Cat hotel offers relaxing space for cats to stay
Catnaps opened in Clarence in 2009 and has been the boarding place for many local cats since. Klein found the perfect location, a commercial home at 9175 Main St. and decided to turn the large garage into a hotel for cats, just cats. At this hotel, you will not find any other animals and Klein is able to focus her attention on her feline friends.
“It’s a safe place that’s quiet. There’s no barking or dog smell. It’s just specifically for them,” said Klein.
Many pet boarding businesses take in several types of animals. Having a place just for cats helps lower the stress level of the pet as they are separated from their owner. Also, each cat has different needs. Here, they can receive the attention and care that each one requires.
“Every single one is different so there’s no formula for what I do to take care of each cat,” said Klein. “They’re all different depending on what they need and depending on what the people want too.”
Catnaps has different options for owners to choose from when reserving a boarding place for their cat. Klein says that she will keep the cats as long as the owner needs. The average stay is seven to 14 days but some may stay for only two days and others for months.
For longer visits, Klein finds that many owners choose to have their cat stay in the larger rooms. These rooms are $25 a day. If you have two cats, you can put both in the same room for $37 a day.
Klein also offers cages, which are also quite large as well. The cages are $18 a day and are for one cat only.
Most of the rooms and cages offer natural light and window space for the cats to enjoy the outdoors from the inside.
Unless two or more cats come together, Klein keeps all of them separate to keep from fighting. She lets each one out to exercise and roam the room and the different play areas on the heated floors. Light music is played throughout the day and the cats can even watch movies.
Reservations are required for each cat and Klein limits herself to about 15 cats at a time to be sure that she can give equal attention to each one.
“I don’t want to sacrifice the care just to have every cage full,” she said.
All cats are required to have all vaccinations and flea control. Klein offers flea prevention for $12. Owners must also bring the cat’s food and can bring a blanket or bed, if they choose, at the time of their reservation.
Owners who are interested in Catnaps can call to take a tour of the building before making reservations. To book an appointment for a tour or to make a reservation for your cat, call 634-1852.