NOTE: Shady Willows is temporarily closed
18 April to 17 September 2021
(due to lack of travel due to COVID-19)
Warrnambool cattery Shady Willows, the ultimate in boarding catteries, will pamper your pet during their cat holiday. We provide exceptional cat care, clean accommodation, individual rooms with own toilet facilities, daily room service, food of choice with regular meals twice a day, exercise, and grooming on request. When considering Warrnambool catteries, boarding kennels or pet resorts, choose Shady Willows boarding cattery, Cat Med of the cat world.
'Shady Willows' was constructed in 1998 and features 22 rooms of varying size to accommodate both single cats and multi-cat households. Our Cattery has everything the pampered puss could wish for!
Your cat's home away from home
We accommodate both single cats and multi-cat households. Only cats from the same household are permitted to share their rooms! An average bedroom is 2m x 1.5m. We provide the 'sleeping bags' but guests can bring any of their own beds or comforters they think may be suitable.
Each room has its own toilet facilities and room service is completed each morning when beds are made and bathrooms have been attended to. All units are sheltered from the rain when necessary and all guests are given individual attention by our caring staff who cater to their every need.
Each guest is fed the food of their choice and regular meals twice a day, but any specially requested meal or snacks are attended to without hesitation. Kittens are also fed according to their needs.
'Hairdressing' is available on a daily basis if required.
Medication is administered if and when required, and we are well known for our post-operative care and convalescence skills.
We have the odd Diabetics among our regular guests who can be monitored and injected if required.
The whole unit is built in a quadrangle around a landscaped garden complete with a large pond, including fish, if our guests would like to try a spot of fishing. To add to the 'in house' entertainment we also have a radio playing to give a family atmosphere.
Daytime can be spent lazing on the sunny 'Catio' which is an additional 11m x 7m complete with sunning shelf and hollow logs also tunnels and climbing gym.
For winter comfort we provide a lounge environment around a pot belly stove with television and cosy nooks.
All cats must be vaccinated regularly against cat flu and feline enteritis and on your vet's advice, against feline leukaemia. A current vaccination certificate from your vet will be required when your cat is boarded.
All cats must have a current flea control (i.e. Advantage) and be wormed.
If your cat needs treatment whilst in our care, we will contact our local vet in most cases. If the condition is serious your cat's own vet will be contacted before treatment is carried out if you so desire. When possible, it is advisable to leave a contact number with us where you can be contacted if necessary.
Shady Willows Boarding Cattery caters for the fussiest of eaters. However, we do keep in stock many different varieties of tin food and dry food as well as fresh meat.
Inspection is invited at any time (except Christmas & Boxing Day) during our opening hours which are:
Between 8 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. (except Winter 8am to 10am and 4pm to 5:30pm)
Daily Rates $20 per day per cat (from July 1, 2019)
SHADY WILLOWS MOVIES: Watch our cat guests stay and play movies here.