In Home Cat Care Needed

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Affordable, Caring, and Compassionate Overnight Sitter Needed for a Great Cat: My Home or Yours

I'd like to be able to go on vacation, but will not leave my cat with just anyone. I am seeking a reliable, trustworthy person to stay in my home and care for my cat while I'm away. I'm also willing to consider boarding her in your home if you have the right environment. A fenced-in yard would be great! She is not used to dogs or other cats, so if you have other pets in your home, we would need to discuss how to make the experience as stress-free as possible. My cat is not treated as a pet, but as a loved and cherished family member, so I am not willing to consider an environment in which she would be confined to a cage or a single room.

Services must include:

  • Overnight stays preferred. She has never slept alone in her entire life.
  • At least two walks per day (Yes, the cat walks on a leash like a dog), OR supervised outdoor playtime in a fenced-in yard twice per day. She normally goes once before I go to work in the morning and once after I get home in the afternoon/evening.
  • Clean the litter box once daily.
  • Provide playtime, comfort, and company.
  • Feedings: I will provide all food. Her first feeding is in the morning when I wake up. She gets a portioned combination of wet and dry food. Her second feeding is usually when I get home from work, around 4:30-5:00. Again, she gets a portioned combination of wet and dry food.
  • Provide fresh drinking water daily.
  • Daily text message updates. I've never hired a sitter that I didn't already know, and I am SO nervous about it! Texting me at least once a day will go a long way toward making me feel better about it and reassuring me that all is well!

Meet Maggie

She is an active, slightly chubby, and very vocal indoor cat who is absolutely obsessed with going outside to terrorize the lizards, birds and squirrels. She also loves climbing trees, sunbathing, napping, playing inside of cardboard boxes, rolling in catnip, and staring out the window for hours. She will do anything for a treat! Maggie is not usually much of a cuddler. She is used to sharing the bed with her human, but wants her own space in the bed. She is a pretty independent cat who only wants to cuddle if she has been left alone for too long. She absolutely loves to be brushed and petted anywhere on her face, head, or underneath her chin. She does not scratch furniture, but does have a habit of scratching on rugs. (This has never caused any damage to mine).

Maggie is up-to-date on all vaccinations, as well as flea/tick/heartworm preventative.

About You

I'm looking for a reliable, trustworthy, caring, and compassionate animal lover who will try to make this experience as stress-free as possible and provide the comforts and activities she is accustomed to.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please message me with your daily/nightly and/or weekly rates and availability. Please specify whether you would want to provide care in my home or yours. If you would want to provide care in your own home, please describe your home environment.

I would like to arrange a meet and greet with you and my cat before making a final decision as to who I would like to hire. I am really hoping to find someone I can turn to again and again during vacations and travel time.