After testing the market and performing due diligence checks we selected to work with Pedigree Pens Ltd of Tewkesbury. We had heard good things about this company and I must say I found them very easy to work with. From the very beginning it felt like we were working in a partnership with them. We jointly developed a customized design exceeding the requirements of CIEH model licence guidelines and strictly in accordance with the RSPCA regulations for cattery design. The project was completed in January 2018 and the standard of installation and quality of the finished product was simply first class, all handled by Pedigree Pens Ltd.
Since installation the cat rescue pens have been operating at full capacity offering warm and secure accommodation for a range of rescue cats throughout the very bad weather in January and February this year.
Andy Hunt, Goole and District RSPCA.
I would like to express our pleasure in the resultant cattery we now have. The support and planning were very good. Your team who constructed it were superb. They were smart and well mannered. Their speed and efficiency was matched by the quality of their work, which is not common nowadays. They kept me informed of their progress and were extremely tidy in their working environment. We are a working kennels, so they were on view to the public throughout and had to deal with our staff walking by with dogs every few minutes. I can happily say there was no disruption of our business during this time.
The actual units are superb quality and it is clear that a lot of thought and experience has gone into the design. We were back to full capacity soon after construction was finished, as once we had our open day, word spread very quickly. Cat owners are astounded at the sheer luxury their cats are getting and the cats also fully approve of the extra level of comfort provided by their spacious draught-free cabins.
We were pleased with the whole process and the result is a cattery that is second to none!
Peter Martin, Muirburn Kennels & Cattery.
It has been a year since our two penthouse Pedigree Pens arrived and they have made such a difference to our branch. Having used a wooden foster pen previously, I can personally say that the quality and reliability of this product is far superior and makes my job a lot easier. I am able to spend more time with the foster cats as there are no maintenance issues requiring my attention.
A year into having my previous pen, we already had to spend quite a bit on remedial work so I would urge anyone thinking of purchasing from you not to be put off by the price as, in the long term, your product is possibly cheaper.
These pens are situated in a coastal area where the sea air is very harsh so quality was very important to us. Pedigree Pens were helpful throughout the whole process and even altered some design aspects to suit our needs. Ours were the first Cats Protection Pedigree Pens in the north east of Scotland and we are very happy to recommend them to those fostering and boarding cats.?
Elizabeth Sangster, Cats Protection Stonehaven.
Following my dream of having my own boarding cattery I knew from the start that only the best would do. When I found that Pedigree Pens were on my door step in my home town of Tewkesbury and so close to Redmarley I couldn’t believe my luck and that was the beginning – since then my pens have been designed and installed and my dream is now a purrrfect reality.
I would like to thank all the of team at Pedigree Pens – Rich, Marcus & Paul but also Martin & Ed who constructed the pens – all of which were so easy to work with and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks guys for helping to make my dreams come true.
Debbie Holtom, Woodside Luxury Cattery, Redmarley, Gloucestershire.
RE: Tiverton Refurbishment Project
I’m writing to thank you and all involved at Pedigree Pens for yet another very successful, high quality installation on our Tiverton cattery refurbishment project.
I knew from the outset that this project would create many design and installation challenges for you. However, you and your team overcame these to provide a superb quality product with a high-quality installation – thank you.
The team at Tiverton are highly delighted with the cattery – it has far exceeded their expectations.
I look forward to working with you in the future, I promise that the next project will be more straight-forward
Blue Cross For Pets
It has now just been over two weeks since Martin & Ed completed the erection of our 9 pens. I deliberately start this testimonial by mentioning these guys as their manner and attitude to work underscores the quality and professional manner in which Pedigree Pens undergo their business.
Our venture started approximately 12 months ago and began with the very necessary research, finding Pedigree Pens set a benchmark that we could not surpass and we have been delighted with the results. We cannot thank Paul, Marcus, Richard and the entire pedigree team for giving our venture the very best of starts, the quality is outstanding and this has been reflected in the responses that we have already received by visitors to our Luxury Cat Hotel!
Dawn Holt, The Haven Luxury Cat Hotel
As four of our wooden cat pens had begun to show their age we decided the time had come to replace them. After discussing the options available we decided to opt for PVC rather than wood as the pens would be easier for our fosterers to clean on a daily basis and be ready for re-use much sooner in the event of infection. Because they are much lighter than wood it would also be easier to move them should the need arise.
Having seen what was available we contacted Pedigree Pens to obtain information and prices for their products. Paul and Marcus were only too happy to help, responding to our queries promptly and providing any information we needed to ensure we purchased the right products for us (2 double pens on two separate sites).
Once the pens were ordered they kept us informed with progress and were able to offer delivery dates to tie in with the work needed to be done on site before installation.
All dates agreed for delivery were met and Martin and Ed completed the work at both sites on schedule despite the appalling weather.
Inside the pens are light and airy, have really cosy heated “penthouse bedrooms”. The cats that have already been in residence have enjoyed having extra space and their clear views of the world outside their pens. What more could a rescued cat need while waiting for a new family to claim them.
We are delighted with the pens and the service Pedigree Pens provided and would have no hesitation in recommending them.
North Walsham & District Branch of Cats Protection
All at Pedigree Pens have been helpful and obliging even though the planning process was very drawn out at our end. The installation team were brilliant and we are delighted with the quality of the chalets. We only opened about three weeks ago and so far everyone that has been to view has booked their cat to stay.
Thank you to all the Pedigree Pens team.
Della George, Yeovil Deluxe Cattery
Pedigree pens have friendly and supportive staff that are happy to answer questions and provide a high quality and professional service. The pen is of a very good standard and allows us to house cats on behalf of the Cats’ Protection which our students take great care of. We would recommend the company to others.
MSc, PGCE, BSc
Senior Lecturer in Animal Management, Level 3 Tutor and Animal Unit Manager
Hereford & Ludlow College
We first purchased nine Pedigree Pens suites in 2014. They definitely met all the high standards we were looking for: great quality, low maintenance, ease of use and above all, ensuring we could offer the highest standards of hygiene to our feline guests. Demand for our suites continued throughout our first two years of business and after discussing our requirements for an extension with Pedigree Pens, they knew exactly what we wanted and what we already had in place.
Our three new additional suites were added in September 2016, directly onto our existing suites, again the same excellent quality, you really can not tell the new from old, so much so our customers have been asking “where are the new suites?” when they arrive.
Louise Bawden RVN, Aristocat Hotel
We are now the proud owners of two sets of double pens. We considered all options before choosing Pedigree Pens and are very pleased with our choice. They arrived in a timely manner and were erected by our contractor without any problems. The team at Pedigree Pens were on hand for advice when needed. The pends themselves are well constructed and above all we feel will last a very long time, with very little maintenance. Above all they are easy to keep clean with is very important to health of our cats.
I would highly recommend these pens. Their after-sales is second to none.
Cats Protection, East Anglia
I approached Pedigree Pens at the end of 1998 to help me with my new venture. I wanted to set up something different and my local council did not want any more wooden units in their district. No websites in those days, no other catteries for me to look at so I went to cat magazines and the good old Exchange and Mart….
I found Pedigree Pens and told them what I was thinking; they were then, and are still a very forward thinking company. With Paul’s help I became the pioneer of the ‘Cat Hotel’ concept in the UK.
My pens are as good today as the day they went in, they have enabled me to continuously offer my customers the very best for their cats. The pens have moved on in style, as you would expect with this company, but the quality remains unbeatable. My cattery is testament to this. I have some 17 years under my belt now and have dealt with just about everything these wonderful animals have to offer, never have these pens let me down. I am a stickler for hygiene, comfort and heat control for each animal and again Pedigree Pens deliver on all fronts.
I have never regretted my decision and they are still on the end of the phone for a chat or any questions I have. To know there is a net work across the country is also a great help when my customers relocate; it really is like a community that want only the best.
If you are thinking of starting a Boarding Cattery then don’t hesitate, they really are the very best there is.
Nicky Tyler, Harpenden Cat Hotel
The first time we walked into a Pedigree Pen’s Cattery we both looked at each other and said “WOW this is the one for us!” Why did I choose Pedigree Pens?…………
I liked the design, the structure and quality. I found the staff very helpful with great advice and accommodating us with our installation date. Very patient from our first meeting to the end product. The rooms went up very smoothly and very quickly with a two man team and a cat as foreman (Mr.Darcy). Great friends have been made around the UK thanks to our Pedigree Pen fan club, (I think they would make a great dating agency!).
It’s been two years since I visited the Pedigree Pens website and as I was wandering around it tonight, I noticed how many new catteries have been added to their list over the last two years; I think that says it all. Congratulations to you for your success in making a wonderful product.
We hope to do more business with them in the future.
Lastly, why did I choose Pedigree Pens? because I am a woman and I only like the best! Its NOT just a Cattery, its a Pedigree Pens Cattery.
Linda Harris, Arcadia Cattery
We are so pleased we came to you – you were excellent in helping us get the pen we wanted, hygiene is of paramount importance to us, and being able to have UPVC at a price we could afford was perfect. Our pen was delivered as soon as it was required and installed by friendly fitters. We had an emergency on ours hands, where we had a very young mother cat who had given birth to 3 kittens, two of which sadly died, no proper home. But because our pen was ready we were able to take them in and save them.
Thank you Pedigree Pens !!
Cats Protection, Carmarthen Branch
“We have just had our 3rd phase of Pedigree Pens installed in June 2015 and since the 1st phase went up in 2011 we have never looked back.
Working with Pedigree Pens to develop our dream has been an incredible journey. The Pedigree Pens product is simply the best for all concerned. With a bright, hygienic and modern environment, the customers absolutely love it and the cats settle in so well too.
Its true to say the units have paid for themselves many times over, and we are so much in demand, always fully booked and running waiting lists, we could build on 50 more units and still need more!
The first units installed in 2011 are still like new; you cannot tell those apart from the ones installed last month. The installation was quick and very professional.
The phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ is so true, not only in respect of the purchase of the Pedigree Pens, but we are able to charge premium rates to our customers who also realise that they too get what they pay for.
We are thrilled with our cattery business and enjoy great success which would not have been possible without the Pedigree Pens units. Thanks Paul and Rich, we look forward to adding more units on next year!”
Sue Lewis, Clearwood Boarding Cattery
“I would like to take the opportunity to say how business is going. The cattery that you installed in July 2014 has already covered its costs in less than a year.
My customers are amazed at the accommodation and my animal welfare lady who visits twice a year said she had never seen anything quite like it before and increased the number of cats I could board due to the spaciousness.
I think I may have mentioned last year but the speed it was built by your 2 workmen, no fuss or bother, less than 2 days, was great. I have since increased my prices and my regular customers are more than happy to pay the extra. Best wishes, Linda Hewett”
Linda Hewett, Amberlodge, Boarding Cattery
“Our ten-year-old wooden pens had done yeoman service but were showing serious signs of their age. After some research into the different types of pen now available, they were replaced in October 2014 by a stunning pair of new Pedigree uPVC pens pictured here.
They are light and airy, have really cosy, heated ‘penthouse bedrooms’ and are so much easier to keep clean. As you can see from the photos, outside, the pens are clean and bright; inside, the pens are spacious, warm and clean. What more could a rescued cat ask for?
When others of our wooden pens come due for renewal, (their normal lifespan is ten years) the Branch will probably replace them with this uPVC type of unit from Pedigree.”
Bernie Till, Cats Protection, Lea Valley Branch
Hi Paul and Rich, we’re finally licenced and ready to go.!!!! We just wanted to send a testimonial to your fantastic team at Pedigree Pens. From initial contact to final screw in the cattery we couldn’t fault anything. Your knowledge was invaluable- and your fitters (Martin and Ed) are a credit to your company. They worked incredibly hard, and were friendly, efficient and very tidy workers. We have a fantastic cattery here that exceeded our expectations – it was a real pleasure to deal with a company that simply did what they said they would.
We would not hesitate to recommend Pedigree Pens to anyone wanting to build a cattery. (just as long as they are nowhere near us. ha ha !!!!). We will keep in touch and let you know how thing progress with business.
Thanks again- and we wish you and your company all the best”
Alison & Graham, Ali Cats Cattery, Scotland
I would like to thank you and your company for the excellent service provided. I am really pleased with the quality of the cat enclosure. It is everything I hoped it would be. The fitters were amiable, polite, and hard working and produced an excellent result. I am so very pleased that I viewed the kitten houses at the Chelmsford Cat Protection Unit, otherwise I would not have known that it would be possible to build enclosures of such quality. With my very grateful thanks to you and your staff. The two fitters did a great job.
with kind regards, Gill”
Gillian Brown, Essex
Nic and I would like to say Thank You for all your help with the planning and build of our cat hotel. The quality and workmanship are fantastic. They are clean, bright and comfortable. It is always a pleasure to show people around because their reactions are so positive. The fitters, Martin and Ed were great and everything was left clean and tidy.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone thinking about starting a cattery.
Thanks again, Julie and Nicola”
Julie and Nicola, Bradgate View Luxury Cat Hotel, Leicester
Our clients are always impressed by our Pedigree Pens, which look as good as they did when we bought them fifteen years ago. They are just as light, low maintenance and easy to clean – and have paid for themselves many times over.”
Gary J Waterall BVM&S, MRCVS, Meadowhill Cattery, Scotland
We at Celtic cattery would just like to say “Thank You” to Pedigree Pens for all their support during the initial planning stage through to the final development of our new cattery, futhermore the continued encouragement and advise has proved invaluable. The quality and design of the pens speak for themselves, and the customers reactions is one of sheer delight. We have only been open for a short period of time yet the response has been fantastic.
Christine and Colin Cross”
Christine Cross, Celtic Cattery, Gloucestershire.
Good Morning…to you all at Pedigree Pens. I would like to say how delighted we are with the cattery pens that you installed for us… They are super and the cats and kittens are very happy snuggled up in their new cattery. The men that installed them were efficient, polite and very helpful. I would recommend Pedigree Pens to any one thinking of having a new kennel or cattery block. Again many thanks.
Regards, Vanessa and the staff at St. Giles Kennels.”
Vanessa Linnell, RSPCA on Site @ St Giles Kennels and Cattery, Taunton, Somerset.
After finally winning a long and stressful 5 year battle for planning permission to replace our old cattery, it was wonderful to visit the Tewkesbury office of Pedigree Pens and have them lift the weight from our shoulders! Nothing was too much trouble, even down to fitting the construction into two phases to cope with a busy summer season. The construction team were absolutely faultless, working tirelessly to finish within the time constraints given, keeping the site tidy and not leaving the job until they were satisfied that the fit and finish were up to their extremely high standards. We have had a lot of extremely positive feedback from our customers and bookings are flooding in.
A big ‘thank you’ to the entire team at Pedigree Pens.”
Peter and Cynthia Reed, Ladybird Kennels and Cattery, Ingatestone, Essex.
From the inception of my dream Paul and Rich were there for me every step of the way. They provided all the help and information I needed to get the project started, and answered all of my questions (many times). Everything was well organised, the component pieces arrived on time and the build went very smoothly. Ed and Martin who built the pens were fantastic, we went out for the day and when we arrived back we had a cattery! Amazing!
The pens are of the highest quality and well put together, I did not once consider having anything else.”
Caroline Finlay, Lulu’s Luxury Boarding Cattery, Stebbing, Essex.
Just a note to tell you how delighted we are with the new cat units which were installed last week. We are all impressed with the excellent quality of them and the efficiency with which they were installed. Thank you for all your help and guidance in the process of ordering and purchase. Our cats are really looking forward to moving into their new 5 star accommodation. Again many thanks and we will certainly recommend your products and hopefully order again in the not to distant future.”
Ann Prosser, Saltburn Animal Rescue Association, Redcar, Cleveland.
I am writing to thank you for your invaluable input during the planning period of my cattery. I am very pleased with the first rate quality and workmanship of the Pens which are now in situ and which look fantastic.
Martin and Ed did a brilliant job in putting the pens up, worked non-stop and were very polite and helpful.”
Jean Johnson, Meadow Farm Cattery, Staffordshire.
We have more than 155 customers with calls still coming in on a daily basis and it is a pleasure to show anyone round as the suites sell themselves. Everyone comments on how relaxed all our guests are and we have had no end of customers commenting on how much more relaxed their cats are when they come to pick them up than from their stays at other catteries. We have even had people asking if we use diffusers to calm the cats!!!!. Throughout most of August we could have filled the suites 3 x over and we are already getting repeat bookings for up to September next year as people want to ensure their cats have a place here.”
Jo Ellis‚ The Snuggle Inn Luxury Cat Hotel, Hampshire.
Many thanks to Pedigree Pens for installing the pens for thecatnap. From our initial visit through to completion of the installation and the after sales care the level of service we have received has always been first class.
The advice provided to us when we were submitting our initial planning application and in our first few weeks has been invaluable in our early steps as cattery owners.
Nothing has ever been too much trouble and Paul and Rich were always on hand to keep us up to date with the schedule or answer any questions we had. The installation team were tremendously hardworking, very friendly and informative; just needed topping up with tea!
We can confidently say we wouldn’t be in the position we are if we had used another company; thanks again Pedigree Pens.”
Becky Newport, thecatnap, Gloucestershire.
Many thanks to you and your well organised team for once again pulling out the stops and completing Phase III of the build in record time ! We are thrilled with the lovely units and they will allow us to provide much needed accommodation for the busy months ahead.”
Pam Land‚ Riverside Cat Hotel, Wiltshire.
The excellent help and advice from Pedigree Pens from our initial ideas about starting a cattery, right through to the build, was absolutely fantastic. Their continuing support is extremely encouraging and so helpful for a new cattery starting up. Our customer comments so far have been, what a beautiful cattery and this is better than our house! I wish I was a cat, I’d live here! One prospective client, who has just taken ownership of some kittens from the RSPCA in Chilton in Oxfordshire, has said she will come to us in Berkshire, because we have Pedigree Pens. The quality of design, service and product speaks for itself.”
Mrs Carole Ruse – Proprietor of Cosy Paws Cattery, Berkshire.
We have received compliment after compliment regarding the cattery and this shows itself in the number of repeat bookings we have. Indeed by May this year we were already half full for Christmas!
We are in for bumpy ride as far as the credit crunch is concerned but I believe the cattery business will be less effected because people still need a break and cats just don’t travel.”
Mervyn Bennett, The Telscombe Cattery, West Sussex
Just wanted to say a very big thank you for the wonderful job that Martin and Ed did in putting up the cattery, it looks great. You should be very proud of these two, not only did they do a great job and leave things tidy they also left the cottage in a clean and tidy condition.
We would not hesitate in recommending Pedigree Pens to any one who wanted to put up a cattery.”
Bev and Mark Arden, Tanglewood Cattery, Shropshire.
We love our Pedigree pens! We are always full during busy periods and have been booked for Christmas for about 8 weeks and have turned away a further 10 or so already.”
Emma Eagland RVN & Matt Eagland, Manor Farm Cattery, Somerset