Services

Whether you are going on holiday or away on business I offer a daily visiting service to feed and care for your cat in your own home. This will allow your pet to stay in a familiar environment and avoid the stress of having to place your cat in a cattery with possible exposure to illness from other animals. When you use a cat sitter you no longer need to rely on neighbours’ goodwill or ask friends to help who are not necessarily cat lovers or knowledgeable about cats.

Don’t forget that home based pet care is not just about looking after your pet, it is a service for you and your home too. Using the service means that your property will be checked daily while you are away – your post and newspapers will be picked up, the rubbish and recycling can be put out for collection and your houseplants and garden plants will be watered!

Cats are always happiest in their own environment and by using this service your cat will be able to stay in the comfort of your own home, be given plenty of loving attention from an experienced cat owner and you will return home to a happy, relaxed cat.

The price includes the following:

  • feeding, fresh water and litter tray cleaned
  • check that the cat is in good health and basic grooming
  • games and plenty of attention and stroking if the cat welcomes this
  • houseplants watered
  • house security, opening/closing curtains and switching lights on/off, post and newspapers picked up and refuse and recycling bins put out for collection
  • watering outdoor pots and gardens (small additional fee may apply for large gardens)

For new clients we appreciate at least two weeks notice to allow time to arrange the initial interview.

Regular clients can make bookings simply and quickly by e mail or text and at short notice if necessary especially if we are holding a set of your house keys.

Services

Getting ready for your cat sitter

  • Please leave a litter scoop and a dustpan and brush out.
  • Make sure you leave enough of your cat's favourite food and litter. Additional food and litter will be purchased if these items run out but there is a charge for this service.
  • Have the details of your vet, pet insurance and microchip companies ready. At our registration meeting I will ask you to sign a consent form which informs your vet that a registered pet sitter will be caring for your cat and authorizes me to take him or her to the vet for treatment. This means that if any problems arise in your absence I will be able to take your cat to your own vet for prompt attention.
  • Make sure you have a spare set of house keys which work properly.
  • Leave your emergency contact phone number and one of a friend or relative.
  • Don't forget to tell us about any plants which you would like watered.
  • If you use special utensils for the cat please leave these out by the food. A roll of kitchen towel is very useful for drying freshly washed food bowls and clearing up any little accidents.
  • If you would like your cat groomed please leave their brush and comb out.
  • It is always a good idea to leave some lights and maybe a radio on a timer when you go away.
  • In case of any problem with your house it is a good idea to leave the telephone numbers of an emergency plumber and electrician and to leave details of the whereabouts of your stopcocks and fuse boxes.
Getting ready for your cat sitter