About our team
Cat Utopia staff love cats. A lot. They are fully trained in feline health and wellness and have extensive industry experience.
Our family here at Cat Utopia treats all our guests with the same love and care that we do our own pets. Meet the lovely people who will be caring for while you’re away.
Founder & Nannie
Cat Utopia emerged out of Amanda’s experience working in the pet industry, where found she could not guarantee the care and safety of cats due to their roaming nature. So she dreamed of creating a luxury facility that would forever challenge the popular concept of cat boarding.
That facility is Cat Utopia, Australia’s leading luxury boutique cat resort in Australia which promotes the wellbeing and happiness of our guests, based on the physiology, behaviours and instincts of different cats. This environment creates happiness, contentment and the feeling of being safe, essential factors for our feline friends.
After 27 years in the Cat Boarding / Sitting Industry, Amanda understands how cats behave and think. Amanda has profound knowledge in the feline world.
Amanda is now a grandma to Laura, Madeline, Xavier and Isabelle. When she is not at Cat Utopia, she is with the kids and loving it. She also has fur babies of her own in the form of two whippets called Benson and Bella.
Hi I’m Maddy and I’m a full-time, round-the-clock nanny here at Cat Utopia! I love working here; it really is the best job in the world! I have my Certificate II in Animal Studies but I feel so lucky to have the incredible opportunity to work with animals every day, which is the real experience.
Cats have my heart, I think they are so special and I feel happiest when a cat is around. I love being able to keep them safe, happy and healthy while working. I have a Bengal tiger kitty who is my very, very active baby. My aim for the future is to understand more about animal nutrition because I think it’s so important and exciting to know more! I look forward to meeting all of our customers and guests, human and furry in the future!
Hi I’m Mel, I have been working at Cat Utopia since January 2018. I am very fortunate to be able to work in an industry that i am very passionate about. I have always loved animals and I couldn’t think of a better job then to look after cats while they are on their holiday at Cat Utopia. I am currently studying vet nursing certificate 4. Late 2017 I fostered a pregnant stray cat that had been dumped. I helped her deliver and raise her 5 kittens and fell in love with all of them. I couldn’t resist but to adopt the mother cat and one of her kittens that we named Nala and Snowy. At home I have a mixture of animals, three cats, one dog, one turtle and two birds. I have a Husband named Kieth and two beautiful children Sienna and Noah that love animals as much as I do. In my spare time I volunteer at my local pound.
Cat Utopia is a family owned and operated business and since Amanda is my Mum, I have been involved in caring for the kitty cats for a very long time :). Having worked with cats for so long I have a great understanding of how cats behave and how to keep them happy. I have always loved animals and I could not see myself in any other field of work. I find it so very rewarding making our furry guests happy and relaxed.
My husband’s name is Gary and we have two children Laura aged 4 and Xavier 7 months old. we also have two puppies, a whippet named Milo and a border collie named Bailey, and Alfie the Red Point Ragdoll along with lots of chickens and, yes, they all have names. I would have a farm if my Husband would let me.