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Alice

Your Best Cat Sitter!

Edmonton
14 times favorited
9 recurring guests
Last booked today
Last contacted 4 days ago
Lives with 3 cats and 6 pets
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1 h ago
Last activity
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Response time
100%
Response rate
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
25 CAD
/day
All services and rates

About Alice

I sit for: cats, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and can do most rodents and birds :) I don’t know enough about dogs to sit for them, sorry!

Let me start by saying I already love your cat! I am an animal & nature lover, but cats hold a very special love for me. I am focused on cat behaviour and am very familiar with cat body language-many people say that I “speak cat” lol

I provide a premium 1-hour pet sitting service that always goes above and beyond. My goal is to provide a fun but thorough, STRESS-FREE cat-sitting experience for you and your fur-babies while you’re away.

I am experienced in giving oral medication (pills and liquids), taking blood sugar readings, and giving sub-dermal injections (including insulin).

My specialties also include anxious, fearful, and complex-needs cats, as well as different diets required to cats in one household, so please don’t worry if your fur baby is “a bit extra,” needs medication during cat-sits, or you have multiple cats who eat different foods.

I am thorough, considerate, cooperative, responsible, reliable, dedicated, friendly, fair, and pet-welfare-centred!

MY SERVICES:

*visits are approximately 60 minutes

*interactive play time (about 30 minutes) I bring my own wand toys :) (sterilized!)

*brushing (if appropriate)

*as many cuddles/pets as allowed by cat lol

* close monitoring for any physical/behavioural issues

*food & water bowls washed & refilled each visit/day

*medication administration if needed

*litter scoop & garbage removal

*sweep around litter & food areas (as needed)

*one free Meet & Greet (approx 1hr) to make sure we’re a good fit, get all your cat care info, and pick up your keys for cat sit

INCLUDED FREE: travel time and gas to and from each cat sit, plant watering, fish feeding, pet garbage removal, and mail pickup if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: all pet interactions will be positive! I do not employ any kinds of punishment!

Service Rates:

1. $25/visit for 1-2 cats (OR reptiles/rodents requiring more than just water/feeding).

Included free: mail pickup, garbage removal, a small amount of plants and/or fish.

$50 for 2 daily visits.

2. $27/visit for 3-4 cats (OR 1-2 cats PLUS reptiles/rodents).

Included free: mail pickup, garbage removal, a small amount of plants and/or fish.

$60 for 2 daily visits.

3. $30/visit for 5+ cats

$65 for 2 daily visits **booked under house sitting!**

4. $20/visit -bare bones visit- covers feeding/watering of plants/fish/rodents with mail pickup.

*Please ask me if you need a custom rate not listed here for your particular circumstances/setups! :)

ABOUT ME:

I am in my late thirties and a friendly and outgoing social introvert! haha :) I have a small jungle and zoo at my home (cats, geckos, fish, jungle of tropical plants… more im probably forgetting lol…) My 3 cats are all rescues and are now between 5 - 10 years old: Jasper, Rex, and Bear. Jasper has fairly high needs (severe food allergies, gastric-intentional issues, picky eater, diabetes, and high anxiety) so I’m pretty comfortable sitting for higher need cats lol As I strive to provide the best for him I’ve had to learn WAY too much about feline nutrition and body language haha but it’s become like a 6th sense for understanding what cats are “saying,” and i feel very blessed for that.

I have a lot of crafty and artsy hobbies, and I love to make things, and I love to meet new animals! :)

I have approximately 25 years of responsible, healthy, pet ownership, 5 years of very successful pet-sitting experience, and 2 years experience fostering cats of all ages with a local rescue agency!

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask! I look forward to helping you and your pet family!

PLEASE NOTE:

An in-person Meet & Greet is required before commencing my services for the first time for you :) because of this, there will be a $20 last minute booking fee if booking less than 48hrs in advance.

If you live 25+ minutes away from me, each visit will be $2 extra for travel time/gas. I live by Rundle Park.

Cat-sits running more than 5 days straight will have a small extra fee (because working over 5 days in a row with no days off is very hard on me). $3/day for 1x/day visits and $5/day for 2x/day visits.

Alice's services

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 CAD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
50 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
65 CAD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Valerie, 2021-09-16

Alice is fantastic! From the very organized and thorough meet n greet to the frequent video and text updates during our trip to giving our physically disabled cat Karen loads of snugs and play hunting time, Alice went above and beyond! Very highly recommend :) We were totally shocked that Karen who is borderline hostile to all strange humans bonded really well with Alice …she even accepted tummy rubs and gave Alice affection blinks and face rub greetings in return. So reassuring to see the videos when I felt guilty leaving Karen alone overnight for the first time after working from home for 18 months straight. Will def be rebooking!

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Home Visits
Ashley, 2021-09-06

Alice was very thorough and detail orientated when we first met, getting all the information on the specific things our cats liked. One of our cats has very high anxiety and Alice was patient with her and made her feel comfortable. She sent lots of pictures and videos and gave very detailed updates on how the visits went. Already planning to book again for our next time away, thank you so much Alice !

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Alice's Pets

Jasper
Cat
Rex
Cat
Bear
Cat
Leopard gecko 1
Reptile
Leopard gecko 2
Reptile
One small indoor jungle
Farm animal
Leopard gecko 3
Reptile
Leopard gecko 4
Reptile
Sassy female Bettas
Reptile

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Russian
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

These are my cat-specific skills:

  • Cat nutrition (self-taught)
  • Cat activity/interaction/stress managemen/behaviour
  • Multiple cats/multiple feeding requirements
  • Oral/subdermal medication administration

I also have: a clean driving record and clean security checks for the last 8 years (required for other jobs I've held)

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Alice

Alice

Your Best Cat Sitter!

Edmonton
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
25 CAD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Alice

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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