About Us

Award Winning Cat Boarding Cattery

Established in 2010, Divine Creatures was the original Sydney Luxury cat boarding with unique rooms and jungle gym. Voted the best cat boarding facility for outstanding cat care.

Divine Creatures has also won The Local Business Awards alongside being a finalist several years in a row in the NSW Telstra Business Awards which is a testament to the unique way in which we run our cat boarding facility. We know cats, we know that cats don’t lie and we are confident that your cat will return from its holidays at Divine Creatures relaxed and content. Located in Willoughby on Sydney’s lower north shore, Divine Creatures is truly a luxury cattery like no other.

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Pet Shop

Divine Creatures also offers a deluxe pet boutique. We have carefully chosen toys to ensure they are safe, affordable and will enrich the lives of your companion friend. With our qualified staff on duty, be sure to ask for their expertise to help choose the right toys and products that best match your dog or cats personality. Whether it be a bed fit for a queen, or a toy for the toughest dog, you can either shop in-store or shop from the comfort of your home via our online pet shop.

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Cat Psychology

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Jules dos Santos obtained her Level 4 Diploma as a Cat Psychologist with distinctions and has successfully rehabilitated many troubled cats and restored many cat-owner relationships over the years.

Almost 75% of cats who are surrendered to the pounds are surrendered due to undesirable behaviours. With 130,000 cats euthanized in Australia every year, it is devastating that for a small fee of employing a Cat Psychologist, these numbers could be greatly reduced and even eliminated.

Cat behaviour problems can have a catastrophic impact on the family. Jules can assist in the modification of the cat behaviour problems and help their owners have a fulfilling and loving relationship.

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Our Team

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Jules dos Santos

founder, cat whisperer, veterinary nurse

Growing up with animals Jules’ passion for animals began when she was a toddler! Desperate to work with animals she volunteered at her local veterinary hospital when she was just 14 years old. In 1998 Jules qualified as a veterinary nurse shortly after starting her career as a GP nurse and later became the head specialist surgical nurse at a surgical specialist centre. Jules found her love in emergency and critical care nursing in 2003 where she later became the manager of the emergency department of the renowned Veterinary Specialist Centre.

Jules spent several years working as a volunteer with her Border Collie as a pet therapy dog and also has a particular interest in tigers, donating generously to WWF sponsoring tigers, as well as many other animal charity groups. After many years working in emergency Jules nursed many cats who became sick after boarding in sub-standard facilities. It was evident that the standards were appalling and so the concept of a luxury cat hotel started. Divine Creatures was created in 2010 with one aim: to provide the very best care and accommodation away from home for our feline friends!

In 2020 Jules excellence in Cat Boarding was recognised by the Pet Industry Association and was appointed as the Director for Boarding and Pet Care Services for the Pet Industry Association. She hopes to use her term in the association to raise the standards of pet boarding and pet care services across Australia.

Jules is also a qualified cat psychologist obtaining her Diploma in Advance Feline Behaviour and Cat Psychology. Jules also has a deep passion for animal welfare and animal rights and is one of Oscar’s Law advocates, promoting the ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’. In 2021 Jules followed her passion for rescue and founded Ninth Life Foundation, a charity dedicated to rescuing senior or high care cats.

Jules sits on the subcommittee for Skills Impact, a government advisory body for Animal Industry Skills as well as advisory group for the Animal Justice Party.

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Lisa

primary cat carer

Lisa has been with us for nearly two years and is dedicated in her position as one of our primary cat carers. Lisa has a love for all animals, big and small. She has a horse, 2 cats and 2 dogs, all of them very happy and spoiled. She has had animals all her life and couldn’t see a future without them, making her a dedicated animal advocate. Spending time with animals is her favourite thing to do, which makes her an excellent cat carer.

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Priscilla

cattery attendant, cat carer

Priscilla is currently studying to be a veterinary nurse. After fostering 2 stray kittens in her dorm room last year, she decided to follow her passion and change career paths into the animal care industry. Priscilla is a dedicated person and does her absolute best to ensure every animal is loved and cared for. Her love for animals goes beyond the moon and back which shines through in her care and attention both at and outside of work.

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Lillie

cat carer

Lillie has always had a passion for animals and a dream to work with them, which led her to pursue a Certificate III in Animal Studies. Through the course she began volunteering at Divine Creatures a year ago and is now an official animal attendant. She loves the work she does and can’t wait to continue working with the amazing staff and animals!

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Maddie

qualified veterinary nurse, cat carer

Maddie is a qualified veterinary nurse with a huge passion for animal welfare. She has grown up with animals her entire life, and as an only child always viewed them as siblings or members of her family. She loves all animals, but is definitely a cat person and stops to pat almost every cat she sees. When she is not working at her busy veterinary clinic or at Divine Creatures she loves to get creative by painting/drawing and exploring her love for makeup.

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Rose

cat hotel concierge, cat cuddler

When Rose first set eyes on her rescue kitten as a young child she was fascinated with felines. She read books about cats, watched movies about cats, dressed up as a cat and had countless cat related accessories and toys.

After school Rose completed a Bachelor of Communications at university but in 2016 decided that the calling towards an animal-based career was stronger than communications. This led to completing a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies and a role in a veterinary hospital.

As the years progressed Rose transitioned again, this time to the travel industry and a role with a different kind of cat obsession.

Before joining Divine Creatures, Rose organised 5 star luxury safaris all over Africa so she could share the incredible experience of witnessing a big cat in the wild with others.

Rose has a fur family of four at home and a genuine love for all animals big and small. As Cat Hotel Concierge she looks forward to meeting each hotel guest and making sure they have a holiday to remember.

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Yvonne Van der Veek

emergency & critical care affiliated veterinarian

Yvonne volunteers her services to Divine Creatures and provides veterinary advice to the company when required. From a very young age Yvonne always wanted to work with animals. After working as a veterinary nurse and animal care taker for a few years she pursues further studies and went to vet school. After graduating from her veterinary degree from The University of Utrecht in 2000, Yvonne worked in general practice in the United Kingdom for 3 years. She moved to Australia in 2004 and worked in general practice for 4 years before venturing into Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. She currently works at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in North Ryde. Yvonne is also passionate about teaching and is involved with the training of veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Yvonne lives in the Blue Mountains with her husband, her adorable cats Jip and Janneke (who do not like having their picture taken) and a beautiful Kelpie x called Bow.

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Laura

supported volunteer

Beautiful Laura started volunteering with us in 2013.

We pride ourselves on equal opportunities in the workplace and Laura is an absolute asset to our growing team. Her duties include vacuuming, mopping, folding the many piles of washing and giving cats some cuddles in the gym.

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Emily

supported volunteer

Emily is a supported volunteer at Divine Creatures.

We pride ourselves on equal opportunities in the workplace and Laura is an absolute asset to our growing team. Her duties include vacuuming, mopping, folding the many piles of washing and giving cats some cuddles in the gym. Her carer Tara is also an extremely valuable member of the Divine Creatures team bringing nurturing and love to our felines.

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Michelle

cat carer

Michelle is currently studying to become a veterinary doctor and is enrolled in my undergraduate degree and Certificate II in Animal Studies. She grew up watching Bondi Vet and became passionate about pursuing her career as a vet. Michelle owns a ragdoll, Muffy, who is her spoiled baby and he is the reason she loves cats so much. Michelle hopes to provide the best care possible for all cats at Divine Creatures.

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