Set up in 1963 the business has evolved, purely through word of mouth recommendations, into one of Caterham’s best kept secrets. The Mardens has its facilities around a village square with the cats having their own specially designed building known as “The Cat’s Whisker”, whilst the dogs are accommodated within a number of cottages, for instance “Hobnob Cottages”, which face onto the village square.

Large grass paddocks are utilised to allow the dogs running exercise as well as walks through meadows and woods which are part of the property.