About us

Alana Hughes

Alana Hughes

Alana is a City & Guilds Qualified groomer (and also a qualified chef!) who has gained a lot of experience working in various grooming parlours. She has a dog and cat of her own and is currently working with Jan on cat handling and grooming.

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Matt de Lacy

Matthew de Lacy

Matt has been the owner and manager of the business since it started in 1999 and has overseen its expansion ever since. He has his own Welsh Collie called Rosie and claims co-ownership of the resident cattery cats Woody and Mouse.

Jan Box

Jan Box

Assistant Manager Jan has worked at the Cattery since 2003. She has in the region of 35 rabbits and guinea pigs, 3 dogs, a parrot and fish. It was her idea to open The Warren and carried out all the design and most of the work herself. She helps in the grooming parlour with larger dogs and with the cat grooming.

Zoe Gardner

Zoe Gardner

Zoe started work at the cattery and warren in early 2010. She is a very experienced rabbit and guinea pig owner and has about 12 rabbits and 4 guinea pigs at the moment. Outside of work she is a very active charity fundraiser carrying out many collections principally for Help the Heroes.