Holli. Founder in early 2015. Previous health care practitioner since 1996.
Founder, in early
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Previous to 2015, Holli was a Registered Massage Therapist/Osteopath for 20 years with two cats, and a rehab yoga teacher with her own studio in kits for 5 years.
Holli’s cat hotel is in the whole first floor of her 3000 sq foot house, yet separate from her living space upstairs. She can hear everything that happens in the hotel throughout the day and night. There is a large group room with private 4 level condos, two connecting bedrooms for shy cats to move themselves to, and a large 600 sq foot suite for calmer or older cats, who prefer less visitors. There are also currently two private cat rooms in the house, which are full bedrooms. Holli’s empathic ability assists in the cats getting their needs met as they integrate. Like humans, all cats have unique personalities and needs. Holli teaches everyone who cares for your cats, how to best care for their individual needs.
Holli, and karina, spend their days moving between the hotel and the private rooms. They continuously create a loving calm energy in the hotel.
Holli has taken cat disease control and animal first aid with her close Vet friend, Dr Cathy Kurtz, and regularly calls and meets with Cathy to learn more. Our approach to the cats is loving and calm, she never expect a cat to move out of its comfort zone until they are ready. They can also move themselves to any of the 5 rooms on the lower level of the house as they desire. We spend extra time with first time cats who may be scared or nervous, to help them to integrate into the hotel.
Holli has taken many courses for massage, Aromatherapy, reflexology, Thai massage, osteopathy, infant massage (furless cats), energy healing, Reiki and many more including just finishing her fifth ten day silent meditation retreat.
music for cats or relaxing calm music, is played 24-7 to keep the cats relaxed and not listening for noises outside of the room. Each room has Da-bird feather throwers, electronic cat toys that continue to move when she leaves and plenty of toys. Please see cat integration for more on how we integrate the cats.
Mom, and Vet Tech @ Mountainside Animal Emergency- Hotel Manager & Director of home visit’s.
Karina has a background in veterinary care and has gained experience working in an emergency animal hospital. She enjoys helping and caring for your furry family members. Whether it’s providing tons of cuddles or assisting in stabilizing an animal during a medical emergency, Karina always has the best interest of the animal in mind.
She is always willing to go above and beyond to guarantee the highest level of care is given to your family member. She has experience with proper handling, restraint, and approaching, giving medications orally and by injection, subcutaneous fluids along with providing basic husbandry.
Karina currently has four cats of her own; a 10 year old diabetic ragdoll, an adopted 2 year old tabby tripod and newly adopted 4 month old kittens. She also cared for her childhood tortoiseshell who lived to the age of 19! Karina also helps the community by fostering felines from local rescues until they find their forever home.
By always having a pet to care for, she understands the hardship of leaving a pet behind for vacations and business trips and sympathizes when finding a trusted and bondable pet sitter.
Going forward Karina wants to expand how she helps out your family felines. Not only is she interested in your pets well being she wants to provide reliable and valuable service so you can worry less when you make that trip out of town.