Here you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I’ll get back to you shortly.
Yes! – I run My Cat Sitter by myself, so it will always be me who will visit your cat.
This also helps make it less stressful for your cat(s) as well as any future sittings, as they will already know who I am.
1 x daily visits = £13 /day
2 x daily visits = £20 /day
3 x daily visits = £30 /day
– I’ll wash your cat’s food and water bowls,
– Replenish their bowls with fresh water and food,
– Clean all litter trays and surrounding areas (if required),
– Spend time playing with your cat(s) and showing them affection,
– Send you daily photos and updates for extra peace of mind,
I’m also happy to pick up any mail, water plants, draw curtains and rotate lights etc. to give the impression your home is still occupied.
I am happy to provide any simple medications, (e.g. pills/tablets/liquids that can be easily disguised in food) – However, I don’t like to see cats distressed, so I don’t personally feel comfortable giving them injections.
Yes, of course! – I’m more than happy to send you regular photos and general updates about your home and pet(s) via text, WhatsApp or email.
I’m very flexible and aim to keep to your cats’ usual routine as much as possible.
You can get in touch about a booking 24/7 via the contact form. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
No. Unlike some other cat sitters, I don’t charge extra for multiple cats in one household.
Yes – I will adapt to your pet’s usual daily routine where possible.
I’m also happy to lend a hand over bank holidays, festive periods, etc.
Please note: The following dates are charged at twice normal rates:
- December – 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st
- January – 1st
Most people tend to book a cat sitter for 1 – 14 nights, but I’m happy to offer a longer sitting service if required.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your requirements.
I’m usually happy to offer my services at fairly short notice, though I encourage you to make an enquiry sooner rather than later to ensure that I’m available at the times you would prefer.
Each visit lasts between 30 minutes – 1 hour. This provides me with enough time to take care of the essentials while having plenty of time left over to spend playing with your cat(s) and showing them affection.
I’m based in the Slateford area (EH14) and am happy to cater to most places in central Edinburgh, provided there’s a Lothian bus service reasonably close by.
Most people provide me with a spare key during our initial visit. On the last day, I can post it back through the letterbox, hide the key somewhere safe, or return it to you personally at a later date.
Should you require my services on a regular basis, I’m also happy to keep a set of keys to save having to collect them each time.
Yes – I’m fully insured by Protectivity, and also hold a recent Disclosure Scotland certificate. Both of which are available upon request.
Upon confirmation of your booking, payments can be made in person via cash or cheque, or online via Bank Transfer or PayPal.
In the unlikely event that anything should go wrong whilst I’m looking after your pet, the first thing I will do is make contact with either yourself or another emergency contact.
Depending on the case, we will assess the urgency and take further action where appropriate.
If your cat is used to going outside – I would suggest leaving it open as normal. Again, I like to keep to your cat’s routine as much as possible. But, ultimately – the choice is yours.
I completely understand it may take more than a few visits before I can begin to gain your cat’s trust. Therefore, I will respect their personality and adapt to their unique behaviour and routines.
Once your booking is confirmed, please remember to ensure you leave:
– Access to fresh drinking water
– Adequate food for the length of time you’re away
– Adequate cat litter for refills (or garden access)
– A litter scoop and place to dispose of waste
– Details of your preferred vet
– A cat carrier (For use in case of emergencies)
– Suitable Toys
– A Brush
– Treats (if permitted)
– Any medications that may be required*
* please see above regarding medications.
Primarily, I only offer my sitting services to cat owners, though I may consider other small pets.
Please get in touch via the contact page to discuss your requirements.
Obviously, this is a very sensitive subject, though I will always act with the best interests of your pet in mind.
In such cases where you’re unable to avoid leaving them, we would come to a prearranged agreement upon what the best course of action to take would be.