Telephone Tiger Barn Cattery on: 01963 240020
Or, we can take bookings or enquiries by filling in the contact form here.
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.
Room Rates Five Days or More - From May 1st 2022
One Cat: £12.00
Two Cats: £16.00
Three Cats: £20.00
Four Cats £24.00
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 :)
Room Rates - Minimum Charge is £50 for under 5 Days
One Cat: Two to Four Days £50.00
Two Cats: Two or Three Days: £50.00
Terms & Condtions
For many reasons costs may go up and rates may have to increase without warning - If this should happen, stays will be charged at the current rate, not the price at the time of booking unless the price was agreed in your confirmation email.
Costs are per day including the day of arrival and the day of departure unless picked up before 10:00 to give us time to disinfect the room.
All booking are subject to a 5 day minimum charge including School Holidays and Bank Holidays.
Christmas/New Year, the minimum charge is for 7 Days.
Payment is by Card, Cash, or Bank Transfer.
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.
First time customers 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 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 not 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
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 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.
It is strongly recommended that cats are brought to the cattery in a secure carrier which can be stored on the premises.
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.
The entire Cattery runs off solar energy, has LED lighting and is clad with uPVC and anti bacterial surfaces - We are planning to upgrade the heating with infra red heating in the near future.
We laid an industrial two part resin floor throughout the cattery in 2015 an it has stood the test of time!
In 2022 we introduced a daily steam cleaning regimen to compliment the daily bacterial and virucidal surface cleaning.