"Thank you all for taking care of Gibbon for so long. He hid behind the sofa for about half an hour when we got home and then came out and looked around. He is settling in well and loving being outside even in the rain.

I'm sure he is missing you all!

Kind regards,


"Thank you all for taking such good care of us over the years - we will miss you. With love and hugs. 

Pookoe & Sister Girl. XXX."

Just a note to thank you all for taking such good care of Niki & Charlie. 

Regards, Erica Barnes. 

Your patience and care for Itchy is much appreciated. Thank you again. 

Steve, Itchy and family. 

"Thanks so much for looking after my old boy so well. "Max Blakeley". 

He's settled into his new seaside house purrfectly. 

Many, many thanks, Cindy."

"Just a note to say a big thank you for taking such great care of Jack. 

For a cat who is normally quite nervous, it was clear when we picked him up that he loved all the special treatment he got, especially having his meals served in bed. 

Again, thank you for your dedication!

Regards, Graeme & Shona Christie"

"Julie, I can't thank you enough for all the kindness you and your staff have shown towards Louis especially as he is not the normal run of the mill Pussy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all your staff, see you then.

Take care,

"Hi Chantelle. Again many thanks to you, Julie and rest of your dedicated team for all the care and special attention you have given our darling fur babies, Gracie and Oscar, over the years.  You guys have always had that rare but precious balance of professionalism and love for our moggies, and we have always known they have been in the best of hands when they've stayed at Finisterre - AKA their "holiday home! 

Kind regards, 
Maria Hurst"


"Dear Chantel and all the cattery staff

We just wanted to say thank you so much for looking after Sniper. She looks like she has been to a spa! She is like a new cat! Thank you so much for all the care and attention you gave her.

We will do our best to continue with her grooming.

We are planning on going away again next year so will be booking Sniper in again.

Thank you so much.

Kind Regards
Sam and Gordon"


"To Julie and Chantel and all the Finisterre staff

Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of our Garfield.

He looked very smart with his lovely brushed fur when we picked him up.

We appreciate the care you take to keep him well and healthy, especially his eyes which are looking great.

Thanks for the photos via email. It was nice to get them.

In appreciation please enjoy a little taste of Ireland.

Best wishes
Lynne & Russell"


Hi Murray,

I just wanted to send you an email to compliment ‘Julie’.

I have called a few times over the past month & each time I have spoken with her I have been impressed with her helpful, caring manner.

You truly have an excellent team member in Julie.

Kind regards,


Hi Murray

I just wanted to write to let you know how amazing Julie is. I am about to put my nearly 18 year old cat into your cattery on Saturday for 5 weeks while I am away in Greece and am very sad to be leaving her for such a long time and Julie is making me feel very comfortable in reassuring me she and her staff will take good care of her in my absence. The last time I put my cats into a cattery one died the night after leaving them so as you can imagine I am very nervous and sad to be leaving my furry friend especially for such a long time. I am sure you already realise what an asset Julie is to your business but I just wanted to take the time to let you know how confident I feel that Julie has reassured me she will be loved by your staff in my absence. I am taking all her food as she is very fussy and Julie is very happy with that and has not at any time brushed aside any of my concerns.

When I went to visit your cattery to book Poppy in I took a girlfriend with me who has 3 cats and has been taking them to another cattery and was also impressed with Julie that she will now be going to your cattery and will no longer take her cats to the other cattery. The cleanliness is to be commended and the obvious love and care the cats receive is evident as all the cats look very happy and relaxed.

Thank you as the owner and well done for ensuring the  running of such a great cattery for us cat lovers to be able to leave our beloved cats when we go away.

will continue to spread the word of what a great cattery you run.

With kindest regards


My cats have been long-stayers at Finisterre on more than one occasion, during house repairs and again when the house was on the market.

Chantel is a Cat Whisperer, she and her team work their magic and my cats manage to come home in better condition than they went in.

The care at Finisterre is first class, they not only care FOR the cats, they care passionately ABOUT the cats, and that makes all the difference.

Highly, highly recommended.