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Starting a Cattery Guide

Running your own cattery can be a very rewarding experience. If you have some spare space for the cattery buildings, a love of cats, and are happy to open your doors to the public, then starting a cattery business could be a great option.

Whether you are thinking of starting a small and exclusive cat hotel, or a larger scale cat kennel, then Pedigree Pens can advise you on all aspects of the process. We’ve even written a handy guide to starting a cattery which you can download here.

We talk to people everyday about the process of setting up a cattery business and understand that for many it is a leap of faith into the unknown.  We are always at the end of the phone (or email) and will help you every step of the way.

Choosing the right supplier for your cattery building is critical to getting it right first time. You need to make sure that you choose a company to partner with that will be on hand to answer questions and help to solve problems, and above all understands the needs of housing specifically for cats.

There are many questions that are raised when you start to plan a new cattery business:

  • How much space do I need for a cattery building?
  • Do I need planning permission for a cattery building in my garden?
  • How much will a new cattery cost?
  • How long will it take to recoup my investment?

We can help answer any questions you may have and have produced a handy step-by-step guide which will help get you started.

Our informative guide, which is available to download now for FREE, is broken into 4 easy steps for you to follow throughout your journey to starting your cattery business.

Learn The Four Steps To Success:

  • Step 1: Assessing viability of your cattery project
  • Step 2: The costs involved and financing your cattery
  • Step 3: Planning Permission
  • Step 4: Planning and beyond

We hope you find our starting a cattery guide useful, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about starting your cattery business.

Starting A Cattery - Download the guide

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Your guide will then be added to your Cart (to the right) where you can then proceed to Checkout. Once you have purchased the free guide you will be provided with a link to download the guide. We will also send you an email with a link to the download to the email address you provided upon purchase.

Pedigree Pens Ltd. have been manufacturing uPVC catteries since 1992 and have helped 100’s of cattery owners start successful cattery businesses.
Starting a cattery business can seem quite daunting, as it represents a change in life direction for many people and there is a lot to think about and organise.
However, if you break the process into steps it will seem less daunting and more manageable. This guide will help you approach starting a cattery in a clear and systematic way.

Start a Cattery: Four Steps

Step 1: Assessing viability of your cattery project

  • Assessing the Likely-hood of you Obtaining Planning Permission
  • What Size of Cattery to Operate
  • Potential income
  • Cattery Construction
  • Styles of Cattery
  • Size of Pens

Step 2: The costs involved and financing your cattery

  • Costs Involved
  • How to Finance your Cattery

Step 3: Planning Permission

  • Plans of your Proposed cattery
  • Where to Obtain Plans
  • Planning Application Forms
  • Important Considerations for Planning
  • Other Considerations

Step 4: Planning and beyond

  • Licensing your cattery
  • Other Preparations
  • Adding value to your cattery
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Potential Customers
  • Offline Advertising
  • Online Advertising

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