Cat Boarding

Let Your Cat Stay in a Comfortable, Specialized Environment

Our Cat Boarding Services

Personalized “Apartments” for Your Cat

  • Private and Spacious Rooms: Each cat is provided with a private room, affectionately referred to as an “apartment” by many of our clients. These spaces are human-sized to allow for exploration, relaxation, and play.
  • Comfort and Safety: Our boarding options are crafted to be both relaxing and safe, ensuring your cat feels at home during their stay.
  • Active Air Cleaning: The iWave produces positive and negative ions that actively clean the air, effectively reducing germs keeping cats healthy.
  • Hospital-Grade Flooring: We use high-quality, hospital-grade flooring that is not only durable but also easy to clean, ensuring a hygienic environment for your cat.

Cats in the City Cares

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Cats in the City is Better Care for Cats

At Cats in the City our top priority is the health of the cats in our care. We track and record all food and water consumed, and all liquid and solid waste eliminated.  We measure hydration levels, monitor weight when needed, and we test blood sugar levels when appropriate.  In real time this data allows us to respond, adapt, and meet the complex physical and emotional needs of cats boarding with us.


  • Your cat will get playtime and attention from our cat-loving team.
  • Animal technician and animal behaviorist on staff.
  • We ensure a flea-free environment.
  • Our home-style facilities are super clean and are climate-controlled (central air conditioning in the summer / heating in the winter).
  • We will watch your kitty for any signs of potential health problems, and will respond appropriately if a situation presents.
  • HEPA filtration and UV Light Air Exchange Systems to ensure air quality.
  • Veterinarian on-call 365 days-a-year
We’re also skilled at taking care of pets with special needs, including older animals with low mobility. We commonly administer insulin, oral medications, injections, and Sub-Q fluids.

What Makes Us Stand Out?

Exceptional Comfort and Cleanliness at Cats in the City

At Cats in the City, we prioritize your cat’s well-being by maintaining an environment that is not only clean and comfortable but also health-promoting. Our commitment to superior air quality and temperature control ensures that your feline friend enjoys their stay to the fullest.  Here’s how we achieve this:

Clean and Comfortable Rooms

Our cat hotels are designed with your pet’s comfort in mind. Each room features:

  • Hospital-Grade Flooring: We use high-quality, hospital-grade flooring that is not only durable but also easy to clean, ensuring a hygienic environment for your cat.
  • Ventilated with Fresh Air: Proper ventilation is crucial for maintaining air quality. Our rooms are equipped with systems that provide a continuous flow of clean, fresh air.
  • Central Heating and Cooling: We maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature year-round with central heating and cooling systems, ensuring that your cat feels at home regardless of the weather outside.

Advanced Air Quality Management

To further enhance the air quality in our cat hotels, we use the iWave Air Purifier. This innovative system provides several benefits:

  • Active Air Cleaning: The iWave produces positive and negative ions that actively clean the air, effectively reducing germs keeping cats healthy.
  • Eliminating Harmful Agents: It kills mold, bacteria, and viruses, significantly improving the overall healthiness of the environment.
  • Allergen and Smoke Reduction: The iWave helps reduce allergens and smoke, making the air safer and more comfortable for sensitive cats.

Ample Space

All our rooms are big. The real question is: Do you want big, bigger or biggest? Each facility averages 4,000 square feet with about 30 rooms.


Impressive Facilities

Our cat hotels are clean and comfortable. Every room has hospital-grade flooring and is ventilated with clean fresh air, central heating, and cooling.


Comfort First

Our boarding facilities are clean and designed for cats. Our expert team has extensive training in cat behavior and handling.


Attentive Staff

Our Human-to-Cat Ratio is one great team member for every 7-10 rooms. We’re also qualified to care for cats with medical needs, and we have animal technicians and a behaviorist on staff.


Real Cats

We use our collective professional experience during the grooming process to adapt and modify grooming procedures prioritizing safety, temperament, and ability of the individual cat before us.

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Plenty of Playtime

We’re not a cat warehouse. Cats are given the opportunity to be in the playrooms, community rooms, and catios, as well as lots of personalized loving care and attention.

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Cats in the City Boarding Policy


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM, by appointment

Sellwood Sunday: Closed to the Public
(Checking out from Sellwood on Sunday incurs an After-Hours fee)


We charge by the day, billing for each day a reservation includes, with no credits or refunds for early returns. The minimum boarding fee is equivalent to the cost of three days at the reserved room rate. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the estimated boarding fees will be charged to the provided credit card. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable; any cancellation forfeits the entire deposit.  Remaining estimated fees are billed at check-in, while upgrades and incidentals are billed at check-out. We require a credit card at the time of reservation and will charge the 50% non-refundable deposit upon acceptance of your request. No-shows must pay the full amount for the entire scheduled reservation.  For peak date range cancellations, the non-refundable deposit is 75% of the estimated boarding fees. Your credit card will be billed 75% of the estimated fees for reservations during holidays recognized by Cats in the City. Any peak date cancellation forfeits the entire non-refundable deposit, which cannot be refunded or transferred.  Peak Date Rates increase base boarding rates by 10%. Click Here Peak Date Ranges.

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Cat Boarding in Personalized Rooms

At Cats in the City, your cherished feline will find a dedicated haven, designed exclusively for their contentment and care. Our expansive facilities include personalized ‘apartments’, offering many options to suit your cat’s preference for space and solitude.

Health is our top priority; we meticulously record all consumption and elimination, ensuring real-time responses to your cat’s needs. Our cat boarding services also provide:

  • Ample exploration time in common areas, playrooms, and catios.
  • Frequent interaction with our skilled caregivers for petting, play, and treats.
  • Expert care for special needs pets, including medication and treatment administration.

Our facilities prioritize cleanliness and comfort with hospital-grade flooring and optimal ventilation. And with an attentive staff-to-cat ratio, every feline receives the personalized attention they deserve.

Take a tour today and preview your Cat’s new favorite spot!

Our Locations for Boarding

Cats in the City Serves all of the Metro Portland Area, with 2 locations dedicated specifically to Cat Boarding. 

Preview our locations, view the specialized Suites in each location, and learn more about how Cats in the City is Better Care for Cats! 


Caring for Cats in the Portland Metro Area

We measure our love of cats by how much we are loved by them.

Have questions or need to arrange care for your feline friend? We’re here to help! Reach out to us for any inquiries or to schedule our services.

For more immediate assistance, feel free to call us. We look forward to hearing from you and providing the best care for your cat!


Phone: 503-214-2003

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