Meet the Cat Experts. We Know How. We Are The How.

WE DON’T SIT CATS. WE SERVE THEM.
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Our Story

In 2014, when I was volunteering at an animal shelter, a friend mentioned a cat sitting business he knew of. Having never heard of such a specialized pet-care company before, I became immediately obsessed with bringing this idea to action in my own life.

The idea of starting my own business is something I have always wanted to do, and a company where you get to work with cats day-in-day-out – sounds to me like the best kind of work anyone could possibly dream up!

Before I started the Comforted Kitty, a friend warned me, “you will have to work every day.” To me, nothing could possibly sound more appealing. I’ve always found it very rewarding to know I’m alleviating the boredom, loneliness (and even stress) of a cat whose guardian is away.

In 2014, the Comforted Kitty was born. By 2017, it grew tremendously, and I welcomed a partnership with 7 sitters. Last year (2019), we established a second location in Las Vegas. Things couldn’t be more exciting!

Fast forward to today, The Comforted Kitty serves hundreds of clients annually. I 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.”

Daniel McPartlan

Our Mission

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 care provider 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.

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Our Philosophy

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 for any reason
  • 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 Daniel McPartlan

Owner

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 at the Berkeley and Antioch animal shelter, 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.

Contact me to discuss your cat sitting requirements, to get a quote, or to arrange a home visit. I look forward to comforting your kitty!

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Not Your Ordinary Cat-Sitters

What sets us apart

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Experienced

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.

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Professional

To us, respect = that warm and fuzzy feeling. The Comforted Kitty sitters are dedicated to our feline clients and their humans.

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Trusted

We’ve got high standards. Every one of our sitters is thoroughly vetted and background checked for the highest integrity, reliability, and professional capabilities.

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Satisfaction guarantee

If you are not satisfied, let us know, and we will issue a refund for the entire invoice.

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Contractual Obligation

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.

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Responsive

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.

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Trusted by Over 900 Happy Cat Parents!

Meet Your Sitters

San Francisco Bay Area

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Samantha S.

Sitter and Office Manager (South Bay/Silicon Valley)

“What I like most about cats is their individual personalities. Each one is so uniquely different and wonderful!”

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.

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Erin Y.

Sitter (San Francisco)

“I love that every cat is distinctly their own being. As full respect of the individual is practiced, I am rewarded when cats reveal to me their most comfortable selves.”

Erin Yen hails from the Midwest, where she’s cared for indoor and outdoor felines of every size, age, and personality! Using her expertise in kinesiology and the Alexander Technique, Erin prides herself in befriending kitties through deep understanding of instinctual movement.

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.

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“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.

“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)

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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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“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)

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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)

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Sherri H.

Sitter (East Bay)

“What I like most about cats is that they are better alarms than any snooze button or clock will ever be and it’s nice to be woken up to sandpaper noses and whisker kisses.”

Sherri, a 6th generation Californian, grew up in Contra Costa County and now lives in Alameda. She has had cats and dogs all her life. Her first cat Barney, who grew up to be a 20lb cat, was found in a ditch near her house. Barney was followed by Freddie after the Flintstones. Today she lives with Felix, who is a socialized Trap Nurture Release Cat. He is a love bug and followers her around the house and sits on her keyboard when she types. She graduated from California College of the Arts, where her final project was a campaign to reduce euthanasia in cats called “Be a Hero for Cats”. She loves taking care of other people’s cats where the biggest reward is a purr of happiness.

Sherri happily serves cities across the East Bay.

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“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)

“Hi Sherri. You are wonderful! Thank you for the report and photos! I’m so glad to see Peanut is in good spirits. Thanks again for your great care for her!” – Vanessa W. (Alameda)

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Barbara S.

Sitter (East Bay)

“What I like most about cat’s is that each and every cat is a complex, intelligent, eccentric individual with a fascinating, loving and childlike personality.”

Barb, a 25+ year resident of Oakland, has had a lifelong affinity for cats, seldom living life without an active feline companion. For 15 years, with the help of many others, Barb participated in the trap, neuter and release efforts of a local feral colony.Barb is the proud caretaker of five elderly and special needs cats, three of whom began life as ferals. She finds great fulfillment and purpose in life in serving and helping others, humans and felines, alike.

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.

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“Solomon and Sheba always had the best care when I had to travel because of Barbara. My cats were well-fed and watered, and their litter boxes were very clean. And she took care of their twice daily diabetic injections, on time and with comfort. I know my cats missed me, but they really enjoyed Barbara’s visits!” – Deborah Z. (Oakland)

“I just wanted to write in and commend Barb on her outstanding care for Putty during our vacation. It was a challenging assignment because we were (and still are) trying to diagnose a problem with his appetite. But Barb ensured that he got his medication as scheduled, and did a great job trying different ways to get him to eat. She demonstrated good judgement in adapting the feeding instructions when they weren’t working as anticipated. Barb kept everything clean and tidy, which was great to come home to. We really appreciated the detailed reports and photos that she sent each day. Even though we were concerned about him, we were still able to enjoy our vacation knowing that he was in such good hands. Many, many thanks to Barb!” – Sarah and Kevin (Emeryville)

Meet Your Sitters

Las Vegas

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Janet N.

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!

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“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. (Summerlin Las Vegas)

“Janet did an exceptional job taking care of my two cats (and the house). I didn’t realize how big a stress relief the daily updates were going to be until I got the first couple. Knowing how well the cats were being looked after made it a lot easier to focus on my trip.”. Kris A. (Las Vegas)

“We had Janet watch our kitties Boo & Jinx and could not have been more pleased with the results. She has a way with cats for sure. Our boy Jinx warmed up to her immediately (he’s usually a little shy at first) and our cat Boo (who never comes out) actually came out and got some pets! We couldn’t believe it!”. Steffany C. (Henderson, NV)

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.

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. There is a $25 fee for this meeting.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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