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Cat Boarding Information
Business Hours

We are open 6 days a week for your convenience.
Cat's Cottage Inn Hours
We are open by Appointment only during the following hours:

Mon - Fri:
9-11 am and 3:00-5:30 pm

Saturday: 9
-11 am


*We may very occasionally take an appointment on Sunday, please check with us first.

We are closed to humans on these major Holidays:
Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

There is a charge of $30.00 for arrivals or departures outside of our posted hours.
(If we are able to accommodate your request.) Please plan accordingly.

We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, approved Check and Credit Card

If you pay by credit card, additional fees will be added to your charge to help us cover fees charged to us by your credit card company. Please inquire.

On long Holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day or Labor Day, the office is closed on Sunday.

To allow enough time for any special instructions, paperwork and settling in of their cats, clients should arrive no later than a half-hour before our posted closing times.

Because we are available to our clients 6 days a week, our own personal time becomes very important. Therefore, there is a charge of $30.00 for any arrivals or departures outside of our posted times, if we are able to accommodate your request.

We are here for our feline guests long hours each day, but we are open by appointment only to maintain a relaxed and restful atmosphere for our guests here at the Inn.

We do our best to keep our cat and human clients happy, as well as maintain a healthy balance in our own personal lives.

A large part of our work is done before and after our posted hours that we are open for arrivals and departures.

~ We ask for your understanding and respect of our own personal time. ~

Room Availability
We reserve our rooms on a first come first serve basis. Summer months and Holidays are the busiest time of year. We suggest you reserve as early as possible during these peak periods.

We have a 3 night minimum stay.


Many people book their reservations weeks or months in advance, so it necessary for us to have accurate availability information to all people who call in wanting a reservation, therefore...

A Non-Refundable Deposit of 25% of the total estimated charges - or a 3-day deposit - whichever is greater, will be required to hold and guarantee your reservations. Reservations may be released if deposit is not received. (We do allow time for you to mail your check, or you can use a credit card over the phone).

If you are planning to be a Long Term Boarder - 31+ days, please call us to discuss your deposit and payments.

We take reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Extending a Stay
If you need to extend your cat's stay, you will need to check on availability, please do not assume we will have room beyond your original boarding dates you reserved.


Boarding Charges:
Boarding charges begin on arrival day and end on pick-up day. You will not be charged for pick-up day if, when booking your stay, you arrange to pick-up by 10:00 am.


Early Pick-up:
Please understand that we reserve your cat's room for the period you request. If you pick up early, you will be billed for the full period you reserved, unless we are able to fill the space.


We only accept cats that have a veterinary certificate of current vaccinations. You must provide Cat's Cottage Inn with a copy of the veterinary record of vaccinations.

We require Rabies and Distemper Combo vaccines.

Cats that go outside must be vaccinated for Feline Leukemia or a negative FeLuk test within the last 30 days prior to boarding with us.

Generally we will follow the wishes of your veterinarian concerning the vaccinations of your cat - please call us first with any questions.


Please advise us prior to your visit of any medication your cat is on, so we can discuss their needs with you..


Veterinary Services:
In the unlikely event your cat would need veterinary services while they are with us; we have a highly qualified Veterinary service only 15 minutes away. If your own vet is within 30 minutes driving distance, we will take your cat to their own vet.

Veterinary services will be added to your boarding bill exactly as they are invoiced to us from the Vet. We charge a nominal fee of $25.00 to transport your cat to and from the clinic.


We recommend you bring your own food from home so there is no abrupt change in your cat's diet. Please label all of their food containers with their name. Write down amounts to be given daily.

We will provide a dry premium food if you do not bring your own food.

No "wet" food is provided, you must bring your own from home, or reimburse us for the cost of providing it during your cats visit.

We gladly cater to special diets and health concerns. Please let us know your needs prior to boarding.


We take care to ensure that our facility remains free of fleas and they are not welcome at the Inn!!

Please check your cat for signs of fleas and flea dirt prior to bringing your cat for their stay.

Upon your cat's arrival, we do a pre-entry check for any signs of fleas and/or flea dirt. If during our check-in exam or at a later time we observe evidence of fleas on your cat they will be immediately treated with a topical product such as Advantage.

If fleas are found there is substantial cost to the owner - $50.00 or more per cat - and the possibility you could be denied boarding your cat with us that day or in the future.

It is the responsibility of the cat's owner to make sure your cat is protected against fleas. We recommend that all cats (indoor only cats also) be treated with a quality flea preventative such as Advantage, Frontline or Revolution at least 48 hours prior to boarding with us.


What to bring from home:
If you are a new client, please print and fill out the Reservation Form and the Boarding Agreement form. These two forms are also found on the Reservations page.

Filling these forms out prior to arriving will save you time when you come.

Bring Vaccination Records - showing proof of current FVRCP and Rabies. FeLuk if your cat goes outside.

Bring Medications (if any) - labeled with your cat's name and dosage. Original bottles only.

Optional items: small toys, brushes, treats. Any bedding you bring from home must be freshly laundered.

Please do not bring very large beds and/or breakable water & food dishes. We have stainless steel dishes here - which are very sanitary and easy to clean.


Cat Facts:
All cats over six months of age must be spayed or neutered.

We accept kittens if they are eating solid food on their own and using the litter box.


Air Quality:
Our air exchange and ventilation system changes the air at the Inn and in all individual cat rooms frequently throughout the day, introducing fresh air from outdoors.

We have air conditioning during hot summer months and in winter we heat our facility with radiant floor heat - which the cats just love - they can lie on the floor and be warm!


We have a double entry door system, so that our guests are always safely enclosed in the boarding area.

Please arrive with your cat in a carrier or on a leash. Clients are responsible for getting their cats to and from our building.


We are happy to give you a facility tour. Tours are given during our regular hours of operation. We prefer to do them after 9:00 in the morning, when all of our guests have been fed their breakfast!


The Cat's Cottage Inn - 27197 170th St., New Richland, Minnesota - 507-463-2287