Welcome to It's the Cat's Meow - Meet our team and learn how we got here
Starting in 1998 building Edmonton's first dog boarding facility, our team has learned lots and that knowledge is now applied to It’s The Cat’s Meow .
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Our team knows what works for both cats and dogs.


Angela and Alex Moreira and Angela’s mother, Ines Moore established It’s A Dog’s Life (IADL) in 1998, Alberta’s first dog boarding and daycare facility. It began with a passion for animals. IADL started in one bay on 99th Street and Argyll Road. The business grew so fast that they bought two buildings in 2007, allowing them to expand to 4 bays and a huge outdoor area. Over the years, IADL clients expressed interest in a good boarding facility for their cats. So here it is  – It’s The Cat’s Meow – next door to the IADL but with a separate building and entrance.


All those years of building a great boarding facility in the dog industry will be applied to It’s The Cat’s Meow. Our new cat accommodations meet or exceed industry standards and include a great deal of imagination. All the experience management has gathered from IADL is now applied to It’s The Cat’s Meow including systems for online booking and data retention, grooming standards, staff recruitment and training, feeding and sanitation procedures and security.

Superior Care

We maintain one of the highest staffing levels in the industry. We believe your pet deserves the best care available and we always ensure there are enough hands and hearts to deliver it. Our team come to us with experience within the pet industry, have experience in cat behaviour and make safety and comfort their number one priority.

With the ability to read your cat’s behavior for subtle signs of distress we can adjust their activities to make for a comfortable stay.

Team members do a daily monitoring of litter box activity to ensure a healthy client.



It’s A Dog’s Life was the first pet care facility to have their staff IBPSA certified and all staff are working towards certification through PACC. We also support PACC by donating to them. Our team will also have the Walks ‘N’ Wags pet first aid certification and include mangement with teaching certification. Walks ‘N’ Wags’ Pet Aid is the most comprehensive pet safety and pet first aid program available.

It’s The Cat’s Meow has excellent customer service. Our team is knowledgeable and we keep them. We have 10 year veterans.

Meet It’s the Cat’s Meow Team

Angela Moreira is the driving force behind It's the Cat's Meow.

Angela, The Visionary

Angela saw the need and made it happen.

Alex Moreira's experience in contruction gives him the expertise in the design and build of the new facility.

Alex, The Architect

Alex designed the model and did the build.

Chantel Moreira is a family member who has grown with the business

Chantel, Guests’ Check-in

Chantel is there with a hug and a lap for every guest.

Christel loves to groom and pamper cats and kittens

Christel, The Beautician

Christel’s brush and touch, have her clients looking and feeling extra special.

Michael Moore has over 20 years experience in canine and feline boarding.

Michael, The Doorman

Michael makes all his guests feel at home.