Tips for Taking Your Cat on Muni

cat on muni leash
Photo by Alaina

In honor of our new sponsor—Maru, Internet mogul—we’re only featuring cat+Muni content, hope that’s OK. We know, we know, you have a great story about the yelling guy, or the snotty teenager, or the driver asking passengers for directions, but we had to follow the money, y’all.

So with our new message and mission in mind, here are some tips for taking your cat on transit, because you, too, could end up on this website that way!

There are outdoor cats and there are indoor cats. Then there are cats who need both: cats who ride Muni. If you’re going to take your feline friend on the bus (and if you’re the kind of cat lady who doesn’t give a flying fuck what other people think), we have a few useful tips from fellow Muni riders.

1. Get your cat acclimated to the harness and leash by walking the cat at home.
2. Once your cat is comfortable with walking in a harness and leash, try walking the cat around your apartment building (or around the block if you really don’t care about your reputation or ever making friends again).
3. Bring a carrier just in case. Riding the bus with your cat on your shoulder should really be saved for pros.
4. Bring your cat’s favorite treats on the bus to placate him into good behavior. Remember: even the best cat ladies know that cats don’t respond to their own names, so treats work better than your sweet talking!

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