Covid 19 precautions and About our family
Covid 19 Safety Regulations
We now all live in a different world and with that we hope you understand we have had to make some changes on how we safely run the cattery.
Unfortunately we are not able to show new clients around at the moment we are hoping to upload a virtual tour around our cattery soon. Please see our facebook page for more photos and reviews.
The time slots on your booking form will remain the same. If you are able to give more of an exact time that would be helpful.
Upon arrival to the cattery, the bell is now moved to the outer gate.
The outer gate is now kept locked at all times.
I will meet you at the outer gate and ask you to come just inside and place the carriers on the ground.
We will take any correspondence/feed/meds clearly marked, from here
Payment will remain the same either bacs/ cheque or cash in envelopes please.
Unfortunately at this present time we have been advised NOT to accept any bedding, toys, dishes from you. Sorry.
With a safe two metres distance I will take the cats from you here.
We have cctv so please give us time to get to you from the cattery.
If collecting please give us time to put you furchildren in to their baskets.
If anyone else is in the driveway already, please wait in your car until they have been attended to.
We have hand sanitisers at the gate for you to use.
All vaccinations to be sent over on line if possible or if you could bring your own copy that would make it easier.
Hopefully the hand over will be carried out safely for both of us and smoothly as possible.
As usual you will be updated during your cats holiday with emails and photos.
We hope you understand this procedure has to be in place at this present time to protect you, and my staff.
Lets hope it will not last forever.
If you have any concerns please contact me and I will be happy to advise.
Arcadia Cattery is a small family business, run by myself (Linda) and my husband Andy. We have a great love for animals, with over 40 years experience working with them. When we purchased the house, we had a dream of opening a cattery within the grounds.
Before building, we carefully researched catteries across the country. We eventually walked into a Pedigree Pen's Cattery. We both looked at each other and said "WOW this is the on for us!"
I can't forget to mention our very own Redpoint Ragdoll cat, Mr. Darcy. He's in charge of our meeting and greeting and patrols the grounds to make sure all our guests are content.
The play areas have toughened safety glass and have an insulated bottom panel. A lift out panel allows us to increase room sizes for multiple cat families. No contact can take place between other residents, but your cat will be able to see their neighbours if they choose to. Each room has a highly galvanised door panel of paw safe mesh which leads safely to the corridor. There are multi point locking access doors leading out of the corridor to ensure your cat's safety. All areas are covered with CCTV units.
We like to be as eco friendly as possible from the recycled poly flooring to our biodegradable cat litter (Benek corn litter) no smell!! Our Beco Pets food and water bowls are made from natural BPA free bamboo making it strong and durable.
The cattery comprises of 17 double rooms and 7 family suites all with the ability to interconnect if larger rooms are needed.
The rooms are provided by Britain's leading cattery manufacturer: Pedigree Pens. The rooms are made from high quality UPVC; it is the same material used for modern windows, doors and conservatories. This material is very durable and hygienic. Each room is thermally insulated, the roof is heat reflecting with a ventilation system. There is a viewing window, shelving for their bedding and a cat flap which leads to their private play area. Each room contains high quality toys, play equipment and scratch posts.
When planning the cattery, we wanted to ensure the cats would be entertained and fully stimulated. For this reason, the design of the garden became as important as the rooms themselves. We have the garden to attract birds and butterflies to our herbaceous borders in the day and moths by night with the soft garden lighting. There is a section of wild bird feeders and nesting boxes, a water feature with the sound of trickling water, and wind sculptures for movement. Hanging baskets also feature on our pagodas in summer.