What is a Pet sitter and a Cat sitter?

  What is a Pet sitter and a Cat sitter?

A pet sitter or a cat sitter visits your home to feed your pets, to change and replenish litter/soiled bedding, to provide comfort breaks and to give them attention in their home. Financially and practically, a pet sitter is a viable option, particularly for multi -pet households. It can be costly if a cattery or kennels are used and sometimes awkward if you are reliant on the goodwill of friends or neighbours to visit your pets. Perhaps you need pet sitting at short notice and the person you usually ask to help isn’t available.

A cat sitter is a good alternative to a cattery, as your cat remains in familiar surroundings where it feels safe and comfortable. From my own experience, I appreciate how difficult it can be to leave a shy, timid or insecure pet in the care of someone else whilst you’re away.

A dog sitter provides companionship and exercise and reassurance – some dogs don’t adjust to a kennel environment. Many pets are anxious when away from their home and they don’t like changes. 

If you keep poultry or have animals that live outside, such as rabbits, a pet sitter may be the only reliable source of regular care.

A pet sitter or cat sitter also helps with home security, by providing activity in the house.  This can be another worry whilst you are away.  As a  sitter, I  will both notice and deal with anything that’s amiss, not only with your pets but also any domestic issues such as water leaks, broken windows etc.  

Some pet sitters will look after your pets in their home and this boarding is another option you may wish to think about.  For those pet owners wanting live- in and overnight cover, some house sitters offer a free or cheap stay in your house.  Some specialist agencies charge a fee for registering your requirements with  them.   

 As for Daisy Chain Pet Sitters, I drive an unmarked car and not a van advertising my services, nor do I wear clothing with a business logo. Therefore, it’s not obvious that you’re away.  I’m not part of a franchise and it’s just me that will care for your pet, so you’ll have continuity and a personal relationship and understanding.

With testimonials from local people, the emphasis of my pet sitting service is to provide kind, attentive, affordable pet care in your house and within a small radius of my village home.

 Daisy, full to bursting