra red heating and it's to be clad with anti bacterial surfaces.

We laid an industrial two part resin floor throughout the cattery in 2015. We plan to retro fit the main cattery and have already switched over to LED lighting.