These 3 Websites Will Help You Find the Perfect Cat Sitter

As independent as cats may be, it can be really helpful to hire a cat sitter if you plan to be out of town for more than a couple of days. Not only do house cats rely on their caregivers for food and water, but also for continuous companionship and affection. Without this stability, cats may become stressed by a sudden absence, particularly if they rely on a strict feeding schedule or require daily medication.

Enter: the cat sitter. Hiring a professional sitter while you’re out of town can help ease the stress of your absence, while ensuring that your cat’s physical and social needs are taken care of. Just make sure you leave detailed instructions and plenty of toys to keep your kitty entertained!

 Still looking for that go-to sitter?

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PetSitter.com

Recommended by Mashable and the Huffington Post, PetSitter.com “matches dedicated pet owners with the world’s most loving pet sitters” in both the United States and Canada.

Start your search by locating a care provider in the PetSitter directory. You can filter your results by years of experience, specific services offered, and a number of other criteria. To reach out to potential hires, simply shortlist your favorites and use the PetSitter instant message platform to get in touch!

What Stands Out: PetSitter.com has a notes features that allows you to mark down specific details about potential candidates as you interview them — nice!

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Care.com

While first created for parents looking for reliable childcare, Care.com has evolved to feature pet care as well. Simply post your job listing with details about your pets, your expectations for care and the frequency of visits you require, then watch the applications roll in or search for candidates yourself.

You’ll be able to filter by location, fee per hour and even client ratings. Plus, the platform incentivizes applicants’ responding promptly, so you can be sure you’ll be able to find care even with short term notice!

What Stands Out: Care.com helps you connect with reliable sitters in your neighborhood by filtering by zip code, and they feature sitters for less common animals as well. Lizards anyone?

 

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Meowtel.com

Purr-fect for cat parents who like their sitters to go the extra mile, Meowtel.com offers in-home cat sitting services all over the country. Start by messaging potential sitters through the Meowtel platform, then narrow down the list by asking about their experience with in-home sitting, their references and why they love what they do.

Meowtel also facilitates Meet & Greet’s so you can feel confident about the person who will be caring for your pet, as well as orient them to your house rules, food and water schedules, and playtime preferences.

What Stands Out: All of Meowtel’s sitters have passed a basic background check! We also love the “Make a Reservation” feature which allows you and your sitter to exchange payment on the secure Meowtel platform.

We know how hard it can be to leave your furry friend behind. Luckily there are a multitude of resources like these designed to help ease your mind while you’re away. Best of luck with your search!

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Chad A
Chad A2 months ago

Thank you.

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Peggy B
Peggy B3 months ago

TYFS

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Jeramie D
Jeramie D3 months ago

Thanks

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hELEN hEARFIELD
hELEN h3 months ago

tyfs

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Danuta W
Danuta Watola3 months ago

thanks for posting

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Ingrid A
Ingrid A3 months ago

thanks for posting

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Carole R
Carole R3 months ago

We always have very willing family.

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Connie O
Connie O3 months ago

Thanks.

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Justin M
Justin M3 months ago

Thanks

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Teresa Antela
Teresa Antela3 months ago

Thank you. My pets (one cat+2 dogs) are always with me or my son.

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