The Kent Boarding Cattery Directory, which until recently served cat owners in Kent who were looking for a local boarding cattery, has been merged into the British Cattery Directory, which was created to provide information on boarding catteries across all of Britain, not just Kent. If you don't want to read more and simply want to find a local cattery, where ever you live in Kent, visit the directory at britishcatteries.co.uk.
We have tried to make it easier for cat owners living near the borders of Kent and Greater London, so users can now search by cattery name, by postcode area, by county, and even by town. This means that cat owners living in the Bromley postcode districts can simply search for catteries in the BR postcode area, instead of having to search both searching London and then the Kent listings. Hopefully, users will find this useful.
For your convenience, and as was the case with the original Kent Cattery Directory, boarding catteries are initially displayed in a directory-style format, and if you click to read more about a specific cattery you are taken to a page which contains a description of the cattery, any contact details that were provided to us (usually including telephone, email and the cattery's website address) plus their address and a Google map showing where the cattery is located. If you want to contact a cattery to enquire about availability, you can send an email to the cattery directly from their listing page, if an email address is available. Some catteries prefer not to use email and only accept enquiries by telephone.
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