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Cat Hotel

A well-deserved vacation for you and your cat!

The cat hotel by Cats Only: a small scale, cat friendly cat hotel with skilled care in the middle of Brabants province’s natural beauty.

  • With large, separate rooms and gardens
  • With beautiful views and many exciting and interesting distractions
  • It is possible to bring your own belongings and food
  • Updates on your cat during their stay

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Cats Only

Wendy Govers –van Thiel
Broekkantseweg 15
5421 XW Gemert


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Cat Salon

The best care for your cat!

The cat salon by Cats Only: tailored, cat-friendly grooming services.

  • Make an appointment at home or in the salon
  • A cat friendly service
  • Work together to ensure tangle-free fur
  • Personal advice to prevent fur problems in the future

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Testimonials Hotel & Salon

Blackberry | mei. 2019

Salon 'First time visit, good experience and precessional service from Wendy. My cat enjoy his shower and had a relax time. Definitely will come back.' – Huis-Tuin-Keukenkat Blackberry door – Kuan uit Eindhoven (NB)

Edward | dec. 2018

Hotel 'This place is so adorable! It looked super clean. Wendy and her attendant were super nice and understanding! They sure run this hotel by heart. It was nice to receive updates on our cat with videos and photos! One of my favorite things was the fact that the place is cleansed from other cats’ scents as much. My cat usually gets stressed with other cats’ scents but I could tell there was none it was perfectly cleaned! Every cat gets their own room; it looked like a 5 star vacation! I am happy to continue dropping him off here when I need to! – Domestic Shorthair Edward door – Selin Kelly uit Wijchen (GE)

Blair & Amalia | aug. 2018

Hotel 'When our oldest cat, Amelia, was put on medication for her heart murmur we knew this meant we would need to change from the normal arrangements we made for when we would go away to something more formal. This combined with the arrival of our youngest cat Blair, a rescue who is incredibly shy, meant we started looking for a cattery. We were horrified to find every place we came across was of the "throw them all together" variety. Luckily, we found Wendy and Cats Only. One visit was all we needed to know that this was the place and person we wanted looking after our cats. Wendy has been excellent in understanding all of our (and the cats) needs. She provides wonderful care and the individual rooms keep Blair and Amelia feeling as comfortable as they can outside of their home environment. No request is too much for Wendy and she doesn't even bat an eyelid when we unload toys, blankets, baskets, and a cat tree from the car. As worried cat owners, we also appreciate the regular updates and photos. All in all, we are super happy to have a place for the cats to go to when we are away for long(er) periods of time, where we know Amelia and Blair will be looked after in a caring and personal way.' – HTK Blair & Amalia door – Heather Tucker uit Rotterdam (Zuid Holland)

Simon & Poppy | apr. 2018

Hotel As an expat, it is always a challenge to find safe and reliable businesses to work with, especially when it comes to taking care of my cats. I'm very lucky to have found Wendy who is not only a great professional but also a fun person to talk to. My usual visits are with my Maine Coon for grooming. Wendy is very thorough to make him look handsome and sharp. I had both my cats registered in the cat hotel over Christmas/ 2018 New Year's. Wendy was very accommodating even when it seemed we would not be able to get in, but in the end it worked out. I really like the attention she gave to my cats while I was on holiday and the photos & videos she would send me as an update. Definitely a person to trust with your cats :) – Maine Coon & European shorthair Simon & Poppy door – Ed uit Geldrop (Noord Brabant)

About me

I grew up on a farm between cats. I dreamt of working with animals. That dream became reality and now I get to work with cats on a daily basis. Every day I look after these beautiful and perky animals. A job that suits me perfectly!

In the Cats Only cat salon, in business since 2010, I help cats and their owners, who experience trouble with taking care of their pet’s fur. Due to my cat-friendly approach, those painful tangles are gone in no time. I literary help both cat and owner to feel good in their own fur and skin! It is amazing to see the owners and their cats leave the salon happy and content, with a lot of tips and tricks and in good spirits.

I also run an exclusive cat hotel, opened in May 2016. I started this new service under the philosophy of ‘dream-dare-do’, and after noticing the lack of cat hotels in The Netherlands.
In my hotel I offer spacious rooms for cats, which they don’t have to share with other guests. This makes the cats feel very comfortable and relaxed. And that ensures a pleasant vacation for both the cat and its owner.

Why did I start Cats Only? Because I feel that each cat deserves personal attention, the best care and the opportunity to be its own unique self!

nov 29, 2020 |

Afgelopen weken stonden in het teken van het herplaatsen van 2 van mijn hotelgasten. Niet alleen ik was er druk mee maar ook al mijn Facebook en Instagram fans. Rain en Sunshine stolen de harten van al mijn bezoekers en fans en iedereen leefde met ze mee. Een oproepje voor een gouden mandje wat ik postte werd meer dan 280 keer gedeeld in 1 dag tijd en uiteindelijk is het dan toch gelukt. 8 maanden na aankomst in Nederland vond dit Omaanse duo een fijn huisje.

Maar hoe zit dat nou, waarom logeren er Omaanse herplaatsers bij jou in het kattenhotel? En hoezo komen er überhaupt katten uit Oman naar Nederland? Deze vragen kreeg ik vaak de laatste weken daarom neem ik je in dit blog mee in het hoe wat en waarom.

nov 15, 2020 |

Eigen column - 'Belevenissen uit het dierenpension' van Wendy Govers - van Thiel voor het Dibevo vakblad. Editie 6-2020

Na de toch nog redelijke zomerpiek, hopen veel dierenpensions ook op een piekje in de herfstvakantie om het jaar dan af te sluiten met een flinke piek rondom de feestdagen. Een vol hotel zou heerlijk zijn, al blijft het een uitdaging dit te combineren met alle verplichte etentjes in de feestdagentijd. Of ben ik de enige die dat vindt?

nov 8, 2020 |

Artikel voor het ABHB Trimmagazine door Wendy Govers - van Thiel editie 3-2020 

Een volle agenda, drukte in de kattentrimsalon en aankomende drukte in het kattenhotel en toen… werd het stil. Het coronavirus zette ieders wereld op zijn kop en dat was meteen te merken. Klanten waren bang en afwachtend, want wat stond er te gebeuren? Niemand wist het, maar ik begreep meteen dat corona een blijvertje was. Dus werk aan de winkel, want vooral het kattenhotel (80 procent van mijn omzet) krijgt dit jaar harde klappen.