Pet Camp is Featured on CBS News Channel 5March 9, 2012
How you can take your cat on safari without leaving the Bay Area? Across the Bay, it is a home away from home for some very pampered pets. Our Mike Sugarman reports on a cat hotel that is green in more ways than one.
San Francisco’s newest cat house isn’t bringing out the vice squad, it is bringing out the mice squad. For a city cats it can be a jungle out there. Now they actually have a jungle where they can relax and let their fur down. Indoor cats spend a lot of the time sitting at the window saying, I wanna go out there, I wanna go out there, I wanna see what that’s like.
I wanna eat that grass, I wanna get under the bushes, and here they can do all that. Better than home. It is a home away from home when their people are not at home. Pet Camp Cat Safari: Pamper to animals of the feline persuasion, with lush private garden, bubbling fountain, disco lights and fish to give kitties something to chase, and privacy when they need it. Apparently, cats don’t like each other very much. Most cats think they are the only cat in the world. It’s shocking to me that there are more cats cuz most of them act like horrified that there’s another’s cat here.
Virginia Donahue and her husband have just opened Cat Safari in San Francisco among the plushest if not the plushest place of it’s kind in the Bay area. The kitties here are boarders their people off on vacation or something. Occasionally, you get day campers. These are cats that are trying to avoid the landlord when people bring them in.
The facility is run on solar power and said to be the nation’s only certified Green pet care center. The cost of this pampering? $25.00 a day. But for real cat people, the tab for their tabby isn’t all that important.