By Nicole Heubusch 

With summer upon us, many people are beginning to plan family vacations. One of the most important parts of vacation planning include making sure pets are taken care of while away. For those families with cats, look no further than A Country Cat House. Located on 15 acres of property on Boyette Road, this five-paw vacation resort is the perfect place to leave your feline friend while away on a trip. 

A Country Cat House, run by Eileen Dalton and her husband Scott, has been open for business for 24 years, and received an Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2015. 

“Our dream with A Country Cat House was to open a loving place for kitties to enjoy their stay, without the hassles of barking dogs. We love cats, and in the past we’ve tried different ways to board our cat but found no success. There were always unreliable pet sitters or boarders that only offered services for both cats and dogs. We wanted to open a place where cats could feel comfortable while their owners were away,” said Eileen. 

Cat owners are able to take a tour of the facility, where they can see the different cat houses and townhomes available. There are a few different views to choose from as well. Cat owners can pick a villa with a television, a villa with a fish tank filled with little fish for your cat to watch, or even a villa with a view of the grounds. There are single villas available, as well as three-story townhomes for those that have more than one cat and would like them to room together. 

Along with regular feeding and litter box changing, cats will enjoy daily one-on-one playtime with an employee of A Country Cat House, treats, brushing, grooming, haircuts, and will receive any medications they are currently on. The staff will also take pictures of the cats enjoying their vacation, and send them to their owners who are enjoying their own vacation. 

Rooms start at $16 a night for a Garden View villa. Luxury TV suites for one cat is $18 a day, Fish Aquarium villas are $18 a day, Townhouses for multi-cat families are $34 for two cats and two floors and are $45 for three cats and three floors. Long term discounts are available. There is a 10 percent discount for all military members. A Country Cat House is located at 15501 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Call 654-2287 or visit acountrycathousetampa.com.