This weekend I did a trial run with one cat to make sure he could board. Carmen was great with him and spent time getting to know him so that he would be more comfortable. I also brought in my other two cats for grooming and I can’t believe how great they look and feel. No shedding! Their ears are nice and clean and they are so soft. I could never get the same results chasing them around the shower with the detachable showerhead.”
I have an indoor/outdoor cat. Last month, I was was going to New York for a week and had no idea where I could board Tommy. A traditional veterinarian’s office in a little tiny cage was NOT an option – my cat would mentally crack if he was stuck in a cage or crate all day. He NEEDS people and stimuli. Having a pet sitter come in was also not an option as Tommy has a specific routine of being outdoors for a couple in the morning, sleeps in the house during the day, then is is let out for a couple hours in the evening before he’s called in to sleep for the night (he plays hard and sleeps hard).
I was seriously considering cancelling my trip, when I happened to check Yelp for “cat boarding” in Charlotte. As soon as I looked at the Feline Fabulous website, I strongly felt I’d found my answer.
Carmen was WONDERFUL. I went to Feline Fabulous to check it out before the day I would be leaving my cat. Carmen showed me around, I saw where Tommy would be sleeping (a “kitty condo”) and saw the playroom where he would get to run, play with toys and look out the window. The business was neat and tidy. She had soothing music in the condo area. What I like is that, even if she is at full capacity, she has deliberately kept the number of cats she’ll house to a minimum so she can give quality, individual attention to each cat.
An added bonus is she has a complete grooming facility as well and she is extremely educated in grooming and feline care. She also knows pet CPR (which was very reassuring).
The day I brought Tommy, Carmen treated him like a king. He was instantly comfortable and had to investigate everything. I knew he would be absolutely fine and safe.
While I was on my trip I called to get Tommy-updates, and Carmen described what Tommy was doing, what toys he was playing with, etc.
It made my trip SO much better, not worrying about him, knowing he was safe.
I ABSOLUTELY recommend Feline Fabulous. This opens up my travel world and will enable me to be able to take more frequent weekend getaways and such.
Regarding price – the Feline Fabulous nightly rate is more than fair. It was actually LESS than boarding at a vets or other establishment, PLUS those other places don’t have everything designed with the comfort and psychology of cats in mind AND they don’t have a Carmen.
I could go on and on and cannot say enough how grateful I am and how good Tommy’s (and my) experience was. In fact, he wasn’t in any hurry to leave when I went to pick him up (a little insulting to me, haha, but shows how comfortable he was there!).”
We brought the furrbaby in for a grooming, which included a nail trim, cleaning and deshed treatment. I dropped him off in the morning and when I picked him up after work he was clean, happy and napping comfortably in one of the several condos she has for boarding. (Connected condos are available for boarding multiple cats at a time.)
The whole deal ran me $55 plus tip (expect an extra $10 if you have a long haired kitty friend) and I don’t hesitate to call it money well spent. Not only am I satisfied with the services provided but I was happy to be able to leave him with someone who obviously cares about what she does.
Dogs have long been the pet ruling class among Charlotte’s specialty pet stores. I am glad that Feline Fabulous has given Plaza Midwood a place where the cat can be king.”
Carmen is truly, truly fantastic. She spent a good 30+minutes with me both when I picked up and dropped off my cats. They had wonderful time climbing the tree in the playroom every day and came home happy and relaxed after their first time being away. *I* was 10x more relaxed on my trip knowing that the cats were not in a cramped cage, were engaged and having lots of human interaction, and could play with each other just like at home. I 100% agree with everything Kristina A. said in her review.
My shy cat who hides from everyone and everything was sitting on Carmen’s lap when I came in to pick them up, which is absolutely amazing.
Feline Fabulous is the best!!!”