Cat Boarding FAQ's
Answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Are dogs allowed at Whiskers?
No. Whiskers is strictly for cats. However, Dogs are allowed for grooming but not overnight stays. There are a couple of great dog boarding facilities nearby should you have a dog that needs to be boarded.
My cat requires medication, can he stay at Whiskers?
Of course! We welcome all cats that need medication and we do give injections.
What should I bring for my cat?
You should bring your cat's food and any bedding that will make him feel more comfortable. We provide the litter, litter box and bowls. You are also welcome to bring scratching pads/posts and toys (little toys don't always make it out of camp).
What kind of litter do you use?
We use Dr Elsey's Precious Cat clumping clay litter. If you prefer an all natural, corn- or wheat-based litter you are welcome to bring your own.
Do you groom cats?
We do not groom cats. There are two highly skilled groomers in the Johns Creek area that we recommend.
Are my cats allowed to board together?
Certainly! Cats from the same household who get along are allowed to share a cabin. There are times when some cats have to be separated due to stress-induced displaced aggression.
Will my cat get to come out and socialize with other cats?
The most important thing to keep in mind is that cats are not like dogs. When they are introduced to a new environment they are usually quite timid and scared and even stressed. If your cat is outgoing and playful at home that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be that way at camp. With every cat that boards here we assess their personality and behavior before we let them out of their cabins.
My cat hates being in the carrier can I just carry her in my arms?
No. You must bring your cat in a carrier. Holding your cat while bringing her into Whiskers is a very bad idea. We are located on a busy road so should your cat jump out of your arms she could get run over by a car. Also, there are several cats who live at Whiskers and like to greet our customers and your cat may not be thrilled about that. Carriers are also necessary should there be an emergency and we need to go to the vet or even evacuate the premises.
What happens if my cat gets sick while in your care?
Should your cat become ill while in our care, we will notify you first and then contact your vet. In case of an emergency and your vet cannot see your cat then she will be taken to Bridgepark Animal Hospital in Johns Creek just around the corner from Whiskers.
If you feel that your cat is sick or may be sick, please DO NOT BRING US YOUR CAT TO BOARD WITH US! Feline Upper Respiratory Infection (F.U.R.I.) is very serious and can infect our facility and the other cats staying with us. This is the only thing Cat Connection has no control of and it is up to you as an owner to be responsible for your pet. If your cat is discovered with F.U.R.I., they will be removed from the facility immediately and taken to your veterinarian or emergency clinic. All vet and delivery charges will apply.
Are you available during the holidays?
We tend to book quickly (especially during the holidays). Be sure to make your cat's reservations at Whiskers on Kittens as early as possible.