Cat sitter services, how we work and what we do

Cat Sitting

As cat owners we understand the stress and ordeal of packing your cat to go to the cattery whilst you go away. Then the cat sulking for the week after you get back! Cats are teritorial animals, they also like familiar surroundings and a routine. Catteries can cause cats to become very stressed out and they can sometimes stop eating or become withdrawn. Hiring a cat sitter is an alternative to this.

Your cat stays where it is and we visit it in its home environment.

When visiting we will:

  • Feed your cat(s) and provide fresh water, making sure bowls are washed and feeding areas are kept clean.
  • Empty mess in the litter tray and replace litter where required.
  • Groom your cat if required and if your cat likes this.
  • Fuss, play and cuddle your cat if they want to.
  • Check everything looks ok.
  • Have a good natter to your cat and reassure them that eveything is ok.

Whist we are there we can also; water the garden, pick up the post , put out the bins and any other tasks as necessary.

Hiring your cat sitter – what is the process?

To book our services please contact us in the first instance to check availability.

We can get busy over Christmas, New Year and during school holidays so please book ahead to secure a date.

We request that your first booking with us is made as far in advance as possible to allow us to come and visit you and your pets before you go away. This is so that we can meet your cats and find out about their routines and requirements and to discuss key arrangements and any security system you may have installed.

Once we have visited your home and you are on our books we ask that bookings are made, where possible with 24 hours notice. However we do understand that sometimes things come up where you may need our services sooner. Please call us for last minute arrangements.

You can arrange for your cat sitter to visit your cat once or twice a day. In the interest of their welfare the minimum is one visit a day.

When we sit we ask that there is sufficient cat food and litter in the house for the cat sitter to cover the time you have asked us to visit for, and that brushes, toys etc are left where we can find them or in a pre-arranged place.

We are insured keyholders. You may wish to drop off and collect keys for each visit or arrange for us to hold a spare set for those last minute bookings.

We will update our Instagram feed with photos of your cat whilst you are away (unless you request us not to) we can also send you emails with updates if you prefer.