I strive to provide the most trusted, caring, and professional cat sitting services on the North Shore where I reside with my husband and our three beloved "fur babies": Smokey, Bandit and Shadow. To date, I have 3 years experience as a professional cat sitter and 9 years experience caring for cats other than my own through volunteering with Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA). Please continue reading for more information about me, my services and client testimonials.
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Like many paths in life, my path to cat sitting was somewhat of a serendipitous one. Upon embarking on my professional career in healthcare, in 2007, I started volunteering at Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA) to achieve some much needed life/work balance. Initially, I volunteered at VOKRA's feral cat shelter which I eventually ended up managing in addition to providing hands on care for recently rescued cats and helping with fundraising.
In 2015, I had to revaluate my employment as, although I enjoyed my work in healthcare, it was not providing me the life satisfaction that I wanted. As I always had a strong affinity for animals in general, and cats in particular, I started researching employment in the cat care realm. I stumbled across a Vancouver cat sitting company that was looking to expand to North Vancouver. I was brought on board as their sole cat sitter on the North Shore working with
almost 60 human clients and almost 80 cats. In August 2018, the company decided to change their business model from in-home cat sitting to cat boarding, thus providing me the opportunity to start my own in-home cat sitting business.
I would 100% recommend Mairi as your cat sitter. She is totally committed and has a great understanding of cats.
I have an elderly cat that requires medication and injections and when I am away I have absolute confidence in Mairi’s ability to look after him. I also appreciate the daily photo updates she sends! It’s not easy to find someone to trust to look after our beloved pets, but Mairi is one person I can completely rely on.
- Lorraine Pitt
“For the past three years, we’ve had the pleasure and comfort of mind of having Mairi look after our super-senior cat with specific medical needs whenever we are away.
We’ve been able to enjoy our travels, knowing our sweet, old girl is getting great care, and we look forward to Mairi’s daily updates.
I really can’t adequately express how highly we think of Mairi’s professionalism, dedication, flexibility, and warm connection to her furry clients.”
-Fancy C. Poitras
I came upon Mairi’s
sitting services having made the decision to end services my previous
sitter who had let me down badly on two separate occasions - the last time leading to my poor kitties being left alone without food of fresh water for more than 24 hours (and that doesn’t cover the damage she frequently did to my home, chopping walls and breaking doors and light fittings!). So you can imagine I was very nervous and reticent when it came to finding someone else to care for them. However, my job required me to travel monthly so I did need to find someone who could consistently take great care of my fur babies, for extended periods of time each month, and often accommodate a changing schedule. Mairi was and still is that person. My kitties adore her and she has taken tremendous care of them over the last two years, on extended trips I often got videos posted of their antics in addition to the standard pictures. She was ultra accommodating when my baby arrived and my travel schedule changed dramatically as a result. I just can’t imagine having anyone else care for my fur kids and also ensure my home is safe and without damage while I am away.
I highly recommend Mairi as a
sitter for your precious furry family members, she truly loves
and they love her too. She’s honest and responsible and a wonderful person in general. I only wish I had found her several years earlier!
- Victoria Conlin
Mairi just took care of our cats for a 2 week period when we were overseas. We have just moved to North Vancouver from Toronto and as such, our cats were pretty skittish from the stress of a 5 hour plane ride - plus one of them is extremely shy to begin with. Mairi was amazing with them! She totally bonded with them and sent me lots of photos of them playing with her and toys - plus a check-in every 2 days as I had requested. Will be booking her again to be sure! Thanks Mairi!
Mairi was an amazing cat sitter for my two kitties! She came and gathered all the pertinent information and then confirmed it all via email prior to the booking to make sure she had everything correct. She came every day reliably and played with my cats and her visit even got my very shy cat out of his hiding spot to eat and see her!! When I had to extend my trip due to a family illness Mairi did not hesitate at all to help and continue caring for my pets until I could return. It was a huge piece of mind to be able to enjoy my vacation and then to tend to my family without any stress about the furry friends I had at home :). Thanks Mairi, you’re the best!!!
-administering medication (oral, eyes, injection)
-Pet First Aid certified
-comfortable working with semi feral/feral cats or cats with behavioral issues
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