21 Merchiston Road, Catford, SE6 1SH | 020 8697 3217

About Moggie Minders

Moggie Minders Cattery is a small boarding cattery in South East London. Established in 2002, the cattery consists of 11 chalets and is licensed by Lewisham Council to accommodate up to 20 cats. The cattery is run under the personal loving care of Rita Hooks and individual needs are catered for.

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My Background with Cats

My own background working with cats comes from my sister Anna, who has rescued and re-homed cats for over 50 years. We were never without cats in our home at any time because, as well as the residents, there were always cats being rescued and re-homed. Many of these cats needed medication or special care and through this experience I'm fully able to administer all forms of medication including pills, drops, injections etc.

Of course, running a boarding cattery for 20 years has provided me the experience to fully cater to the needs of every cat.


My sister Anna continues to work with rescued cats and has worked with Croydon Animal Samaritans. If you can offer a home to rescued cat from this group, than please click to the link for more information.

Moggie Minders is licensed and inspected by Lewisham Council

Opening Times

(Strictly by appointment only)

Monday - 8:30 am – 10 am & 5 pm – 6 pm
Tueday - 8:30 am – 10 am & 5 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday - 8:30 am – 10 am & Closed pm

Thursday - 8:30 am – 10 am & 5 pm – 6 pm
Friday - 8:30 am – 10 am & 5 pm – 6 pm

Sat: 8:00 am - 10 am & Closed pm

Closed: - Sundays & Bank Holidays


Cats are housed in separate spacious, insulated and individually heated wooden chalets. The purpose built 1.8m (6ft) full height chalets measure 0.9m x 0.9m (3' x 3') with split level shelving and each has its own 1.8m (6ft) run. All chalet runs open onto a safety corridor for the security of your cat.

Runs have a cushioned 'flexisoft' floor covering. Each chalet can accommodate up to 2 cats from the same family. For families of larger numbers, runs can be opened up to enable the chalets to interconnect and allow more space for your cats.


Sometimes many cats will find the initial experience of a cattery to be quite stressful, as a measure to minimise this we use Feliway/Pet remedy spray. From personal experience with our resident cats, we find it an effective way to calm the vast majority of stressed cats. Additionally we offer cats valerian sacks/ catnip which can also be effective in calming during their stay.


For more information about this product click here.




The heating in each insulated chalet is thermostatically controlled and is provided all year round day and night.

In addition, on colder nights, cats can be provided with a Snugglesafe heated pad in their bed which will keep them warm and snug for up to 10 hours.

For further information on this product click here.

Feeding: Adult cats are fed twice daily and older cats and kittens to their own individual requirements. Premium Dry food offered is Royal Canin. Wet foods are a range of pouches eg Felix, Whiskas, Gourmet, etc.

We supply all feeding and water bowls. Please note that diets prescribed by your vet will have to be provided by the owner.

Beds: Comfortable beds and ‘Vet Bed' fleeces are provided for your cats comfort, but owners may bring their own pets bedding with them if they wish. This can help to settle your cat(s) in.

Rita and Rafferty


Cleaning: All chalets and runs are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between occupancies using an animal friendly disinfectant.


Daily Charges*

Cats from the same family sharing a single unit.


1 Cat £15/day

2 Cats £20/day

Cats from the same family sharing two units/double unit.

(two neighbouring units can be opened to create a double unit)

3 Cats £29/day
4 Cats £33/day


Routine medication is an additional £3 per day

Routine grooming is an additonal £3 per day

*Prices are valid from April 1st 2022.

All prices include food, heating, bedding, litter & pet insurance. Both days of arrival and departure are charged as full days except for collection before 9:30am.


Please note that during Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holidays require a minimum booking period and are subject to additional charges.

Owen & Dinah

Terms & Conditions

Prices include food, heating, bedding, litter and pet insurance. Both days of arrival and departure are charged as full days except for collection before 9:30am. A non refundable deposit is required and payment in full will be made at collection. Except for the Christmas and New Year period, where payment in full is required 6 weeks in advance.

Vaccinations - All cats must have a valid certificate of immunisation against Feline Influenza Feline Calici Virus (FCV) & Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) and Feline Enteritis Feline Panleukopenia (FIE). All vaccinations need to be boosted annually.

Please bring your certificate with you, as your cat cannot be accepted without it.

Health - All cats must be neutered. Cats will be examined on arrival and the proprietor reserves the right to refuse admission to any cat showing signs of ill health pending the advice of a veterinary surgeon. Unlike many catteries, we are happy to take in elderly or diabetic cats and we take the greatest care. But we would point our that for some cats coming into a cattery can be a stressful experience. This in turn can have an adverse effect on certain cats especially the elderly, sick or diabetic.

Insurance - Cats boarded at the cattery are covered by Pet Plan Insurance. Please note if your cat comes into the cattery with a pre existing condition they will not be covered by this insurance.

General - Whilst all possible care and attention will be given, cats are boarded entirely at the owner's risk.

The proprietor of the cattery has the owner's authority to the extent the proprietor considers necessary and at the entire cost of the owner to seek treatment by a veterinary practitioner, including visits by such practitioner to the cattery, the administration of medicine, anaesthetic and surgery.

Deposits are non refundable.

If insufficient notice of a cancellation is given the proprietor reserves the right to charge the full boarding fee.

All drop offs and collections will be made during our licensed cattery hours.

Booking - Early booking is strongly advised particularly for holiday periods. Bookings should be made by telephone or email and confirmed by the booking form which will be sent to you for completion and return with your deposit within 14 days. Please note that the booking is taken as a firm booking and must be cancelled if no longer required.

Longer term bookings must be settled by monthly account.

Transport - Owners are urged to transport their cats in an adequate secure basket or carrier between home and the cattery.

Parking - Please note that Moggie Minders Cattery is situated in a quiet residential road and your consideration when parking would be appreciated.

Home Feeding Service

A home feeding service is available. This service offers an alternative to the cattery and allows your cat to be cared for in the comfort of their own home. During a home feed we will feed your cat(s), give them fresh water, clean bowls and litter trays. We can also set food timers (to be provided by the owner). We recommend a minimum of one visit per day.

Please note - A visit will last up to approximately 20 minutes and is not intended to be a cat sitting serivice.

Security - Having a home feeder call gives you the extra advantage of your house security being checked daily when you're not there. We also recommend using timers for lights and leaving the radio on to keep your cat company.

Safety - If you are worried that your cat will wander away whilst you are not there, we recommend keeping them secure and restricting their outside access but allowing them the run of your home. This keeps them secure and gives peace of mind to some owners who have tried other home feeding services only to find their cat has been roaming looking for their owner or feeding in their neighbours homes! Please note that this is a personal choice for any cat owner, as you know your cat best and we will always be happy to follow your decision.

Health - If your cat becomes ill while you are away we will take your cat to your vet to seek veterinary care. The owner will be liable for the entire cost of treatment by a veterinary practictioner.

Home feeding daily rates - Prices start from £13 per visit. Owners are required to supply food and litter.

There are currently 4 feeders available, you will be assigned a feeder who is nearest to you.


Areas Covered


We cover the following areas in south east London:


Catford, Hither Green, Lee, Ladywell, Crofton Park, Honor Oak, Brockley, Lewisham, Forest Hill


SE4, SE6, SE12, SE13, SE23

Please note that rates at Christmas, Easter, New Year and all bank holidays will have additional charges.


Please email us on enquiries@moggieminders.net to check if you are within our catchment area.

Where are We?

Address: 21 Merchiston Road, Catford, London, SE6 1SH

Buses : 124, 160, 181, 284

Train Stations : Catford, Catford Bridge, Bellingham and Hither Green stations are all within reasonable distance from the cattery.

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@moggieminders.net


020 8697 3217 or 07930 180 212

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Photographs of cats on this website are displayed with the kind permission of their owner's.

Moggie Minders Cattery is a supporter of Croydon Animal Samaritans (Registration No. 1067498), if you can give a home to a rescued cat please click the banner below.


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21 Merchiston Road, Catford, London, SE6 1SH
020 8697 3217