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Aguas de Moura, Setubal, Portugal
Como enfermeiro veterinário qualificado no Reino Unido e dono de alguns gatos ao longo dos anos, tive a necessidade de recorrer como cliente a serviços desta natureza, o que me motiva a criar o serviço de qualidade que desejamos para os nossos queridos animais de estimação enquanto de férias, sem qualquer preocupação sobre o seu bem estar.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cool Cats

With high temperatures at the weekend (39ºC in the shade) and predictions of persistent high temperatures we purchased some fans to assist the water cooled roofs and shading in maintaining comfortable temperatures for the cats.

Friday, June 26, 2015

"Activity Frame"

Each Lodge comes equipped with an activity frame, however they are often used for other activities. Once finished with they are hoovered, steam cleaned and exposed to UV light for some time. They are also treated periodically with a veterinary grade product to protect against fleas and mites.

Busy sleeping

Resting up high




Post cleaning, drying in the sun.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Transport Service

Our "new" old transport. Need to remove the old company logos. This will assist us with our collection and delivery service and our additional pet grooming service.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Improvements have been made to the summer shading for 2015 and the roof cooling system too.


The shading in 2014 (below) was too heavy and subject to problems with the wind.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Pippa our first cat "model". Practice for another service we can offer in the future. Before (top) and after (bellow). Use of electric clippers were not required, groomed totally by hand. If you have a cat in need of grooming then why not give us a call to discuss your needs. More "models" required.

Half way through, we stopped for a rest. Notice the "extra" cat that was removed.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Warm Weather Protection

Been busy upgrading this years warm weather protection for the lodges. New wood pergolas with green screening. New soaker hose along each roof peak to keep the lodges cool in the high summer temperatures. Finally a new "reception" pergola, so we too can be as cool as the cats :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Temporarily there is no land-line number!
Contact us on 965599312(eng) / 938352244(pt)

Temporariamente não haverá nenhum número de telefone fixo!
Contacte-nos em 938352244 (pt) / 965599312 (eng)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cats, cats, cats

Making the most out of the heat lamp.

Looking at you....

Lua arrived with an eye problem requiring medication during her stay. 

I'm just going to chill right here, thank you. 

Lua's eye improved rapidly during her stay. 

"The Cube" as we call it is very popular with our guests. 

Other cats prefer the top tier of the activity frame. 

I was just going to try out my bed, you can leave now... 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Full for Easter

We are fully booked for Easter weekend. (Note: not with these cats, we never share pictures of clients cats whilst they are away on vacation for security)

Catching the morning sun....

Bird watching.

Bengal kitten.

Waiting for the sun to move..

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Americans are here!

A pair of American short hair cats that have relocated to Portugal.

These American short hairs are a little larger than their European cousins.

Black cats. Hope they bring us luck!

American short hair cat.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

YouTube Channel

Castanheiro Cat Lodges also has a YouTube Channel, where we share videos of cats that stay at the lodges with their owners. Videos are made available for public viewing after the owner has returned home.

Check out our cat videos at:

Castanheiro Cat Lodges - YouTube Channel

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Our cats love these "Catisfactions" at bed time. This cat in the lodges loved them too. What do you give your cat for treats?

Monday, January 5, 2015

3 Cats...

our lodges are large enough to comfortably accommodate 3 cats. We only permit cats from the same family to share a lodge.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Bom Ano. Happy New Year. Good bye 2014, a wonderful year thanks to all our clients, their cats and our ever increasing followers in social media. We look forward to an even better 2015.