We Are the Cat ExpertsWe don’t sit cats. We serve them.
Meet Daniel McPartlan
Cats occupy a special place in Daniel’s heart and home. His cat Pixie was adopted from the Berkeley municipal animal shelter after she was found under an overpass. Daniel has volunteered at the Berkeley animal shelter for many years, socializing and comforting cats of all ages and temperaments, and also volunteers at the Antioch animal shelter.
Ironically, Daniel didn’t grow up with any cats in his household. However, that didn’t stop him from getting plenty of interaction and developing a deep fondness for them, as his grandmother who lived next door fostered up to 30 cats in her home at any given time for the El Dorado Humane Society. He can still remember vividly his favorite cats, such as the 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.
Daniel also loves photographing animal portraits, especially cats. He takes great care in emphasizing their personalities and capturing what makes them unique. Of course, the feline’s natural beauty is always something that makes his images so stunning. You can view some of his work on the gallery page. Daniel has also released for the second year in a row Berkeley Cats, a calendar that profiles some of the cats that reside in Berkeley.
Daniel looks forward to having his team of cat sitting extraordinaires help you out and comfort your kitty.
“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.”
In 2014, when Daniel was volunteering at an animal shelter, a friend mentioned a cat sitting business. Having never heard of such specialized pet-care company idea, Daniel got immediately interested. He did not feel personally satisfied with his employment at the time and was looking around for better options.
An idea of starting his own business was something Daniel has always wanted to do. A business where you have to work with cats – sounded like the best kind of work anyone can possibly have. A friend warned Daniel, you will have to work every day. To Daniel, nothing could possibly sound more appealing. He has always found it very rewarding to know that he is alleviating the boredom loneliness (and even stress) of a cat whose guardian is away
Shortly after, The Comforted Kitty was born. By 2017, it became a team of 7 full-time employees. In 2019, it has established a second location in Las Vegas.
Fast forward to today, where The Comforted Kitty serves hundreds of clients annually, making sure they are all very well taken care of and that they enjoy all of the comforts of their life despite the absence of their guardian.
Cats are part of our families. But too often pet sitters don’t recognize the profound importance of this. In the modern “gig economy” where you can hire almost anyone for anything with a phone app, it can be very difficult finding a cat care provider who is reliable, responsible, and responsive. That is why we offer a higher level of care and professionalism. We cherish their companionship and want the best for them when going away on travel.
At The Comforted Kitty, it is our honor and privilege to hold your trust in our meticulous care we provide to your cat and home. And we cherish the peace of mind we deliver to you that you expect and rightfully deserve.
In our pledge to provide you with the highest quality care of your cat and home, we proudly recognize and respect the following rights for which we strongly believe you possess when it comes to hiring a person to come into your home and care for your beloved feline family member. These rights stand true regardless of whether you hire our services or that of another company because they are the foundation to a deep and lasting professional relationship with your sitter that is built upon trust, transparency, and accountability.
When a sitter’s actions fail to meet these rights, they should take full responsibility for such inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. Your trust should not be violated or taken advantage of.
Your customer rights:
- Have your privacy protected
- Not be cancelled on short notice
- Record us in your home while we perform the sittings
- Updated daily on how your cat and home are doing
- Be notified immediately of any concerning behavior or health issues noticed of your cat
- Return home to your home looking just as clean as when you left it
- A full refund if you are not satisfied with our level of care
Not Your Ordinary Pet Sitters
What sets us apart
All our cat sitters have extensive experience in cat care.
Comforted Kitty team members are dedicated to all our feline clients and their humans.
Every one of our sitters is thoroughly vetted and background checked for the highest integrity, reliability, and professional capabilities.
If you are not satisfied with our level of care for your cat and home after the completion of the requested sitting services, we will issue a full 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.
700+ Happy Cat Parents
This is such a professional and outstanding catsitting company! I’ve had both Daniel and Sarah watch my kitty, and they both did an excellent job. Daniel makes 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…
I can’t recommend The Comforted Kitty highly enough. Tip-top cat care.
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 Daniel will be taking care of them makes me feel so much better! He sends great updates and photos, and I totally trust that he’ll spend quality time with them on each of his visits. I also appreciate that he’s always communicative and willing to help out even when I ask him on short notice – fantastic service overall!!
We used Comforted Kitty to care for cat over Christmas (in Oakland) 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 Erin/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
San Francisco Bay Area
Samantha brings over 15 years experience working with cats in a variety of settings including; veterinary and animal sheltering. She also works for a non profit cat rescue in Morgan Hill saving countless kitties lives. She is passionate about working with cats and brings years of medical knowledge and behavioral expertise. When she is not working with cats, she can be found at home with her own family of four kitties; Mister, Susu, Pixie and Kindle, hiking in nature, or at the yoga studio. She is so excited to be working for The Comforted Kitty and cannot wait to meet you fur family.
She happily services Silicon Valley, including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, and Cupertino.
She happily services lower Marin County.
Sitter (East Bay)
She happily services Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington, and Richmond.
Sitter (East Bay)
She is very good with medicating cats (including injections) and takes pride in understanding that consistency and ritual are very important to our feline friends. Barb would be honored to meet you and to care for your feline friends in the capacity of cat sitter
She happily services all of Oakland, Piedmont, Emeryville, Alameda, and northern San Leandro.
When not caring for your kitty, she enjoys spending time with her three cats: Freezepop, Rhaego, and Grey Wind (all rescues, and two were littermates rescued as feral kittens). In her spare time she also likes to paint, read, and travel. Tera understands that cats require lots of patience and routine, and has experience administering medications to both cats and kittens. She even once had a cat that was smart enough to learn tricks such as how to jump through hoops, ring a bell, and push a shopping cart!
She happily services the South Bay and lower Peninsula, including Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, and Campbell.
“We’ve arrived home and it’s clear the cats have been very well cared for. Mowgs is even in a playful mood! Thank you again for taking such great care of our boys. We will absolutely be using The Comforted Kitty again.” – Liz G. (Menlo Park)
“Tera, thank you so so much for the detailed update and all of the photos. I cannot tell you how relieved we are to hear that he greeted you and was playful and social. We were so worried that he might hide. Honestly, we feel so much better now. Thank you so much for taking such good care of him.” – Megan G. (Redwood City)
Erin has held titles such as professional dancer, personal home-care assistant, and pet handler and care extraordinaire. She knows that every cat has a unique personality to share, and Erin works to let your cat’s quirks shine. It is her goal to provide you with peace of mind during your time away by giving the same environment of love and support your cat(s) get while their family is at home.
She happily serves San Francisco and the upper Peninsula.
She happily serves cities across the Peninsula.
Meet Your Sitters
Sitter (Las Vegas)
“What I love most about cats is that they are quirky, curious, goofy, silly, playful and loving – from their whiskers to their toe beans!”
Janet relocated to Las Vegas two years ago with her fiance’ and two cats, Pixie and Skylar. She is originally from the Pacific Northwest, but traded rainy days for sunshine. Her two passions in life are cats and Art. When she is not playing with cats she is most likely painting portraits of them. Animals have been in her life for as long as she have been alive and cats have owned her heart for as long as she can remember. Janet has taken care of many cats through all of their stages of life from kitten to elderly. She’s participated in the rescue and re-homing of strays. She’s fostered cats her entire adult life and has always been passionate about their welfare. They are all precious to her and every cat is worthy of the utmost affection and love. That is the mindset and attitude she brings each time she cares for your beloved feline!
“When I had to leave for a week Janet took extremely good care of the cat. She made sure there was clean water, wet and dry food and she cleaned both litter boxes. I’d use her again!”. Eugene W.
FAQs about our sitters
How are you sitters selected and what type of training do they receive?
All undergo a rigorous three part interviewing process, extensive reference check, and must pass a criminal background check. They are covered under our commercial liability insurance and bonding policies and our workmen’s compensation insurance.
Once hired, they undergo a thorough orientation that introduces them to our professional policies and procedures and they sign a lengthy employee handbook that commits them to consistently upholding these professionalism.
Since we believe no amount of reading can replace on-the-job training, each sitter is then “shadowed” by an experienced training sitter to ensure they are not just saying they will commit but actually demonstrating it. Upon completion of this training only then are they aloud to care for our client cats by themselves.
Will I get to meet my sitter beforehand?
How many sitters will be caring for my cat?
Will I have the same sitter each time I use your services?
Do you have references available?
Crazy about cats as much as we are? If you answered YES! than we are looking for you.
At Comforted Kitty, it’s never just about being a cat sitter. It’s about providing companionship and excellent care to our feline clients. Join us and together we will continue to uphold the higest standards in the cat care industry.