Beryl looked after my Sophie for more than a week while I was overseas. It was my first time leaving her home alone but having beryl send me daily photo and video updates really eased my worries a lot and made my holiday a lot more enjoyable. She even went out of her way to do a lot of little extras like vacuuming up the litter that fell on the floor, buying toys to play with her and giving her a good brushing daily. I could tell she took pet sitting very seriously and she was extremely professional and competent. My super shy cat totally fell in love with her towards the end as I could tell from how much she purred in the videos Beryl took of her! I highly recommend her and would not hesitate to use her services again the next time I go overseas!
Cat sitting means that a pet sitter comes to your house in order to feed your cat, play with them and clean their litter box. This happens for a set amount of time, once or even several times a day, depending on the individual needs.
While you are travelling or in emergency situations: There are many possible reasons why you might need a cat sitter. Most often, you will need somebody to care for your cat while you are travelling, whether it’s a business trip, an extended family visit or a relaxed holiday. Other reasons might be that you need to stay at the hospital or have a similar emergency situation.
Whatever the reason, you can count on your Pawshake petsitter!
Why not board? Cats are territorial by nature and they are very sensitive to changes in their environment. Staying at a boarding kennel or pet hotel is very stressful for most cats. There’s also an increased risk of contracting a disease or parasites. With cat sitting, your puss receives loving care in their familiar home environment.
Special needs? No problem! Cat sitting offers loving, fun and safe care for your cat. All of their needs are taken into account, even for cats who have special needs, such as medication.
Free Meet & Greet: The first step is to search for a host in your area who suits your needs and is available. Contact them and arrange a Meet & Greet so you, your cat and the prospective cat sitter can get to know each other and you can determine whether the sitter is a good match for you.
Pay through Pawshake: If you all get along well, book and pay safely via Pawshake.
Top cat sitting tips:
Know what Kitty is up to: While your cat receives daily visits, your cat sitter will send you daily text and/or photo updates via the Pawshake website or app so you don't need to worry about them.
Trusted, vetted and insured: On Pawshake you can find trusted and vetted cat sitters in your area. Your cat is covered by our Pet Protection insurance during the entire stay.
No need to feel bad: A dedicated pet sitter can be a great alternative to a friend or relative watching the cat, since many cat owners are embarrassed about asking them to do it and they may be less conscientious.