My philosophy of cat care is built around understanding their individual needs and instincts. Daily photos and updates are a core of my services – as a fellow pet guardian, I deeply understand the anxiety around leaving your companions alone and feeling reassured that they are well looked after.
My visits are a minimum of half an hour and in addition to feeding, changing of water and scooping of litter and other basic care activities, the "hunt and catch "of playtime will be front-and-centre of every visit and as much affection as they will comfortably allow. Any specific instructions for food, medication and playtime will, of course, be followed.
I am a store lead/adoption coordinator with a GTA-based cat rescue. This role has honed my experience in reading cat behaviour and adjusting to them one-on-one. Our rescue deal with everything from surrendered housecats to strays and ferals, so all manner of cats have crossed my path, and I can unequivocally say they have all been fantastic. I'm passionate about helping each cat be their best cat and want to transfer my passion and skills to look after your cats.
I live in the High Park/Roncesvalles area, playground to many an adorable dog! I am guardian to current residents "Uncle George" Carlin and Tig, who were recently adopted by me and my wife after fostering them for two months. Our previous cats – Vicious Delicious, sister Trixie Delicious and the inimitable What What – left us far too soon. Vicious lived with kidney failure for over five years, requiring subcutaneous fluids and twice daily oral medication, so I am comfortable and experienced if your cat requires medication.
Great communication and he was great with the cats. Peace of mind when we went away 😊
Greg and Lisa (the couple sometimes work together on longer bookings) are an amazing find! I was nervous about leaving my two affectionate but rather shy cats for longer than I ever had before, with someone I didn't know and who the cats didn't know yet, but Greg (and Lisa on some visits) really went above and beyond to win their trust and get them some engaging play every day, even discovering new sides of their personalities in the process. I got daily videos and photos that often made me laugh and also reassured me that all was well with my furry babies and they were spending time with someone who really really loves cats and was also fully prepared to handle any unexpected issues that might arise. I know now that everyone (including the cats) will enjoy each other's company and probably be happy to see each other again next time I need to travel.
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