We visit either once a day, twice or more a day, which-ever works for you and your cat(s). Each visit is up to 30 mins, depending on your cat(s) mood. We clean all feeding bowls/plates, refresh water and food and scoop dirty litter. We can also bring in papers, mail and water plants.
The balance of the time is spent on how your cat chooses. It can be playing, brushing or cuddling. With a very shy cat it may just be our presence until they’re comfortable with us. We will not force them into liking us by staying in their space until they permit it.
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OTHER NOTES ABOUT VISITS
Due to the nature of our service, we cannot offer guaranteed visit times on single visit days. However, we will do our very best to accommodate your requests.
Twice daily clients get prioritized with their preferred timing, as do kitties on medications and those who only eat wet food. If you have concerns, please ask!
We do not offer every other day vacation visits, as they are not ideal for monitoring feline health.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES / FEES
All baths include comb out, nail trim, bath and hand finish drying.
At the meeting we will go over their daily care routine and we’ll also pick up sets of tested keys.
ABOUT SHY CATS
We love working with shy and complicated cats!
If you have kitties who are shy or nervous/aggressive around new people, please let us know so we can plan how best to approach your kitty. We will try not to ring the buzzer to alert them of a new person when we arrive for the meet and greet of a shy cat and will call instead. We do our best to respect the boundaries of all kitties – especially those who are apprehensive.
We do need to put eyes on them every visit so that we know they are doing well. Please provide favorite hiding spots.
It is very rare that a kitty hides for more than a visit or two while under our care. In saying this, we do not stress shy kitties by sitting or staying in their home for full 30 mins. We will give them their space back soonest to ensure their comfort.
Exposing your cats to safe, cat loving humans can help them as they go through life because they may need medications and care from those other than yourself in the future. It’s never too late to help your kitties start to accept new people.
Increased comfort around others will no doubt improve their quality of life (and yours) down the road.