Prahran’s newest cat boarding and boutique run by feline veterinarians, The Cat Clinic

About the Cat Pad

Let us love your cats during their stay with us.

The Cat Pad is the new boutique boarding facility operated by The Cat Clinic. Due to overwhelming demand for our previous boarding services, our new facility provides for a state-of-the art facility with luxury cat condo’s to accommodate many of our beloved Cat Clinic regulars.

The Cat Pad offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, plenty of natural light and dedicated loving and compassionate staff.  The staff are expertly trained and are happy to care for cats requiring medications (including diabetic cats).  Each condo provides individual living, sleeping and toileting quarters for your cat.  Adjoining condos can also be linked, should you have more than one cat staying with us.

We are proud to welcome you to inspect our facilities.

Our Cat Pad Team

All our staff are self confessed to be crazy about cats!  With genuine love and compassion, our staff are trained in all aspects of feline healthcare and take pride in catering to your cat’s every need, including cuddles and kisses as part of all cats stay with us.

You will be comforted to know that the team at the Cat Clinic, where feline veterinarians and nurses are just a stone’s throw away should your cat require any medical care during their stay with us. We share the Cat Clinic’s database and have access to your cat’s medical records and can keep thorough records of your cat’s health needs.

Skye Peck - Cattery Manager

Skye Peck - Cattery Manager

Cat Pad manager

Skye joined our team several years ago and is now our Cattery manager. Skye has always had a deep love of animals, but especially cats. Skye’s experience in caring for cats welfare is evident in everything she does to ensure the cats staying with us have the most relaxing and enjoyable time possible.

Skye has an adorable three legged cat called BUGSY that she rescued from a shelter. This does not hold him back being just as agile as any 4-legged kitty.

Kim Den Bol

Kim Den Bol

Kim recently joined the CatPad team due to her love of all things cats. She has completed an honours degree in zoology. She has a passion for all animals, exspecially exotic ones. She has worked in many areas of animal care. She hopes to further this in undertaking a course in zoo animal management.

Katya Doig

Katya Doig

Kat is currently completing an undergraduate science degree, majoring in animal health and disease, at the University of Melbourne and hopes to be accepted into a doctorate of veterinary medicine in the future. Until then, she very much enjoys hanging out with and looking after every individual cat at the cat pad!



Eleanor is a longterm client of the Cat Clinic with her family cat Coco and has been a cattery attendant since late 2012. Eleanor is particularly interested in animal welfare and behaviour, and has completed a Bachelor of Science and currently studying a Master of Animal Science. Working in the cattery is especially great when little kittens are in – which has definitely contributed to her considering adopting a new kitten to the family!

Constance Lefevre

Constance Lefevre

Constance has been working with cats since 2013 and really enjoys it.
She is enrolled in her certificate FOUR to qualify as a veterinary nurse. She works at both the Cattery and The Cat Clinic as a trainee vet nurse.

She has 2 ragdolls,  a beautiful girl called PIXEL and a mischievous young boy called BACKUP! I
n her spare time she bakes all sort of cakes and pastries. She is also very crafty and loves creating things for her cat.

Tour & rates

one cat two cats, one suite requires medication requires insulin
Per night $36 $62 $40.50 $42
Public holiday surcharge $28 per day

Overnight boarding $45 single night stay

4 week+ discount – 5%


The Catpad stocks a range of diets, treat, toys and health supplies for your cat. We stock the same range as The Cat Clinic for your convenience and we can easily check your cat’s needs from their medical records.

Some of the brands we stock include:


We have provided the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding a boarding stay with us.  If you do not find the answer to your question here, please contact us using the form below, send us an email or call us.

Does my cat need to be vaccinated?

By Victorian State law, all cats entering a boarding facility require a current yearly vaccination. Please remember to bring proof of your cat’s vaccination record. This is a requirement not only for the health of your cat, but for all of the cats staying in the facility. The Cat Pad can arrange for the veterinarians at The Cat Clinic to give your cat a thorough health check-up and vaccination prior to admission if your cat is overdue for their vaccinations

How many condos are there at The Cat Pad and how large is each one?

The Cat Pad has 28 condos available. Each condo provides separate living, sleeping and toileting quarters for your cat.  Each condo is approximately 1m high, 1m wide and 1m deep. Larger and interconnected condos are provided for extended stays and multiple cats.

How many cats can stay in one condo?

Up to two cats can stay in our larger condos for short stays. For longer stays, we have interconnected cages for them to share. All cats are otherwise housed individually to ensure health and happiness for your cat.

Are there strict drop off and Pick up times?

Drop off and pickups are strictly within business hours.  We are sorry but No exceptions can be made due to council stipulation. We would appreciate it if you could provide us with accurate drop off and pick up times to ensure we have everything ready for you and your cat.

The Cat Pad opening times are 9am to 12.30pm and 3pm to 5.30pm Monday to Friday & 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

what food will my cat be fed or should I bring my own cat's food?

At The Cat Pad, we provide a large range of brands, including  Science Diet & Whiskas Advance. We also keep an extensive range of Prescription diets from Hills, Royal Canin, as well as Science diet and Advance.  We certainly know cats can be fussy, so please feel free to bring any favourite treat or specialised diets for your cat and staff will cater for your cat’s dietary compliance.

Does my cat require flea treatment?

All cats require current flea prevention prior to admission into boarding.  Should evidence of fleas be found on your cat, The Cat Pad will apply a rapid knock down flea control at your cost.

Can I bring my cat's own bed & toys?

Soft & comfy beds and toys are provided to all cats during their stay.  However, we welcome you to bring any of your cat’s bedding or toys with them to remind them of you and of home.

Can you provide me with updates during my cat's stay?

If you would like updates throughout your cat’s stay, please arrange this with our staff on admission, where we can email or SMS you regular updates.  Should we have any concerns regarding your cat’s health during their stay with us, we will contact you immediately via the details on record.

Is my cat allowed to wander around the cattery?

Due to council regulations, cats are not permitted to remain outside their condos . We do however make up for this with ample cuddles, play time and environmental enrichment. This suits many cats, as they feel safe and secure in their condo. This not only provides peace of mind, but also very high levels of hygiene and disease control.

Is there parking at The Cat Pad?

There is on street parking both on Malvern Road and Miller street. Please observe parking regulations including clearways, street sweepers and time restrictions. There is no off street parking provided for The Cat Pad, but clients are permitted to use the off street parking provided at The Cat Clinic for drop offs and pickups.


Located so conveniently in the heart of Prahran at 456 Malvern road, just around the corner from The Cat Clinic.

There is no off street parking available at The Cat Pad.

There is parking on Malvern road and around the corner in Miller street.

Request a booking or contact us

Ready to book or have some questions to ask before you make your booking? Please get in touch with us using either of the forms provided or call us.

Address 456 Malvern Rd, Prahran, 3181

Phone 03 9529 3412


Business hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM        3:00 PM  – 5.30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday & public holidays Closed

 Preferred drop off & Pick up times

9am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm

ABN: 85 185 634 608

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