Pounce Play and Stay offers in-home pet care as well as a 20 suite cat hotel that provides superior cat care in a clean, safe, and enriched environment.  Our deluxe cat hotel in Portland, Oregon offers around the clock boarding for cats and our in-home care accommodates daily visits for all pets. Our primary focus is maintaining and improving the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of your pet so that you can rest assured.

With over  two decades of animal welare experience, we are dedicated to pet safety and consistent, outstanding, customer satisfaction and support.  Our animal expertise and specialized knowledge combined with our ability to meet the pet and its family’s physical, emotional, and psychological needs come together in a fun, safe, and comfortable environment that makes Pounce Play and Stay the perfect option for pets and their families.


Owner — Before Lisa Hernandez began working with animals, her compassion and love for living beings was gifted to others while she worked as a licensed practical nurse.  Her love for animals deepened when she began working as an Animal Control Officer and Cruelty Investigator for the Louisiana SPCA.  She has extensive education and animal handing experience with an emphasis and knowledge in the area of animal behavior.  She also has a deep passion for protecting and ensuring animal’s wellbeing.  For the past five years she has worked as a pet sitter/dog walker here in the Portland area.

Pet Care Professional and Marketing/Web Consultant, Jennifer Krause grew up in Austin, Texas but has called Los Angeles and now Portland home. In her past life, she worked in television production but for the past decade, her main focus has been her true cause  — animal advocacy, care and protection. She’s produced pet adoptions, fundraising events, developed life-saving programs, run educational and legislative campaigns, managed social media, marketing and web projects for one of the largest animal protection advocacy agencies in the country. All the while, caring for hundreds of pets (including her own) along the way. She feels that joining Pounce Play and Stay is a continuation of her this passion and purpose to make animals lives better.


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