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Other resources for unique challenges

Below are links to external websites that may have information for your unique feline situation:

Prevent being locked out of your house when your pet needs you most

Paying for Veterinary Costs

Care Credit offers payment options so you don’t have to compromise
RedRover Relief Grants - may help with actual cash to pay for treatment
Tips and resources from the Humane Society of the United States
Pet insurance as an option
Pet insurance reviews
Things to consider when comparing pet insurance (provided by UK blogger)
Animal Aid Fund for Urgent Veterinary Care
Sources for help with veterinary bills


Medical Care

Find a veterinarian in Oregon
Low-cost vaccination clinic
Spay/neuter options

Identification and Tracking

GPS pet tracking collars
Pet locator and tracking: find your pet’s hiding spot

Fencing to keep kitty in your yard:

Catio Building
Pre-made Enclosures
Safe Outside
Enclosure Options

Keep the cat from climbing that tree:

Tree Baffle (article is about squirrels, but scroll down a ways to see the baffle)
Another way to prevent cats from climbing trees (the cat deterrent photo).

Cat up a tree?

Contact the Oregon Humane Society Technical Animal Rescue Team for resources (pdf)

Cat in a Tree Rescue (503-803-5809)



These resources are to assist cat owners. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to this web page that are complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.

A place to live with my cat

Finding a home for you and your pet(s) can be challenging, so we’ve compiled a few ideas to make it easier to look for pet-friendly housing for you and your furry friend(s).

Be a good pet-owning renter

Give yourself enough time to find the right pet-friendly rental. They are out there.

Consider paying a higher security deposit. Reassure the landlord that your pet has not been destructive in the past, or if she or he has, explain how you handled it.

Show that you are a responsible pet owner. Provide a letter of reference from your current landlord verifying that you are a responsible pet owner or a letter from your veterinarian stating that your pet receives proper medical care.

Get it in writing that your landlord agreed to allow you to keep a pet in your new apartment.

Do not try to sneak your pet into your new apartment. This could result in breaking your rental agreement and losing the apartment.

Click here for some great tips to help you convince your landlord you and your cat will be great tenants.

Other resources to find pet-friendly housing

apartmentguide.com
apartmentlist.com
donotrent.com (rental reviews written by tenants)
homeproperties.com
hotpads.com
livelovely.com
myapartmentmap.com
mycheapapartments.com
peoplewithpets.com
portlandpooch.com
rentbits.com
rent.com
rent.net

These resources are to assist cat owners. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to this web page that are complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.

Who will watch my cat?

It is important to plan ahead when you will be away from home for any length of time. There are several options available to pet owners to ensure their companion animals will be well taken care of in the owner’s absence - in-home pet sitting, leaving your pet with a friend or professional pet sitter at their house, or a professional boarding facility. Read these things to look for in a boarding facility.

Since cats in particular are creatures of habit and don’t necessarily appreciate change, in-home pet sitting will most likely be the preferred choice.

Learn what to ask and how to find the best pet sitter for your cat:

Pet Sitters International

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

Local pet sitting businesses:

Beaverton Cat Sitting
(503) 626-2019
The purr-fect solution when you can’t be there - serving Beaverton, Raleigh Hills, West Slope, and Garden Home.

Cat-illac Pet Services
Tigard (503) 598-9715 or (503) 330-4290
Loving in-home care for your pets. Sherwood, Tualatin, Beaverton, Tigard, Metzger, Durham, King City and Summersfield, OR.

The Catnap Inn - Feline Bed and Breakfast
(503) 682-6700
Providing premium care for your cat; located in Wilsonville, OR.

Cats in the City
Sellwood (503) 764-2322
Luxurious boarding, cat sitting, grooming.

Cozy Critters Pet Sitters
(503) 650-6449
Pet sitters offering full-service sitting, pet taxi, and more. 10 percent off CAT supporters. Serving West Linn, Lake Oswego, and Portland. (Run by a former CAT staff member.)

Highland Hills Pet Sitting
(503) 484-4540
Offering a multitude of services for a variety of pets. Insured and bonded, American Red Cross Pet First Aid certified, and member of NAPPS.

The Kitty Sitter
Beaverton (503) 590-6002.
In-home cat boarding features no cages, lots of TLC, and private room.

Kristina Weis cat sitter
(360) 931-6506 or (971) 266-3CAT(3228)
A real cat person to take are of your kitties (Portland/Beaverton).

Meowhaus
Portland (503) 281-0222
Overnight hotel and day spa catering exclusively to cats.

Pets First - Diane’s Priority Pet Care
(503) 635-7387
Dogs, cats, small mammals, and birds. Special attention to the physical and emotional needs of your pet. Bonded, insured, licensed, and registered.

Portland Mutt Strut, LLC
(503) 335-9889
Cat sitting and professional dog walking and animal care serving animal lovers from Portland Metro, Beaverton, Vancouver. Everything from daily visits to longer-term vacation care. Fully licensed, bonded, and insured.

Portland Pet Sitters
Portland Pet Sitters is a group of independent professional pet sitters dedicated to providing pet care with the highest standards in the industry. Oregon and SW Washington.

Reigning Pets NW
(503) 799-2461
Full-service in-home pet sitting services. Bonded, insured, and certified in Pet First Aid. Accredited through Pet Sitters International.

Sellwood Pet Sitting
(503) 231-7257
Bonded and insured; service area is inner SE Portland, Sellwood, Westmoreland, and Eastmoreland.

Tricia’s Loving Care
(503) 567-9690
Pet and home care services including pet sitting, dog walking, and housesitting. SW Portland area, including Tigard, King City, Tualatin, Sherwood, Lake Oswego, Sherwood,  Beaverton and Hillsboro.

Trixie Pet Care
(503) 349-8616
Compassionate pet care for your peace of mind. Licensed, bonded and insured. Serving West Linn and Lake Oswego, as well as surrounding areas.

Wendy Works
(503) 245-2647
Providing loving care for kitties in the comfort of their own home through visits and overnight care. Licensed, insured, and references available.

When You’re Not There Pet Care
(503) 970-3086
Reliable pet sitting serving Tigard, Tualatin, Lake Oswego and Beaverton.

Whisker Watch
(503) 659-8467
Providing loving care for your kitties in the comfort of their own home since 1993. Licensed, insured, and bonded.


These resources are to assist cat owners. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to this web page that are complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.

Find help

We hope you will find answers to some of your questions and places to contact for assistance.

On the left-hand navigation of this page you will see direct links to:

  • Lost and found: tips on what to do when your pet is missing and how to help reunite a pet with his/her owner
  • Other organizations: links to local animal shelters and rescue groups
  • Other resources: a place to turn for some unique questions you may have
  • Pet sitters: find reputable pet sitters to watch your pet while you are on vacation
  • Renting with cats: a listing of places to find pet-friendly rentals locally


These resources are to assist cat owners. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to this web page that are complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.

Animal shelters, rescues, and clinics

CAT partners with many animal shelters and organization to maximize the lives saved in the Pacific Northwest. Below are links and contact information for many of the local animal organizations in the area.

National humane organizations:

Local shelters/rescue groups:

Other organizations:

Emergency vet clinics

These resources are to assist cat owners. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to this web page that are complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.

Are you really ready?

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While many of us flocked to Home Depot and Fred Meyer after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, are we maintaining that level of preparedness today, four years later?

You may be thinking, I live in Oregon. We don’t have those devastating natural disasters I read about.

  • Hurricanes - in December 2007, hurricane-force winds hit the Oregon coast.
  • Tornadoes - in December 2010, a twister did damage in Aumsville and in January 2008, an EF1 touched down in Vancouver.
  • Earthquakes - we all know Oregon sits on a pretty active fault and everyone in the Portland-area has been warned of the imminent ‘big’ one. Remember the Scotts Mills quake in March 1993.
  • Flooding - just try to remember a winter when the Johnson Creek didn’t flood, and Vernonia was underwater in December 2007.
  • Region-wide Emergencies - how about the 15+ inches we all dealt with Christmas 2008?

So you concede Oregon has disasters and you should be prepared. CAT offers tips and information to help you get prepared and stay prepared:

 

Cat care guide

Cats are mysterious creatures. CAT provides the following information to help you better understand feline behavior and provide the best possible care for your cat. Please use this information to supplement advice from your veterinarian. If you notice any change in your cat’s behavior, consult with your veterinarian first to exclude a physical ailment as the reason for the behavior change.

Cat care essentials »
Training »
Health & nutrition »
Grooming »
Introductions »
Cats & kids »
Moving, renting & traveling with cats »
Allergies to cats »
Holiday/seasonal tips »


Resources to help you navigate the basics of owning and raising your happy and healthy cat:

For information about resolving common behavior issues, see our Behavior Correction resources. If you have any questions, please call us at (503) 925-8903 or send us an .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

These resources are to assist pet owners and animal caregivers. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to these web pages complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.

 

Behavior correction

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Cats are mysterious creatures with individual quirks. CAT provides the following information to help you better understand feline behavior and provide the best possible care for your cat. Please use this information to supplement advice from your veterinarian. If you notice any change in your cat’s behavior, consult with your veterinarian first to exclude a physical ailment as the reason for the behavior change.

Tips to resolve common cat behavior issues:

Cat behavior/tips from other organizations:

OHS Behavior Help Line: (503) 416-2983
ASPCA
Best Friends Animal Society
Cat Behaviorist: Jackson Galaxy (the “Cat Daddy”)


If you have any questions, please call us at (503) 925-8903 or send us an .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

These resources are to assist pet owners and animal caregivers. The contents of external websites are beyond CAT’s control. CAT accepts listings to these web pages complementary to its mission statement and reserves the right to refuse or remove any listings that are not in line with CAT’s mission.