Get set, get ready, get out of here - it's vacation season! Time to hit the beach, visit some classy resorts, or maybe enjoy an awesome staycation closer to home. Oh no, not you. We're talking about your cat. After all, he works just as hard as you all year keeping the house organized just the way he likes it, hunting for gifts to leave at your feet every morning. He deserves a vacation just as much as you!
Luckily, there are plenty of top cat spots scattered around the US for your cat to take in the sun's rays and enjoy some much needed relaxation time. If your cat doesn't mind some car travel, and is not the kind to stress out in new situations, he may fall in love with these 5 kitty resort spots.
Let's start this list offshore, on the luxury cruise line of the Queen Mary 2. This ship, which departs from New York and visits various locations around the world, boasts at being the only cruise-ship to regularly carry animals. The onboard kennels can accommodate your cat in style, complete with a dedicated Kennel Master and access for you at any time.
There are many hotels that call themselves "pet-friendly" but only the Kimpton is friendly enough to allow any kind of pet - just as long as it fits through the door. Your cat will receive the respect he deserves at any of the Kimpton's many locations. Staff will provide you and your cat with everything you might need, including an invitation to the nightly wine reception, info on cat-friendly spots around the hotel, and a welcome from the resident Director of Pet Relations. Most importantly, your cat will be greeted by name. We'd expect nothing less for Sir Royal Snugglepuss the Third.
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You couldn't bear to see your cat in a cage at some kennel, and neither could the residents of the Best Little Cat House. Three California locations provide your cat with the life of luxury, in a cage-free and cat-friendly environment. You can spy - that is, check in on your little one through the in-house cameras. Your feline friend might even make a friend of his own here, as these houses provide relaxed (but monitored) group boarding.
This hotel offers amenities and boarding better than you might get for yourself. Your cat will receive his own spacious room complete with a cat tower, a wide selection of toys and catnip, and a private television. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?
The rooms at the Morris Animal Inn might be smaller than the other spots on this list, but the inn makes up for it by dedicating itself to your cat's well-being and happiness level. Scheduled play time, a beautiful kitty playroom, and even a specially designed kitty ride that allows your cat to take in the great outdoors from the safety of an enclosed (windowed) space. Dinner is gourmet fish, freshly caught near the inn's Morristown, NJ location. Tech-savvy kitties can even have some time on a tablet to play games or create a masterpiece you can take home and hang on your fridge. Ahh, that's the life.
- by Yuliya