Last month the US celebrated National Pet Day, Airbnb decided to shine a light on some of it’s most popular ‘Cat Hosts’. These adorable moggies, many of whom were rescued, have earned thousands of glowing reviews with many guests stating the cat hosts were the main reason they booked. Airbnb has confirmed there are over 1 million pet friendly listings bookable on their platform.
Below just two of the amazing hosts we found in the full article.
Ghin, a boy, is an 8-year-old, French breed called Chartreux and Sumire, is a 1-year-old, British shorthaired female. Both were abandoned by their previous owners. I got them from animal protection organizations. A lot of cats and dogs are abandoned like this and need new homes. I help those organizations sometimes with the Airbnb host community. Having cats actually helps me get more bookings. Ghin used to be a very shy cat, hiding under the bed when new guests came but because all of our guests are so friendly, my cats have built up their trust over the years and now they love the attention!
Wakana, Ghin and Sumire also host a unique Experience for cat-lovers in their local Tokyo neighborhood.
Kooky is 10 years old. I bought him from an owner who became allergic to his fine hair. As I advertise ‘for cat lovers only’ most guests are cat owners themselves and get a real kick out of having a ‘holiday cat’ on the premises. I actually suspect Kooky is the main attraction and he certainly loves the attention from guests. Kooky thinks it’s a privilege for them to have the pleasure of his company. Basically he owns the flat and we are lucky to have him as a rather imperious host.
For the other amazing cat hosts do check out the full article.