Cat Sitting Hotels: Welcome, new West Seattle Blog sponsor!

Need someplace for your cat(s) to stay while you’re away? Cat Sitting Hotels is a new WSB sponsor, and here’s what they want you to know about what they do:

Cat Sitting Hotels was established in 2011 in Bothell, relocated to West Seattle in January of 2017, and in October of 2017 expanded into the space next door and doubled the size of the Hotel (now there’s the West Side and the East Wing). In West Seattle, we’re on the way to and from the airport for most of our previous customers (as they typically leave their kitties with us when they’re traveling) and also can fill a very big need in the Seattle area for really great luxury cat boarding with loving care from a staff who all have cats of their own and truly love them.

Cat Sitting Hotels began several years ago when the founder / owner needed to travel and looked into having his 4 cats boarded, and found that what was available was mostly smallish cage-like accommodations. Knowing he couldn’t leave them locked up in a small space for a week, he built the first 4 kitty suites in his living room for his own 4 cats. They were huge 4′ wide and 4′ long wood frame enclosures where they’d have plenty of room to move around plus a table and shelves to jump up and down from or sleep on. After returning, then procrastinating for a few months about taking them down, the idea came to care for other people’s kitties in these nice big comfy enclosures. It soon became a cat lover’s dream and his business building in Bothell was converted into the first Cat Sitting Hotel.

Quickly realizing he wasn’t the only one who was so deeply concerned about leaving their precious companions out of their own care, a webcam system was created so feline parents could see their kid from anywhere in the world where they could get internet access. Other recent high-tech options have recently been added such as the Petcube which allows our guest kitties’ parents to both view them and play laser light with them from the screen of a mobile device, or for those whose kitties aren’t into laser play, the Petzi includes the webcam and can dispense treats by touching your tablet’s feeder control. There are also available food bowls which only open for the kitty with that bowl’s tag on the collar, which keeps the food fresher and ensures that only your kitty can eat your kitty’s food. They can be especially helpful for guest cats from the same home but who have different / special diets.

Cat Sitting Hotels is at 3513 SW Alaska. See more photos and info at catsittinghotels.com or call 425-442-1941.

We thank Cat Sitting Hotels for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

7 Replies to "Cat Sitting Hotels: Welcome, new West Seattle Blog sponsor!"

  • Kimbee February 22, 2018 (3:58 pm)

    They took great care of our kitties last October. We’ll book them next time we travel.

  • old timer February 22, 2018 (5:20 pm)

    What a surprising enterprise!

    A visit to their website has pictures that are guaranteed to generate grins and chuckles!

    I wish them much success!

  • Lindsey February 22, 2018 (7:42 pm)

    Well this ended up being a far cooler story than I imagined! Thanks for your sponsorship, it really means a lot to the community! My kitty would love your hotel. 

  • John February 22, 2018 (8:54 pm)

    Sounds like a great idea, but something about the origin story doesn’t make sense. Instead of just letting his cats roam free in his house like normal while he was away, the founder kept them in cages in his house? Or am I missing something?

  • KD February 22, 2018 (9:58 pm)

    So glad to see this, out of curiosity I poppped in last year and was quite impressed with the ample space and cleanliness. After meeting Greg and one other staff member after they gave me a short tour, I had encouraged them to join WSBlog and Nextdoor to get the word out more. The added accoutrements (cams, laser toys, feeders, etc.) is just amazing what can be done by the pets owner from across the world! Even though I’m in cat rescue work (and not pet sitting) I still get asked frequently for referrals. This is a blessing that it’s in our community. It seems like a genuine love for the felines goes into their care. Best of luck and Feline purrrrrrrrrs. 🐾💗🐾  ðŸ‘ðŸ¼ðŸ˜»

  • Jack February 23, 2018 (6:51 am)

    Looks better than some Hotels I’ve stayed in.

  • Lindsey February 23, 2018 (10:39 am)

    I just looked at the website and this is honestly amazing!  Looks like a great spot for kitties.

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