Cat boarding or cat sitting?

Cat boarding or cat sitting?

Life can get very scary for cats when their family suddenly disappears. Cats are creatures of habit, so keeping their environment as familiar as possible is the best way to have happy cats while you are away…and possibly give them a little vacation too! Everything...

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Cats & litter boxes: what’s the big deal?

Cats & litter boxes: what’s the big deal?

Dear Ms. Kitty, We got a new, expensive automatic litter box. One of our cats is just fine with it but the other insists on pooping in the tub now. How can we get her back to using the box? Imagine you're a small wild animal. You have your outside territory, where you...

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Introducing Your New Cat

Introducing Your New Cat

Safe & Slow Thanks for opening your heart to your new cat! Cats are creatures of habit and changes are stressful for them. They do best with one new thing at a time. You are the bridge to your new cat's new life. We recommend two important things: Help your new...

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Kitty Colds: How to Help a Cat with URI

Kitty Colds: How to Help a Cat with URI

Whether your kitten comes from a shelter or a breeder or the family down the street, it's very common for the stress of moving to trigger an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI). Just like us, their bodies can have a virus that doesn't emerge until a stressful event...

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Fear Free Handling

Fear Free Handling

Coming to a shelter is probably one of the scariest things that can happen to a cat, even at our kind and gentle Haven! They have been stripped of everything they know and love and find themselves lost in the unfamiliar. Imagine bringing your own sweet cat to a...

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Allergies & Cats: 7 Tips

Allergies & Cats: 7 Tips

It's that time of the year again: sunny days bring blooming flowers, pollinating trees...and people surrendering their cats. We get calls from people who have been told by their doctors the only way to breathe more easily is to get rid of their cats. Is this really...

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A Safe Room for Your New Kitty

A Safe Room for Your New Kitty

You've just adopted a new kitty and are excited to bring her home. You've been told to make a safe room for your new four-footed baby but aren't sure you want to designate a whole room to her. What is a safe room and why is it so important? Congratulations on the new...

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