Cat Sitting

I’m an Experienced Cat Sitter providing home visits while you’re away.

Cat Sitter provides in-Your-Home VISITS – Novato, Ca

Starting at $30 per visit

I LOVE working with cats and providing interactive playtime and socialization. I also volunteer at Marin Humane visiting and playing with the shelter cats.

All cats need daily playtime to expend energy, reduce stress and satisfy primal hunting instincts.  Each visit is designed to give cats enrichment and care based on their particular preferences. Senior cats get less vigorous, but enjoyable playtime.

I spend time with my cat clients so they develop trust with me. Sitting on the floor or in a chair allows cats to observe me and interact at their pace. They learn to trust I won’t pet them unless they want it. Most shy cats become comfortable friends who look forward to my visits.

The most important skills for a cat sitter are empathy and understanding. In order to empathize we must observe behavior and body language. Cats are usually subtle in letting us know what they need, we must always be detectives when it comes to our cat friends.

My ideal client wants their cats to benefit from visits, not just endure them. They want a sitter who spends time with their cats, not just feeding and scooping the litter box. They understand cats have emotional needs especially when missing their humans.

Every visit is a minimum of 45 minutes. I require twice daily visits for health and safety. I use your toys and bring some to leave if needed.

Behaviorists recommend twice daily visits and I have encountered situations that could have been dire if left 24 hours.
These include:
*an ant infestation into food bowls during the night.
*Cat illness requiring Veterinarian visit.
*Access to litter box inadvertently blocked
*Painful abscess on a cat that required treatment. 

I work with indoor-only cats. Enclosed catios are acceptable.

See article from noted behaviorist Pam Johnson Bennett: https://catbehaviorassociates.com/pet-sitter-or-boarding-kennel-which-one-is-right-for-your-cat/

Here’s what I’ll provide during EVERY visit:

  • I’ll use your toys and bring my own to engage your cat(s) with Interactive playtime to satisfy hunting instincts
  • Brushing her coat for grooming or Lap time, petting and scratches.
  • Shy, and hiding cats are supported and encouraged, but not pushed to interact. Usually a wand toy will bring them out from hiding.
  • Food and water are monitored, refreshed and refilled 
  • Litter boxes are cleaned and monitored each visit. Yes, I count poop and urine clumps
  • You’ll get a GPS tracked, time stamped report card each visit
  • Videos and pictures of your fur kids
  • If needed, I’ll take them to the Veterinarian

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Cat Sitting

Why hire me for cat sitting?

 

Your cats need daily visits while you travel.

Your cat is suffering from separation anxiety  and needs companionship.

I’m experienced and understand cat behavior.

My cat clients love me, and greet me at the door.

My human clients trust me and value my attention to their cats.

 

Resources for behavior concerns during Shelter In Place:
Pam Johnson Bennett is a noted Cat Behaviorist. See her tips for preventing behavior problems during shelter in place

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