Meet the Cat Experts. We Know How. We Are The How.WE DON’T SIT CATS. WE SERVE THEM.
In 2014, when Dan (Owner/Founder of TCK) was volunteering at an animal shelter, a friend mentioned a cat sitting business she had started herself. Having never heard of such a specialized pet-care company before, he became obsessed with bringing this idea to action in his own life.
The idea of starting his own business is something he has always wanted to do, and a company where you get to work with cats day-in-day-out – sounds to him like the best kind of work anyone could possibly dream up!
Before he started The Comforted Kitty, the same friend warned him, “you will have to work every day.” To him, nothing could possibly sound more appealing. He has always found it very rewarding to know he’s alleviating the boredom, loneliness (and even stress) of a cat whose guardian is away.
In 2014, The Comforted Kitty was born. Dan started with little more than a bicycle to travel to client homes on, a backpack stuffed with cat toys and work supplies, and a few hundred dollars in the bank account. By 2017, it grew tremendously, and we welcomed a partnership with several sitters. In 2019, we established a second location in Las Vegas. In 2021, we established three more locations, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Reno. Things couldn’t be more exciting!
Fast forward to today, The Comforted Kitty serves hundreds of cat sitting clients annually. We work religiously to make sure all the cats we look after are well taken care of and that they enjoy all of the comforts of their life despite the absence of their guardian.
“Finding a reliable, responsive, and professional cat sitter these days is hard. Providing the highest quality service to our clients is of utmost importance to our company. Your trust and respect must not be violated by anyone you hire to care for your beloved cat and home.”
The Cat Care Equation = Reliability + Responsibility + Responsiveness.
Every single cat owner we’ve met considers their cat an essential part of their family. But, when they go away, knowing what to do and where to turn can be a hard road to navigate. Especially when there are so many seemingly “easy” options out there.
In the modern “gig economy” where you can hire almost anyone for anything with a phone app, it can be challenging finding a cat sitter who is reliable, responsible, and responsive. We’ve seen all too often pet sitters who don’t recognize the profound importance of this. A negligent, inattentive, unknowledgeable cat sitter is not a lesson to be learned, it can be a travesty for both you and your cat.
Since inception, we have made it our company mission only to offer the highest level of care and professionalism when it comes to comforting your kitty and caring for your home. All of our cat sitters cherish feline companionship and only ever want the best for your cat. They’re not just sitting your cat because it’s their job, they serve cats because of their sincere fondness and respect for them.
At The Comforted Kitty, it is our honor and privilege to hold your trust in our meticulous care standard we provide to both your cat and your home.
We cherish the peace of mind we deliver to you, and the assistance your cat has every right to expect and rightfully deserve.
Our pledge is to provide you with the highest quality care of your cat and home. We proudly recognize and respect the following customer rights.
Your customer rights:
- You have the right to have your privacy protected, both in your home and online
- You have the right to not have any appointment cancelled on short notice
- You have the right to be in your home while we attend to cat sittings if preferred
- You have the right to be updated daily on how your cat and home are doing
- You have the right to be notified immediately of any concerning behavior or health issues we’ve noticed in regard to your cat
- You have the right to return to a home that looks just as clean as when you left it
- You have the right to a full refund if you are not satisfied with our level of care
Your customer rights protect you, your cat, and your home from poor or unprofessional service. At the Comforted Kitty, these rights are the foundation to a deep and lasting professional relationship. Your relationship with our company and with your unique cat sitter is a relationship built upon trust, transparency, and accountability.
If a sitter’s actions ever fail to meet these rights, we will take immediate action and full responsibility for any inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. Your trust should never be violated or taken advantage of.
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.
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!
Not Your Ordinary Cat-Sitters
What sets us apart
All our cat sitters have extensive, specialized experience in cat care. Even when their not sitting with your cat, they’re most likely caring for their own.
To us, respect = that warm and fuzzy feeling. The Comforted Kitty sitters are dedicated to our feline clients and their humans.
We’ve got high standards. Every one of our cat sitters is thoroughly vetted and background checked for the highest integrity, reliability, and professional capabilities.
If you are not satisfied, let us know, and we will issue a refund for the entire invoice.
We never cancel last minute so you can enjoy your vacation, knowing that you have a reliable sitter who will always be there to care for you cat and home.
We don’t just come over and play with your cat or just throw a bowl of food down and leave. We actively observe your cat’s behavior and appetite and notify you immediately of any concerns. Being responsive and responsible is part of our credo.
Trusted by Over 1000 Happy Cat Parents!
This is such a professional and outstanding catsitting company! They make sure to get all the info from you about your home and your pets before the first visit, and he even asked questions I didn’t think to tell, such as where cleaning supplies were just in case…
They are the best! They take great care of your pets and are 100% professional!
I live in the San Jose Area and Samantha from Comforted Kitty did an excellent job watching my cat while I was out of town. I have an older cat who is on several medications, eats a special mix of food and still maintains her tortitude even in her old age and Samantha handled it all.
The Comforted Kitty is amazing! I am obsessed with my cats and given towards worrying and feeling guilty for leaving them at home while I travel, but knowing they will be taking care of them makes me feel so much better!
The Comforted Kitty company has some pretty solid web tools for booking and payment, which made using their services even easier…would definitely recommend to anyone looking for pet sitting services!
If I could give 6 stars for Comforted Kitty I would. Comforted Kitty should be called Comforted Parents! A day before our trip, our flight tickets were canceled…I sent a message to the Comforted Kitty in a panic, and they responded in minutes. In less than an hour, they confirmed that they could accommodate the change in my schedule and I could rebook my flight tickets in peace knowing that our cat would be taken care of. Kudos!
We used Comforted Kitty to care for cat and we were very happy with the service! Erin was extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. We appreciated the daily updates! We’ll definitely be using Comforted Kitty again and highly recommend them!
The Comforted Kitty is an excellent pet sitting service! Daniel takes great care of our kitty Linus each time we travel, not only checking food and water and litter box, but also taking time to play with and bond with our cat. He even emails picture updates so we can really see how Linus is doing! Furthermore, Daniel is very professional and responsive to emails and calls. I definitely recommend The Comforted Kitty!
Meet Your Sitters
“Thank you so much for your awesome care of our kitties! Your sweet note made us happier when we got home too Maui had seemed to forget us and I feel like he was like “Who are you guys! Where is Erin?” We were so lucky to have you watch them. Alo and Maui can’t wait to see you again.” – James and Jiyhun (Emeryville)
“We call Erin first every time we go out of town because we know our family and our home will be in good care. Jack, Peep, and Twitch always look forward to seeing her!” – April B. (Oakland)
“We are thrilled with the service we received from Erin. She went above and beyond our expectations and we and our kitties couldn’t be happier. Thank you!” -Diana S. (San Francisco)
“Easy communication, top-notch service, and my kitties love Erin!” -Jackie L. (San Francisco)
“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)
“Maria not only took care of my two boys Dexter and Jude, but built a loving trusting bond with them while they were in her care. I can completely trust that my boys will feel safe and at home with her.” Samuel B. (Milpitas)
“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)
“Maya was great with my cats! She always kept them entertained with playtime and pets. She’s a nice sitter to even nicer kitties.”
“D Gibbons is a reliable, intuitive, trustworthy and responsible animal-lover, which is of utmost importance to my husband and I. She is also delightful, energetic, and fun-loving, which is of utmost importance to my cats, who adore her. They are always enthusiastic to see her, and we never feel guilty or concerned when they are in her competent and loving care. We enthusiastically recommend D Gibbons.” -LR
“I would highly recommend D Gibbons to anyone who is looking for a pet sitter and wants to have a capable, responsible, and kind person to care for their pets while they’re away and be able to enjoy their time off without having to worry about them. D is responsible and diligent, a great caretaker. She is naturally great with pets. My 2 love her! If you want a mature person to care for your beloved pets, be sure to hire D Gibbons.” -Kate S.
“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)
“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)
“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)
“Sherri H. was a joy to have as my cat sitter. I could tell right away that she was going to give my cats the attention I would hope for. And that my cats responded instantly to her presence was amazing. The personal attention given to my cats. Both cats bonded instantly with Sherri and this almost never happens, especially with my cat Kate. But they all hit it off the bat right from the start and that gave me so much piece of mind and relief that I could really enjoy my vacation.” -Steve N. (Oakland)
“Thank you so much! We got home to 3 very happy kitties and a clean home. Can’t thank you enough. Loved all your notes and photos. Very thankful all the kitties warmed up to you by the end of the trip, even Leni, I’m sure the next visit he will be less timid! Thanks for letting us know Larry was easy with meds, good to know it’s not just with us!” -Meg & Bianca (Alameda)
“Sherri was fantastic. My cat is pretty shy around strangers. He warmed right up to her, which was a huge relief. In fact, he loves her. She clearly knows and loves cats. She is very kind and professional and thorough. I was completely relaxed on my vacation knowing my cat, who is so precious to me, was in good hands.” – Aaron K. (Alameda)
“Thank you for all your help Sherri. You really gave me peace of mind while away from home. Hope you have a great week and we will definitely be contacting you again in the future!” -Stacy V. (Oakland)
“Sherri, so grateful to you for your incredible care. Casso is a shy guy and it’s great to know he eventually started trusting you more. . I’m on here now to thank you but also to book you again in a couple weeks!” -Jesse B. (Oakland)
“Just wanted to let you know that Sherri did a wonderful job with the kitties. In fact, she’s a bit of a cat whisperer in that she got my somewhat skittish little girl to warm up to her immediately. I’m really happy to have connected with you and your folks, especially Sherri.” -Perri F. (Oakland)
“I’m so happy that Kate is actually interacting and being a love bug! This is very rare for her and I always worry about her being super stressed out when I leave for several days. But it is so nice to hear that she has taken a liking to you and that she is able to get love and treats while I’m gone. It is also great to hear that they are both eating their food too. Another thing I don’t have to worry about. Thank you so much Sherri. You are the cat whisperer to both my kitties :)” -Steve N. (Oakland)
“Sherri and the Team are helpful and awesome. Sherri is lovely with Ripley and they get on well together. During a difficult time with the death of my GF’s dad, they rallied to support. Lovely people,. lovely service.” – Alex L. (Oakland)
“Hi Sherri. We can’t thank you enough for all of your incredible work with the cats and for the detailed updates! They gave us so much peace of mind and we’re also relieved to learn that Theta can be fed by someone who isn’t us!!” – Anna K. (Oakland)
“Thanks, again, for the great care of Bomi, and of us through your wonderful reports. We know where to go the next time we will be gone overnight.” – Brian G. (Oakland)
“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 is a really great pet sitter! She followed all the instructions left and even took the mail in for us!” -Jennifer S. (Concord)
“Amy is patient, attentive, trustworthy and safety conscious. Leaving town can be very stressful, but I am confident that Amy can ease the worry for pet parents. She is reassuring, responsive and accommodating. I can tell she genuinely enjoys taking care of animals and feels deeply responsible for their well being. Amy has never pushed an animal out of their comfort zone and that is why I’m beyond grateful for her being one of my top fosters.” – Kylie W. (Las Vegas)
“Thank you so much for the updates! Thank you for taking the time to write me a detailed message. This is the first time we’ve left her with a sitter so I’m happy to hear that it’s going well :)” -Jenny S. (Las Vegas)
“Thank you so much Amy! I appreciate all your help and how sweet you were to Belle! Thank you for helping her feel safe and happy while we’re away ❤️” -Jenny S. (Las Vegas)
“Hi Amy. Thank you for all the updates. We missed Mindy as well. Thank you again for all your help. What a great and kind service you
provided.” -Eva E. (Las Vegas)
“Amy has watched my animals (both dogs and cats) when I have left town. Even when she lived an hour away in Arizona, I would make the effort to drive them out to Amy’s house because I knew that they would always be in the best possible hands with her. Amy understands the domestic and natural needs of animals and she goes out of her way to make sure those needs are being met.” -Sonja C. (Las Vegas)
“Amy has helped me many times with the care and feeding of my many pets, particularly our cats. Her knowledge and caring manner are what really is important to our family. Amy is very responsible, dependable and loving to all animals.” -Susan P. (Las Vegas)
“We love it when Judy takes care of our kitties! She’s so good with them and we always come home to happy cats!” -Barbara & Bill S. (Las Vegas)
“We appreciate Judy because not only is she great with our cats, she also takes good care of our house. She goes over and above to make sure everything is okay.” -Mike & Cindy L. (Las Vegas)
“My job requires a lot of traveling and it really makes me feel so much better about being away so much just knowing Judy is there with my furbabies. They really love her!” -Sarah P. (Las Vegas)
“We call her Aunt Judy and our four little angels (kitties) love her! We never worry about them when she’s taking care of them because she plays with them at every visit and makes sure she gives them all lots of lovin’. We can tell from her texts how much she truly cares about them. She’s the best!” -Rick V. & Steve M. (Las Vegas)
“Darcee made sure to have consistent and detailed communication with us throughout our trip. She gave the boys excellent care, even when it became a little difficult (special dietary needs; throw up).” -Anya L. (Las Vegas)
“Thank you so much for your loving care of our babies Kristen!! Truly appreciate you 🤗 it was such a relief leaving knowing they were in good hands!” -Natalie P. (Las Vegas)
“Kristen went above and beyond to take care of my kitty. Not only did I receive messages and such, but I swear she left my apartment nicer than I left it.” -Juliette L. (Las Vegas)
“I can relax and enjoy my vacations knowing my my kitties, Buddy and Bella are well taken care of. Kristen is always reliable and makes sure my fur babies get lots of love and attention.” -Fiorella R. (Las Vegas)
“Maegan watched my two cats for me while my husband and I went out of town for a week. She was the best we could have asked for! She came by our house every single day to make sure they were taken care of and even sent me pictures. Those pictures were just what I needed to brighten my day. She’s very trustworthy and genuine. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have someone take care of their cats who truly cares. 5 stars 10 out of 10!” -Heather (Sacramento)
“We met with Garrett on Friday and like him very much. Baby even graced us with her presence and approached him which is rare for first time strangers. I can’t express my appreciation that you have extended these services to Sacramento. Garrett is very patient, extremely professional. What a relief to know we can travel without worrying if our beloved cat, member of our family will be receiving the best of care.” Lisa L. (Sacramento)
“I’m always worried about letting people watch Percy Catson as anyone would when it comes to their furry friends, but Garrett proved to be an awesome cat sitter! I could tell he genuinely cared for Percy Catson and he always made sure she was fed and her water bowl was full.” – Jessica C. (Elk Grove)
“My husband and I feel lucky to have Carrisa as a caretaker and friend for our cats (18yrs and 3yrs old) when we’re away. She is reliable and enthusiastic, sends us great pictures, and always leaves our house looking better than when we left it — and our cats are always happy and relaxed when we come home. Her background as a vet tech is especially welcome — she’s cared for our senior cat for several years and is comfortable administering meds, fluids etc. She is very perceptive and if something is off with the pet she’s watching she’ll let you know. All in all, she is the best cat sitter we’ve ever worked with — we give her our highest recommendation!” -Simone S. & Jed F. (Silverlake, CA)
FAQs about our sitters
How are your sitters selected?
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.
Will I get to meet my sitter beforehand?
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!