FAQs about our sitters

How are your sitters selected?

Every sitter at The Comforted Kitty is selected for their years of cat care experience, excellent customer service, and proven exceptional work ethic. Furthermore, we are proud to pay a living wage in order to attract and retain the best caregivers.

All of our partner cat sitters are screened and selected via a rigorous three-part interview process, an extensive reference check, and must pass a criminal background check too. Furthermore, they are covered under our commercial liability insurance and bonding policies.

Have questions? Shoot us an email (info@comfortedkitty.com) or call/text us (925-494-0485)

Will I get to meet my sitter beforehand?

Absolutely! In fact, we require an initial consultation / meet-and-greet with you as a new client so that the sitter can come to your home and interact with both you and your cat, to make sure there’s a good fit. It also is an opportunity for the cat sitter to familiarize themselves with the entire visit and care routine, retrieve your house keys, and ask you any questions they might have. It’s also appropriate in this meeting for either party to mention any concerns that might exist so that both you and your sitter are best prepared for the sittings. We assign the same sitter for your entire trip so that you will have met the person entering your home and not have someone new each visit.

Have questions? Shoot us an email (info@comfortedkitty.com) or call/text us (925-494-0485)

How many sitters will be caring for my cat?

We believe it is very important for a sitter to develop a relationship with our human and feline clients. In fact, it’s really beneficial for all when the sitter is able to form a strong bond with your cat. Therefore, only your one assigned sitter (the person you meet at the initial consultation) will be entering your home to care for your cat. Unlike many other pet sitting companies and dog walking apps that are popular these days, you will always know ahead of time who is coming into your home and we won’t ever bring another person or animal into your home. No bait and switches here!

Have questions? Shoot us an email (info@comfortedkitty.com) or call/text us (925-494-0485)

Will I have the same sitter each time I use your services?

While we do assign a sitter as your primary sitter — and strive to have that person care for your cat each trip — we cannot guarantee their availability each time. This can be due to such factors as illness, personal obligations, vacations, or other scheduling conflicts. If we do have to assign a substitute sitter to help you out, you will always get to meet that person beforehand to see they are a good fit with your cat too, and also go over the whole visit care routine with them. And rest assured… the sitter will ALWAYS be a The Comforted Kitty sitter who is background checked, insured, bonded, and fully vetted. Additionally, all of your cat care routine and contact information is stored securely in our pet sitting software so that regardless of which sitter helps, they will always have the most up-to-date information to complete the care — and execute the visits — properly without any confusion.

Have questions? Shoot us an email (info@comfortedkitty.com) or call/text us (925-494-0485)

Do you have references available?

Absolutely. Check out our Happy Clients page, as well as our Yelp, Google, and Facebook review pages. Lot’s of our current clients are eager to share their experience using our professional cat sitting services!

Have questions? Shoot us an email (info@comfortedkitty.com) or call/text us (925-494-0485)

Meet Your Sitters

Reem S.
Reem’s extensive list of gifts include acrobatics & body contortion, Retreat Chef, Logistics Coordinator & Conscious Alternative Radio Show Host. However caring for cats allows Reem’s heart for service to shine & allows her to help others in many ways. Reem’s love for cats began at an early age. She was home sick from school & wanted to snuggle her cat Olive. When she went to the backyard she did notice a cat however it wasn’t Olive. Olive was out adventuring & no where to be found. Reem began feeding the stray & over time trust was built and the stray started spending more time inside then outside. Reem has had a cat in her life ever since.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Andrea J.
"My favorite thing about cats is how much all of their personalities vary. I love meeting clients and their cats and getting to know their individual personalities through sittings. I interact with all cats at their own pace and enjoy seeing them become more comfortable in my presence."
My name is Andrea and I am currently a Vet Tech student (graduation date-June 2023). I work at an animals shelter and a VCA where I interact with cats on a daily basis. I specialize in neonatal kittens and am comfortable with all cats of all ages,sizes and temperaments. I am comfortable giving oral medication and subcutaneous injections. I foster kittens during the summer months and spend the majority of my free time with my own cats or others.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Veronica W.
"I love the way cats chirrup at birds, like they're going to convince them to come play. I also love when a cat lays down and purrs and lets you hold his paw."
Hello, there! Veronica here. I love cats! I have 2 of my own, and they are both adorably spoiled. I've taken care of cats for over 40 years, from family cats to neighbors' and friends' cats to local TNR cats. I've also occasionally cared for dogs, fish, reptiles, and birds. When l watch other people's pets, l like to make sure that they are safe and happy. I know your cat misses you when you're gone, and can get bored. I enjoy interacting and playing with them, and cuddling if they allow it. If not, l give them their space while still making sure their needs are met. I will follow all instructions when caring for your kitty and send you updates/pictures, so that you can have peace of mind while you're away. Cats can't tell us if something's wrong, so l will contact you if l notice anything amiss, and l will do everything l can to make your cat feel comfortable. Of course, you can always call/text/email me to check in about your cat as well. I'm here for you and your kitty whenever you want to reach out. I look forward to working with you and meeting your sweet purr-babies!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Anne D.
"I love the the way cats greet you at the door when you come home and purr and brush up against you to show their affection. They are independent yet very loving and playful!"
My name is Anne and I am an Animal lover! I have lived in Marin County for 25 years and have enjoyed taking care of animals for the last eight years. In addition to dog walking, I especially enjoy visiting our feline fur babies! I have taken care of hundreds of cats for folks who are away on vacation. I enjoy spending time and getting to know the kitties and making sure they are well fed ! I have received outstanding reviews from clients as I have built solid fond relationships with the kitties and i therefore get many return clients who specifically request my care. I provide photos during my visits for the client so they can see that their loved one or soulmate is being well taken care of. I truly enjoy my job and look forward to meeting your adored pet or pets.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Denise C.
"I love cats because they are independent, but cuddly at the same time. You never know what you’re going to get."
Hello, My name is Denise and I’ve always been an animal lover. I love cats, I’ve had cats since I can remember. I have experience with many kinds, temperaments, energy. They are the best!  Some hobbies I have is spending time with my son, my friends. Love going to concerts, I love the beach, and love going walking with my friends, preferably by water.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Marlene S.
"I love how cats manage to bend everyone to their will!"
I'm Marlene, born and raised in the Bay Area. I didn't really grow up with animals, so when the opportunity came up to pet sit for some coffeehouse regulars whenever they were out of town, I was game--except I didn't have the appreciation for cats that I do now. Shortly after getting my first apartment, the universe blessed me with the best first cat, and the rest, as they say, is history! From then on, if there was a cat around, I was trying to win kitty over. And let's be real, because I know we're all thinking it...cats are the best jerks. They are unapologetic, ridiculously cute and cuddly one minute, and then reminding you that there's still a wild beast inside the next. No doubt, I want to be a cat in my next life! I don't have to work or worry about how ridiculous rent and gas prices are. The food is always flowing, I get to spend my days lounging around in the sun, no bad weather or predators to worry about, I get to cuddle on my terms, and there's a box a go to the bathroom in and it magically cleans itself. (After getting a Litter Robot, the running joke was that our cat's toilet is more expensive than ours!) And everyone thinks I'm cute! Besides caring for friends' cats and our own, I've done in-home pet sitting, connecting with people who would let you stay at their house in exchange for caring for their animals. I mostly staycationed at people's homes around different parts of the Bay. I loved getting to explore different places, and getting to spend a lot of QT with kitties was a huge plus. After over a decade of working as a health care professional, I was able to retire early by way of financial independence. I now fill my days with a few gigs that actually bring me joy while still being of service and bringing joy to others. In addition to helping my husband with his business, I started teaching yoga again, and now, thanks to The Comforted Kitty, I get to meet and hang out with all the kitties! I love meeting their humans too. I consider it a great honor to be trusted to care for people's homes and pets, and I love being able to give people some peace of mind while they're away. When I'm not working, I'm probably hiking, going to the beach, taking care of my indoor jungle of house plants, listening to music or a podcast, reading a book, watching a movies, or hanging out with family or friends.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Moira D.
"What I like most about cats is how they communicate. It's subtle most times, and I love that. Cats can really show affection in ways that are unique and precious. They enjoy being the center of attention sometimes, and at other times they like their private time. I can relate!!"
Hi! I'm Moira, and I've been working professionally with cats for close to three years! I love trying to get interesting photos of them, and sometimes it's easier than other times. I have taken photos under the bed, in the closet, under the couch, and on the kitchen counter, for instance. I know how to take time with a cat and make sure that I can gain trust by keeping a safe distance until the cat approaches me. Sometimes it takes a couple of days, sometimes a week, sometimes longer. Patience is key!! Also, I have the commitment to keeping a cat's environment very clean, including the feeding bowls, water, and litter box. I have experience in working with different types of cat feeders and litter collectors as well. I grew up with dogs, so I'm familiar with them as well. My hobbies include painting, poetry, playing guitar (I have a band), gardening and video. I have had different cats as family over the years, including a cat who had her first litter in my bed with my husband! I have a lot of experience with kittens and older cats. Right now I have two black kittens, brother and sister, at home. What a joy!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Deepshika S.
"What I love most about cats is how curious they are about the world. Whether it's playing with a new toy or exploring a cabinet, I feel like that wonder gives them such a personality!"
Hello, my name is Deepshika (my nickname is Deepy) and it's a pleasure to meet you! I have some experience with pet sitting and have watched cats for my neighbor and friends. I love to be around animals of all kinds and look forward to meeting yours! I have two cats of my own, Kobe and Nyx, who I love spending lazy afternoons with. My hobbies include drawing, playing video games, and just chillaxin with my cats.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Kristy W.
"I love it when cats make “biscuits” on your lap. They are little fur babies that trust and love you. Cats help relieve our daily stresses as well as provide us with endless entertainment."
Hello, my name is Kristy and I want to be your next cat sitter. I love all animals, especially cats! I have over 20 years of experience caring for all kinds of pets. Ever since I was little I knew that I wanted to work with both wild and domestic animals. I have a background in wildlife science and conservation biology. I have worked for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the U.S. Forest Service, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, and the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. I am currently working my way to becoming a Veterinary Technician. I share my home with three cats (ages 1, 7, & 12 years), a box turtle, aquarium fish, and a tarantula. My favorite part of the day is spending time with each of my pets and giving them the attention and care they need. I am a huge fan of providing animals with enrichments. (Defined as the process of providing captive animals with some form of stimulation in order to encourage natural behaviors, which helps to improve or maintain their physical and mental health.) As your cat sitter, I will make sure your fur baby is getting all of the attention and love it needs while you are away. I am also able to confidently take care of any additional pets (i.e. lizards, birds, fish, rabbits) that you may have. I am looking forward to meeting you and your cat(s) soon.  
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Cara W.
"I love how every cat is unique and fascinating. When any cat accepts me, I feel like I have been graced by some great spirit who has allowed me to enter their world and share their time."
I have spent my entire life with cats (and dogs and rabbits and lizards and whatever else children bring home). Currently, I have four of my own cats and two hens, all of them rescues. I feel fortunate to be able to devote time to these fascinating creatures with great spirits who ask for nothing but respect and affection. And they give us so much more in return, it’s an endless payoff. I think that human beings are privileged to live alongside animals, and that any amount of time spent with them creates great personal rewards. I have volunteered at the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter for nine years as a feline socializer and feline volunteer mentor. This has exposed me to cats undergoing all manner of strife, from being feral in a caged environment to the abandoned or abused, or experiencing the loss of their caregiver and home. It is incredibly fulfilling to make their lives a little bit better, and help them find the right forever home. I’ve also fostered cats recuperating from surgeries and motherless kitten babies who need bottle feeding every two hours. As a pet owner, I understand how hard it is to leave your best friends in the care of a stranger and I strive to make the experience as gentle and trustworthy as possible.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Maria H.
"What I treasure most about cats is the unconditional love they give when you actually take the time to show them respect and make every effort to gain their trust."
My name is Maria Del Angel and kitties are my life. A black beauty with the sweetest meow came trotting over to me outside my apartment when I was 8. I fed her a trail of smoked turkey scraps until she gained the confidence to be petted and made my apartment her new home. I named her Mother Pearl and I’ve been a cat mama ever since. My best friend was a little tabby I named Sunshine, one of Mother Pearl’s kittens. Sunshine lived to be nearly eighteen and shared with me many moments that shaped my life. Today she lives in Tierra, my baby tortoise-shelled riot of a girl, who reminds me so much of Sunshine as she curls up on my lap and purrs vividly. Mother Pearl has also returned to me in the form of another black feline goddess, who used to roam the streets without food, suffering from untreated injuries. From the moment I scooped her up from the sidewalk and brought her to safety, I knew she was mine, and named her Cielo, which is Spanish for sky. Cielo is currently the queen of our house, a sassy Bastet on Earth whom I worship by giving her rubs, treats and reciting nonsensical poems as odes to her silky, plump charms.I have met many colorful and wonderful kitties while cat sitting for my friends and family and volunteering at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley I believe that cat parents deserve peace of mind knowing their cats are being cared for by someone who strives to make their kitties feel safe, nurtured and comfortable when mom and dad are away. Cats are not only exceptional companions, they are our children and God’s gift. Along with being a cat lover, I’m an artist, writer and runner who is addicted to peanut butter and sprinting (human zoomies)! My two favorite kitty themed mottoes are: Black cats are the best luck. And: Let’s save the planet, it has cats in it! Hablo español!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Daniel H.
"I love cats because they are affectionate ,great companions and provide unconditional love."
Hi my name is Daniel. I have been an " animal person" my entire life. When I was young I lived in the country and had a menagerie of animals including cats, a dog, a horse, calves, rabbits and more. I have been a devout " cat person" since adopting Blackie Norton years ago. See the photo. I have lived in San Francisco for more than 40 years.I consider catsitting a labor of love. I love cats the most of all animals because they are warm intelligent and make me happy just to be around.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Amber D.
"I love that cats are so communicative - you always know exactly how a cat feels about you. I also love their quarks, especially when they try to squeeze into boxes that seem to be all too small for them!"
I’m a Sonoma County native and love cats. I have my own 4 year old rescued kitty, Murphy. I’ve enjoyed having a cat in my life for as long as I can remember. I love their cuddles and purrs but they keep me on toes as well with their feisty, playful nature. When I’m not spending time with cats, I enjoy hiking, eating at local restaurants, and boating.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Mindy L.
"I love a cat's unique ability to communicate everything they want and need if we just take the time to really listen and their amazing ability to show unconditional love through a simple head butt or gentle touch of their paw."
I have always had a cat throughout my life. All have been rescues or strays and each one has their own wonderful story and a huge impact on the shaping of my love for and dedication to animals. I currently have a beautiful little calico kitty named Annie who is probably the most spoiled little girl you have ever met. (As she should be!) I “catified” my studio apartment in San Francisco when I first rescued her as a tiny little <2lb girl and she can literally go up and down towers, around the ceiling on a carpeted trail, through tunnels and up and down staircases on the walls. It's quite entertaining when she gets the zoomies! I truly believe that animals deserve all the best love and care and I bring all of this to you when I sit for your fur baby. I know how hard it is to leave them when we have to, and I treat yours as I would want my little Annie to be treated. Daily check-ins with pictures and videos are a given and I follow mom & dad’s instructions to the letter. I also try to see them at the same time each day, as I know how important routine is for our babies. I have been working with The Comforted Kitty since last year and I have met so many wonderful people and fantastic cats, and I feel very fortunate to be able to provide some peace of mind for you. I have even helped some (per owner’s request) with behavior issues and have taught others tricks like “sit”, “paw” and “say please” I have honestly fallen in love with each one and treat them as if they were my own. I go at their pace and respect their boundaries and have yet to meet a kitty that wasn’t a friend within the first visit.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Zoe T.
"I love cats because you really have to get to know them and let them get to know you before there is a real bond, and to me that is so special, and one of the greatest joys in life is to craft a bond with an animal."
My name is Zoe, and I have loved cats my whole life. My mom always told me that from the moment I was able to speak, I was talking about cats! I have had many cats in my lifetime come and go and currently have two lovely cats of my own who I adore. I have a lot of experience in animal caretaking since a young age-- taking care of neighbor's pets while they were on vacation was my first job. Then, in 2017, I worked for a dog daycare center, and managed many different dogs at once, which was lots of fun but a lot of work! At the Comforted Kitty I have had so much fun meeting all sorts of different cats, and spending time with them is one of my favorite things in the world.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Susannah S.
"The thing I love the most about cats is their independence and their self-loving nature. Whenever I'm having a bad day, there's no doubt that a cat on my lap will fix everything!"
Hi, I'm Susannah. I am an animal lover and own two cats -- but let's be honest - they're the ones who own me! One of my cats, Jeromeo, was first a feral cat who moved in and adopted me last year. My other cat, Celia Cruz, I adopted from a shelter here in Oakland, 11 years ago. I also care for several other feral cats in the area and I have been doing this since 2006 when I moved into the neighborhood. As a teenager and young adult, I had a small business walking dogs and feeding cats in my neighborhood in Marin County. When I'm not hanging out with cats, I like to make art, salsa dance or play the piano. I am a mother of a 7 year old boy who is also an avid cat lover!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Gabriel M.
"I love that cats are very gentle and loving creatures that have such great personalities and never leave a moment uninteresting!"
Hello there! My name is Gabriel, and I am a cat care specialist and overall animal care enthusiast. I always like to say that I’ve known animals from a very young age because I was born into a house with three dogs and three cats. They had to get used to me as much as I had to get used to them, but we all got along very well! As I grew up I got into taking care of and foster sitting for kittens with my dad. We did it for a long time and ended up only adopting one if you can believe it! Since then I’ve had a lot of experience taking care of animals, I’d have to say mostly cats, so that’s where my forte lies! I’m very excited for the opportunity to care for your furry or non furry friends!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Saturday G.
"I love that cats are both cantankerous and adorable. They are our tiny, furry, grumpy overlords and I serve them happily."
Saturday Grace has been an avid cat-lover all their life. They currently live with mostly senior cats and have lots of experience with subcutaneous fluids, medication, and general senior cuddling. But fear not! Saturday has also fostered many kittens, including those abandoned by their mamas and in need of bottle feeding. Saturday is an all ages cat-carer. When they are not entirely absorbed by cat-cuddles, Saturday can be found trying to read around a cat, gardening with the "help" of cats, or rescuing their knitting from a cat.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Sarah K.
"What I like most about cats is their gentle, sweet and independent nature. Earning their trust and affection is the best feeling, and one of the most comforting sounds you can hear is a cat purring!"
I’m a life-long animal lover who has experience caring for many types of pets over my lifetime including cats, dogs, small mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs. I have a degree in biology, and animals are one of my passions. I have fond memories of the cats I have had over my lifetime and have always liked cats for their gentleness and sweet personalities. I recently moved from my career in special education to spend more time with my family, including my young, active dog. I feel privileged to be able to care for others’ pets and give them all the love and attention they need.  
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Angie M.
"What I love most about cats is how they set their boundaries and take time to gain your trust. I believe it is very special to build a bond with a cat for this reason! Cats have such unique personalities and I love watching those characteristics reveal as you build your relationship with cats. Plus, they are all so cute."
My name is Angie and I am looking forward to taking the best care of your fluffy friends. I am a lifetime cat owner and cat lover- my own cat is a sweet 2 year old girl named Moo. She is a fluffy tabby and white mix with the cutest green eyes and pink nose. She loves playing fetch with her squeaky toys and taking long naps in the window. My first cat Muffin was a beautiful Himalayan cat that I had since he was a kitten. My sweet boy Muffin lived a happy 21 years with me! The relationship I had with Muffin was foundational to me growing up and a huge reason why I continue to love cats so much to this day. A bit more about myself, I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I worked in the coffee industry as a barista throughout San Francisco and Oakland for many years but now I am focused on cat care! I have been a trusted cat sitter for many friends and neighbors for years. As a cat sitter, I have been responsible for giving cats daily medications and providing special care to some shy and reserved kitties. I love music, dancing and fashion. Creativity is a big part of my life and I enjoy trying new crafts and arts to express myself.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Veronica T.
"I love how cats have so many different personalities. Each cat is so different and that makes my job/life so fun! The joy that they bring to us is unmatched!"
Growing up my family always had dogs but never cats. I didn’t really know any cats until I met my boyfriend! His cat Tigger was the cutest chunkiest gal I’ve ever seen and we instantly had a connection. I felt so honored considering her tough history with people. Ever since then, I have fallen in love with cats so of course I had to adopt my own- Nemo and Boo (she’s in the picture with me). Having 3 cats has given me lots of experience that I’m so thankful for. Before I started at The Comforted Kitty, I was cat sitting for neighbors while they were out of town. Thanks to my neighbors I gained lots of experience caring for cats. I have a passion for learning and understanding all different types of animals and I love how The Comforted Kitty has introduced me to so many cat friends! I am excited to be able to help you by caring for your pets while you are away. Your babies will be cared for and loved just as if they were my own!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Holly B.
"I love cats because their personalities are just all so different and you really have to work to build and establish a trusting relationship. Some cats are rambunctious and playful, some are shy and independent and most are a mixture of it all! It is so rewarding to get a scared baby to warm up to you and want pets!"
Hi! My name is Holly and by day I am a maternal-fetal medicine sonographer but by night I love to dog sit, cat sit, and babysit! I just like always having something on my calendar. I grew up in the Midwest and always had pets growing up and interacted with a lot of farm cats too. My mom actually didn't like cats (ugh right?) so I wasn't allowed to have one while I lived with her but on my very first day in my first apartment on my own, I looked outside and saw a tiny kitten between a tree and a trash can, took her in and she is now my Nala. I've had her for more than 7 years now. Nala has had two brothers since she came home, Smokey, who I adopted as a senior cat, and now Archie, who is a very rambunctious 3 year old. I also have 2 dogs who love to run and play! (Nala is less interested in them) I have cared for many different pets as I have house sat and pet sat through the years. I've pet-sit many dogs, many cats, a few chinchillas, and some guinea pigs. All these animals ranged in size and care needs. Some needing medication ( including insulin and anxiety medication). some just some extra love and cuddles while their people cant be home with them!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Mariah P.
"I love the wide range of personalities cats have and how you need to earn their affection, it makes the bonds and relationships built with them feel so much more important."
My name is Mariah, I am 25 and I have worked with animals most of my life. I spent two years working with Banfield pet hospital, where I was trained as a veterinarian assistant, and worked at Top Dog Grooming. From those experiences I have learned many things from how to trim kitty nails to medicating and administering injections. I have also spent a lot of time volunteering at local animal centers. I have two cats at home, six year old Stormy and three year old Mac! Stormy is a lynx point Siamese, and Mac is an orange tabby. Those two live along side a rabbit named Spoox and a small Menagerie of birds. My favorite pastime is playing with my pets and being around animals.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Josie B.
"My favorite thing about cats is that they are independent but make the best companions. They don't need you to shower them in affection but they are most loving creatures once you gain their trust."
I always have had cats my whole life. My first cat's name was Maddy, and it was an instant connection! Since then, everyone knew that I would forever be a cat person. This led me into being the go-to cat sitter for my close family and friends as early as elementary school. As a way to make extra money throughout high school and college, I did cat sitting for many clients in my community for about 4 years. When I finished undergrad, I packed up my car with my current cat, BooBoo, and drove from Michigan to Oakland, CA for a job opportunity but found myself wishing I still did cat sitting on the side. I now work as a System Engineer, mainly working from home, so I get to spend all day with my pets and then get to go care for other's pets! My favorite part of cat sitting is when a shy cat finally becomes comfortable enough with me to let me pet and socialize with it, it's the most rewarding feeling!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Susan D.
"Besides being the most beautiful animals on Earth, cats have a unique way of moving like poetry in motion. ... And, y'know, toe beans."
Susan has always been a caring, intuitive individual with keen attention to detail and a history of customer service, art and design, teaching, senior care, and early childhood development. Susan totes a unique toolbelt of creativity, integrity and management. Raised a girl scout with a strong moral compass and a solid knowledge of first aid, Susan easily navigated towards societal nurturing roles. She also briefly studied psychology and behavioral studies, thus to this day, she carries an understanding and profound respect for varying personality traits in all walks of life. Susan understands that the little things matter, especially for lifeforms that cherish the sanctity of home and the comfort in routine. Susan comments, "I love how cats can have such distinctive personalities. This one's a diva, that one thinks he can fit into any shoe, this one can play fetch all day long, that one will hide and hates loud, sudden noises, this one is like the mayor and must know where you are at all times so he can meow his stories at you-- I love all those nuances. A lot of times, you need to earn that recognition as 'one of the clan,' and that makes knowing a cat that much more treasured." Susan has well over 2 decades of experience with being a cat parent, with a particular soft spot for Siamese (like her first childhood pet) and rescues. Although Susan does not currently have a pet, she nurtures a small home garden and enjoys painting pet portraits.
, California, The Comforted Kitty

“Our family isn’t complete without two very special parts of our heart- our cats Obie and Pineapple Bun! When we need a cat-sitter, Su is our golden gal! She understands our OCD, and how important our cats’ care is to us! She really puts us- and our kitties- at ease! Su is dependable, open with communication, and has a heart of gold. Would highly recommend!” -Alex & Marisa W.

Christy H.
"Nothing makes me happier than hearing them purr and knowing they're happy. Just being in their vicinity makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside."
Hello! My name is Christy, and I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member(s)! I currently have cats of my own and have had several throughout my life, so I do believe I understand cats’ body language quite well. I have personal experience caring for a non-able-bodied kitty; if you need help with medications or expressing the bladder, I will be more than happy to share my experiences with you so that you can make it easier on your beloved kitty. I promise to care for your furry family member as if they were my own family: with respect, patience, and love. ***To Japanese speakers: I am bilingual (Japanese and English), if you would feel more comfortable speaking in Japanese.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Antonella C.
"What I love the most about cats are their nonchalant attitude and their obsessions with reflections. It’s so funny to watch them not get tired of chasing the light although I will say my cat Jaxx has caught on to the fact that it’s my hand that controls the light so sometimes he’ll reach for hand instead of the light. "
Hello! My name is Antonella and I love cats! My family has always been obsessed with animals because they grew up in a ranch back in Peru but naturally we’re always drawn to felines. When I was little my mom and I would always help take care of the neighborhood stray cats. I loved playing with them anytime that I had the opportunity. Now my partner and I have 3 kitties named Rainbow (5), Jaxx (3) and Mochi (8 mo). We live playing with them and spoiling them with all the cat toys we find at target! They all particularly love the feather toys the best! My partner and I sometimes take them out for walks in their kitty backpacks to Lake Merrit.
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Emily K.
"I love how cats are unapologetically themselves. And I love that they can be some of the greatest companions in life and yet also be some of the greatest teachers on how to live."
I have over 10 years of experience cat-sitting. While it’s now a paid job, it started out as a passion for caring for neighborhood cats while their families were away. I have experience feeding, cleaning, socializing and giving medication to cats, along with watering plants and bringing in mail. My visits have ranged from 20min-1hr, once or twice a day and sometimes overnight. I can’t imagine living life without cats. I have 2 of my own; I’m constantly learning from and finding companionship in their company. I also know what it feels like to leave them when I travel, and I want to make sure that your trip is the most comfortable it can be for both you and your cat.
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Ronnie T.
"What I love most about cats is their pickiness and silly preferences that confuses every cat parent, yet we cater to our cats because we love them unconditionally."
Greetings cat parents! My name is Ronnie. I provide cat care services to clients all over the East Bay, from Pinole to Oakland. I am a cat mom myself of 2 adult female felines, and have been caring for them since they were tiny kittens. When they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew “crazy cat lady” would best fit my dream job description. Thanks to my own 2 fur babies and Dan at TCK, I’ve had the greatest opportunity and experience to welcome many more feline friends into my life, and meet other like-hearted cat people that help me become a better cat mama and caregiver. Outside of being a cat care specialist, I manage my small online business where I make handmade spiritual jewelry. Some days I vendor at music shows, skateboarding events, or at Lake Merritt. I also love to spend time in nature, meditate and go thrift shopping. I enjoy creating, being involved in my community and a positive impact in people's lives. I became a cat care specialist because of my love for cats and it is my passion to provided reliable care and make life easier for others. I hope to meet you and your fur babies soon!
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Claire G.
"What I love most about cats is that they all have their own unique personalities and it’s fun getting to learn their individual quirks and likes and dislikes."
Claire’s entrance into being a cat lady started 10 years ago when she adopted her first cat. Since then Claire and her family have rescued and adopted several cats into her family and now have a lively house filled with cats! Along with her experience with her own cats, Claire also volunteers her time at a local cat rescue and has experience providing cats with the care and attention that best fit their needs. Claire knows that pets are an important part of your family and leaving them with a sitter requires a lot of trust and that is why Claire is dedicated to providing the best care and needs for both client and kitty. In her free time she enjoys seeing Broadway shows and going to the beach.
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Mikaela A.
SITTER (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY)
"What I love most about cats is that they are as independent and fierce as they are cute and curious, and it feels like such an honor to earn their love and affection. I also love when they sit on glass tables -- it’s just so precious!"
Mikaela is a Bay Area native who absolutely adores caring for and spending time with cats. Almost 20 years ago, Mikaela’s parents took her to a neighbor’s house to pick out a kitten from a litter left behind by the neighborhood stray, but she ended up bringing home three! Since then, she has never passed up an opportunity to spend time with cats, often seeking them out at parties, pet sitting for neighbors and family friends, and even volunteering at a cat cafe adoption shelter during her time at UCSB. Her experiences have taught her a lot about the importance of patience and respect when bonding with different feline personalities and she has repeatedly been dubbed a “cat whisperer”. When Mikaela’s not cuddling her own geriatric kitties, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and making music. Mikaela happily serves Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Alamo, Pleasant Hill, and south Concord
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“Mikaela provides such gentle, kind and thoughtful care that even our shy skittish cat warms up to her.” – Deborah B. (Walnut Creek)

“As a French family, we leave every summer for a long time. We had an old French cat and needed somebody able to love and take good care of him. When we came back, we always could see our animal was absolutely fine, and cleaned, and brushed … and calm. As If we just left !!! I 100% recommend Mikaela.” – Dominique C. (Walnut Creek)

“My cat loves Mikaela! She did such a great job with her and made her feel very comfortable.” – Catherine W. (Santa Barbara)

Tracey N.
"What I like most about cats is their unpredicted behavior - one moment they’re smothering you with attention and the next moment, they’re full of sass."
I became a cat owner six years ago when I had the opportunity to adopt a cat after completing my undergraduate degree and enter the working world as an adult. Since my cat has become my companion, I started to care for my sister’s cat, friends’ cats, and visit cat shelters. Now, I can be found hanging out with cats at parties. I feel that nurturing and caring for humans and animals, especially cats come naturally to me. Other than caring for cats, I work as a registered dietitian and previously coached gymnastics. I know I have an obsession with cats when I have an album personally dedicated to all the cat photos I take. Tracey happily serves cities across the South Bay, including Santa Clara, North San Jose, Downtown San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Milpitas, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, and Los Altos.
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“Tracey was wonderful when I asked her to cat sit while I was out of town. My cat opened up to her and Tracey was caring and gentle. She was easy to communicate with and kept me informed on a daily basis.” -Will G. (San Jose)

Mary P.
EAST BAY
I sit and I watch in wonder, a cat’s beauty: their grace, their curious nature, their playful ways. To hold a cat is to feel all the days stress leave your mind and body, to lightly squeeze one is to experience the feeling where all is, again, right in my own little corner of the world.
During Mary's very happy early childhood, she moved around a bit throughout The United States and Canada and, in 1973, her family finally settled down in Fairfield, CA. Mary's mother, coming from a country that worships cats, naturally started taking care of our neighborhood stray and feral cats and she began to naturally help her. Mary's passion and fondness for animals, especially cats, grew from there. She had numerous fish, pet hamsters and a gorgeous German Shepherd/Collie mix dog named Rocky. As a student-athlete, she graduated from CSU, Sacramento earning a dual BA in Biology and Psychology and competed on the Women’s Tennis Team. Her college years were, sadly, pet free but that all changed one stormy night when she took in a kitten crying outside her door. From that night forward it has been non-stop spaying, neutering and vaccinating of stray and feral cats in her neighborhood and the nightly feeding of her community cats. She has been fortunate to have found good homes for many kittens and cats and one very good dog. Any cat that comes to her, stays with her if she is not able to find them the right home. Mary has also reunited a few lost dogs to their owners and welcomed an occasional opossum to hang out with her. She has spent most of her work life as a medical assistant and in retail customer service. Mary currently volunteers one afternoon a week with The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. She enjoys attending numerous types of sporting events, especially tennis down in the Palm Springs area. Mary happily services the Vallejo/American Canyon and San Leandro areas and looks forward to meeting your kitties!
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“When my Gracie needed, for 6 months, daily medication for her lung condition and I was unable to provide this consistent care for her, Mary, with no hesitation, offered to take her home and care for her. Gracie never missed a dose, fully recovered and I was able to enjoy life with her for an additional 12 wonderful years.” -Leonard P. (Vacaville)

Kat A.
SITTER (EAST BAY)
"What I love most about cats is that you have to work to gain their trust and affection. It’s a fun challenge I’m always up for."
Kat loves cat sitting because she finds cats to be the sweetest, most genuine animals, and it makes her day to make friends with a particularly shy kitty. She usually has a way of making even the most skittish ones come out and play. Kat believes that every animal is so different, but they’re all very innocent and being with them is such a nice break from reality for her. She knows how scary it can be to leave your pets behind while you’re away, and she wants to make sure everyone is able to be comfortable knowing their cats are safe and happy. Kat had an escape-artist black cat for 2 years who enjoyed leashed walks, being carried on her shoulder, and doing backflips chasing after toys. She also has watched friends and family members cats for years. Kat happily serves Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville, and Berkeley.
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“Knowing that someone who likes cats (and that cats like) will be taking care of ours, and will actually engage with her. Its a BIG difference from having a friend or neighbor come in and have our cat stay under a bed the whole time. We’ve used your service a number of times and its unfailingly excellent! Thanks Kat!” -Pete and Kate R. (Berkeley)

“How kind our sitter, Kat, was with us and our kittens. How clear and communicative she was and the timeliness of each update really put our hearts and minds at ease and allowed us to enjoy our vacation. Thank you and thanks to Kat who really was just lovely to our pets and us.” -Cruz G. (Oakland)

“Kitty and her kittens appreciated Kat’s visits, the tired momma certainly needed the help! She made sure they were all fed and that everyone was accounted for.” – Sarah F. (Oakland)

“Kat always made sure my 3 cats were entertained, fed, and put inside at night. She gets along with all of them, from the cuddly 3 year old to the gruff 8 year old, and they come running as soon as they see her walk up.” – Zack R. (Pleasant Hill)

“Hi Kat! Just wanted to say belatedly thanks so so much for your always amazing photographs and updates, they really give us peace of mind while we’re away! I’m glad Elliot cuddled with you :)” – Stephanie Y. (Oakland)

Mike C.
SITTER (SOUTH BAY)
“What I like most about cats is their unpredictability. Cats are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Mike loves cat sitting because each cat has a unique personality, bond and way of communicating. He believes cats are very intelligent which makes discovering each personality very rewarding. Being a cat lover and owner for 20 plus years has given Mike the skills and ability to easily establish a caring relationship with each one. Mike is the son of a pet sitter and over the years has learned the ropes of pet care in both areas of medical and emotional support from his mother. Mike is currently the owner of a rescue kitty named Smokey. Cats bring so much joy to a home and Mike is thrilled to provide excellent service and care to each kitty as if they were his own.​ Mike happily serves cities across the South Bay.
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“Hello Mike! We cannot express enough how much we appreciate the care you provided for Molly. She’s really bonded to you and we are so thankful to that.” -Annie M. (San Jose)

“All of the updates had fun pictures attached to them, and I could tell that Mike really bonded with my cat Harvey. I got to take a much needed vacation knowing my Harvey was in good hands.” -Samantha C. (San Jose)

“We are back home and Mork & Mindy are both doing great. Thank you for taking such good care of them. They looked like they enjoyed your visits. 😸 We’ll be in touch next time we’re away for sure.” -Judith D. (San Jose)

Jim M.
SITTER (EAST BAY)
“What I like most about cats is the love they give once you’ve earned their trust. They also have a look in their eye that reminds me they are never completely domesticated. They are beautiful and majestic and I think they’re wonderful.”
Like many people who’ve chosen to get into Pet Services, Jim had pets all his life. When he was young, his family had dogs, when he moved out and got an apartment got a few snakes and a bearded dragon (because he couldn’t have a dog or cat). Over fifteen years ago he got his first cat when he started feeding Sammie, an abandoned juvenile at his apartment in Oakland and ever since he’s been in love with them. Currently Jim has two cats, and a bearded dragon who he loves dearly and are part of his family. Over the years he’s helped take care of other people’s pets which included having to administer medications and take care of house chores. He believes that our pets are a part of our families and will take care of your loved ones like they are his own. Some interesting things Jim has done is run the SF Marathon, biked around Lake Tahoe, and traveled Europe for six weeks. He also enjoys camping, hiking, and is studying Spanish and also working on a little French. He teaches English to Colombian Students once a week via the internet as well. He happily services cities across the upper East Bay.
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“I highly recommend Jim as a pet sitter. First of all I can tell he’s taken care of all the tasks, litter box etc.., I also know my pets like him, and that he plays with them. When I get home the pets have a good demeanor, and I can tell he has brushed them, and given them the attention they need.”
– Julie S. (Richmond)

“Thank you, Jim! Safe and sound, and the cats are also. They warmed right back up and it was clear you took excellent care of them even though they were a bit too nervous to greet you. We really appreciate it and will definitely get back in touch if we need help again!” -Diana L. (El Cerrito)

“Thank you Jim. We’re home now and everything looks great. Kitties are hanging out with us, happy. We will be traveling again in a couple months and will definitely be in touch. Again, thanks so much!” -Callie D. (Richmond)

“Jim takes great care of our cats Fluffy and Ginger, and makes sure to keep us informed. We always have peace of mind and he’s never let us down.” – Steph R. (Albany)

“Jim our sitter! He is so passionate, caring and has high integrity for this work. Our cat LOVES him!” – Cary J. (Oakland)

“Jim did a really great job taking care of our two cats. When we returned, they were happy and healthy and didn’t seem to miss us at all 🙂 That’s a good sign! Thank you!” – Katherine P. (El Cerrito)

Sarah L.
SITTER (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY)
“What I love most about cats are their personalities and individual uniqueness of each cat. You can’t treat all cats the same because each one has their own set of behaviors, personalities, and habits, much like humans.”
Sarah has been the proud owner of a fuzzy feline, Millie for 12 years and counting. After adopting her from Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), she started to volunteer there on weekends. Sarah eventually became a cat care specialist and would socialize the shelter cats, observe their behavior, and look for ways to create a bond between human and wild feline. In her spare time, Sarah likes drawing and sketching animals, hiking, and watching funny cat videos while her cat (AKA: her personal assistant) keeps her lap warm. She happily serves cities across central Contra Costa county.
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“Sarah is a really great pet sitter! She followed all the instructions left and even took the mail in for us!” -Jennifer S. (Concord)

Cynthia P.
"What I love most about cats (besides cuddling with them) is how attuned they are to their owners. They sense our emotions and will come to us when we need comfort the most. There's nothing better than coming home to the love of a cat (or cats) especially after a bad day!"
Cynthia was born & raised in Sacramento and has had cats in her home since she was born so she can't help but have so much love for them! She has been cat-sitting since she was a teenager, but have been doing it professionally for the past 2 years. Cynthia earned her Bachelor degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from CSU Northridge. She spent 15 years living in Los Angeles as professional dancer & choreographer working at both Disneyland and Universal Studios and also worked as a middle school fitness and performing arts teacher. Now back in Sacramento, Cynthia works as an in-home caregiver to children with special needs and owns & runs an L.A. based dance entertainment company. Cynthia is a single mom to her 11-year-old son, and they are both fortunate to have 4 cats in their family- Dipsy, Nala, Monkey, and Princess! She enjoys supporting Sacramento's pro sports teams by attending Rivercats and Kings games as much as she can! Cynthia is Pet First Aid certified and Pet CPR trained through the American Red Cross. She looks forward to meeting you and your cat(s)!
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Tara H.
"To me cats are very loving, funny, quirky, comforting and also have their patterns of behavior just like humans. They all make me smile and make my day better."
I have volunteered for animal outreach for 6 years now helping with cleaning, socializing and adoptions. I'm educated in animal care. I've had cats for the last 25 years and also have experience with dogs. I have been an overnight dog sitter and cat sitter many times over the years. I'd love to be considered. I truly believe in spaying/neutering and have helped with TNR. Both my cats are also on insurance plans so familiar with those needs as well and adminstering meds. I absolutely love animals. Both my cats are rescues so I completely understand when an animal has some fear and am very patient with them and wait for them to act. I volunteer with Animal Outreach which is a shelter that rescues cats/kittens and most are placed in the Petsmart adoption centers for adoption. I volunteer at the Citrus Heights location. We often have cats that come in that need extra love due to being scared, new to a cage, all the noise, etc so I go in extra to give those particular kitties some extra TLC. I have mangerial and team lead experience in the healthcare field. I have a BA in Psychology. I've worked in the medical and in hospitals for 25 years. I feed a group of 5 cats here in my apartment complex everyday and also help with feeding of other colonies in the area. I love to help people and animals in any way I can. Matching the two even behind the scenes is my ideal. I've been helping people behind the scenes by computer system for hospitals. I've been for the last 4 years volunteering for Animal Outreach. Matching both would be my ultimate career.
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Klari B.
"Cats can be so quirky and adorable. I absolutely love how smart they are and how they provide endless entertainment. They make great subjects!"
Hi, I’m Klari and I’m so excited to meet your Kitty! I’m a Mom of two, and in my spare time I love to cook, garden and write. I’m a life-long animal lover who was born into a family of animal lovers. As an adult with a family of my own, we’ve raised four rescue animals, (two cats and two dogs) plus another two non-rescue dogs. At this time we have four animals, we really like a full house, and I jokingly refer to them as “the herd.” My Kitties are named Ari and Aviva. I love taking pictures of them and will really enjoy sending you portraits of your cats! One of my animals had severe epilepsy, and through that and other experiences providing care for the animals of friends and family, I’ve grown accustomed to managing chronic conditions in pets. I’m more than happy to learn your routine so you can rest assured that your furry friend is fine while you’re away! I’m looking forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations with personalized care and an extra dose of love.
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Annette M.
"My favorite thing about cats is when you find them curled up sleeping. They are always so adorable asleep, especially when you see them in the most random places; laundry baskets, cupboards, or even on top of the fridge."
Hello! My name is Annette, and I adore cats. I love all animals, but I have always had a special place in my heart for our feline overlords. Growing up, my mother had a sign saying, "a house is not a home without a cat," and I agree wholeheartedly. Cats come in many different personalities, and I love getting to know these individual personalities when I cat sit. When I was young, we had two Siamese siblings (Sanjin & Lily) who were the personification of the "we are Siamese if you please" cats from Lady and the Tramp. Later on, we had a large fluffy cat named Dan, who did nothing but sleep all day and shed (he was awesome). I understand that even though cats are very self-sufficient, they still need care and attention when their owners are away. I have been pet-sitting for family and friends my whole life, and I have experience administrating most medication forms. Including; oral medications (pill & liquid), topical (such as flea medication), and subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. I currently live in West Sacramento with my cat Percy, a very fancy and distinguished gentlemen. He is a British Shorthair, and I rescued Percy earlier this year. He just turned one back in May!
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Phoebe N.
"What I like most about cats are how vocal and affectionate they are! It always melts my heart to be greeted with a soft or loud Meow when I walk in the door and accompanied with that hello is my kitties glossy lazily loving eyes looking straight back at me with joy that I’m back home now in their presence."
My name is Phoebe and I’m 28 years old and have grown up in Sacramento most of my whole life. I’ve always been a huge animal lover but have always had a huge fascination and adoration for cats since I was a young girl. I would befriend all my neighbors cats or any kitty that would come across my path. I was so thrilled when my adoptive parents got me my first two tabby mix sisters as a kid and they were both my best friends growing up in grade school. I attended college down in Southern California and when I graduated and came back to Sacramento in 2016, I adopted my current two male Bengal mix kitties: Simba and Flynn. They are both the loves of my life and bring me so much enjoyment and companionship everyday. Along with my two male Bengal mix kitty sidekicks, I am the proud owner of a beautiful male Shiba Inu named: Daigan who I imported from Russia a few years ago. I’ve also owned large dogs such as golden retrievers: My favorite boy named: Shaggy (who passed away 4 years ago) filled my life with unconditional love and happiness throughout my childhood. I also have a huge love for birds and currently own 2 small parrots: (Female Green Cheek Conure named: Luna, whose such a clown haha and a grey cockatiel named: Pigeon, who got his name due to his similar color and features of a real pigeon). As a young girl I’ve owned parakeets, cockatiels and a few chickens and Roosters. As I was attending college and came back home to Sacramento during the holiday breaks, I would pet sit and house sit for my neighbors numerous cats and dogs and really enjoyed it! When I graduated from college and came back to Sacramento I posted an ad for my pet sitting services on the Nextdoor app in my neighborhood and had the pleasure of taking care of many families houses and their pets while they were away on vacation. My favorite animals I got to care for were a young family who had a beautiful Australian Shepherd named: Fig and his family also owned a mini farm in their backyard which consisted of quail, chickens, and Muscovy ducks. Being a huge animal lover myself, I really enjoyed taking care of all the mini farm animal birds, their dog Fig, and especially the Muscovy ducks! My favorite feathered friend in the gang ended up being a big black and white male Muscovy duck named: Georgie, who was the funniest and most feistiest duck with the best personality I’ve ever met in regards to ducks! Haha lol. My favorite hobbies are taking my Shiba Inu: Daigan to the river and walking him out in nature and hitting up the trails. Getting out on hikes in nature near the river was always a favorite pastime I did with my beloved childhood golden retriever named: Shaggy who passed away. I do still love to go out and hike at the river when I can. I’ve also enjoyed singing as a huge passion of mine as a little girl and would perform at open mic nights as I got older and eventually got the courage to sing at school talent shows and then at my senior goodbye rally in high school in front of the whole school full of students and teachers. I eventually created my own YouTube Channel to cover pop songs on and sang my heart out back in my middle school and high school days only using a little picture/video camera. I was just a young girl with her video camera, tripod and lab-top back in my high school days covering pop songs on my little camera. I would dash home from school everyday and set up everything I needed outside in my front/backyard of my house. I haven’t gotten back into that hobby for sometime but I hope to get back into singing as I really enjoy expressing myself through music and singing in my free time. I also enjoy watching animal videos on YouTube with cats, dogs, parrots and other small animals but I also enjoy watching bigger animals such as lions, tigers, and cheetah documentaries. My favorite old pastimes to watch though are America’s Funniest Home Videos which includes families and their silly cats and dogs.
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Alex R.
SITTER (SACRAMENTO)
"My favorite thing about cats is just how unique each one’s personality is. Plus how precious their little purrs and meows are, of course!"
Alex was born in the Bay Area, but now resides in Sacramento. Growing up, she had a dog but was in love with animals of all kind. As a young teenager, she became friends with someone who had several cats and realized just how fun they could be. At a spur of the moment adoption event, she convinced her mom to let her get a kitten, and that’s when things really clicked into place with her. She realized just how much she loves cats - now she has two, including that first cat that changed everything - and even wants to open a rescue at some point. Alex loves helping take care of other people’s animals when they’re away, and did pet sitting in the Bay Area before moving to Sacramento to be closer to her mom. When she’s not hanging out with animals, Alex enjoys watching horror movies, cooking, and going to concerts. Alex gladly serves communities across Sacramento.
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Kat G.
I'm absolutely bats for cats! My lifetime love of them began with Butchy, my first cat, who adopted me when I was 2 years old. I have enjoyed loving, being around, and taking care of them ever since. I care for the cats in my charge, whether yours or mine, with the dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and love they all deserve. Cats occupy most of my waking (and many of my sleeping) hours. At my residence, I currently care for a family, a colony of 23 spayed/neutered cats. I must be doing something right as they all choose to live with me. Luckily, my other chief hobby provides these cats with their own gardens at my home. The gardens are free of pesticides and poisons, a quiet, safe, restful, shady, protected place for them. The outdoor cat crew love it. All the neighborhood cats visit it. My indoor crew admire it from inside through the windows and glass doors. I have cared for cats in sickness and in health, until death do we part. As a result, I am very competent to give insulin shots, pill (though liquid medicine is far easier for the cat and me), give eye drops and ear drops, and feed a cat through a surgically implanted tube -- although I am very happy when my charges are healthy instead. The only area where I am lacking is in administering subcutaneous fluids. I cannot honestly call myself competent at that. I hope you will trust me to care for your favorite purrson(s). I'll do my very best to fill the empty space your absence leaves in their lives whenever you must be away.
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Steve Y.
"One of my favorite things about cats is the way their faces look, especially their facial expressions. I also love how it often takes a while for them to warm up to me; it's fun trying to win them over!"
Hi, I'm Steve Y., and I'm crazy about kitties. I've been caring for kitties since I was 5 years old. I always try to say hi to cats when I see them, and I especially enjoy opportunities to spend time with new cats and get to know them. So when I learned that one could get paid to hang out with kitties, I knew I had found a perfect fit! I used to be a lawyer and an academic (I have a JD from Harvard and a Philosophy PhD from Michigan), but now I keep things simpler. I enjoy spending time with my kids and with cats. I watch a fair amount of TV.
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Sharmila D.
"What I love most about cats is that each one is so unique – time, specificity & gentleness are needed to win their affections. Once you do, they have that magical ability to read into your soul & be a perfect balm to what ails you!"
Howdy! My name is Sharmila and I’ve been a cat lady for as long as anyone can remember. (Literally – my mom just sent me a picture of me at 4 holding a black kitten!). I’ve been a cat mom for over 20 years to many precious souls, and currently have 2 indoor Bengal mixes (Ellie & Esmie) and an outdoor tuxedo feral (Mouthy). My cat-sitting experience started in my early teens when I realized I’d rather take care of neighbors’ cats than their kids. My adult experience (in addition to more cat-sitting), includes volunteering, socializing and fostering with The Amanda Foundation & Pet Orphans of Southern California. In the past year, I’ve been getting my kitten fix by helping friends socialize and feed bottle babies from various shelters in the Los Angeles area. I pride myself on being the go-to for cat questions and issues among family and friends for years. That, and for my amazing Maldon sea salt chocolate chip M&M cookies! I know how important it is to feel that your little ones are going to be taken care of properly when you have to leave them. I look forward to helping them feel cared for, loved and safe while you are away, so that they are that much happier when you come back home.
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Griselda V.
"What I love most about cats, is that they can be both very independent, and social with their humans. They bring us great comfort and support with their unique personalities, and social, or personal needs."
I have owned and cared for my own pets, 3 cats and 1 Yorkie Terrier for around 12 years. Today, my son and I have one cat. We love animals. Our cat Bubbles, brings us great joy, and emotional support. I have taken care of family members’ pets while they went on vacation and found that it was something I wanted to pursue. I love cat sitting. I love to be able to help people, and their pets out whenever I can. I am an active American Red Cross Platelet Donor. I give every week to help patients who are fighting cancer. I enjoy knitting scarves and hats, and other small projects in my free time. This Winter, I set a weight loss goal. Since seeing the results of my hard work at the gym, I found that I enjoy it.
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Charleen H.
"What I like the most about cats is they are exotic, graceful, can be very quiet, and have this feminine sensual presence about them whether they're male or female. I look into their eyes and I see that they know a lot more of what humans don't see what they are able to see feel and sense. There's more to the story with cats."
I've had pet cats as a child and also as an adult that I dearly loved and that were part of my family. Every time I do a cat sit, I pour my love into that feline being that I'm taking care of. Animals get me in touch with my heart. I thank them for that. I have been working as a professional pet sitter for all kinds of animals for over 16 years. I also work as a professional psychic and I do psychic animal readings for people's pets when they need information about what's going on with their furry or scaly loved one. My hobbies are yoga, walking in nature, meditating and dancing.
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Carrie S.
"What I love most about cats is a good lap cat and also how independent they are."
I’ve had cats since I was a kid, complete with the summer our cat Thomasina had 4 kittens that I named Fluffy, Buffy, Tuffy and Duffy. I was raised on a farm in Ohio so we had plenty of room and kept them all. I did cat adoptions for about 2 years and worked part-time at an animal hospital for 6 1/2 years. I’m a two cat operation and always have two. Right now it’s Dagny and Emerson. Both rescues. I love college football, traveling, reading and living in Los Angeles.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Leif L.
"I love cats because they are chill, intelligent, and will always listen when you need a furry friend to talk with. Plus they know when you need some extra cuddling after a long day at work."
There has been a cat in my life for the past two decades. Do enjoy the shared love a feline companion provides. My new girl Prin has been with me for almost 8 months now and she is a shelter rescue. Yeah, that cat is all about cuddling. My original pair X (the boy) and Py (the girl) lived full lives, but age did catch up with both. I have been in LA for over 20 years now. Accounting person by day and teach yoga in my spare time. Have also done my share of theater, improv and working on independent features. Another activity that keeps me busy every now and then is taking care of friend’s cats when they are traveling. There is no better feeling than knowing that your furry kids are being taken care of while you are enjoying being out of town.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Sheiley R.
"What I love about cats is their unique traits! I love meeting a cat and just being able to tell about their personality based on a small window of interaction. They’re so funny in what they find curious and I love how they know what they want and how they choose to communicate with us."
My name is Sheiley Rios and I have been part of The Comforted Kitty company since August 2021! In my experience I have learned so much, ranging from administering vaccinations to cats with medical conditions to simply giving them oral medication(s). Cats I’ve encountered have been overall very friendly and curious; though I’ve had a few that were more cautious and feisty and that’s been just as wonderful! Patience is a strong suit of mine and I always put the comfort of the cat before anything else (hence the company name 😸). I have always loved animals but only recently got my very own cat at home and I have been able to learn more and more about her body language and how she chooses to communicate with me about her needs 🧡! My wonderful cat (Pantera) and I love to take naps together and play with bird toys she has lying around. We also love to go on walks (she’s either on a leash or in a bubble backpack) and look at ducks and fishes! She likes to smell me after every cat sitting appointment I have and whiff what my cat clients smell like ! My favorite part of the job is observing each cats personality! I love seeing how they approach a stranger in their home and watch them trust me and allow me to be part of their play time, earning their trust is by far the most fun of everything!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Zaira O.
"I love cats for their companionship and for their shamelessly self-indulgent lifestyle, reminding cat owners everywhere to nap, stretch, and sit in the sun."
Zaira is an LA resident and a lifelong cat lover, available to take care of pets in downtown LA and surrounding areas. She grew up volunteering at a small-town animal shelter in Oregon and has fostered and rehabilitated dozens of rescue cats and kittens through non-profit animal rescues throughout SoCal. She has experience caring for sick and shy animals and is comfortable giving cats various types of medications as well as grooming your kitty's claws, coat, and teeth if necessary. Personally, she also loves looking after her collection of houseplants, and her family has unintentionally adopted 3 generations of all-black cats.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Becca B.
"A cat's love and companionship is truly incomparable, and it's such an amazing feeling to earn their trust and respect. I also adore the relaxing hum of their purrs. 😻"
Hi, I'm Becca! (Also known by my family as the Cat Whisperer) I've always felt a deep connection to cats. I grew up surrounded by dog lovers, but insisted that our home wasn't complete without a kitty companion. My parents used to laugh at me when I'd refer to cleaning out the litter box as, "digging for buried treasure" (now I can understand why 😹) but I've loved everything about cats and caring for them for as long as I can remember. In college, I spent time working at both a veterinary clinic and pet boarding facility, where I gained so much knowledge and experience about the wellbeing and medical side of caring for dogs and cats (and the occasional snake, turtle, bird, or rodent). Although not the right career path for me, this experience opened the door for me to start pet sitting, which has been so fun and fulfilling. Over the last 10+ years I've cared for the pets of many friends and family members, becoming the go-to sitter for other cat owners in my life, and I've been pet-sitting professionally since 2019. I currently have a 6-year-old black cat named Mr. Bumbles, who I adopted through a cat cafe in Denver, CO at only 2 months old. If I'm being honest, he adopted me when he cuddled on my shoulder for 2+ hours until I finally took the hint and filled out the paperwork. We've been bonded ever since! We stretch together in the morning, paint canvases (he mostly steals the paint brushes) and make art (as a previous freelance model, we've even done a couple photoshoots together), have long conversations back and forth, eat meals and snacks together, and cuddle together every night. I've been called a crazy cat lady, but I know we just have a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, soulmate bond. I know firsthand how important it is to find someone calm, compassionate, and trustworthy to love and care for your feline when you're away and aren't able to, and I'm beyond happy to be that person for you!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Andrew W.
"I love the different personalities and quirks each cat has. Every cat is different and requires a different approach to gain their trust! It's a wonderful feeling when a cat finally trusts you!"
Greetings cat lovers! My name is Andrew. I use to be an assistant editor working on documentaries, I went to school for film/televison/media thinking that was my career path however life always throws a curveball now I'm here to spoil your cats. I love meeting new kitties and seeing all the interesting quirks and personality traits they carry. How they like to play, how they socialize, and how they show appreciation. I understand every cat socializes differently and I'm eager to learn from them!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Kira L.
"I love cats because they are so unique. Every cat has a different personality. I love that they are intuitive and have the power to heal you no matter the issue at hand!"
I am an ABC Certified Cat Trainer with training in insulin & medicine giving, as well as CPR. I also have certification in fostering as well as have spent nearly 10 years volunteering in cat shelters and adoption events. Currently, I do pet sitting and work as a groomer in the SCV. I just started my own business for cat obedience training and have grown up with, and have had, cats ever since. I am a certified cat lady with 3 at home. In my free time, I love making and selling jewelry on Etsy. I also enjoy going to the beach or to aquariums, as well as making catnip toys for nearby shelters!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Meaghan R.
What I love most about cats: I find their overall energy to be incredibly calming and loving. Even when shy, cats may be mysterious, but they’re great communicators. They make me want to do nothing but love and care for them, and I couldn’t be happier doing that.
Animals mean more to me than anything in life and I find extreme joy in bringing them safety, care, and happiness. I have been a pet owner my whole life and currently have three cats, each rescued from the streets of Los Angeles. I love making cat friends everywhere I go, and I personally think they make the best company. Besides caring for my own and sitting various friends’ cats, I also volunteered for several years at the Pasadena Humane Society. I am comfortable with detailed instructions and giving any oral or topical medications. I am a freelance artist, working mostly in miniatures and stopmotion animation. Afternoons and evenings work best for me, but have a flexible schedule. I am located in the 90026 zip code of Echo Park near Silverlake, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Angelino Heights, Downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, Elysian Heights, and Chinatown neighborhoods. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to meeting your feline friends.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Jen K.
What I love most about cats is their intuitive spirits, and their 6th sense of human emotions. No other creatures show love and comfort quite like cats do, and always at the perfect moment.
Since her early childhood years, Jen has been an avid lover of cats, initially intrigued by their alluring and affectionate nature; and soon thereafter, their unique quirks and fascinating behaviors. For the last 9-13 years, Jen has been caring for her own three black cats, Ninja, Yoda, and Toby; and is so thankful for these therapeutic and entertaining beings in her life. With her “cat whisperer” essence, Jen is happy to look after and care for her friends’ cats, as well as all cat clients of The Comforted Kitty. A client recently said to her that she has the best job in the world, and she was very accurate with that statement. 🙂 When Jen isn’t spending time with cats, she enjoys painting works of art, playing bass guitar, and exploring all nature spots throughout the Los Angeles area. As a creative person, Jen inevitably has eccentric cats who like to sit in her lap while she paints, or fall asleep to her playing soft bass lines.
, California, The Comforted Kitty

“My sitter Jen was great. My cat took about 2 weeks to warm up to me when I first got him but he took to Jen in about 5 days. I received daily updates about the amount of food he ate, the litter situation, and his overall demeanor. Everyone at the company was very responsive when I first contacted them about watching my cat so I was able to book a sitter quickly before the holidays. I will definitely be using this service again in the future.” James H. (Los Angeles)

“We worked with Jen K., and she was an absolute delight to have taking care of our cat! She sent updates and pictures every visit, and it really eased our minds a lot having her take care of our kitty while we were gone. He needed medication and a lot of affection, and Jen did all of that and more! This service is really above and beyond any of the petsitters we’ve tried in the past.” Elizabeth B. (Los Angeles)

“Jen took an excellent care of my cat when I was in the hospital. Communication and making changes was effortless. I will definitely be using The Comforted Kitty in the future when in the need of cat sitting.” Heini N. (Los Angeles)

Judie H.
I have always loved cats for their ease of care. And also, contrary to popular opinion, they are very affectionate, entertaining and smart.
I am Judie Henninger and I am a former entertainment industry executive and producer. But I have retired from that industry and now I’m here to take care of your fur babies. I have had cats since I was nine years old with family and then on my own. It seemed a natural move to spend time more time with the animals I love. I currently have brother & sister Tuxedo cats that will turn two in August. I adopted them at 3 months old from their foster home. Prior to that I had two Maine Coon Cats who have since passed. I started taking care of friends' cats a few years ago when they went out of town for business or pleasure. And really enjoy being with them. Cats always sense another cat lover and sometimes even the shyest cats warm up to me. I have experience giving insulin shots, subcutaneous fluids and pills or liquid meds to them. I joined The Comforted Kitty as a professional cat sitter in November 2021. And I have met some awesome kitties as well as people. I want potential clients and current clients to know they are in good hands with me and I will give them love they need while you are away.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Julia A.
I love how uniquely adorable and funny cats are. They truly give us a special kind of love and bond and add so much joy to life.
Hello! I’m Julia, a life long cat owner and lover. I have always had a passion for all animals, but especially cats. I have always lived in a home with cats, and I grew up volunteering with my local shelter and rescues in Illinois. After moving to California, I began working at a cat cafe where I cared for a colony of 20+ adoptable cats and learned so much more about cat care and the rescue world. I still continue to volunteer with my local cat rescue Stray No More, but moved my focus to cat sitting when I went back to school. I am currently pursuing my certification to become an American Sign Language interpreter 🤟
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Lauren V.
"My favorite thing about cats is that when they do something you want them to, it feels like it's an earned moment of respect and obedience from the cat. I like the give and take of every cat's personality. That and their absurd little meows."
I am a life-long cat lover that loves every cat like my own. My mission in life is to help as many animals--especially cats-- as I possibly can, and that includes your cat! My own cat's name is Maggie and she is 10 years old. I have had a lot of experience taking care of cats, keeping them healthy and happy, and I hope to continue that through my work here at The Comforted Kitty!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Karen B.
"I love that cats are independent, beautiful creatures that love you unconditionally. They never cease to amaze me with their quirky antics & unique purrsonalities."
I had quite the assortment of pets growing up including dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, rats, turtles, a chicken and even a cow named Moo!. Needless to say, I love all animals but my true love has always been for the felines. I distinctly remember one summer morning waiting at the bus stop, a conversation between mom to mom about a cat found in a nearby tree to being greeted by that same mom as I stepped off the bus that afternoon and picturesque it was as I walked home clumsily yet oh-so-happily with my lunchbox and bookbag under one arm and my new Siamese meow-meow under the other! Although there were fur babies that came before, Kit-Kat was officially the first pet that was mine all mine- loving and loyal throughout all of my school years and then some. Present day kitty crew would be my eldest Bentley, youngest Caleb, my Step-Kitty Ditto and my meant-to-be chaotic kittens (turning 6 this month) Ezra, Felix, Frick, Frack, Jenks, Stash & Whodini. Quite the handful at times but can not imagine life without them- never ceasing to amaze me with their unique purrsonalities! I do my best to live in the now, finding humor all around me, enjoying the simplicity in life, remembering to never take life for granted, always listening to music or attending live shows, discovering photo ops from unique points of view while wandering in my Jeep exploring abandoned, haunted, historical & the obscure all the while being silly goofy crazy cat lady me.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Marlene M.
"I love being around cats and learning about their many different personalities! Cats are so majestic and I am so honored to be able to work with them."
Animals are family members and bring so much calmness and happiness to people's lives. Cats are the most beautiful, majestic and magical animals! I am honored to be able to work with them. Having cared for indoor and outdoor animals of every size, age, and personality! With cats being her favorite! Coming from the country she naturally started taking care of stray animals and feral cats. She has rescued many animals and continues to do so. My passion and fondness for animals, especially cats, grew from there. She has had fish, pet hamsters, bunnies, cats and dogs. Has rescued a small Beagle mix dog named Sadie, beautiful Savannah named Cypress Hill and a feral cat named Felix. Currently feeding a racoon and opossum who find their way to the outside food, no names have been given to them yet! Having worked as a pet sitter, dog walker and personal home-care assistant gives her years of invaluable experience, so your cats are in caring, capable hands. I feel that nurturing and caring for humans and animals, especially cats come naturally to me. The most rewarding aspect is being able to help others, whether it be a furry friend or a loved one. Her goal is to open her own cat rescue one day to help even more cats! Every cat has a unique personality and never two require the same care. Being able to adjust, adapt and be flexible are some of her amazing traits. My goal is for you to feel completely confident in my abilities, so that you can leave and come home to a happy, healthy cat!
, California, The Comforted Kitty

Ashley M., Long Beach
Marlene is the biggest pet lover. She prefers fur babies over human friends any day. My skittish cats are always so excited to see her, I highly recommend her pet service, very trustworthy with my favorite companions.

Rachel R., Santa Ana
Marlene took great care of my cat, sending me updates and pictures of the amazing time she had with her while I was away. I recommend her and give her five stars for the care my cat received. Thanks Marlene!

Lyn P., Corona Del Mar
Marlene was wonderful with our pets, we were away 5 days and she turned up without fail to take care of our 4 cats, they absolutely loved her, she sent me pictures of them playing which really stopped me worrying about them, I would definitely use Marlene again.

Shanley S., Costa Mesa
Marlene has been a great help to me and my cats since last year. She took amazing care of them. My cats love her so much. Every time I was out of town, my cats stayed with Marlene and always came back so fresh and clean. We are so grateful that we know Marlene.

Megan M., Fountain Valley
Marlene is very professional, timely and sweet! She has assisted me with my cats and has also taken great care of them on several occasions. I have never had to worry about a thing! I have complete confidence when Marlene is around. 🙂

Sam B.
"Give a dog a bone, or a half eaten hot dog for that matter, and he'll love you for a lifetime! Cats are far more cautious and selective, but when you finally win their affection it's such a satisfying experience! It's a special bond I really enjoy!"
As a child, growing up in England, I accumulated lots of furry critters, guinea-pigs, rabbits, mice and gerbils just to name a few. My Mum was remarkably tolerant of my petting zoo, even after the gerbils nested in her laundry basket and shredded her freshly ironed clothes! In 1985 I moved to the U.S and later began watching other peoples' pets instead. I met cats of all shapes, sizes and temperaments ranging in age from kittens to 21 year old seniors. Six years ago, I adopted two cats of my own, both rescues: Rosebud, a feral kitten and Miss Mew Mew a diabetic senior cat. They won my heart but I had to earn their trust.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Erika R.
What I love most about cats is just how misunderstood they are by people! They have so much to offer in terms of love, loyalty, friendship! A cat's loyalty comes unexpectedly...but when it does, it's there to stay. It's rare but, not because it happens rarely, but because we rarely see it."
Hi there, my name is Erika Rasmussen, and I Adore all things cats! Since before the day I was born, I've always had a cat in my household whether it be mine or my Mom and Dad's! I noticed at a very young age that I've always had an affinity for cats and seem to share a special connection with any cat I met on the street. That connection launched me into the world of cat advocacy. I am a TNR (trap neuter return) advocate, feral cat caretaker, foster for numerous cat rescues, and an independent trapper when needed. I also very much enjoy educating the public on all the above topics. I've worked at two non-profit cat rescue organizations in California. The first was Stray Cat Alliance, where I had the pleasure of being the Return to Field Coordinator in three different shelters in Orange County and Long Beach. My second cat job was at the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats in Laguna Canyon, where I was able to learn plenty of skills that I still currently use today like, giving insulin injections to diabetic cats, pilling cats, and sub q fluids. That was a really cool job because I dealt with only senior cats as it's like a retirement home for senior cats... Only in California, right?! I have a total of 15 cats between two houses. I have six feral cats, one foster cat, and one rescue at my parent's house - Big Black, Smoketree, Whiskers, Nails, Ginger Blue, Snowshoes, Mr. Baker, and Bela Lugosi. At My boyfriend's house I have four cats and four foster kittens- Raggedy Ann, O'Malley, Ziggy, Dünner Junger, Twinkle, Beep, Boop, and Bop. I've dealt with every temperament of cat out there. I pay very close attention to the body language of cats, as they don't talk like people and you need to be more aware of what they're really telling you. I always love meeting new cats and their caretakers and/or parents!
, California, The Comforted Kitty
Rick L.
"I feel the cat is the perfect companion for us. Quiet, self-cleaning and aesthetically pleasing. I love that having a cat gives us the opportunity to view the natural world in our own homes."
I have had cats all of my life. I moved to Southern California from Illinois in 1967, and now live in Sonoma County. I have had many cats in my lifetime. My latest cat family of five has been in my life for the last 15 years. Three have passed on, and two are hanging on into cat old-manhood. I have experience with cats with diabetes who required twice-daily insulin injections, and nearly every other syndrome to which cats are susceptible. A friend has called me "the best kitty dad ever!" They take most of my bed, wake me up early for food, and all the other annoyances that cats are capable of, but I still love them with all my heart. If you want extra-special cat care, let me take care of your baby. I will treat them as lovingly as I do my own.
, California, The Comforted Kitty
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