The Cats Lodge

Nabwood Luxury Cats Lodge is a modern, spacious and comfortable cattery located in the Shipley area.

Proprietor of the lodge, Dr. Andrew Blackwood, has several adopted cats and a dog, and lives on site in order to provide the best care for the cats during their stay. We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in caring for cats, and have cattery management training as well being pet first aid trained.

The cats lodge is licensed and insured.


The Cats Lodge is built to International Cat Care standards, formerly known as the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB), by Lindee Lu, the premier cattery manufacturer and is located in the Shipley area.


Here are some photos of the Cats Lodge,


Opening Times:

Open for drop off and collection at:

Monday                        09.30am - 11.30am and 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Tuesday                         09.30am - 11.30am and 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday              09.30am - 11.30am and 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Thursday                   09.30am - 11.30am and 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Friday                          09.30am - 11.30am and 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Saturday                   09.30am - 11.30am and 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Sunday                       09.30am - 12.30pm     

                                               Christmas and New Years Day - Closed                                                   

In exceptional circumstances, admissions and  can be arranged outside these times.


Please feel free to ring if you wish to book, have any questions or would like to look around. If we do not answer your call straight away it's just because we are busy caring for your lovely pussy cats. If you leave a message we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to bring a full vaccination certificate?

Yes, this is a requirement. Please see our Healthcare page.

Can you cater for my cat's special dietary requirements?

Yes, but please make this known to us during the booking process. 

Should I bring my cat's own bedding?

In order to help your cat settle into their temporary accommodation, bring your cat’s own basket or favourite blanket. It’s best to make sure it has the cat’s own scent on, and is not newly washed. We do provide ‘Vetbed’ hypoallergenic bedding, but experience has shown that the cats prefer their own bed from home!

Can you update me on how my cat is getting on while I'm away?

Yes! We can keep you updated, with photos, via email or What's App, depending on your preferred method. We will never upload pictures over Facebook while you are away for security reasons. 

Can I leave my cat's travel box with you?

Yes, that's fine. Some cats struggle with travelling and transportation, so we strongly advise that cats are carried in a secure basket or box which is of the requisite size for your cat. Never put two cats in one box.