Cat Boarding

Our Feline Nightly Boarding Rates effective 7/1/2019 range from $20 to $24.

Where appropriate we will offer a multiple cat discount.

Because we only have 8 cat pens – 6 doubles and 2 singles – we primarily board cats whose families are also boarding a dog.

If you only board a cat, but you often do so during non-peak periods, you will receive priority consideration during major holidays.

If you only board a cat, and you mainly travel during school vacations and holidays, it is possible we will not be able to accommodate you.

Our cat pens have three levels. Food and water go on the bottom level opposite the litter box, which is cleaned daily or more as needed. The cats will use the other two levels for climbing and resting and sometimes for snack munching. How often they move across or up and down from shelf to shelf is a good barometer of their positive adjustment.

Many cat owners characterize their cats as “finicky” and prefer to bring the cat’s preferred variety of food. Our experience however is that most cats like one or another of canned and dried foods and bedtime snacks. First time visitors ought to bring a few kibbles and cans, but more than likely they will be returned to you. If yours is an indoor/outdoor cat, we recommend a trial board before you leave on your real vacation. She may find our space too confining.

Unlike dogs, who like to investigate with their sniffers, cats orient themselves visually, thus do not require lots of walking around room. Indoor cats exercise isometrically, which is easily accomplished against the doors of our four-foot high pens. We don’t usually recommend an overnight trial for indoor cats, unless they have health related issues.  This simply because most cats will get into a snit after a car ride in a carrier. It is not until they’ve been here nearly 24 hours that most cats regain their good humor.

Similarly, many owners are disappointed that their cats don’t seem happy to see them at checkout time. This is because most cats really don’t want to get back into that carrier, or contend with the moving car…

It is the owner’s responsibility to get his or her cat out of its carrier at drop-off, and back in at pickup.

When they get home many cats will perch in a window seat and stare as if they are hypnotized for several hours.  They are simply reorienting themselves visually.  You don’t need to call the Cat Whisperer.

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