Cat sitting near me
Booking a cat sitter while you go on vacation or an unexpected business trip is the perfect solution for your cat. Companies like Holidog provide cat sitting services all over the world and make it possible to find the ideal cat sitter near you just by browsing through a database from the comfort of your own home.
How do I find cat sitting services near me?
No matter where you live, finding cat sitting services near you is no longer the hassle it used to be thanks to the rise of online specialised companies that have put experienced pet sitters at your fingertips. However, the traditional way keeps on working just as well!
If you do not have anyone in your network who can give a hand, you can ask your local pet shops, vet offices or shelters for recommandations. Lots of vet nurses and volunteers offer cat sitting services.
While you will still have to chat with them to make sure they are the right persons for your cat, you will be dealing with people who are qualified and whose love for cats does not have to be proven. This gives extra peace of mind, especially if it is the first time you are leaving your cat with a stranger.
Online companies or apps
With the rise of the Internet and on-demand services, finding and booking any kind of pet sitting services is just as easy as booking a taxi. Turn to a reputable company and take the time to create a detailed profile for your cat, mentioning exactly what you are looking for. You should also share any important details about your cat.
Holidog makes it easy for you to book the best cat sitters. All you have to do is enter your postcode to discover all the pet sitters available in your area. You can then get in touch for free with those who look like a good match. Once you have found the right person, you can arrange to meet in person if time allows and book if you are happy with the outcome of your meeting. It is truly that easy!
In case you are interested in offering cat sitting services yourself, you can also sign yourself up as a cat sitter with Holidog. Go to their website, click on "subscribe", choose "subscribe as pet sitter" and fill out the form. Our team will evaluate your profile and, in case it meets are standards, you might be having your first cat sitting job before you know it.
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Which are the cat sitting services near me?
Now that you know the general idea of how cat sitting works, you have to choose a service:
Visiting your cat. This solution is for those cats who prefer to stay in their own home but do not need constant company. This option generally works very well for felines, as they are usually independent but territorial animals. They don't really enjoy leaving their familiar environment but can often spend hours alone, chasing insects, scratching the couch or just lounging the day away.
Cat sitting at home.Second possibility: the cat sitter comes to your home for several days to take care of your cat. He lives in your home with your cat. Again, this is an excellent solution for cats who enjoy their home, but who also love company and are sociable. Because the cat sitter stays with you, he can more easily spot possible problems with your cat and act much faster.
Cat sitting with a host family. Finally, you can choose to entrust your cat to the cat sitter's home. Your cat must be able to adapt to its new and unfamiliar environment. This solution will therefore not suit all cats: only the most sociable ones will feel comfortable in a new environment with unfamiliar humans.
Choosing to use a host family has the advantage of not having to give the keys to your home to a stranger. While not a very common choice for most cat owners, it is still a great way to keep your cat surrounded by animal lovers while you are not there.
Kennels. This option allows you to drop off your cat at a specialised facility near you and pick it up once you have returned. Keep in mind that some cats might not enjoy their stay. There’s a simple reason for that: cats are territorial and generally don’t support changes very well. If it’s possible, finding a place for your cat without other animals is always a better option.
How much does cat sitting cost?
It is relatively difficult to give an exact price for a cat sitter, as rates vary according to several criteria. For example, prices will be higher in London than in the provinces, higher in urban areas than in the countryside. The reservation period also affects the rates. Typical holiday seasons usually drive up cat sitting prices.
The cat sitter´s experience also influences the price. The more experienced he is, the higher the rate. On average, you can expect to pay around 10-15 pounds per day per cat. The good news is that with Holidog, you can quickly see the prices that each of our cat sitters ask. No matter your budget, you will find a cat sitter that you can afford. A final piece of advice though: beware of prices that seem to good to be true! They often are.