Cat Sitting Services – Frequently Asked Questions

Many of my customers frequently ask me questions referring to my Cat Sitting Services, and as a result, I’ve put together a list of the most general ones, although obviously cannot include every single query relating to cats, who are quite complex animals. I will do my best to adapt my services to suit your individual requirements when it comes to looking after your much-loved cat while you are away from home.

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  • How soon do I need to book your cat sitting services?

The best advice I can offer is to book as soon as you know your confirmed holiday dates. My diary quickly becomes full with petsitting bookings, especially during peak holiday periods.

  • When will you visit my cat?

I will usually try and arrange an initial meeting to make your’s and your cat’s acquaintance. During this visit, we can discuss the number of daily visits and timings so that we can quickly get a routine established with your cat. In most circumstances, a once-daily visit will suffice, for around 30 minutes, depending on your cat. Some cats don’t like much of a fuss and will only need to be fed and checked, whereas other cats crave more attention, and I’m quite prepared to dedicate more time to play, cuddling, socialising and grooming him.

  • Is it best to keep my cat indoors?

We all know that cats are unpredictable in their behaviour, and there is a possibility your cat, if he is an outdoor cat and comes and goes with access through a cat-flap, may not even venture inside the house during my visit. I cannot control this, but I will certainly stay for a reasonable length of time to try and coax him to come inside. I will, of course, change the litter as needed and put out fresh water and food.

  • Can you care for my cat, who has a medical condition?

Yes, I am quite happy to care for your cat, providing he has no contagious infections. I will administer medication adhering to your special instructions, but it is your responsibility to ensure your cat has a clean bill of health before you depart. I will, of course, care for your cat in a proficient manner, but I am not a veterinary specialist.

  • What if my pet becomes unwell?

I am prepared to take your cat to the vet’s surgery if he is unwell but normally do so only after I have contacted you first on your emergency telephone number. In an emergency when I cannot contact you, I will consider the situation and take your cat for urgent veterinary attention.

  • Your home security and key holding

I do not wish to alert anyone that your house is empty, so my visits are quite discreet. I am happy to open and close curtains and turn on the lights during my visits, and I can pick up your mail from the door, so it looks like someone is at home. I will need a set of keys to your home to allow access. However, I can collect a set of these when I meet you for our initial briefing. At the end of my scheduled visits, I can either post your keys back to you through your post box or retain them for future bookings, whichever you require.

  • Trust and reliance

I have been in the pet sitting business for several years and have built up a respected client base who are willing to provide references if needed. Many of my customers are regulars, who use me for repeat bookings, and I honestly respect and care for each pet I look after. I am fully police checked and covered by a comprehensive insurance policy for additional reassurance – please ask to see documents.

I will only enter a room in your home if a cat is present and will not enter any rooms you have closed the doors to. I treat your home with respect, as I would expect my home to be looked after. Please ensure that you make accessible all items I am likely to need, such as cat litter, plastic bags, dustpan and brush and of course cat food.

Of course, if you have any further queries or would like to make a booking for Finchley  Cat Sitting Services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me………

Please also read choosing a pet sitter and don’t forget your pet when planning your holiday