AAA Pet Resort Advice
When we think of playing with pets, we usually think about playing fetch with dogs. Rarely do we think about playing with cats. Contrary to popular belief, cats enjoy playing not only with toys but also with people. Cats love human interaction just as much as dogs and although they aren’t eager to perform any tricks, you will surely find them willing to play with you. So if you are thinking about playing with your cat and don’t know how to lure little Felix into playtime, here are 5 cool ways to do so:
Fetch is just not for dogs, cats love it equally. Since cats are natural born predators, their instincts will kick in as soon as you start playing games of fetch with them. Just make sure to use a toy big enough that your cat can carry it in its mouth when it brings it back to you. If your cat doesn’t understand how to play fetch yet, just try dangling it in front until it gets interested and then quickly throw it across the room. Watch it leap and chase the toy and bring it back to you. Give your cat a treat or pet it every time it brings it back to reinforce the behavior.
2. Crumpled Paper
One man’s trash is another kitty’s plaything. Before you toss away that piece of paper and throw it in the bin, consider taking a break and playing with your cat with a crumpled paper. Just crush and roll it into a wrinkly ball and throw it on the floor or towards your feline companion and see it play. Just ensure that it doesn’t chew or swallow any paper. Cats love crinkly sounds from papers and take their time playing with it.
3. Feather and String
You can either buy a wand that has a feather at the end of the stick or make your own wand. Kitties just love playing with and chasing the feather at the end of the stick as it excites them and nurtures their predator instincts. Dangle it in front of your cat and see it lunge towards it. It will jump, run, chase and climb anywhere just to catch it.
Light intrigues cats, and when they see a little flicker of light moving about, they can’t wait to get their paws on it. Get a laser torch and move it across the room and see the cat go wild. Just make sure no valuable ornaments are around, so they can’t be damaged. This is also a great way to make sure your cat exercises if it has been acting a bit like Garfield and gaining weight.
5. Box and/or Paper Bag
Cats love sitting in corners and cozy spaces, so a bag or a box is just what they would love. Get an empty box or paper bag and poke two holes in it.
Playing with your cat is easy, and both of you can have a great bonding time with these activities.
All our guests have a great time
Born into the pet care industry, resort owner Michael Avery has owned various pet resorts across the Gold Coast. However, he considers AAA Pet Resort his crowning achievement. Michael’s vision to create a home away from home for Gold Coast pets has been realised, as many happy customers can attest. Our philosophy is simple, yet effective: to ensure all of our guests have a great time, in a loving, protective environment.
All AAA animal carers uphold Michael’s high standards of care and comfort. This is reflected in their compassionate, observant nature when caring for your best friend
We have a 5 star team
Our enthusiastic team of dog lovers is driven to provide you and your pet with the most comfortable, enjoyable pet resort experience, while you enjoy your time away. Each staff member lives up to this philosophy by caring for your dog’s health, happiness, and wellbeing. You can be confident that while having the time of their lives, your best friend is safe and well looked after.
Frequently asked questions
Each of our five room options can be booked as either a Twin Share or a Private, so it’s still the same room, the option just depends on if your dog would like to have the room to them self or if they’d prefer to share that room with a friend. With dogs who do not live together at home, we will only board two dogs together at any one time, except under special circumstances, in which case you would be notified about the situation prior to boarding.
If you have a dog who thoroughly enjoys the company of another dog, the Twin Share option may be suitable. We match dogs in the Twin Share option according to size and temperament, so if you have a small, calm dog, your dog would be matched with another dog who is small, who would like to integrate but not be too over the top during play. If you have a large, playful dog, your dog would be matched to someone who wouldn’t mind playing the day away with your dog. There are endless combinations of pet traits.
There are instances where you may book your dog into a Twin Share room, but we may not have a dog boarding with us during that time who is suitable to share the room with your dog (Eg. Dogs got alone but one was much more playful than the other). If this occurs, we will be in touch with you to let you know that we weren’t able to find a match. When dogs are matched up, sometimes the dates that their booking goes for does not align. Your dog may be here for seven days, and their initial match may only be here for the first three days. The introduction process begins again once their first match has left.
We are very particular about which dogs share with one another, and our introduction process can take up to 3 or 4 hours. It’s most certainly not something we take lightly as we must ensure that both guests will feel comfortable being with one another during their stay. If there are any signs of anti-social behaviour from either dog, the introduction progress is ceased immediately.
If your dog has never boarded with us before, it’s highly recommended to book them a Private room so that you know the room is readily available for them to have them self should they require it. It’s very easy for us to change to a Twin Share, but due to availability, it’s not always easy for us to do it the other way around. Please get in touch with us if you’re unsure about which option is best for your dog.
If you’re looking for cat or dog boarding on the Gold Coast, your pet will be required to have current vaccination records. A good dog hotel on the Gold Coast will always protect all its canine and feline guests by making sure they are all up-to-date on their shots and healthy. Puppies and kittens require three initial vaccinations when they’re very young and then annual booster vaccinations and check-ups for life. Our requirements are C5 in dogs, and F3 in cats, and these vaccinations need to be conducted within the last 12 months, but not within 10 days of the arrival date to our resort. Be sure to ask your vet if you have any questions about your pet’s full protection and contact our friendly team to find out more about the vaccination requirements.
“I want to say a big 'thank you' to that looked after my princess, Heidi. Normally, a dog would lose weight while in boarding, but if you send your dog here, he will come back with holiday kilos, as well as be taken care of just as they are at home. Will be bringing Heidi back next time!”Michelle
“Just picked up Roxy and Havoc after two weeks overseas. They had a wonderful time, and the feedback I received on my dogs was fabulous. The staff spent a lot of time with them, so there will be a few more holidays for me, knowing my babies are in excellent hands.”Jo
“We have taken Mischy there several times now and we can leave her knowing that she will be looked after by some wonderful staff. Sometimes we wonder if she wants to come home or stay with the girls. We would recommend AAA Pet Resort to anyone and everyone.”Robyn
“Leaving your pet can be very nerve racking, but AAA Pet Resort were very professional and made it easy to do. They were contactable while we were away and took photos of our gorgeous girl for us to see. When we saw her face we were confident she was being cared for in the right hands.”Renea
“Ace and Rose has had three stay's now the latest being the longest. They looked very healthy and happy when we collected them. Thank you AAA Pet Resort for taking fantastic care of our two fur babies!”Darelle