Customer Testimonials

Below are some of the lovely comments we have received from our customers.  

If you were happy with the service we provided in caring for your cat, please do not hesitate to enter your comments below. 

David, Thornton Heath

"First time used this cattery and certainly will not be the last"

May 2015

Joyce, South Norwood

"My cat Poppy is 16, on medication and never been in a cattery before, had to go into a cattery urgently due to me being hospitalised suddenly.  As I don't drive, Maria was so helpful, she collected Poppy from my home and kept her for the duration of my stay in hospital as well as keeping me updated on Poppy.  In total I was in hospital for over 3 weeks but when Poppy came home, she was happy, relaxed and a bit fatter!  Thank you Maria for looking after her so well in my absence"

July 2015

Peter, Addiscombe

"One of the best catteries I've used for my cat Samba.  Would highly recommend.  I've now booked for Xmas"

October 2015

Isabella, West Croydon

"Fantastic cattery and lovely lady who is always accommodating with Oscar, who is blind and needs extra care.  Will not use anywhere else now"

July 2015

Sandra, Banstead

"I came to view the cattery in June for my cat Susie as I was planning a family holiday with my parents.  I was so impressed with the cattery and Maria's general knowledge of cats, that I immediately booked my cat Susie in as well as my parents cats Bubble & Squeak"

September 2015

Joe & Sheila, Wimbledon

"We have used this cattery four times this year for our cat Thomas.  He comes home happy every time"

October 2015

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Anna, Sutton

My cat Luna enjoyed her stay with Maria.  Lovely lady and lovely place, clean and well organised.  Will definitely use again!  Thanks Maria

Sept 2019

Joe, Norbury

My cat sitter let me down at the last minute so had to find a cattery at a moments notice.  Maria was very accommodating, even collecting my cat from my home and dropping him back after.  She sent me regular updates on 'his' holiday and I could tell how relaxed he was when home.  So forget cat sitters, will use Maria's cattery in future.

July 2019

Jackie, Thornton Heath

I would highly recommend this cattery.  They were very knowledgeable about my cats medical condition and were happy to administer her medication as required.  She is a very old little lady that needs lots of fussing and attention.  I collected her after my two weeks holiday and she was very happy and relaxed in her cabin.  She ate extremely well and I think she was a bit reluctant to come home with me!  See you next year, same time.

July 2019

Sarah, South Croydon

I have used this cattery since they first opened and wouldn't choose anywhere else for Scampi.  I know I can be totally confident about leaving him here.  He never minds being dropped off and makes himself at home immediately.  I leave Scampi here several times a year - a home from home for him.

May 2019

Judith, Thornton Heath

Thank you to Maria & Marisa for looking after our cat Clementine while we were away on our holiday.  We will be back soon!

February 2019

Susan, Sutton

WOW what a stunning garden for my cat to enjoy.  Fudge is an indoor cat and loves to watch from the window during the day so it was lovely how he enjoyed his stay and spent quite a lot of his time watching the birds.  He was very relaxed when I collected him, purring and showing off and even went in his carrier easily!  Would recommend Maria's cattery to anyone who is looking for someone to look after their cat .  

1st June 2018

Richard, Thornton Heath

This is a wonderful cattery and we have used them several times so far without issue.  Our cat has a special diet and they have always been happy to feed him his special food.  He usually doesn't want to leave when we come to collect him!  Can highly recommend.

17th May 2018

Linda, Croydon 

I have used this cattery twice now.  One of the best catteries around.  My little Susie is a nervous girl and after losing her twin brother, I thought she would struggle being on her own.  But both times she has been relaxed and happy and an absolute angel when I have picked her up, if fact she didn't want to leave her pen she was so comfortable!!  Maria looks after all the cats very well, you can see they are loved.  I have no hesitation in recommending this cattery to everyone and Maria will be first choice when my Susie needs somewhere to stay.  Thank you.

20th March 2018

Lea, Addiscombe

The best cattery ever, 2nd time using The Garden Cattery for my lovely cat Cleo.  Maria and Marisa who own and run the cattery are just so lovely and I have to say they give your cat the best time while you're away.  Its very obvious that they are true cat lovers and they want to care for your kitty as if they are their own, with love and caring for their individual needs.  I wouldn't use any other cattery, I know when my cat is there I don't need to worry at all.  Highly recommend but book early as they get booked up.

31st January 2018

Pedro, Addiscombe

I have used this cattery on three occasions now and our cat always come home happy and relaxed.  Well recommend to everyone.

2nd May 2017

Jasime, South Norwood

We were looking for a cattery to board our cat Yoda at Easter time for 2 weeks and just by chance came across Maria's cattery.  So happy, it was a lovely peaceful setting in her beautiful garden.  This was Yoda's first experience away from home and we were so relieved to see how relaxed he was when we went to collect him. We shall definitely use Maria and her cattery again.

28th April 2017

Susie, Thornton Heath

I recently used this cattery for the first time and was very impressed with the facilities and the care given to my cats, would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a cattery

16th March 2017

Mr Bishop, Brixton

Due to the nature of my business and travelling a lot, Maria is always helpful and happy to take my two cats at a moments notice. They come back happy and relaxed every time.

18th January 2017

Susan, Wimbledon

I used The Garden Cattery recently as my usual cattery was fully booked for Christmas. My cat Pixie had a very sad start in life and so isn't the friendliest cat and is very grumpy for the first few days. Maria was very kind with her, speaking softly and reassured Pixie and within a few days Pixie had relaxed enough to allow strokes. She ate well and was happy and relaxed when I picked her up. Thanks Maria, I know what a diva Pixie can be! See you in the summer.

12th January 2017

Nicky, Woodside

I recently used The garden cattery for my 14 yr old deaf cat Pickle. It was the first time she had ever been in a cattery and I was naturally worried. However I needn't have been - Maria was fantastic and put my mind at rest immediately. I was a little apprehensive about leaving but Maria let me settle her in until I was quite sure she was OK. Maria was quite happy for me to WhatSapp her from Dubai to ensure that Pickle was OK - which she was. After 10 days I collected a very happy cat - I had to wake her up from her heated pen to bring her home. 
I will have no hesitation in recommending the garden cattery to friends and family and will be booking Pickle in again after Christmas.

26th October 2016

Dawn, Upper Norwood

We used Maria and Marisa for the first time this year and would highly recommend using their excellent service. It is really like a home a from home the care and attention our cat Dinkey received, made more impressive that he has to have 3 different medications daily, he is deaf and his eyesight is failing so needed extra care which was given over and above. Maria and Marisa always go the 'extra mile' totally reassured me with their expertise and knowledge. If you are looking for a safe, caring and very well run, homely and welcoming cattery look no further. Thank you both so much. 

2nd October 2016

Reena, Croydon

I was let down last minute for someone to look after my kitten Pod and Maria went above and beyond to fit Pod in so he could stay at the cattery for 2 weeks. I was so nervous taking him there and in years but instantly Maria and her sister calmed me down. She has an amazing cattery with individual chalets which are spotless and have everything for your cat to feel comfortable. She really cages about all the cats she looks after and she's amazing. My little Pod is only 4 months old but he was at home there and instantly fell asleep when I left him. I can't thank Maria enough, she is a hard worker and I have no qualms about leaving Pod there again.

11th September 2016


We used this cattery for the first time this summer for our cat Oscar, he was very happy and relaxed when we collected him so would highly recommend.

3rd September 2016

Fay, Croydon

Great cattery, great lady, great service.

23rd July 2016

Susan, Brixton

I used this cattery for my cat Piddles; she is a very timid, shy little thing. I was extremely happy with the facilities and the care Maria gave to her whilst at the cattery and amazed how she had bonded with Maria, Piddles doesn't make friends with just anyone. Would certainly use this cattery again and would highly recommend.

30th June 2016

Claire, Thornton Heath

I was delighted with the facilities and the quality of care and attention my cats had while staying here. The cattery itself if very nice and very well maintained and I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone and using again.

16th February 2016

Isabella, Norbury

We used this cattery for the first time this year at Christmas for my cat Socks. He's just a year old and I was a bit nervous about leaving him in a cattery for the first time. Well I shouldn't have worried! When I came to collect him, he was fast asleep in his warm chalet and was not very keen on being disturbed. We got him home and he was so relaxed as if he hadn't been away. I am so happy I used this cattery for Socks, he was well looked after at the cattery by Maria and shall definitely be using this cattery again in the future.

29th December 2015

Aggie & Ted, Thornton Heath

What a fantastic find Maria's new cattery was for us. Our cat Pecia, who's 19 years old, loved it. It was evident that she was extremely well looked after, so much so that I had to shake her out of the transporter box on return home - perhaps she wanted to go back! Maria is such a passionate cat lover that it's clear she gives her charges noting but the best of care and affection. Highly recommended and we will no doubt use the Garden Cattery time and time again. The personal touch makes all the difference!

5th December 2015

Gail, Mitcham

Booked my kitten Buddles in for weekend as a trial run.  Very impressed with the cattery and now booked for 2 weeks at Christmas. 

10th November 2015


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