What Makes Us Special

Cage Free Suites | Why Vets Love Us

The qualities of our Inn have made it a feature in Cat’s Magazine, CBC, CJOH TV and CTV. But what really brings our clients back is the obvious love and care we give to the cats, and how relaxed they are when they stay with us.

Here are a few of the features that clients adore about our cat cottages:

  • Each cat has a private grassed area to stroll in or a deck to laze about on
  • In the winter the big windows and the cozy fireplace create a warm, bright ambiance that any cat would enjoy spending nine lives in
  • Lovely cathedral ceiling, Italian tile floors, wood finishings including oak, mahogany and white ash
  • Generous inside space about three times what is offered in city facilities at two-thirds the price
  • State of the art air filtration system that refreshes and cleans the air several times a day
  • Two dozen windows allow for bird watching at our feeders
  • Clean, clean, clean – our clients always comment on how sanitary our cottages are kept
  • Quiet and soothing atmosphere that has cats quickly adjust and start to enjoy all that we have to offer
  • Safety first – double-door system that will outsmart even the most practised escape artist
  • No barking dogs – this is a cats-only hotel!

We only hope the accommodations you book for yourself are as nice as the ones here at The Cat’s Meow!

David and Cassandra

Meet David and Cassandra!

David and Cassandra share a special love of animals and nature which shines through in everything they do at The Cat’s Meow.

David has a unique background in animal ethics, having obtained his Doctorate in this field from the University of Toronto. He has taught courses on the nature of our relationship with animals at Queens University, Brock University and the University of Toronto.

Cassandra gravitated to animals early on and became active in the sanctuary movement, first spending a year at Aspin Hill Animal Sanctuary in Maryland and then spending working holidays with David at Cedar Row Animal Sanctuary near Stratford.

This power duo has seven years’ experience owning and operating The Cat’s Meow Luxury Inn for Cats and Cassandra has an additional two years’ experience in cat grooming. If you are looking for people who are compassionate, kind and expert at cat-care, you need look no further!

Why Vets Love Us

While kitty play parks and jungle gyms are a cute idea, in practice they pose serious health risks to cats.  Cats are territorial animals and when thrown together in an unfamiliar situation they are known to fight one another.  A bite or scratch can lead to serious health risks including infection and the much more serious Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Rabies.  That is why high-end cat hotels are trending away from common play areas.  At the Cat’s Meow we never inter-mingle kitties from different households. We are serious about providing a safe and healthy environment for all of the cats who come through our doors.  That is why vets will recommend us over another facility.

Our Cage Free Suites

One of our most unique features are our 6 cage-free cat suites. Quite simply we offer the most generous, comfortable, private accommodations in the Ottawa area that are surprisingly affordable. Looking to spoil one kitty or accommodate a family of 7? These unique spaces are closed in with an exquisite French door and boast up to 100 sq. ft., with 3 walls of windows, comfy sunny spots, nesting caves, a kitten play area with 4 perches that reach up to our 9 ft. ceiling. And that’s just the inside. The private cedar deck area is an additional 30 sq. ft. with a bird watching lookout, kitty scratch post and an incredible view of our forest wonderland.