Preparing for your Cat Sitter

Preparation can make a big difference in how smoothly things go for your pet when the pet sitter comes to visit. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure the cat sitter has a phone number where you can be reached (This should appear on the pet sitting service agreement form)
  • If you have new keys made, try them out to make sure they work.
  • Provide extra food, litter and other supplies just in case you’re not able to return when planned.
  • Adjust the thermostat to keep the house comfortable for the pet during your absence.
  • Leave a list of phone numbers in case the pet sitter needs to contact service or maintenance companies while you are away; i.e., plumber, electrician, cleaning service etc. There is a section on the pet sitting agreement form for all this.
  • Tell the cat sitter of any household areas that are off-limits to your pets or to the pet sitter. Secure access to those areas before leaving home.
  • **KEY COLLECTION AND RETURN  Initial consultation is FREE as is key collection.  There after there is a charge of £10 per trip.  Many of our clients who use our service frequently prefer us to hold on to the keys.