Cat Sitter FAQs

Below are a list of questions you might want to ask a cat sitter before hiring him or her. You should also be sure to ask whether the cat sitter will be moving into your home for the days you are out of town, or if she will be stopping by to make sure your cat is in good health, has enough food, and the liter box is clean. Some cat sitting companies offer cat boarding, and your cat will stay at the sitter’s home or business.

A cat sitting company may have access to your home and pets, so it’s important to ask many questions before hiring one.

1.) How long have you been a cat sitter, and is this a full time job for you?

You’re going to want to find a cat sitter who is passionate about cats, so you know that your cat will be treated well. Everybody needs to start at some point, but if your cat is difficult or fickle, a newly minted cat sitter might not be the best match for your cat. You want to make sure your cat sitter can handle just about any situation that may arise, and an experienced cat sitter who is familiar with cat health and temperament may be a better option.

Additionally, if someone sits cats on the side and has a full time job, your cat may come second to the other job. We all know that cats need to have a clean location to do their business, so your cat sitter will need to be prompt and on a regular schedule.

2.) Will my cat be with cats, dogs, or other types of pets?

You might find a less expensive cat sitter if your cat will be watched along with other cats. Your decision about whether to allow this will depend on how well your cat interacts with other cats, and if your cat will behave with other cats. If you are bringing your cat or kitten to a cat sitter’s home, be sure to ask if he or she has other cats, dogs, or pets in the same home.

3.) Will you be caring for my cat, or do you work with others?

You should you know who will be caring for your cat each time, because it’s important to know who will have access to your home while you are out. No matter who takes care of your cat, all of the cat sitters should know your cat’s health issues, habits, and your important contact information.

4.) Do you have a city license and/or insurance?

Some cities and counties require professional cat sitters to be licensed and/or bonded. As a cat owner, you should check with your local authorities to see if there are any special regulations for cat sitters in your locality.

4.) Do you have a city license and/or insurance?

Some cities and counties require professional cat sitters to be licensed and/or bonded. As a cat owner, you should check with your local authorities to see if there are any special regulations for cat sitters in your locality.

5.) What is your special training? Do you have any medical training?

Many cat sitters and pet sitting companies have staff that are specially trained for cat health issues. If your cat is diabetic or needs special medicines or drugs, you will probably want a sitter that is trained to give treatment specific to your cat. Find out where the sitter was trained and make sure he or she is capable of doing what is best for your furry feline friend.

6.) Do you offer special services other than cat sitting?

While your cat is in the care of a cat sitter, there is a chance your cat could get groomed or taken to the veterinarian for a check-up. Ask your cat sitter if he or she offers additional services for your cat. Don’t forget to ask about the cost of these added value services.

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