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Ensuring a comfortable and happy stay

Our strength lies in providing individual care to individual felines in our bespoke 'state of the art' cattery which is situated in a beautiful and quiet country setting. Together with the UK’s leading animal housing manufacturer we have produced the ultimate cattery which is compliant with Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) standards and the only one of its kind in Staffordshire.

Quintessential Quarters offers extended knowledge, high ratios of qualified staff, excellent security and peace of mind which is valuable for any cat lover.

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Features include:

  • Individual walk-in units, so that cats cannot come into contact with each other
  • State of the art accommodation designed from a cat's point of view
  • Highest quality cat flaps, shelves, bedding, cat furniture and aerobic centres
  • Thermostatically controlled heating
  • Class A fire resistant
  • Bespoke cat aerobic centres and regular pampering sessions
  • Stimulating play and social activities throughout each day, including daily grooming
  • Individual and enclosed enrichment play areas available 24 hours a day
  • Located in a quiet area with panoramic views, away from the kennels for minimal disruption
  • Individual care for individual cats - all day every day
  • Excellent hygiene and cleaning protocols
  • Genuine vet bedding as standard
  • Super premium hypo-allergenic diet available
  • Enclosed corridors with a high-tech chime/alarm system
  • Piped music during the day
  • High ratio of motivated and forward thinking qualified staff to boarders
  • Free comprehensive pet insurance for all boarders
  • Very Important Cat (V.I.C) suite available
  • Used and recommended by Veterinary Practitioners
  • Awarded ISO BS EN 9001 British Standard Award
  • Cats on medication welcome

Each guest is assessed daily to gain details such as eating habits, medication, sleeping patterns, behavioral issues,
nervousness and anxiety. These findings are recorded on our pet administration program, which we can then refer
to during subsequent visits.

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Any surroundings where cats are cared for has potential for the spread of infection and disease so any cat entering a cattery should have good protection.

In accordance with the Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963, a current vaccination certificate which identifies inoculation against feline entities, feline respiratory disease and FeLV must be produced for each animal on the day of arrival otherwise boarding will be refused. The record of vaccination must be completed four weeks before the boarding date. A shorter time is acceptable if suitable veterinary evidence is available.

Unneutered males cats are likely to mark their accommodation with a very pungent spray therefore Quintessential Quarters only accepts adult cats that have been neutered.

All cats must also be wormed and regularly treated for fleas.

Please consult your Veterinary Surgeon for more information.

All cats must be conveyed in a serviceable and secure pet carrier until their arrival at the cattery unit.

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Recognising that things aren't quiet right is very important, little things will tell us that your pet is unwell.

It could be a loss of appetite, feeling lethargic or a change in its normal behaviour, so early detection
and taking action is essential. If this were to happen, we have a very special area where we can
monitor your pet and keep a record of any changes. Sometimes it is necessary to seek medical
attention.

The owner has veterinary nursing experience and has the responsibility and experience to give medicines
according to instructions given by the owners Veterinary Surgeon.

If your pet requires medication then a medical chart will be created identifying the prescription and
dosage, you will be asked to check the details and sign the form. During your pet's stay, each dose
given is recorded on the medical chart.

Each guest is fully insured up to the policy maximum and offers cover against any untimely illness or
injury during its stay. Pre-existing conditions, pregnancy and vaccinations do not apply.

Our appointed veterinary surgeon offers Quintessential Quarters 24/7 cover. Their contact details are:

SHIRES, ECCLESHALL ROAD, WALTON, STONE, STAFFORDSHIRE, ST15 OHJ
TELEPHONE: 01785 813955 WWW.SHIRESVETS.COM

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Socialisation days at Quintessential Quarters are action packed, full of activity and are aimed at the first time user. The intention is to constructively occupy your cat throughout it's stay which will dramatically reduce behavioural problems.

“Socialisation is a life time process of carefully
exposing your dog to new sounds, images, smells and situations”

Each cat pen is designed to stimulate the cat's mind by discovery, through sight, touch, smell, sound and taste. Appropriate feedback will be offered at the end of each session giving peace of mind to any cat lover

“Done correctly it will significantly reduce
unfavourable reactions and your cats will see
these occurrences as normal and non-threatening”

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A little extra

To make a perfect start to your pet’s holiday why not allow them to enjoy that extra touch which includes:
Check in from 8am - so you beat the rush.
A slap up breakfast including premium cat milk
A kitty kong with tasty treats
An SMS update message to let you know how things are

Flying starts must be booked in advance and are subject to availability

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"Our highly motivated and qualified staff are at hand to
cater for your cat's every need – quite simply, we give
peace of mind, which is priceless for any dog lover.

So, please come along and take advantage of our open
door policy. You can be certain that if your feline
companion could speak it would say, 'take me to
Quintessential Quarters'..."

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First time tips

  • In the time running up to your arrival check your pet’s vaccination certificate to ensure it is up to date.
  • Ensure that your cat's worm and flea treatment program is up to date
  • Check that your cat's collar and tag identifying your name and address is serviceable
  • Pre book your collection and delivery requirements
  • Check the directions and plan your route
  • Arrivals are between 10am and 6pm unless you have pre - booked a ‘flying start’
  • Consider keeping your cat indoors the day prior to boarding
  • Acclimatise your cat to its pet carrier and if your cat is an anxious traveller you may wish to speak to your veterinary surgeon before the journey
  • Allow time when you arrive to discuss your pet’s needs with our qualified staff.
  • When you arrive please leave your pets in your vehicle. Cats must be supervised at all times a qualified member of staff will help you settle them in. 
  • It is important to remain as calm as possible to signal to your cat that it is a safe environment
  • Avoid the rush when checking in our busiest time is between 10 am – 11 am
  • Don’t forget your vaccination certificate (copies can normally be obtained from your vet) and medication if required
  • Bring a favourite toy or item of clothing such as an old ‘T’ shirt you have recently worn this will help your cat settle in
  • Please leave all sentimental items at home - rest assured your cat will be well cared for, entertained and quite content to settle down to sleep, even without her favourite blanket!
  • In common with many companies we recognise the responsibility to reduce energy consumption and protect the environment.
  • We provide genuine vet bed; this product has numerous advantages including a short laundry process. Please think about leaving your pet's bedding behind
  • We understand that leaving your beloved pet can be difficult so please consider a socialisation day before they board, it works wonders for everyone
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Very Important Cats


Why not treat your cat in one of our V.I.C suites?

  • Thermostatically controlled sleeping area with extra thick ‘vetbed’ gold
  • Drinkwell purified water fountain
  • Bespoke aerobic centre with cat swing and hiding den
  • For added home comfort - laminated oak flooring throughout
  • Regular stimulating chase and play games as well as pamper sessions throughout the day
  • The occasional scattering of fresh tasty treats which will focus on your cat’s natural perception of odour taste and texture.
  • Thermostatically controlled cat basket offering a subtle heat in your cat's own enclosed enrichment area
  • A choice of play wands, puzzles and toys for stimulating play

Our highly motivated and qualified staff are at hand to cater for your cat's every need

– quite simply, we give peace of mind, which is priceless for any cat lover.