About Cat Boarding
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 awhile. 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 hotel, where the security arrangements are maximized to insure that your cat will not escape, 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 suite 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 the Catnip Hotel Honolulu Hawaii 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. Our staff are cat lovers and cat owners and we know how to pamper your kitty while you 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 provide the maximum in health, privacy and protection. The sizes will accommodate from one to four cats. If your furry friends enjoy being together, we suggest the Surfs Up suites.
Fun & Play
Don’t worry about your cats being in their condos all day. We have a playroom furnished with catwalks, toys and cat furniture for their entertainment. Cats are also provided video entertainment, and birds for visual entertainment, and plenty of human interaction. The amount of time each cat spends in the playroom is dependent on how many cats are boarding with us and if your cat wants to be in the playroom.