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
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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
We moved recently to the East Bay and found Daniel as a sitter through recommendation from a friend. We've used the service twice and so far are very satisfied. Daniel takes awesome pictures and gives detailed updates in a timely manner. And our cats seemed to be happy when we returned home from a weekend away.
Will highly recommend their service for any cat-owning weekend warrior like us!
We've been using The Comforted Kitty for over a year now, mainly for short trips. We have always been pleased with the thoughtful way that Daniel has with kitties. Our most recent vacation was more than a week long and Daniel really was wonderful. In addition to the expected feeding and litter box cleaning, he found ways to entertain our cats, reporting daily via text (with pictures) about his visits. He also took in our mail and dealt with trash and recycling. Highly recommended.
Another great visit from Barb. She is through, conscientious, and we love her so much we're upgrading to two visits a day for all our future vacations.
What can I say, if you desire peace of mind when you are away, than I strongly encourage you to look no further.
We first met Daniel who owns The Comforted Kitty, along with one of his sitters Betsy.. Two purebred, spoiled out of their minds Bengals that generally take the safe route and "run and hide" when an intruder enters the house :).
Both our guys, sat tight, in fact were curious and immediately warmed-up to Betsy and Daniel, even showing-off for them on their exercise wheel. Go figure
Daniel asks intelligent, granular questions regarding your CAT's care, truly from A-Z.. Licensed, Bonded, Insured... Certainly a plus, but we would have hired Daniel and Betsy regardless of the paperwork, as well we want the best of our family members when we are away.. :).
Daniel and team only service cats. This was a huge factor for my wife and I, as I would prefer not to have our sitter enter our home, after just spending time with a Golden Retriever or two. Our guys would go batty....
Note: I am not big on social media or providing reviews,but Daniel - Comforted Kitty deserve it.
Thanks for doing what you do Daniel, it is appreciated!!
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.
From the promptness in email response to the kitty "intake form..." an all-around truly professional service! Daniel runs his company not only as a businessman but obviously a cat lover and really covers all the bases. The questions on the initial form go over your kitty's likes, potential hiding places, vet information, and much more. Before I even met my cat sitter I was impressed!
When we first met Poppy she listened attentively and respectfully to our long list of "kitty and house quirks." During our couple trips out of town, she took such loving care of our two cats and made sure to keep an eye on one that sometimes needs help finishing eating. She brushed and played with them and sent us a ton of pictures and detailed updates! We felt at ease knowing a true cat lover was hanging out with our boys and will continue to use Poppy and the Comforted Kitty whenever we leave town!
Daniel took care of our cat for a little over a week while we were away and out of cell phone range. He was very professional from the start and the detailed contract gave me peace of mind. He sent great daily updates and went above and beyond to bond with our very shy kitty. By the end of the week, our kitty was sitting in his lap and licking his hands. I know he could not have accomplished this without spending significant time and effort. Definitely would be my first choice of cat sitting service in the future.
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!
So happy we discovered The Comforted Kitty on Yelp. We moved to Oakland from SoCal last year and found ourselves without our regular cat sitter. Since we had always used friends and family we were a bit apprehensive about having someone we didn't know having the keys to our house.
But after our first meeting with Daniel and Barbara we were comfortable that they would be responsible. They were very professional and thorough. And cat lovers of course! They spent plenty of time during the intro visit to get to know our needs and meet our cats.
The first time we used the service we were gone for a week. As promised, Barbara texted and sent pics after each visit. It was comforting to have her summary of the visit and always fun to see the kitties. She also collected our mail, turned lights off and on, opened and closed windows, and put the weekly trash bins out. As I said, very thorough.
Last week we had a last minute need to be gone for three days and they were able to accommodate us. Once again, everything went smoothly and we were able to relax knowing that our cats and house were in good care.
Very highly recommended!
I highly recommend the Comforted Kitty to anyone looking for awesome cat sitting. I have hired Daniel and Poppy several times for my "twin" tuxedo kitties, Phoenix and Luna. The first time I hired Daniel he came to my home for an in home consultation regarding my cats' feeding, sleeping, and playing habits. He stayed for nearly an hour writing notes about all their care particulars. While I was away he texted daily letting me know that they had been eating and using their litter box regularly. The next time I hired the Comforted Kitty, Poppy took over my cats' care. Again, Daniel came over with Poppy so that he could personally introduce her and ensure that I could give her the same instructions. Since then, Poppy has cared for my cats 3-4 times. Again, each time, she texts me regularly so I know that they're doing well. The Comforted Kitty is top notch pet sitting. I am (clearly) pretty particular (ok neurotic!) about my fur babies' care and I appreciate that whenever I leave, my twins are in excellent hands!
As over-protective cat parents we wanted to find a cat sitter that we could trust enough to be able to relax while on holiday and we hit the jackpot with Daniel and Samantha.
Samantha has come to look after our fur baby twice now and she is incredibly reliable, thorough and loving. The daily photos and updates help us to relax knowing that Samantha has her covered. She is great at communicating with us so that if she is going to be coming at a slightly different time we know about it and won't freak out if we don't get the email at the normal time (yes, we are ridiculous). Knowing that Samantha is also trained to deal with cats veterinary needs means that we can update her on any medical needs and know that she will be able to spot anything out of the ordinary.
Rather than picking up a shell-shocked cat from the cat hotel we get to return to our normal, happy cat. I can highly recommend Samantha if you are in the San Jose area and after meeting Daniel I am sure that all of the other cat sitters would do an equally amazing job.
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 learned about Daniel's cat-sitting services through Yelp about 18 months ago, after a less-than-positive experience with another petsitter I gave a chance through flyers in my neighborhood. I was immediately impressed with Daniel's thoughtfulness, calm and kind demeanor, and thorough approach to asking about my two cats' habits and habitat. They can take a while to warm up to new people, and on Daniel's initial visit, he was respectful of their space and let them approach him. He's watched them ever since once a day when I'm out of town for more than a few days, and I always come back to happy cats in a clean apartment. One of my cats has pica. One time while I was away, he knocked over my kitchen trash can to eat who knows what inside, and Daniel was very communicative and willing to come check on them an extra visit per day. I would trust him to notice when something is off behaviorally, to keep me informed, and to take them to my veterinarian if need be. My cats have had some shifting and at times complex dietary and medication needs, and Daniel has no problem adjusting to them. I really appreciate how he keeps me in the loop with daily text updates and photos, detailing behavior, eating, and playtime. He understands how cat people can feel about their cats when they're away! He also takes some wonderful photographs of his clients' cats (with their permission!), and published a Cats of Berkeley 2016 calendar that I'll keep around, especially since one of my furbabies is featured...I also really like the new-ish website where you can update care instructions, and it's really easy to pay via Venmo or other means. Can't recommend highly enough.
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
We're in Marin County, and The Comforted Kitty saved our sanity. Gotta agree with the reviewers who said that The Comforted Kitty is also about comforting the kitties' humans! Our usual sitter had flaked out. I contacted Daniel, we met him and Marleena and appreciated how they interacted with us and our cats, we went traveling with zero worries about any of them, got text & photo updates from Mar about how the cats did with each visit, and came back to well-cared-for kitties.
There was one thing, before we left, that I thought was a problem that Daniel handled promptly, conscientiously, and -- when I eventually realized that it was no problem but simply, oops, MY misunderstanding -- very graciously. Class act, all the way.
Slam-dunk 5 stars for due diligence, responsiveness, professionalism, attentiveness, kitty-care skills, integrity... For reals, add any rave-review adjective here and it would fit The Comforted Kitty. Daniel and his people are keepers.
Daniel was an integral part of my move to the Bay Area as I moved here with a sick older cat who was my best friend. He took on the job of watching her a few times for me as I traveled frequently for work and then took on the challenge of watching my very rambunctious cat and ridiculously dramatic and shy sweetheart of a kitten when my older girl passed away. Daniel's willingness to help with cat medicine was amazing and he was always very professional and organized with visits (more so than me...). His persistence with my kitten was so sweet, too--she finally did warm up to him! I feel like he is a friend to my cats now! Poppy also took on the challenge with my shy girl, who finally did come around again. Just working with Daniel and Poppy was SO great. The cats were always happy and I was never worried about them. If you're looking for above and beyond with pet sitting, definitely, this is the place. We recently moved out of the area but I HIGHLY recommend Daniel for your cat sitting needs!
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.
Professional, realizable, and most importantly - the pet sitter loves cats! Have used their pet sitting services for my 12 year old kitty (yes, he will forever be my baby) twice now. Barb, who comes over absolutely loves cats which was very important to me as that's my main ask of a pet sitter. My guy is fairly easy to take care of, but requires lots of petting and love. The last time, Barb took care of him for a week and when we come back he wasn't too upset with us for leaving him (sometimes the long lectures continue for over a week). Barb is also very reliable and comes over at exactly the agreed upon time, send me an update everyday and pictures! Lastly, Daniel who I have communicated with over email regarding scheduling is professional, prompt, and very easy to work with. The initial visit forms he asked for were detailed and it's clear that they have thought of everything my furry child may need while I am away. Highly recommend for a piece of mind whenever you need to be away from home.