YOUR PET, OUR PASSION & PROFESSION
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***NEW SERVICE ANNOUCMENT***
We are now offering MOBILE VETERINARY NURSE care, or book for some veterinary nursing care procedures at our quiet and private office.
YOUR PET, OUR PASSION & PROFESSION
GRAND OPENING DECEMBER 1, 2020
We are a CAT ONLY boarding and grooming facility located at the foot of the mountains in beautiful Port Alberni, BC.
We provide service for Port Alberni, and all communities from Campbell River to Duncan.
Our facility consists of 18 large walk in suites to fit your individual Kitty's needs while staying with us.
We strive to keep your feline friend(s) as comfortable as possible whether boarding with us or having a grooming spa day!.
Our staff will work with you to create a routine that is specific to each feline friend's individual needs. We want to make Mountain View Kitty Cottage your Cat's Home Away From Home.
We take your Cat's health and safety into a great account. We have installed a "Negative Pressure Room System" to prevent cross contamination with other guests and have also added a blue UV light system to kill any air born pathogen that could be present. This is only one of the many distinctions we have designed with your Cat's ultimate health in mind while staying with us.
If you would like to book a meet and greet, please contact us for an appointment.
In Phase 2: We will be creating outdoor living space to further enrich your Cat's stay here at our Cottage.
Please follow us on Facebook to see our build of Mountain View Kitty Cottage & Pet Services.
Mountain View Kitty Cottage was an idea and dream for over 10 years. In 2018 that dream became the adventure and reality for owners, Sheena and her husband Wayne.
Hours of planning, and research went into the process of building and producing an environment that would be safe, naturally welcoming and engaging to our feline guests and the people who love them.
YOUR PET, OUR PASSION & PROFESSION
Hello, I'm Sheena, owner and operator of Mountain View Kitty Cottage & Pet Services.
I've been caring for animals and many people's Fur Babies for over 20 years. I have done 15 years+ pet sitting in clients homes and working farms, then later moved into veterinary medicine.
In 2006 I graduated from Olds College with a diploma in Animal Health Technology and have been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician for the past 15 years+.
I have a passion for animal behavior, Fear Free practices/methods, biological nutrition for cats and dogs and practice positive reinforcement behavior training with all my Fur Babies ( 3 cats, 3 dogs, 3 horses, 6 ducks, 17 hens and one rooster!).
I have had many people ask why I have such a passion and devotion when it comes to caring for other peoples' Fur Families and the answer is so simple. My whole life I have had the amazing opportunity to build unique lifelong bonds with many different species of animals. I understand the importance of the human/animal bond and the anxiety of being separated from them. I want to give piece of mind to you that your Feline Family member(s) are being taking care of and having both physical and emotional needs met while in our care. We have a lot of clients request daily photos and videos be sent to them through email and Facebook. We are happy to offer this service to help ease that separation period for however long it maybe. If you have any other requests, Please Ask, we will try hard to make it happen!
Feline Diseases and Medical Conditions:
Spayed and Neutered:
Daily care for your loved pets while you're at work, away or just passing through Port Alberni
Less than 5 Hours. Includes playtime, a feeding and medication if required for ONE suite and ONE Feline guest. Food not included.
5 - 24Hours. Includes hours of playtime, feedings and medications if required for ONE suite and ONE feline guest. Food not included.
5 - 24Hours. Includes hours of playtime, feedings and medications if required PER ADDITIONAL feline guest included in the same suite. MAX 4 Feline Guest per large room accommodation when available. Food not included.
Are you short on time? We will happily pick up our feline guest from your house for his/her stay at our facility and return him/her to your house at the end of the scheduled booking. Please note: Payment in full must be made prior to pick up.
Are you short on time? We will happily pick up our feline guest from your house for his/her stay at our facility and return him/her to your house at the end of the scheduled booking. Please note: Payment in full must be made prior to pick up. Please contact us about pricing.
If your feline friend is in need of medical treatments or appointments at a medical veterinary hospital, we will provide the transport and attendant for these appointments. This price per hours is calculated by employee time/wage/fuel and kilometer acquired on the vehicle. Payment of service upon check-out time.
Medication that can easily be given to our feline friend is included in the boarding fee UNLESS our feline friend is not being cooperative and is being unsafe. If a second staff member is needed for the medication to be given, a fee per medication application/given/injection will be applied. Fees due at time of check-out. Medications to be supplied by client.
While staying at our facility, if your cat requires SQ fluids as part of his/her health care plan prescribed by your veterinarian, we are happy to give this service. We have a special set up list that we can send to you. This fee is for the service and does not include the materials. Materials must be supplied by yourself upon check-in. Service fees due at check-out time.
Cat and Limited Dog Grooming
Grooming recommendations vary depending on coat length, cat's age, breed and colour, weight of cat, and health of cat.
Typically long to medium haired cats are every 6 to 12 weeks grooming schedule.
Short haired cats every 10 to 16 week schedule.
It is recommended to have a full groom with bath at least of 3 times a year to reduce oils and dander build up on skin and hair coat. This is the best way to reduce hairballs and excess hair ingestion. It is best to contact us.
The Kitty Purrr Package starts with a nail trim, eye and ear clean, pre-bath body brush out, santi-shave (if requested), bath and blow dry, post bath brush out.
Please contact us for pricings as condition of coat, coat length, ect may change pricing. *** Please note we always bring in an assistant for first time clients which assistant fee will be added onto price. ***
The Kitten Play Essential Package was formulated to start the exposure and positive association techniques for grooming of your kitten.
Our techniques help to build trust and grow a routine your kitten will learn to know and enjoy as they grow into adult cats :)
1 hour session
The Kitten Play Essential Package we recommend your kitten has received at least one vaccine 2 weeks before starting our program.
Soft paws are a soft plastic application that is applied to your cat's nails after they have had a nail trim. Soft Paws create a non-scratching surface so cats can not scratch your furniture. Replace soft Paws every 4 to 8 weeks.
We use organic and specialty soaps that are proven safe for cats.
This bath is for a spot bath area. This is typically used when I see cats that have medical issues (such as renal/diabetes/urine incontinence) and are bathed on a weekly bases.
We use a few techniques to brush out your cats. We recommend regular brush outs between a bathing schedule to prevent matts and hairballs that may form in the digestive tract of your feline friends.
Some matting can occur that we can not brush out or pick apart. Some cats may need a little trim around specific areas.
Full body shave or comb cuts. Price depends on cats temperament, time required to groom and the condition of the coat. Prices vary and is added onto other services such as Comb-Outs, bath ect
***Cats must be very good tempered individuals who can handle ALOT of handling. We do recommend lion cut shaves as a "Fresh Start" and then get onto a regular grooming schedule that your cat enjoys (Brush out, bath/blow dry/santi-shave ect, comb shave, ect). ***There are always risks to repeated shave downs*
We always try and reduce stress as much as possible when performing grooming services. I may call in an assistant to help distracted, feed, pet or comfortably hold your kitty during the procedure. This fee is on top of the services being performed and can very per grooming session until your kitty is comfortable with the grooming regular routine being performed.
We are now available to provide animal nursing care that has been prescribed by your veterinary for you (the client) to preform at home.*** Registered Vet Tech (RVT) are not replacing the veterinarian’s role, nor acting as an extension of the veterinarian, because RVT are not providing the service under the delegation and supervision of the veterinarian. Rather, RVT are performing treatments currently prescribed by the owners veterinarian for that particular animal to treat/manage a current c
Owner's with their animal must be currently acting under the guidance and medical advice prescribed through their veterinarian. All medications must be current and client must have all materials( such as bandage)/medications/injections/supplies available for appointment. We like to see in advance the medication with labels and a copy of the written home care instructions for our records.
For nail trims/anal gland expressions/SQ fluids (services listed above minus cat grooming services), please add on $20.00 onto additional fee for in house call care.
We can provide wound care management as directed by your veterinary. If water therapy is needed, this can only be preformed in mobile services in clients home at the moment. We can clean and apply bandages as directed by the clients veterinary homecare sheet.
Some animals require weekly or monthly injections for maintenance care like Cartophen injections for joint care or post surgical care as prescribed by the surgeon.
Some cats and dogs do not do well in boarding type situations. We can now provide in home care at your place where your animal(s) are most comfortable! We can come for one to three visits per day. Are you having a hard time finding someone to feed and clean your horse while you are away? We can! Please contact us for more details.
***Please note: This service is my have limited availability*** We have added insurance and a criminal record check.
Do you need some other help with your pet? Please contact us and we can see if you can help!
It can be stressful to board your pet. If you have any questions or concerns about how we make your pet's home away from home, please reach out. We will get back to you soon!
Appointments by Reservations only Please. Hours Vary.
Open 9am to 4pm Monday to Sunday for texts, calls and email resposes.