Your in-home cat care specialists
in the San Francisco Bay Area
Cat care is our specialty!
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All sitters background checked
Service satisfaction or 100% refund
How much is the decision in pet care providers keeping you from leaving your feline family member without worry?
Why We Are Better Than Boarding
Safe & Healthier
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No compromise in care
Daily Visit Updates
Home & Property Monitored
Benefits of In-Home Care
Traditional pet care consisted of taking your cat to the nearest kennel facility to be boarded.It's convenient but most cats hat it.Cats Strongly attach to their own space and so removing them and putting them in a small cage in an unfamiliar environment is a recipe for traumatization to your cat
Hear From Our Satisfied Clients
Howdy cat parents! I recently moved back to Oakland after being in San Francisco. My former cat sitters in SF don't cover Oakland, and I no longer have a roommate to sit for my best furry friend, Squirrel. So, I looked online and found The Comforted Kitty. I really, really, really love that they only sit for cats. My last cat sitters (although lovely people) were more focused on dogs, and us cat guardians know that cats are not dogs and have different needs. The Comforted Kitty understands that.
When Daniel and Barb came to my place for the initial visit, I knew they were the right people to take care of Squirrel. Squirrel, while not a fan of all other cats, does need human interaction on a daily basis with lots cuddles. Barb came to my house and, if I remember correctly, was wearing shoes that had cats painted on them. "Crazy cat lady" status was achieved in my mind, and I was sold! :) Also, Squirrel is initially shy with new strangers. She dislikes new and loud noises. Barb did not try to force her attention and let Squirrel come to her in her own time. A cat person. I loved it. Barb has sat for me (and Squirrel) three times now, and I have a few longer trips coming up this year. Needless to say, The Comforted Kitty is my go-to. I don't worry about Squirrel when I'm gone anymore. They send lovely photos and very detailed updates every day. I know Squirrel is happy and comfortable with Barb. Also, they clean up any cat accidents if need be, water my plants, and bring in my mail, too.
And, as a side note, their online booking system is easy, quick, and user-friendly.
Now that I've said all this, just book them if you need a cat sitter. They are really the best.
I am so thankful for taking such a good care of our kitty while we were out of town. Looking at the photos of him sent by Poppy, I could tell that he opened up to her towards the end and was happy to see her. We really loved the photos and notes sent to us everyday.
They did everything we asked for so perfectly including watering plants.
We are 100% satisfied and use their service again for sure!!
Daniel has taken care of our cat three times now, and each time, we have been impressed with his conscientious care. Our cat is very social, and human interaction is really important to him, so it's hard on him when we are away. Daniel's visits have made a huge difference in how he has reacted emotionally to our absences--his behavior when we return is comfortable and normal, because of the quality of the attention he's received. Daniel is very perceptive about whether our cat wants a lot of petting or is feeling playful, and responds accordingly. His daily messages are detailed, and the photos are a pleasure, and give us a reassuring sense for how things are going while we're away. Daniel is very thorough and professional--he thinks of everything he needs for any eventuality, so that any emergency is covered. We are so grateful to him for providing this service!
My husband and I needed a cat sitter last minute since our friend had to cancel. After doing some research online, I decided to contact The Comforted Kitty. Initially it looked like they might not have availability due to the somewhat last minute request, but Daniel and Helen both went out of their way to fit us into their schedule. The whole process was very easy and both Daniel and Helen, our cat sitter, were excellent at communicating with us quickly and often. We could not have been happier with Helen. She was wonderful with our 8 month old kitten and we felt completely safe leaving him in her hands. She gave us detailed updates each day we were gone, and included pictures. We will definitely be using The Comforted Kitty for our future cat sitting needs. We are so relieved to have found a reliable, trustworthy company to take care of our little guy when we're away.
Daniel responded quickly to my initial inquiry, answered all of my questions, and set up a meet and greet with Poppy on a mutually agreeable date.
Poppy took such good care of my 2 cats. My shy cat, who usually hides from strangers, warmed up to her very quickly! I received text updates everyday, with pictures, so I knew all was well with my pets. I also felt secure knowing there was a back up plan in case Poppy couldn't make a visit for any reason, and they keep emergency contact and vet info on file.
Very professional and friendly service that I highly recommend to anyone needing a pet sitter.
Just came back from our 10 days vacation and leaving this review to thank you Daniel and Samantha for taking care of our cat while we were away.
I am very satisfied with the service and highly recommend to any one who is looking for the cat sitting service.
A few reasons:
* Daniel's communication of making reservation was smooth, responsive and crystal clear.
* Daniel and Samantha visited my house ahead of time to go through all details and instructions I have about my cat and the house. My cat is always hiding from strangers but she got bound with Daniel and Samantha right away when they first met.
* Sam sent me detailed update with pictures after every visit.
* Sam kept my cat's living area even tidier than I do.
* Sam really cares. I asked her to drop the key in the mail box after last visit when we first met and she still sent me email to double checked before doing so. After second thought I asked her to hide the key somewhere accessible just in case. It was a small check in her email but I could tell that she was caring about my cat instead of blindly following the instructions.
We have been using them for a year and we are very satisfied with their services. Prompt, timely and consistent. We greatly recommend Comforted Kitty team
I've been using The Comforted Kitty for almost a year now since moving to Oakland and couldn't be happier. I am 100% a helicopter parent to my cat, and have very specific care instructions for him while I'm away. Daniel has always been extremely responsive, respectful, thoughtful, and caring in our correspondence. I also appreciate that he truly has pulled together and manages such a magnificent team, and I would be comfortable with any of them taking the utmost care of my cat.
Furthermore, I want to give a shout out to Barb, who comes to take care of my cat whenever I'm out of town. My cat started off being very hissy towards her, but she's brilliant at reading a situation and responding accordingly. She gives space when needed, and attention when wanted. Each visit has gotten better and better! Now, a hiss is rare, and he'll even allow her to pet him! She follows my instructions to a T, and it really puts me at ease while I'm away. I also very much appreciate the thorough check-ins I get from her. I've used other sitters before who will send me a single photo and a sentence of "yeah he's here. I fed him". So frustrating! But this NEVER happens with Barb. Every visit I get multiple pictures of my cat playing, getting pets, eating, lounging and a FULL breakdown of the visit. I know this takes extra time, but it really has impressed me and I'm so grateful for it. Putting that extra time and care into letting me know about the full visit, shows me that she is also putting that extra time and care into each visit.
Thank you Daniel! Thank you Barb! Thank you Comforted Kitty!!!!
I moved to Berkeley last July, along with my beloved Lila. I'm a shameless cat mom who is simply obsessed with my furry angel. I was so worried about leaving her with a new cat sitter, since she can be shy and would sometimes go on a near hunger strike when I was away. Daniel and Poppy first came to meet Lila, and had a detailed questionnaire about her habits and dietary needs. Poppy is the most caring and reliable cat sitter, and clearly enjoys spending time with the animals she visits. Lila LOVES her, as evidenced by the photos I receive whenever Poppy visits. She not only does the job of feeding her and cleaning the litter box. She brushes her, plays with her, and gives her so much love and affection. In short, I have blind trust in Poppy, I am so thankful to have found Daniel's service and highly recommend it!
I can't say enough good things about our cat sitter, Barbara, she is wonderful with our cats.... and even more so with us. we hate going out of town and leaving our kitties behind, but Barbara always has photos and updates for us while we are away. We wouldn't use any other service!
I returned late last night (a day later than expected) from a 5-day vacation, and let me just say that The Comforted Kitty helped me actually relax and enjoy my time without worrying about my kitty!
I am a total crazy cat lady, and coupled with a cat that has some minor medical issues, I usually turn into a giant bundle of nerves when I have to leave him for any length of time. But Daniel made the whole process so easy, and he was super patient with me while I did everything for the setup remotely. They have you fill out a detailed questionnaire ahead of time so that the care can be hand-tailored to every cat. Even having to reschedule the initial consultation due to a traffic jam was no problem, these guys are so patient and flexible.
Our sitter Barbara was absolutely fantastic, came for an in-depth rundown of the routine ahead of time, arrived each and every day consistently and around the same time, sent me detailed text and photo updates daily, made sure my baby got his medications and everything.
When I found out we'd be returning a day later than I'd expected, I just texted my sitter and within minutes had an email from Daniel with an updated invoice, paid it via Venmo, and *boom* my baby was good to go for another day. I am so incredibly pleased with this service. It makes me so happy to know that I can travel without worrying about my baby boy!! Hooray for planning trips without fear.
There is a reason they have a solid five star rating. I was so nervous about needing to find a new cat-sitter and so at ease after our initial consultation, hah hah I think I was the one "comforted" :) I really appreciate their good listening skills and forms to be filled out. I also found that from Canada (who would think) that I wasn't able to receive text updates on the cats, I quickly emailed Daniel and was in receipt of updates via email instead in a matter of moments. That's customer service and so appreciated!
I got a good vibe from my cats when I returned home. They weren't frantic and missing me too badly. Their website is really cool as well, easy to use and professional. I would highly recommend this service.
Barbara is one serious kitty whisperer! Our two cats immediately took to her and seem to know when they are getting a special visit from her! We love her updates, her punctuality, and the awesome cute photos. We had a different sitter for many years whom we loved who moved away. Thank goodness we (and our cuties) were able to find The Comforted Kitty
This was my first experience leaving my cat with a professional sitter. I was very happy with Poppy, the sitter thaT Daniel @ The Comforted Kitty assigned to my appointment. Poppy sent tons of pictures every day and gave me more than I could ask for with all her updates. I used the service for a long 2+ week trip and my kitty was healthy and happy when I returned. Would recommend if you need a cat sitter in Berkeley/East Bay!
Daniel at The Comforted Kitty is a wonderful catsitter! We initially booked his services for a quick weekend trip, and we have already scheduled him to come back for the rest of the trips that we are taking this year. He is very friendly and professional and made sure that all of our concerns were addressed so that our cat, Stella, received the best care possible. We really appreciated the daily updates with adorable pictures of Stella so that we knew she was doing well. We would recommend Daniel and The Comforted Kitty to anyone and are so glad to have found such a friendly and reliable catsitter!
Im so happy that I found comforted kitty. Barb is amazing! It's worth every penny. I would trust no one else to watch our pumpkin. She's great with him and he loves her. We receive daily updates with pictures while we are away. Don't hesitate to use them as your pet sitter. You won't regret it they are professional and care about your kitty.
I have three 10 month old kitties. I recently moved to the Bay Area from New Jersey and did not know anyone who could help with sitting my cats. I really did not want to board them and leave them in an unfamiliar setting so fortunately I found The comforted Kitty. Not only were the kitties comfortable in their own home but I had the ease of knowing that they were being well taken care of by Daniel and then subsequently Irene on my second trip away from home. I received very thoughtful and thorough updates through out the time that I was away. Then not only were my cats well taken care of but also my garden and mail were attended to ! Upon arriving home everything was as I had left it and the cats were absolutely fine. I highly recommend their services ,
We went on a 2 week bike trip in Europe and had Comforted Kitty and Betsy take care of our two older cats, plants, etc. The whole process was extremely well organized and we felt very comfortable having Betsy watching over the cats. We received daily updates and videos on the cats which was very reassuring. They did an excellent job and we will definitely be utilizing Comforted Kitty services again.