Where can I keep my cat in Vancouver? What are my cat boarding options?

Where can I keep my cat in Vancouver? What are my cat boarding options?

Whether you’re in the midst of a move, going on a vacation, or in a difficult situation to care for your cat properly, you’re starting to think about short or long-term cat boarding or care options. Below you’ll find more information about what kind of options there are for cat care:

Congratulations! You are a cat owner and now you need a place to board your cat. You are in luck if you live in Vancouver, Richmond, or any of the British Columbia lower mainland as there are several different options that exist. The three main boarding options for cats are the cat hotel, the cattery and the in-home cat sitter.

cat in cat tree

Typical Cat Hotels – A cat hotel is a type of pet boarding for your cat that provides pampered care for felines while the animal’s owners are either out of town or need temporary care. The services and accommodations available at cat hotels in and around Vancouver can vary considerably by cat hotel, though basic care such as feeding and regular cleaning is included.

Cat Hotel

Cat Sitters – A cat sitter is a person who takes care of a cat or other pet at your home, in your cats own environment. Some people would rather have their feline cared for in their own homes so the animal stays in their regular routine and so that the cat  need not to adapt to a new environment. In Vancouver, Richmond, or anywhere else in the lower mainland, this is a good alternative for cats that are not well socialized or vaccinated.

 Cat Sitting a Cat

Cattery – A cattery is a type of cat boarding kennel service where cats are housed temporarily in closer confines.  A cattery can be a huge operation with different cat rooms or it can be at an individual’s house in a spare bedroom. These types of boarding vary greatly. Many catteries offer one-on-one play times in order to get the cat some much needed attention, but not all cats may receive the same equal care. Familiar objects, such as blankets, are also permitted at many catteries.


Jet Pet Resort – Jet Pet Resort offers all of the amenities of a cat hotel and a cattery while bringing the intimacy of a pet sitter with personalized one-to-one stress free care and love and attention to each and every guest. At Jet Pet Resort we understand and respect that all cats have distinct needs, which is why your furry friend will enjoy a quiet, restful and private cat suite in a completely separate kitty wing apart from the rest of the resort.


Our kitty wing has a large, comfortable lounge area with a large plasma TV streaming movies like Garfield and Beverly Hills Chihuahua and offers plenty of comfortable chairs for our pet specialists and care-givers to lavish your kitty with all the affection that they can handle. The entire cat wing is designed as a huge play area and is equipped with artisan crafted scratching posts, carpeted kitty stands and a collection of cat-specific toys to keep your cat endlessly entertained or equally comfortable nestled away in a nook.

Cat Boarding

We are proud to say that we have the most sophisticated cat suites in Canada. To prevent the spread of odors and contaminants, we have installed a high-tech air exchange system that continuously circulates the air, kills bacteria, and eliminates odors. In each individual suite, the litter box area is completely separate from the sleeping and playing space to ensure a comfortable, odor-free stay. Our cat suites have extremely comfortable beds that features soft, washable sheepskin covers that wick away moisture and provide an anti-bacterial layer of protection to ensure superior rest and relaxation.

Jet Pet Resort will keep your cat on their regular feeding routine to minimize any disruption to your pet’s diet. Your cat will have plenty of social and playtime with other well behaved cats. All of the guests at Jet Pet Resort are either spayed or neutered and must have up to date vaccinations. We do also accept exotic breeds – so you never know what kind of cat you might see at Jet Pet Resort.


When it comes to finding the right boarding solution for your furry feline friend in Vancouver, Jet Pet Resort  – located just over the bridge at YVR – should clearly move to the top of your list. There is a reason why people choose to return to us time and time again. Find out why for yourself. Give us a call at 604-238-PETS (7387) and let us answer any questions that you have. When you call, why not book a tour of the facility and even bring your cat in for a free one hour assessment to see how much your cat likes the Jet Pet environment. We know that you’ll appreciate all of the differences between Jet Pet Resort and the other boarding options in the greater Vancouver area that you have explored.

At Jet Pet Resort we create fun, memorable experiences for pets through loving, professional care.

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