Testimonials

Here’s some of what our satisfied clients are saying about our professional cat sitting services!

  •   As over-protective cat parents we wanted to find a cat sitter that we could trust enough to be able to relax while on holiday and we hit the jackpot with Daniel and Samantha.

    Samantha has come to look after our fur baby twice now and she is incredibly reliable, thorough and loving. The daily photos and updates help us to relax knowing that Samantha has her covered. She is great at communicating with us so that if she is going to be coming at a slightly different time we know about it and won't freak out if we don't get the email at the normal time (yes, we are ridiculous). Knowing that Samantha is also trained to deal with cats veterinary needs means that we can update her on any medical needs and know that she will be able to spot anything out of the ordinary.

    Rather than picking up a shell-shocked cat from the cat hotel we get to return to our normal, happy cat. I can highly recommend Samantha if you are in the San Jose area and after meeting Daniel I am sure that all of the other cat sitters would do an equally amazing job.

    thumb Jackson M.
    3/27/2018

      Daniel took care of our cat for a little over a week while we were away and out of cell phone range. He was very professional from the start and the detailed contract gave me peace of mind. He sent great daily updates and went above and beyond to bond with our very shy kitty. By the end of the week, our kitty was sitting in his lap and licking his hands. I know he could not have accomplished this without spending significant time and effort. Definitely would be my first choice of cat sitting service in the future.

    thumb Alina K.
    8/12/2018
  •   We moved recently to the East Bay and found Daniel as a sitter through recommendation from a friend. We've used the service twice and so far are very satisfied. Daniel takes awesome pictures and gives detailed updates in a timely manner. And our cats seemed to be happy when we returned home from a weekend away.

    Will highly recommend their service for any cat-owning weekend warrior like us!

    thumb Ivy T.
    6/11/2018

      My husband and I needed a cat sitter last minute since our friend had to cancel. After doing some research online, I decided to contact The Comforted Kitty. Initially it looked like they might not have availability due to the somewhat last minute request, but Daniel and Helen both went out of their way to fit us into their schedule. The whole process was very easy and both Daniel and Helen, our cat sitter, were excellent at communicating with us quickly and often. We could not have been happier with Helen. She was wonderful with our 8 month old kitten and we felt completely safe leaving him in her hands. She gave us detailed updates each day we were gone, and included pictures. We will definitely be using The Comforted Kitty for our future cat sitting needs. We are so relieved to have found a reliable, trustworthy company to take care of our little guy when we're away.

    thumb Megan G.
    6/13/2018
  •   It is always so hard to find a kitty sitter! I was glad to find the Comforted Kitty.  They handled my request, their payment process, and the introduction of our great sitter, Poppy, with professionalism and attentiveness.

    Once we were traveling, Poppy gave us regular updates about how the cats were interracting with each other and with her.  It was always great to see pictures of them- Poppy got shots that showed each of their personalities!  We were happy to have confidence that someone who knows cats was taking care of our cat family. 🙂

    thumb Katie K.
    7/18/2018

      We couldn't be happier with The Comforted Kitty. Daniel and Poppy are the sweetest people and our cat LOVES them! We use their services frequently and each time they've provided an exceptional service. We just returned home from a long weekend getaway and our cat greeted us and went right back to sleep. He was super relaxed and we know it's because of Poppy's exceptional care. Not only does she do the "basics" like feeding and cleaning the litter, she also plays w. our cat, brushes him and cuddles with him. Daniel and Poppy really go above and beyond for making cats and their owners happy! Thank you very much xxx

    thumb Thorsten P.
    3/07/2018
  •   I can't say enough good things about our cat sitter, Barbara, she is wonderful with our cats.... and even more so with us. we hate going out of town and leaving our kitties behind, but Barbara always has photos and updates for us while we are away. We wouldn't use any other service!

    thumb Quinne B.
    8/24/2018

      Howdy cat parents! I recently moved back to Oakland after being in San Francisco. My former cat sitters in SF don't cover Oakland, and I no longer have a roommate to sit for my best furry friend, Squirrel. So, I looked online and found The Comforted Kitty. I really, really, really love that they only sit for cats. My last cat sitters (although lovely people) were more focused on dogs, and us cat guardians know that cats are not dogs and have different needs. The Comforted Kitty understands that.

    When Daniel and Barb came to my place for the initial visit, I knew they were the right people to take care of Squirrel. Squirrel, while not a fan of all other cats, does need human interaction on a daily basis with lots cuddles. Barb came to my house and, if I remember correctly, was wearing shoes that had cats painted on them. "Crazy cat lady" status was achieved in my mind, and I was sold! 🙂 Also, Squirrel is initially shy with new strangers. She dislikes new and loud noises. Barb did not try to force her attention and let Squirrel come to her in her own time. A cat person. I loved it. Barb has sat for me (and Squirrel) three times now, and I have a few longer trips coming up this year. Needless to say, The Comforted Kitty is my go-to. I don't worry about Squirrel when I'm gone anymore. They send lovely photos and very detailed updates every day. I know Squirrel is happy and comfortable with Barb. Also, they clean up any cat accidents if need be, water my plants, and bring in my mail, too.

    And, as a side note, their online booking system is easy, quick, and user-friendly.

    Now that I've said all this, just book them if you need a cat sitter. They are really the best.

    thumb Heidi H.
    4/15/2018
  •   I learned about Daniel's cat-sitting services through Yelp about 18 months ago, after a less-than-positive experience with another petsitter I gave a chance through flyers in my neighborhood. I was immediately impressed with Daniel's thoughtfulness, calm and kind demeanor, and thorough approach to asking about my two cats' habits and habitat. They can take a while to warm up to new people, and on Daniel's initial visit, he was respectful of their space and let them approach him. He's watched them ever since once a day when I'm out of town for more than a few days, and I always come back to happy cats in a clean apartment. One of my cats has pica. One time while I was away, he knocked over my kitchen trash can to eat who knows what inside, and Daniel was very communicative and willing to come check on them an extra visit per day. I would trust him to notice when something is off behaviorally, to keep me informed, and to take them to my veterinarian if need be. My cats have had some shifting and at times complex dietary and medication needs, and Daniel has no problem adjusting to them. I really appreciate how he keeps me in the loop with daily text updates and photos, detailing behavior, eating, and playtime. He understands how cat people can feel about their cats when they're away! He also takes some wonderful photographs of his clients' cats (with their permission!), and published a Cats of Berkeley 2016 calendar that I'll keep around, especially since one of my furbabies is featured...I also really like the new-ish website where you can update care instructions, and it's really easy to pay via Venmo or other means. Can't recommend highly enough.

    thumb Heidi F.
    12/13/2017

      Just came back from our 10 days vacation and leaving this review to thank you Daniel and Samantha for taking care of our cat while we were away.

    I am very satisfied with the service and highly recommend to any one who is looking for the cat sitting service.

    A few reasons:

    * Daniel's communication of making reservation was smooth, responsive and crystal clear.
    * Daniel and Samantha visited my house ahead of time to go through all details and instructions I have about my cat and the house. My cat is always hiding from strangers but she got bound with Daniel and Samantha right away when they first met.
    * Sam sent me detailed update with pictures after every visit.
    * Sam kept my cat's living area even tidier than I do.
    * Sam really cares. I asked her to drop the key in the mail box after last visit when we first met and she still sent me email to double checked before doing so. After second thought I asked her to hide the key somewhere accessible just in case. It was a small check in her email but I could tell that she was caring about my cat instead of blindly following the instructions.

    thumb xiaotao d.
    1/03/2018
  •   Daniel at The Comforted Kitty is a wonderful catsitter! We initially booked his services for a quick weekend trip, and we have already scheduled him to come back for the rest of the trips that we are taking this year. He is very friendly and professional and made sure that all of our concerns were addressed so that our cat, Stella, received the best care possible. We really appreciated the daily updates with adorable pictures of Stella so that we knew she was doing well. We would recommend Daniel and The Comforted Kitty to anyone and are so glad to have found such a friendly and reliable catsitter!

    thumb Emma C.
    6/24/2018

      Another great visit from Barb. She is through, conscientious, and we love her so much we're upgrading to two visits a day for all our future vacations.

    thumb Season H.
    3/31/2018
  •   This was my first experience leaving my cat with a professional sitter. I was very happy with Poppy, the sitter thaT Daniel @ The Comforted Kitty assigned to my appointment. Poppy sent tons of pictures every day and gave me more than I could ask for with all her updates. I used the service for a long 2+ week trip and my kitty was healthy and happy when I returned. Would recommend if you need a cat sitter in Berkeley/East Bay!

    thumb Josh K.
    6/22/2018

      I am so thankful for taking such a good care of our kitty while we were out of town. Looking at the photos of him sent by Poppy, I could tell that he opened up to her towards the end and was happy to see her.  We really loved the photos and notes sent to us everyday.

    They did everything we asked for so perfectly including watering plants.
    We are 100% satisfied and use their service again for sure!!

    thumb Asuka Y.
    7/03/2018
  •   I was referred to Comforted Kitty with high regards from a friend, and have used their services once so far. They did not disappoint. Daniel and Barbara were very professional, organized, kind, and thorough. I could tell that they wanted to provide the best possible, and safest, care for my Bunny and Jackrabbit. And indeed, I felt completely free to enjoy my vacation with my babies' care in their hands. We figured out the key exchange, which put my mind at ease. Then, when I was away, I was out of cell phone range. When I got back into range, I saw many pictures and texts from Barbara and appreciated the communication! Daniel and Barbara both seem to GENUINELY love cats and that comes across in the care that my babies received.

    thumb Marcella K.
    10/13/2017

      I returned late last night (a day later than expected) from a 5-day vacation, and let me just say that The Comforted Kitty helped me actually relax and enjoy my time without worrying about my kitty!

    I am a total crazy cat lady, and coupled with a cat that has some minor medical issues, I usually turn into a giant bundle of nerves when I have to leave him for any length of time. But Daniel made the whole process so easy, and he was super patient with me while I did everything for the setup remotely. They have you fill out a detailed questionnaire ahead of time so that the care can be hand-tailored to every cat. Even having to reschedule the initial consultation due to a traffic jam was no problem, these guys are so patient and flexible.

    Our sitter Barbara was absolutely fantastic, came for an in-depth rundown of the routine ahead of time, arrived each and every day consistently and around the same time, sent me detailed text and photo updates daily, made sure my baby got his medications and everything.

    When I found out we'd be returning a day later than I'd expected, I just texted my sitter and within minutes had an email from Daniel with an updated invoice, paid it via Venmo, and *boom* my baby was good to go for another day. I am so incredibly pleased with this service. It makes me so happy to know that I can travel without worrying about my baby boy!! Hooray for planning trips without fear.

    thumb Britny B.
    11/27/2017
  •   Im so happy that I found comforted kitty. Barb is amazing! It's worth every penny. I would trust no one else to watch our pumpkin. She's great with him and he loves her. We receive daily updates with pictures while we are away. Don't hesitate to use them as your pet sitter. You won't regret it they are professional and care about your kitty.

    thumb Maya B.
    3/24/2018

      The Comforted Kitty is a gift to all cat parents in the Bay Area! Me and my partner recently adopted a kitten, who we fell in love with, and who quickly became a member of our little family! However, me and my partner had a busy year ahead of us and had planned upcoming trips. We suddenly had a dilemma and the idea of leaving our kitten alone with someone we didn't trust did not sit well with us (we are still making friends in the Bay Area and don't know any sitters).

    Fortunately, the Comforted Kitty gave us peace of mind while we prepared for our trips and were away. From our first correspondence, Daniel and his team were extremely professional, thorough, and showed nothing but care for our kitten. It is evident that the entire Comforted Kitty team is passionate, knowledgable, and has nothing but the best of intentions for cats and their clients.

    Poppy was our sitter, and is wonderful! Poppy asked us thorough questions ahead of time to make sure our kitten was cared for and that everything ran smoothly. This meant so much to us as we prepared for our trip. Poppy also sent us pictures twice a day while we were away! We genuinely looked forward to her pictures and detailed updates everyday. This truly made our trip that much easier and enjoyable knowing that our kitten was in such caring hands!

    We are thankful to have found the Comforted Kitty. We had such a great experience that we have booked services for our trips for the remainder of the year! We no longer have to worry what to do while we are away - thank you Comforted Kitty for that gift. I recommend the Comforted Kitty to all the fellow cat parents out there - from one cat parent to another, you will not be disappointed! Enjoy. 🙂

    thumb Kimberly K.
    5/31/2018
  •   Daniel was an integral part of my move to the Bay Area as I moved here with a sick older cat who was my best friend. He took on the job of watching her a few times for me as I traveled frequently for work and then took on the challenge of watching my very rambunctious cat and ridiculously dramatic and shy sweetheart of a kitten when my older girl passed away. Daniel's willingness to help with cat medicine was amazing and he was always very professional and organized with visits (more so than me...). His persistence with my kitten was so sweet, too--she finally did warm up to him! I feel like he is a friend to my cats now! Poppy also took on the challenge with my shy girl, who finally did come around again. Just working with Daniel and Poppy was SO great. The cats were always happy and I was never worried about them. If you're looking for above and beyond with pet sitting, definitely, this is the place. We recently moved out of the area but I HIGHLY recommend Daniel for your cat sitting needs!

    thumb Meredith L.
    5/11/2018

      What can I say, if you desire peace of mind when you are away, than I strongly encourage you to look no further.

    We first met Daniel who owns The Comforted Kitty, along with one of his sitters Betsy.. Two purebred, spoiled out of their minds Bengals that generally take the safe route and "run and hide" when an intruder enters the house :).  

    Both our guys, sat tight, in fact were curious and immediately warmed-up to Betsy and Daniel, even showing-off for them on their exercise wheel.  Go figure

    Daniel asks intelligent, granular questions regarding your CAT's care, truly from A-Z..  Licensed, Bonded, Insured...  Certainly a plus, but we would have hired Daniel and Betsy regardless of the paperwork, as well we want the best of our family members when we are away.. :).

    Daniel and team only service cats.  This was a huge factor for my wife and I, as I would prefer not to have our sitter enter our home, after just spending time with a Golden Retriever or two.  Our guys would go batty....

    Note:  I am not big on social media or providing reviews,but Daniel - Comforted Kitty deserve it.

    Thanks for doing what you do Daniel, it is appreciated!!

    thumb Brad P.
    1/14/2018