Cat BoardingJune 13, 2019
What is the best option for your cat when you're traveling? Some prefer to leave their cat to a trusted friend or leave your keys behind to your neighbors or family members who live close by to visit and look after your cat while you're away.
What is the best option for your cat when you’re traveling? Some prefer to leave their cat to a trusted friend or leave your keys behind to your neighbors or family members who live close by to visit and look after your cat while you’re away.
But if you are going a way for more than a couple of days, you might need to find a different solution. Then what are your options?
A 5 star Cat hotel
We’ve been in contact with a hotel for cats in t he UK called Longcroft cat hotel.
This is the top choice of the Cat boarding options, but its rare to find a good 5 stars cat hotel close to your home. These hotels are also much more expensive than the other options. You can find prices and location by a quick google search for “Cat boarding in google maps”. Here you will also see feedback from other users who have been there, and see images of the hotel and staff.
Private cat boarding
There are many private cat boarding companies around the world. They do not follow the same standards as commercial hotels, but our experience is that these places are run by cat lovers. If business is very good and there is only one option in your area, we have seen examples of too many cats in an area that’s too small. That’s why it’s important to talk with the owners and see how many other cats that are boarding at the same time as your cat.
We believe that this is a better option than leaving your cat at a cat kennel or cat clinic. In most cases this is also better than just leaving your cat at a friends house, but til might cost you a bit more. These cat boarding places often have activities like trips and playtime. If your cat is friendly towards other cats it will also meet new friends and socialize when your on your holiday.
This should be your last option. We don’t like the idea of just storing your cat while you’re out traveling. Some of these places do offer playtime and trips, but it will feel more like jail time for your cat. Does it really deserve this?
Travel with your cat
To travel with your cat is not as complicated as you would think. All airlines do have a travel policy where you can even bring your cat with you inside the airplane and keep it next to you in some cases. This is different from airline to airline and might vary around the world. If you have a special reason to bring your cat on board, this will help. You can read more about this on the airlines websites.
If you’re traveling by car or train remember to stop and give the cat a break from time to time. If traveling by train remember a towel so that you can cover the cage or box when the cat is resting.
Where can I find the best cat boarding service?
There is a lot of places all over the country that has these cat boarding services. You should have one close by. Make a quick Google search, and you will find the closest place. Thanks to Google, you can also read reviews and comments about your potential location. This can be wise to do, to make sure that your cat gets the best place in your region. With cat boarding like so many other things, the quality may be different from place to place. So, it could be a good idea to do some research before you decide on a place. You would want your cat to have the best stay possible.
What if my cat goes missing while cat boarding?
Some people are afraid that their cat will disappear when they are on vacation. Cats are known to search for home when they are outside. I would not be worried about that. The premises in these cat boarding places are built for this. There are fences, and the staff will always look after your cat. And they take their job serious. No one wants to lose another persons pet.
In worst case scenario they lose you cat, you probably already have a Tail It Pet. So, you can just open your app and see where your best friend is straight away. If you still do not own a tracker device for your cat you should read about the cat gps tracker. Then you never have to worry again!
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