Welcome to Precious Paws Cattery

It's my pleasure to share my love of animals with everyone I meet, especially your pets! When you’re away from home, you can trust me to take care of your furry friends with all the attention and love they deserve. Be assured that I will treat your pet as I would treat my own, with all of the playfulness they need.

Precious Paws Cattery is located in Kettering, convenient for Corby, Wellingborough and surrounding villages.  We are open all year round, including Bank Holidays, at very reasonable rates.


About Me

I have been looking after pets my whole life. Cats are my passion and I would love to take care of your pet while you’re away, I always provide a nurturing and safe environment.

Having volunteered for the past seven years with a national cat rescue organisation, I have undertaken many courses in cat care, plus I have four happy cats of my own, so I am well qualified to look after your cat.

All the cats are looked after personally by me, with a little help from my two daughters. The Kettering based cattery is fully licenced by Kettering Borough Council, licence number 19/00520/AWBC and insurance is provided by Cliverton, details of which are on display at our cattery.



Clean and comfortable

Precious Paws Cattery has spacious accommodation for up to five cats, each in their own pen. Our double sized pens allow two friendly cats from the same home to be housed together.  Purpose built uPVC chalets provide safety and comfort with a sleeping area and a run, overlooking a grassed garden.  The sunny garden is completely enclosed and accessible only via a key-locked gate.

Each unit has tiled flooring, full height sneeze barriers and a thermostatically controlled cat-friendly radiator, with dimmable lights for evening time.  There are two seating levels, a choice of sleeping spot and scratch posts.   The windows are removable during warmer months to reveal the mesh underneath, allowing free circulation of air to keep the cats cool.

Each pen has a selection of toys.  You may wish to bring your pet's own familiar bedding, but comfortable bedding is provided.

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Daily Routine

Responsible & Reliable

Each cat is visited first thing in the morning to provide fresh water and food. Each pen is then spot cleaned, swept, litter trays disinfected and refreshed. 

Frequent checks are made during the day to ensure all is well, with lots of time for cuddles and play, treating each cat as if they were our own.

Mealtimes are normally twice a day, with their usual brand of food. This will be discussed with you on booking, as each cat has individual preferences.  

A final check is made late in the evening, before lights out.

At the end of your pet's stay with us, the pen is deep cleaned from top to bottom to ensure a clean and safe environment for the next feline guest.


Precious Paws Cattery, Kettering

We are required to confirm details for your cat including providing sight of a valid vaccination certificate, owner's contact details, usual veterinary practice, diet and requirements including any medication and your cat's likes and dislikes.

The vaccination certificate should cover feline infectious enteritis and upper respiratory infection (cat 'flu) in order to board with us.  We also request that your cat has been treated for parasites (fleas and worm treatment) two weeks prior to admission.

You will be asked to complete a form authorising emergency veterinary care should this become necessary.

If your cat is taking regular medication, please discuss this when booking.

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Professional Experience

The normal daily charge is £10 per cat per pen.  Two cats sharing a pen will be charged at £16 a day.

Double charges apply to Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Should two cats housed in one pen not get along with each other, we reserve the right to separate them into two pens.  This will incur extra charges which will be payable on collection.

Bookings are accepted in person or by telephone and are subject to a £20 reservation fee, refunded against your final invoice on collection day.

All bookings are for full days inclusive of the arrival and collection day (minimum of 2 days). 

There is a minimum of 14 days notice of cancellation or payment in full will be required.

Payment can be made by cash, card or bank transfer.


Satisfaction Guaranteed

We want you to be happy with your choice of accommodation for your pet and therefore welcome viewings of our cattery. 

Please come and meet me! I would be happy to show you our clean and spacious facilities. This service is available by mutually agreed appointment.

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5 star luxury for my two boys.  I cannot recommend Precious Paws and Michele's care highly enough.  My two came home happy and relaxed, thank you Michele.

Sue McAvoy


My girls were here for a week.  I'm a very anxious, over-protective cat-mom, so I was quite worried about leaving them anywhere, after a previous cattery experience elsewhere was bad, but leaving them here has been very good.

The cattery is spotless.  Michele is lovely with them and they were spoilt rotten, like they were her own, with lots of snuggly blankets, beds, toys etc.  One of my girls is very nervous with strangers, but allowed cuddles (very rare for her even though she's 10!)  Got lovely updates, which reassured me a lot, while I was away, and allowed me to relax and enjoy my holiday.

Definitely recommend this cattery and will be trusting Michele to care for my girls again.

Hazel Keane


Michele is wonderful and so caring and dedicated towards the cats.... You can tell she is a cat lover.  This is a lovely cattery and I would fully recommend it.  Many thanks for looking after Jacko so well. You went above and beyond.  Thank you so much.

Heather Anne Richardson


Highly recommend. Really friendly.  My cat was so well looked after. I couldn't have asked for a better place for him to go whilst we were on holiday. A big 5 stars thank you, Michele.

Sophie Jessica


My cat, Jinxsie, had a wonderful stay at this lovely cattery.  Michele was very attentive and looked after Jinxsie brilliantly. I shall be booking again in the near future.  It is not always easy to leave your cat but I had no qualms whatsoever about leaving my furbaby at Precious Paws, with Michele and her family.  I could not have asked for better treatment, love and care.  Thank you guys.

Sue Jepson


Lovely, clean, friendly, safe environment for our little kitty.  The most relaxed she has ever been in a cattery.  I can't rate this cattery, and Michele, highly enough.  Thank you Michele.

Jane, Jez and Chewie


(Guinness was under veterinary care on arrival - Michele) 

Last week I left my much loved cat, Guinness, with Michele while my partner and I took a lovely break in Cyprus.  Michele texted me while we were away with regular updates on how he was.  Unfortunately, while we were away, he developed a kidney problem and sadly passed away.  Michele was remarkable, truly loving and caring throughout.  I cannot recommend her facilities highly enough.  Clean and welcoming for any cat.  So well looked after and I can never thank her enough for the love and care she showed.

Richard Crown


Contact Me

Michele Thrower
7 Tentsmuir Cl,
NN16 9FR

07979 200813 / 01536 678007

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