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What to look for in a Professional Cat Sitter

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As a cat sitter I am always working to be the best feline care provider in my area. Here are few good qualities that you should be looking for in a cat sitter.

Good Understanding Cat Behaviour

Your cat sitter should have a deep understanding of cat behaviour, enabling them to anticipate your cats needs and respond appropriately to their cues.

Patience and Calmness

Cats can be sensitive animals, so patience and calm demeanour help them feel safe and comfortable with your cat sitter.

Reliability and Responsibility

Your cat sitter should be dependable and responsible, this is crucial when someone is caring for your beloved pet. You need total trust in your cat sitter to take care of your cats, and their reliability sets them apart from other pet services in the area.

Attention to Detail

Whether it's administering medication, following specific feeding instructions, or simply noticing changes in behaviour, your cat sitter must pay attention to details to ensure that nothing goes unnoticed.

Compassion and Empathy

Your cat sitter should genuinely care about the well-being of the cats they are looking after, and their compassion should shine through in the way they interact with your cats.

Safety and Security

Creating a safe environment for the cats is paramount. Your cat sitters knowledge of potential hazards and commitment to keeping your cats secure and safe should give you peace of mind.

Communication Skills

Clear and timely communication with pet owners is essential for building trust and ensuring that your expectations are met. The cat sitters ability to keep you informed about your cat's well-being while you are away is invaluable.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Cats can be unpredictable, and situations may arise that require flexibility and adaptability. Your cat sitters ability to handle unexpected circumstances with grace and find solutions quickly.

Love for Animals

Ultimately, your cat sitter should have a genuine love for animals is what drives them to be the best cat sitter they can be. Passion for caring for cats shines through in every interaction.

Observational Skills

Your cat sitter should be attentive to the cats' behaviours, mood changes, and any signs of discomfort or illness so your cat sitter to address your cats needs promptly.

Problem-Solving Abilities

Your cat sitter should be resourceful and adaptable when facing unexpected situations, such as a cat escaping or having a medical issue, this demonstrates their ability to handle challenges effectively.

Bonding and Affection

Your cat sitter should build a bond with the cats through affection, playtime, and grooming, this can make their experience more enjoyable and help alleviate any separation anxiety.


Treating cat sitting as a professional service, including being punctual, maintaining confidentiality, and respecting the owner's home and property, reflects positively on your reputation as a cat sitter.

Continuous Learning Your cat sitter should stay updated on best practices in cat care, behaviour, and health. This ensures that your cat sitter is providing the highest level of service to both cats and you the cat owner.

Embodying these qualities and continuously striving to improve skills, your cat sitter should be confident in their ability to provide excellent care as a cat sitter.


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