Cat sitters can offer daily visits or overnight stays. All sitters can set their own fees.
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Cat Sitting Advice - FAQs
How does cat sitting work?
A cat sitting visit includes feeding your cat, changing the water, cleaning the litter tray, playtime and cuddles. A cat sitter will also send you regular updates about your pet. Cat in a Flat’s 5-star sitters offer a personalised cat sitting service that is suitable for cats of all ages and health. Cat sitting is a great alternative to a cattery.
Here's how to find the best cat sitter for you:
- Enter your postcode to be matched to trustworthy cat sitters in your area.
- Read the vetted cat sitters profiles and reviews
- Create an account for free and chat to your selected cat carers
- Invite your favourite cat minder around for a free meet and greet
- Once you’re happy with your choice of cat sitter, confirm the booking to include our Cat in a Flat Guarantee.
For more information watch our Guide to Cat Sitting.
How do I find a trustworthy cat sitter?
All of our sitters agree to a Code of Conduct to offer the best care to your cat.
All cat sitters are covered by the Cat in a Flat Guarantee providing an extra peace of mind for cat owners. Cat in a Flat is a cat-loving community – our sitters really care about cats. We encourage our members to rate and review cat sitters honestly.
Read more on how to find a trusted cat sitter here.
What to expect from an in-home cat sitting service
Daily cat sitting services can start from £/€ 8 per visit and should last 20-40 minutes. This allows your kitty to get fresh food & water, a cleared litter tray, lots of affection and a chance to play. You can also look forward to reassuring daily updates and photographs of your cat while you’re away.
Avoid the stress of a cattery and return home to happy, relaxed kitties enjoying the comforts of their own home.
How to become a cat sitter?
To become a cat sitter with Cat in a Flat, simply register and submit your profile. We will take you through a step by step process and let you know if you have been approved.
The amount you can earn as a cat carer depends on the level of service you provide. Most cat sitters charge 8 - 15 £/€ for a once-daily home visit or 12 - 25 £/€ to drop in twice a day. Cat sitters usually charge 15 - 50 £/€ for overnight cat sitting stays. You can look after more than one household of cats at a time if they only need daily home visits. Many cat sitters also charge a little extra for additional services such as watering the plants. More expensive cat sitters tend to be the ones with more experience and who can administer medication.
For more advice and tips on how to become a cat sitter, read here.