What Happens During the Meet & Greet Visit?We take all the necessary steps to make this a smooth process and to give you peace of mind.
We firmly believe that you should be able to meet your pet sitter — the person caring for your cat while you are away on vacation — so that you can judge whether they are a good fit and will be reliable, responsive, and responsible.
But all too often, especially with the large “gig” pet sitting app companies, you don’t get to meet this person beforehand. Instead, they just show up to your home on day one with little more than some written instructions.
Not only does a meet and greet allow us to understand your cat’s unique needs better, it should also help you instill trust in our company to meet your expectations. After all, we will be working in your home.
In addition, our company needs to make sure our cat sitters are safe working with you in your home environment and that it’s a fit.
So what happens at the meet and greet?
- Before our sitter meets with you, you will have the opportunity to set up your online account and provide us with information about your kitty’s care routine and contact information.
- Once you have a date and time set up with your assigned sitter, they will come over to your home and determine whether they are a good fit for your cat.
- During the visit, your sitter will review the entire visit care routine in detail so that everything is absolutely clear and they feel fully prepared to meet and exceed your expectations. You and your sitter will:
Create a tailored care plan for your cat
Agree on contingency plans
Review where everything is located, what their fav toys are
Do a dry run of medication, if applicable
Learn where extra supplies are and what are your cat’s preferred hiding spots
Go over alarm and home security
Discuss any other questions or concerns you have
They will go over emergency options
Ideally they will receive a set of keys
4. Once the initial visit comes to a close, we will confirm the sittings once more about a week prior to the first scheduled sitting and then be there on day one of your trip!
Developing long-term personal relationships with our cat and human clients is something we cherish and take pride in. We are looking forward to serve you, our process is simple:
Meet your sitter
What Cat Parents Are Saying
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!
New Client FAQs
Can your sitter share care duties with my family, friend, roommate or neighbor?
What does the New Client Fee include?
The fee covers:
- An initial consultation meet and greet at your home with your assigned cat and house sitter for up to an hour, so together the entire expected routine can be reviewed. This is also a great time to make sure the sitter will be a good fit for you and your cat.
- A permanent client profile record in our secure pet sitting software
- 24/7 access to our software app to make reservations, get in touch with your sitter, and more.
- Registration and nondescript tagging of your home keys in our software.
- A detailed visit update report sent at the end of each scheduled cat sitting visit, via the app, that also includes photos of your kitty.
- An ongoing relationship with your cat that will include a customized care plan to ensure that we perform all of the cat care up to your expectations.
Please note that any additional consultations you would like scheduled after this meeting will incur a $15 fee.
How far in advance should I contact your services?
**If requesting pet sitting services for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s holidays, we strongly suggest contacting us at least two months prior — and preferably three months ahead — in order to have the best chance of securing a reservation since we book up so quickly over these holidays!
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 managing! That is why your sitter will 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, the sitter will send you pictures of your kitty! Our industry-leading pet sitting app conveniently allows these to be sent as a push notification to your phone or via email and given these updates are stored securely in our system, you can review them any time you want. You can also stay in constant contact with your sitter by corresponding directly with them via the app anytime you like. All of this gives you the peace of mind that your sitter is arriving each day, staying engaged with your cat, and that he, she or “they” are doing fine!
What is your key policy?
What forms of payment do you accept?
What is your cancellation policy?
– There are NO cash refunds or credits given for either late departures or earlier returns home from a trip.
Same day cancellations are non-refundable and any remaining payment for sittings can either be held on file or refunded.
Winter Holiday Periods:
Thanksgiving: November 22 – 28, 2021
Christmas/New Year’s: December 21 – January 2, 2022
- Your request is not considered booked and reserved until full payment is received.
- Other clients can book sittings in the meantime until you receive a confirmation from us.
- If you are a new client, your assigned sitter will reach out to book meet and greet only after invoice is fully paid.
* Please remember that we are sometimes booked months in advance for holiday services and eventually have to turn down other cat parents, and sitters often give up plans with friends and family to care for your cat.