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Cat sitting explained – 5 steps to book a cat sitter with Cat in a Flat App

Jan 27 2023.

Are you looking for somebody to take care of your kitty and and are wondering how cat sitting works? Cat in a Flat is a great alternative to cat boarding or cat day care. On our app, cat sitters offer an in-house service to take care of your kitty in the comfort of your home. Below, we explain what cat sitting is and how it works!

01 Start with Cat in a Flat

Download our app for IOS/Android or go to on your desktop. Here you can browse through our list of local, vetted cat sitters in your own time for free. Each cat sitter is individually checked, offers personalized cat care and follows our Code of Conduct.

02 Find a cat sitter near me

To find your perfect sitter enter your postcode, dates and service required. You can combine morning and/or evening visits with overnight stays (ideal for very young or very old cats). You can filter for the best cat sitting service that suits your individual preferences, such as a pet sitter who is experienced in giving felines injections or who is police checked.

03 Get in touch with a cat sitter

You can contact several cat sitters through our platform to have a selection of available cat carers to choose from. When you arrange your meet and greet with your favourite sitter, fill in your online form and share all the important information and concerns. Remember, your cat is the boss, so provide clear instructions and make sure potential sitters understand your expectations.

04 Book and pay your cat sitter

All confirmed bookings come with a Cat in a Flat Guarantee and excellent customer service should you ever need it. Once booked, payment will automatically be taken one day before the booking starts. Until then changes can still be made. You can find out more here.

05 What to expect from a cat sitting service

When providing at-home day cat care for Mr Whiskers, your pet sitter should send you daily updates and photos of your cat (depending on what you discussed in the initial meet and greet). Your cat sitter should also follow your instructions on feeding your cat, cleaning their litter tray, playing with your furry friend, and other tasks if required.

The most important cat sitting tasks at a glance:

  • The visit is 20-40 minutes (depending on how much attention your kitty wants, they are the boss after all)
  • Daily food and fresh water
  • Cat litter scooping / cleaning
  • Playing and cuddles
  • Daily photo updates
  • More playing and cuddles!
  • Watering plants and collecting post if needed

Once the booking is complete and you and your kitty are happy with the service, don’t forget to leave your lovely sitter a 5 star review. You can also mark them as a favourite for next time. It’s always more beneficial to re-book (for both your kitty and your sitter) the same person to look after your feline. Mr Whiskers will feel more comfortable around someone they know and your cat sitter gets repeat bookings! 🙂

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