Meet Dan McPartlan
My name is Dan and I believe every cat’s life matters: their interests, their personality, their story. All of it is fascinating to me every time I meet a cat I seem to learn something new about them.
Since I can remember, cats have occupied a special place in my heart. After all, the research shows, having a pet can be an intrinsic part of our human nature! While I never had any cats of my own during my childhood, my grandmother fostered up to 30 cats in her home at any given time for the El Dorado Humane Society. She lived next door, and I could almost always be found at her house playing ‘cat-dad’ to all her fostered felines.
I still remember my favorite cats; gregarious Raisin and the slightly overweight Fluffy, a cat who had a tendency to gain a lot of speed coming down a flight of stairs.
What I learned from these interactions is that one of the most important things you can give to a cat is there own home to enjoy. Cat interactions have quite a profound effect on both the mental health of the cat as well as the cat-owner.
That’s why I have spent much of my career pursuing the idea of better welfare for cats and actively volunteering for over 15 years at municipal animal shelters and private rescue organizations, socializing and comforting cats of all ages and temperaments.
I even adopted my cat Pixie from the Berkeley municipal animal shelter after she was found under an overpass.
My ultimate goal is to open a feline-themed casino in Las Vegas, where I now live, and have all profits go to finding animal shelter kitties forever homes while additionally supporting veterinary assistance and spay/neuter services to low-income communities. Short of that, I would like to open a cat cafe on the Las Vegas Strip that features kitties from local rescue organizations so that people from around the world visiting can experience their very first cat cafe while also experiencing how amazing shelter kitties can be. And I also want to open a cat rescue ranch in Las Vegas that adopts out homeless kitties rescued from shelters.
Dan is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter from Pet Sitters International.
My non-feline hobbies include exercise (weightlifting, hot yoga & pilates), photography, and travel to obscure places. I also like collecting cat tattoos and currently have eight!
Contact us to discuss your cat sitting requirements, to get a quote, or to arrange a home visit. We look forward to comforting your kitty!