Let me start by saying I already love your cat. I have 3 giant furballs at home and love them deeply; they, in turn, enrich my life beyond words. But... I also love everyone else's cats and would fill up my house with more if my wallet would let me! :)
I am devoted to GREAT pet care, and am always learning more as I go! I am open minded, accommodating, and devoted to best practices for cat nutrition and behavioural needs and will take my cue from your instructions at our meet and greet (free as part of my services), since YOU are your cat's best expert!
I have approximately 25 years of responsible, healthy pet ownership, 7 years of specific medical needs care, 2 years of intermittent pet sitting, and 2 years of fostering elderly, pregnant, nursing, and weaning cats in my tool belt.
I am: responsible, reliable, dedicated, friendly, accommodating, and pet-welfare centered!
Choosing me for your cat sitter will ensure that your kitty is closely monitored for any issues and well provided for with attention and play as you instruct (different kitties like different things so please let me know exactly what you want when I'm there!). I will make sure your baby gets the level of care and attention that you yourself would provide (and hopefully improve the already stressful time of you being gone!).
Each cat visit will be 45-60 minutes in the afternoon and/or evening and includes:
*feeding & watering (bowl washing if appropriate)
*sweeping around litter & food areas
*brushing (if appropriate)
*nail trim (only if appropriate and agreed to)
*cuddles/pettings (as allowed by cat)
*daily Pawshake updates on your pet’s wellbeing and general health with pictures
*optional video and text updates to your cell (combination/amount as agreed to at meet and greet)
*positive interactions ONLY, I do not employ punishment!
*FREE plant watering, fish feeding, and mail pickup if needed!
I offer 3 different service rates:
$17/visit for only feeding/watering of just plants/fish/rodents. Mail pickup included free :)
$20/visit for up to 3 cats OR rodents/reptiles. Included free: mail, small amount of plants, and fish. $40 for 2 daily visits.
$27/visit for more than 3 cats OR up to 3 cats + reptiles/rodents.
Included free: mail, small amount of plants, fish.
$54 for 2 daily visits.
Please ask me if you need a custom fee schedule not listed here for special circumstances/setups, I’ll be glad to do my best to accommodate you :)
MORE ABOUT ME:
I adopted all 3 of my cats from rescues, and have fostered cats for rescue agencies for about 2 years before I "foster failed" and adopted my 3rd cat (one of the kittens I was fostering), leaving no room to foster more for now, but I love spending time with cats and would LOVE to help you care for your cat while you're away or busy!
Sadly, one of my sweet shittens has a lot of food allergies, skin issues, and is a picky eater to boot! This took a lot of time and effort to figure out, meaning I had to become somewhat of a cat nutrition and behaviour guru lol Because of this I am uniquely in tune with cat behaviour, and experienced in oral, topical, and subdermal medicine admininistration (if your sweetie needs this while you're gone, I have the experience). I am also adept at preparing and serving different meal requirements to multiple cats at once, so if this is something your cats need, I'm a pro! haha
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask! I look forward to helping you and your furry family!
Alice was fantastic and I would highly recommend her! She went WAY above and beyond to keep our very nervous cat comfortable. Alice was great at updating us and letting us know how our fur baby was doing. She even sweetened the deal by making recommandations to help him adjust to our new apartment. Super impressed!!
Alice was dependable and very caring about Percy. She was aware of his health concerns and kept an eye out for any problems. I would definitely ask Alice to care for Percy next time I go away.
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I also have: a clean driving record and clean security checks for the last 8 years (required for other jobs I've held)
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