***DURING COVID I WILL BE FOLLOWING ALL SAFETY PROCEDURES INCLUDING WEARING A MASK TO YOUR HOME AND USING HAND SANITIZER BEFORE AND AFTER ATTENDING. I AM COVID FREE AND WILL LET YOU KNOW ASAP IF I AM FEELING ANY SYMPTOMS***
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-centred!
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)
*cuddles/pettings (as allowed by cat)
*daily Pawshake or text updates on your pet’s wellbeing and general health with pictures and videos
*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 :)
$22/visit for up to 3 cats OR rodents/reptiles. Included free: mail, a small amount of plants, and fish. $45 for 2 daily visits.
$27/visit for more than 3 cats OR up to 3 cats + reptiles/rodents.
Included free: mail, a small amount of plants, fish.
$55 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 :)
**please note there will be a $20 last minute booking fee if booking less than 48hrs in advance, and a one time $10 gas surcharge if you live outside the Anthony Henday ring road***
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 kittens 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 is awesome! From our very first meet & greet, her love for cats is evident. In each visit she went beyond providing Jasmina's food and litter needs, she spent a lot of time playing with her and tried different toys and activities to identify which ones she liked the best. With each visit, we got updates and lots of photos and videos, so we were able to fully enjoy our time off. A happy and relaxed cat welcomed us back, so we will definitely book Alice again for our next trip!
Alice was absolutely a god-sent! After booking a last minute trip, we were scrambling to find a sitter for our 6 year old orange tabby, Buttercup. After meeting Alice only once, we realized that Buttercup would be in great hands! Buttercup has severe anxiety with strangers but Alice was up for the challenge! We received pictures on every visit and a very thorough update on how the visit went. She also gave us lots of great insight on resources that can help Buttercup’s anxiety. I would highly recommend Alice and look forward to rebooking her soon!
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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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