Proud to be a licensed 5-Star establishment
(Animal Welfare Regulations 2018)

About Us

We are proud to say, here at Difford Kennels and Cattery we love animals of all shapes and sizes.

Such is the passion running through our family, we own and have owned many different types of animals and been involved in the business of kennelling for well over 40 years.

The length of experience we have allows us to identify the right people to work with us, all of whom share our passion and interest in what they do.

Over the years we have bred champions in various breeds, both cats and dogs, judged at the highest level, including Crufts. Pippa also judges horses, including the Horse of the Year Show and shows her own horses, having won many championships including Royal International, Hickstead and Horse of the Year Show.


Our Team

Head girl Kelly has been with us at Difford Kennels and Cattery since 2004, having taken her degree in ANIMAl MANAGEMENT at Sparsholt College in Hampshire.  She is 100% reliable, caring and dedicated to the animals in her care. We also have a team of dog walkers to help when we are busy.


Pippa Moon

Pippa has lived all her life with show dogs, cats and horses. The family moved to Difford kennels in 1980 and she has been involved in the business from the beginning. 40 years later , Pippa still enjoys working with animals and obtains enormous satisfaction from running a well respected business, welcoming back many regular clients year after year. She thrives on using her attention to detail, experience and knowledge of animal behaviour and health, to ensure that Difford provides the very best of care to every cat and dog that stays. During her rare time off Pippa enjoys riding, competing with some success in the horse showing world at the Royal International, Hickstead and Horse of the Year Show. More recently she has turned her hand to judging at some of these shows which is very rewarding if a little daunting. Pippa also enjoys trips to the theatre, bridge and is currently learning Italian, which is definitely a work in progress.




Kelly has grown up with animals and always loved dogs and cats. She wanted to work with animals after leaving school and completed a two year course at Sparsholt College to achieve a national diploma in Animal Management, with a distinction. Whilst at Sparsholt, Kelly did work experience at Difford Kennels and then started full-time after finishing the course in 2004. Kelly has since earned the position of manager and is a qualified first aider.



I have been at Difford Kennels since 2019 and since September have earned the position of assistant manager. I’ve always wanted to work with animals since I was little and studied animal management at Sparsholt college. I have worked in kennels for 15 years and am also a pet first aider.



Jamie grew up in a house full of animals so it seemed only natural to look after them as a career. Jamie started with pet photography in London, followed by work experience with his local vet and full time pet sitting and dog walking. On leaving London he knew he wanted to continue working with animals and learn more. We are delighted he decided Difford would be a good place to do this. Jamie is planning to do a pets first aid course.



I grew up with all sorts of pets from very young, including cats and dogs. I now have a kitten and 6 fancy rats. I studied TV and Video Production at Solent University leaving in 2020 Although I love my video work , I realised I really wanted to work with animals and I have settled in well at Difford Kennels since starting in June 2022