Every cat is different, and no single solution suits everyone. However, the vast majority of cats would prefer to be cared for in their own home.
Cats are a territorial species and don’t like change, they don’t like to travel, and they don’t like sharing space with unfamiliar cats. Cat sitters will provide individualized, customized and loving attention to your cat or cats based on their preferences. Therefore, cat sitting is the best solution for most cats, and it’s also more convenient and less expensive for cat owners.
Cat sitting is a paid service by which a cat sitter looks after your cat in the comfort of their own home. Cat sitting is a flexible service so you can ask your sitter to visit your cat once or twice a day, or even stay overnight in your home. Many pet sitters will also help with jobs around the house including checking the mail or watering plants. A regular cat sitting service includes feeding your cat, and cleaning their litter tray and should also include playing with and cuddling your furry friend. It means more attention and less disruption for your cat while you’re away. Cat sitting also provides peace of mind for you too, knowing a cat-loving professional is caring for your beloved pet. It’s a great alternative to a cattery.
Elizabeth Llewellyn lives in South Burlington, Vermont with her three cats. She has owned a cat sitting service since 2002 and has worked professionally with cats in a variety of settings including, veterinary, boarding and breeding catteries, and rescue organizations. Elizabeth is a qualified feline welfare and behaviour specialist.