Why Should I Board My Cat?
It is important to remember that cats do not usually travel well. They usually do not enjoy it, nor do they adapt well to travel. Many people who try to take kitty along with them on their vacation end up spending most of their time searching for their escaped pet.
Leaving your cat with friends can be just as unsatisfactory. Cats must go through an adjustment period in a new environment and this means they will not look upon your friend's house as "home" for quite a while. Therefore, your cat may try to escape from the strange house at every opportunity or hide as a fear reaction. Most cat owners realize that it is not fair to impose this kind of responsibility on their friends, nor is it a safe arrangement for their pets.
Obviously, the most satisfactory way of arranging for such care is to entrust your cat to a qualified cats only kennel, where we hace the most stress free environment for your cat, and where the personnel are trained in observing and handling the problems which may arise in your absence.
Cats enjoy the "protected" feeling they get from being placed in a condo unit while being boarded. Your cat will probably want to sit in the corner of his unit and stare, until he feels comfortable in the new environment. Human contact does not necessarily accelerate this period of acclimatizing. It has to take place at the cat's own speed. A common reaction of cat owners to the idea of boarding is "kitty loves to run around." Perhaps he does at home, but while he is in unfamiliar surroundings, his condo gives him a feeling of safety. Cats exercise isometrically. This means that when a cat has enough room to stretch, he can exercise every muscle in his body. When your cat is in strange surroundings, around strange cats, he will prefer safety to space.
Boarding Your Cat with Us
We here at Whiskers on Kittens take great pride in our ability to care for your cat. Your cat's needs are our top priority and they will receive a lot of individual attention. All of our staff are cat lovers and cat owners (owned by cats may be the better term) and know just how to pamper your kitty while Mom and Dad are away. Please bring your cats food with you to avoid diet changes during their stay. We also encourage you to bring a favorite toy, towel, T-shirt or whatever might make your cat feel more at home.
Our Cat Condos
Our cat condos are made from seamless Formica and provide the maximum in health, privacy and protection. The adjustable sizes will accommodate from one to four cats. If your furry friends enjoy being together, we suggest sharing a condo, they are quite large and comfortable for 2.
Fun & Play
Don't worry about your cats being in their condos all day. We have a 4 large, brightly colored playrooms furnished with catwalks, toys and cat furniture for their entertainment. Cats are also provided with plenty of human interaction. Your cat will have the ability to spend 4-6 hours per day in our playrooms. We will post pictures of your cat daily on Facebook.
Just In Case
Should your cat become ill while you are away, it will be taken to its own vet or to Whiskers on Kittens on call vet. If your cat requires medication or has special needs while at the facility, our staff is fully trained to accommodate you. However, we do not administer any injections.
Features of Our Boarding Facility
? Immaculately clean and healthy environment
? Custom built playrooms for fun and exercise
? Music, cat videos and plenty of human interaction for entertainment and affection
? Loving attention from cat owners and lovers
Rates as of March 2018, Rates increase $1 on November 1st of every year.
CAT = $23 Pick ups after 12 noon will be charged a fee for that day.
Nail clipping - $15
Brushing - $15
Massage - $10
1 medication administration-no charge
2 or more medication administration $5.00 per medication
We tend to book quickly (especially during the holidays). Be sure to make your cat's reservations at Whiskers on Kittens as early as possible.
Upper Respiratory Infection
If you feel that your cat is sick or may be sick, please DO NOT BRING US YOUR CAT TO BOARD WITH US! Feline Upper Respiratory Infection (F.U.R.I.) is very serious and can infect our facility and the other cats staying with us. This is the only thing Cat Connection has no control of and it is up to you as an owner to be responsible for your pet. If your cat is discovered with F.U.R.I., they will be removed from the facility immediately and taken to your veterinarian or emergency clinic. All vet and delivery charges will apply.
Monday - Sunday - by appointment for Drop Off and Pick Up
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Your Friends at Whiskers on Kittens