About Us at Applewood Cattery

About Us

Hi and welcome to Applewood Country Cattery...

APPLEWOOD COUNTRY CATTERY IS A FELINE ADVISORY BUREAU (FAB) LISTED CATTERY.

THIS GUARANTEES THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARD OF ACCOMMODATION, MANAGEMENT AND CARE PROVIDED AND IS REFLECTED BY THE FACT THAT ONLY AROUND 150 CATTERIES IN THE UK ARE OF SUFFICIENT STANDARD TO ACHIEVE THIS ACCREDITATION.

MY ABSOLUTE COMMITMENT TO FAB STANDARDS ALSO DEMONSTRATES MY DESIRE TO CREATE THE BEST CATTERY IN LINCOLNSHIRE.

WE ARE CONVENIENTLY SITUATED FOR SCUNTHORPE, BRIGG AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES, AS WELL AS BEING THE CLOSEST FAB LISTED CATTERY TO LINCOLN -  LESS THAN 30 MINUTES AWAY VIA THE A15 OR B1398.

Hi - My name is Debbie and I am mad about cats. My lifelong ambition was to create and run my own cattery. I was delighted when my dream came true in July 2007 when I opened the doors to Applewood Country Cattery.

My aim is simple - to provide you and your treasured cat with the comfort and security of using a cattery committed to the highest possible standards in accommodation, hygiene, care, attention, love and affection. I haven't entered into this lightly. I wanted to create the best cattery in Lincolnshire and have committed to make sure that every detail has been carefully thought out and attended to.

This objective is reflected in the fact that I have achieved Feline Advisory Bureau accreditation, which included completing a course in Cattery Management run by the FAB. You will see my certificate proudly displayed in the reception area. The FAB is dedicated to cat welfare and is the only organisation in the UK that promotes and monitors the highest standards of boarding cattery management and construction.

 

Why Use Applewood?

If you are looking for peace of mind from a cattery that provides the greatest attention to detail in terms of comfort, care, hygiene, love and affection for your treasured pet, then Applewood is the right choice for you.

I only accommodate cats. This ensures peace and quiet along with total focus and attention to the needs of our feline friends. Whilst many catteries operate under license from the local authority, this does not guarantee the best standards of care. I have ensured that Applewood operates beyond the limited requirements of the licensing framework and goes above and beyond what other catteries have to offer.

Going away from home can be stressful if you do not have the peace of mind of a cattery you can rely on to look after your special friend. I would simply urge you to come and visit Applewood in order that you can see for yourself the standard of love, care and attention I provide. All I would ask is that you contact me in advance to arrange the most convenient time for your visit.

I look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones soon.

Situation

Applewood is situated in over an acre of woodland in the Hamlet of Holme, close to Scunthorpe, Brigg and surrounding North Lincolnshire villages. We are also the closest FAB listed cattery to Lincoln, meaning cat lovers in Lincoln have access to an officially recognised high class cattery which is less than 30 minutes away. 

It is set in beautiful grounds, sheltered from the prevailing wind by a forest of pine trees, with a pond and stream running through the property. There is an abundance of wildlife which helps to make Applewood such a special place, and a setting which is perfect for a cattery.

Cats need something to stimulate them, otherwise they can easily become bored and depressed. Our fabulous location means that they never become bored. Each chalet has open views of our garden and the field beyond, where there is always something for them to see, whether its our resident ducks, the pheasants and doves striding across the lawn, the birds visiting our feeding tables, the dragonflies hovering over the pond or the regular visits of rabbits, squirrels and deer.

Accommodation

All my guests are accommodated in brand new buildings built to FAB standards. The chalets are on one level and are spacious and fully insulated. They are all ideally suited for older or handicapped residents. There is also an indoor shelf (height adjustable for older cats) and viewing window, which means our guests can look out without getting their fur cold. All the chalets have overhead heaters which are linked to electric thermostats to ensure a constant temperature is maintained. Even in the coldest weather, my guests stay as warm as toast.

I can accommodate any combination from single cats to larger families, and even have a big chalet built to take up 6 cats in comfort. There are large outdoor runs for exercise, fun and games, with shelves and seating where they can relax whilst taking in the fabulous views and getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine. There is a generous gap between each chalet giving a feeling of space and ensuring the flow of fresh air.

Sleeping Arrangements

Cats can sleep for up to 20 hours each day, so it's vital they are happy with their sleeping arrangements. Whilst all beds and bedding are provided, you are more than welcome to bring any special sleeping baskets and blankets . even a favourite old jumper, if that will make your cat feel more comfortable and secure as they settle in to their new surroundings.

Mealtimes

All meals will be served in accordance with each guests individual tastes and preferences. Only quality food will be provided and we stock most leading brands including supermarket own brands. Meals are supplemented by treats of fresh meat and fish. Special diets can be catered for, normally at no extra cost. However, if a guest has particular prescription diets, then you may be asked to provide the necessary food.

Adult guests will be fed twice every day with kittens and elderly guests receiving meals in accordance with their individual requirements. All food is prepared in our purpose built cattery kitchen to ensure the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene.

Love and Affection

I can't resist a good cuddle and that means all our guests receive loads and loads of care and attention. I spend every spare minute making sure each guest is happy, content, stroked and groomed, to make them feel loved and wanted at a time when they are in unfamiliar surroundings. I take extra time to settle in every new guest so they quickly feel comfortable and right at home. This is the best part of my job, and I love spending time with each and every guest.

Please come and see for yourself the quality of the cattery and the care and attention lavished upon all our guests.

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