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Meet Macaully Shields of Cateau Marmont in Toluca Lake

Today we’d like to introduce you to Macaully Shields.

Macaully, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My mom and I once looked for a place to board our cat and weren’t comfortable with any of our options in Los Angeles. So when I graduated from Johns Hopkins last year we opened Cateau Marmont. We designed and built an oasis for cats. We don’t have cages, we have large walk in bungalows. Everything we do is for the comfort and wellbeing of our guests. We get to know their personalities and care for them individually. We make it a point to try and bond with every kitty. We believe it’s that philosophy that has made Cateau Marmont the best cat hotel in all of Los Angeles. We keep the Cateau extremely clean and have air purifiers throughout for fresh and clean air. That’s a pretty big deal when you’re caring for animals.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been amazingly smooth. No real struggles. It’s all about cleanliness and love. Those two things make everything work easily with no significant challenges.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Cateau Marmont – what should we know?
We board and groom cats only. We specialize in cats. We’re most proud that our guests have so much fun and receive so much attention that they don’t want to leave. We do everything in our power to help our guests feel comfortable and secure. It shows when they go home as they are relaxed and healthy.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Cleanliness is top priority. Love is close behind. We genuinely enjoy and love these cats. They become a part of our family.


  • $38 – Group
  • $45-59 – Private Bungalows
  • Grooming $45-85

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