Services and RatesWe don’t sit cats. We serve them.
We keep our fees clear and simple so that there are not any hidden surprises for our clients.
New Client Offer – 10 % off your first service
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Best for 2-3 cat households
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Best for 4+ cat households
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*We gladly offer a $2 per visit discount on “anytime” of day visits.
Visit Timeframe Options
You can choose a desirable timeframe for each cat visit.
6 am – 11 am
noon – 5 pm
5 pm – 10 pm
6 am – 10 pm
Cat Visit Policies
Do you charge extra for multiple cats in my household?
We do not. Charging you higher fees for each additional cat in your household without extending the visit length (like most companies do) doesn’t magically give your cat more socialization time – it just makes the company richer. Instead, we require that if you have four or more cats in your household, at least 45 minute visits be booked so that we have enough time to complete all of the care chores and then spend the remaining time socializing with each of your kitties. We would rather charge a bit higher of a rate per visit in order to reserve sufficient/extra time for this since after all they look forward to our companionship!
Do you charge extra on holidays?
We are very glad to care for your cat while you are away enjoying the holidays with family! Visits on the designated holidays listed below incur a $15 per visit surcharge to compensate the sitter for their time away from visiting family on these days.
And in order to help out as many new and returning clients as possible over the winter holidays, we require a 3 visit minimum order for requests made over the Thanksgiving (Nov. 18-26) and Christmas/New Year’s (Dec. 18 – Jan. 3, 2019) holiday periods.
How many times per day do you recommend my cat be visited?
To ensure your cat’s safety and wellbeing, we require that cats be visited at least once every 24 hours regardless of whether they reside indoors or outdoors. In our professional experience we have seen cats get sick or lock themselves in rooms with no food or water and for these reasons we are absolutely strict about this policy. We want to make sure your cats receive our best care while you are on vacation.
Your Cat Visit Includes
Feed and Water
We will ensure that your cat is fed the exact brand and precise amount of food you have instructed us to do. We will also refresh water bowls and fountains.
Clean litter box
We will either scoop out the litter box and top off with fresh litter or change it completely.
After the cat care chores are completed, we spend the remainder of the time socializing with your kitty. We will play, pet, brush, lap sit-whatever your kitty is up for!
Daily visit updates
You will receive a detailed daily visit update with pictures (delivered via text or email) to let you know how your kitty is doing.
Optional Services (free of charge)
Adjusting of lights, shades, windows, and other home fixtures.
Plant watering (minor)
Trash bin retrieval
Visit Updates and Client App
With our industry leading pet sitting software app, you can receive daily visit updates, schedule services, update care instructions, pay online and much more
Communicate with your cat sitter
Receive visit reports & photo updates
It’s Easy to Get Started
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First time hiring a cat sitter?
Why should I use your services? What makes The Comforted Kitty better than my friend, neighbor, other local pet sitting companies, or the tech apps (Wag, Rover, etc.)?
At The Comforted Kitty, LLC, we believe that the person caring for your cat while you are away on vacation should be a person who is reliable, responsive, and responsible. But all too often well-intentioned family, friends, and neighbors (who after all seem like an affordable and trustworthy option) actually fall short in these respects because they simply lack the professionalism and consistent dependability that comes with a contractual obligation and established local business reputation to uphold in the community. We take great pride in our professional policies and procedures that allow us to serve as the always-dependable cat care option whenever a client chooses go on a well-deserved vacation. For example, we offer a convenient phone app that allows you to receive daily visit updates and pictures of your cat, communicate directly with your sitter, and request our services and pay your bill anytime, anywhere.
Secondly, we are passionate about cats, so much so that cats are the only pet we cater to in this business! We don’t care for dogs, birds, horses, lizards, and also cats. By exclusively serving cats, it allows us to focus all of our experience on providing nothing but the absolute highest quality in-home cat care available. And as a result, countless returning clients comment to us that their cat was more relaxed and themselves when they returned home than in the past when they had a friend, family member, neighbor, or dog sitter care for their cat. Our dozens of exceptional five star reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook attest to this!
Finally, unlike the new and trendy pet sitting and dog walking tech apps that are part of our modern “gig economy”, all of our cat-care professionals are background checked and undergo a very selective application process and thorough training system. Moreover, they are all bonded, insured, and protected by our workman’s compensation policy. Lastly, you will always get to meet your assigned sitter beforehand so that you can be sure they are a good fit for you and especially your cat. We are all about developing solid and long-lasting relationships with our clients and it can only be built on a solid foundation of trust and transparency.
What are the benefits of using a pet sitter compared to boarding my pets?
Cats LOVE to stay in their own home. They attach to their space (especially by scent) as though they are married to your home. Keeping their usual daily routine is paramount to their psychological wellbeing. Don’t believe us? Spend a day observing your cat and you’ll notice they do they same things around the same time of day, EVERY day.
Boarding your cat stresses them out tremendously. They endure unnecessary travel trauma in the dreaded carrier just get to the facility. They are then put into a small cage or “hotel” room where they reside almost the entire day. Sounds cozy, right? The stress triggers at these facilities can manifest anxiety disorders with your cat, such as decreased appetite, diarrhea, obsessive fur grooming, and other behavioral problems. They also are exposed to fleas, worms, and other parasites that other animals at the facility may have. They must use a “rental” litter box that is unrecognizable for them by scent. And when you pick them up, they will be miserable and likely stay that way for the next few hours or longer when back home.
On the other hand, with drop-in sitting visits at your home, your cat gets to stay in their familiar, comforting environment. They play with their favorite toys, sleep in their favorite bed, and soak up the sun in their favorite sunny window spot. And they get to use their usual litter box-something that is much more important than one would think! They get care that is tailored exactly to their tastes and desires. There is no competing with other foreign cats in the home. You also get to meet the person who will be exclusively caring for your cat and they will provide to you daily visit updates with pictures of your cat. And you get the added benefit of having someone who will be there to keep an eye on your home and property, giving it a lived in appearance and taking care of such things as mail retrieval, plant watering and adjusting the lights and shades. You will be able to relax on your vacation, having the peace of mind that your cat is comfortable at home. Best of all, you get to come home to a kitty that is happy and excited to greet you at the door!
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 they can come over to your home to see if they are a good fit for you and especially your cat. It also is an opportunity for the sitter to familiarize themselves with the entire visit care routine, retrieve your house keys, and ask you any questions or concerns they have so that they are totally prepared for the sittings. This meeting has a $25 fee.
You can learn much more about our sitters here
How will I know how my cat is doing while I’m on vacation?
We totally understand how difficult it is to be away from your beloved feline family member and wonder how they are doing! That is why we always send you a detailed daily visit update to let you know how your cat is doing (appetite, mood, energy level), what they enjoyed doing that day (playtime, brushing, petting), the status of your home, and any questions or concerns that came up. And perhaps best of all we will send you pictures of your kitty! Our industry-leading pet sitting app conveniently allows these to be sent as a push notification on your phone or via email and given these updates are stored securely in our system, you can review them anytime you want. And you can stay in constant contact with your assigned sitter by corresponding directly with them in the app anytime you like. All of this gives you the peace of mind that your sitter is arriving each day and staying engaged with your cat.
Do you really stay for the whole visit length?
Absolutely! Unlike many other pet sitting companies, we do not leave early because your cat is hiding or “just isn’t interested” in our sitter. We love developing relationships with our client cats and know that not every cat we care for will immidiately open up to us. It takes time to earn the trust of a cat and we want to be there when they decide to open up and make a new friend 🙂
Can you administer medication to my cat?
We would love to help out with caring for your cat’s special needs and many of our cat care professionals are very skilled in administering the various types of medications to cats (ointments, pills, injections, oral liquids, inhalers, eye drops, etc.). We do NOT charge extra fees for medication administration. However, service availability depends primarily on the temperment of your cat. Due to the possible serious complications of missed doses, we only accept non-aggressive and social cats since we must be able to guarantee access to your cat in order to administer the medications 100% of the time. So please let us know of your situation when requesting our services so that we can discuss your situation further and see if we can help you out.
I am worried about giving a person access to my home. What happens if your sitter injures my cat or damages my property?
We take our responsibility for your cat and property very seriously. We carry an industry-leading and expansive commercial liability insurance and bonding policy specific to the pet sitting industry that covers ALL of our cat sitters, something you won’t get with family, friends, or neighbors! The insurance covers all of the following as a result of our sitter’s negligence or willful misconduct: injury or loss of your cat, limited emergency veterinary care, property damage to your home, and bodily injury of the pet sitter. The bonding policy covers theft of your property as a result of the negligence of the sitter (such as losing your house keys or leaving a window or door open or unlocked that leads to a burglary) or dishonest act of the sitter. We are proud to have this coverage in place so that we are held to the highest accountability for our actions in your home and with your cat. We are more than happy to furnish to you upon request certificate of proof of this coverage.
What happens if there is an emergency and my cat requires medical attention?
We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of your cat. Should your cat become sick or injured, we will first try contacting you the client to discuss the appropriate course of action to be taken to protect the health and safety of your cat. If we cannot immediately reach you, the sitter will take your cat to the nearest emergency vet hospital immediately and contact you at the veterinary hospital to discuss the situation. We will always be in continuous contact with you in these types of situations.
Will you care for my cat if they tend to be aggressive with strangers?
It is extremely important that you notify us when requesting our services if your cat has a history of aggression or if you have any reason to believe that they may bite, snap, or intentionally harm our sitter. We are unable to care for such cats as it jeopardizes the safety of our sitters. While we are experienced with many different kinds of cats and behaviors, we are not behaviorists and strongly urge owners of such cats to seek the opinion of a professional cat behaviorist. We reserve the right to refuse service if a cat shows any form of human-aggression towards our sitter at the meet and greet.
2020 Holiday Dates
There is a $15 additional charge per visit on these dates.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 20
President’s Day – February 17
Easter – April 12
Memorial Day – May 25
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – September 7
Columbus Day – October 12
Veterans Day – November 11
Thanksgiving – November 26
Christmas – December 24-25
New Year’s Eve – Dec 31
New Year’s Day – Jan 1
900+ Happy Cat Parents
Daniel is quite simply the most amazing cat sitter I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He’s very responsive, sends great updates, and cares for our cats like his own. When my wife and I have taken long trips without phone/network
I was hesitant at first to use a cat sitting service, but when my cat needed care while I was gone on a long trip I contacted The Comforted Kitty. Every single time I interacted with them they are responsive, courteous and very professional. Plus, their online website calendar and registration system are easy to use!
Daniel went above and beyond to make sure our two cats were healthy, happy, and cared for during a two week vacation we took last year, and was able to take care of the cats on short notice for other trips after that. He made sure to ask thorough questions during our initial cat meet-and-greet and get to know our two cats. He even managed to earn the approval of our very skittish cat who usually runs and hides under the bed with strangers!