Looking for a top rate alternative to a cattery? Take the worry away from booking holidays, working shifts and being away from home
Keep your animals in their own environment and come home to a stress free pet

ABOUT ME

I'm Kylie, a mobile cat sitter based in the heart of Norwich City Centre, fully insured and qualified in Feline/Canine First Aid and Animal Training, mainly covering central Norwich, NR1-NR8 (please contact me for more information on surrounding postcodes as I can cover further too!).  I work as a full time cat sitter, 7 days a week.

As well as visiting your pets as and when you need, I also provide the essential service of making your house look lived in whilst you are away, a great way of reassuring yourself that your home is safe and secure. Take a look at the list below for the kind of tasks that are done on a visit. Sitting is a great alternative to catteries and kennels, especially for creatures of habit like cats, who thrive in their own environment. Not only does it take the stress away for them, but it means you no longer have to make the trip to and from the cattery, causing added stress for you too!

I set up the service at the end of 2015 alongside my job as an Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician to help other cat owners like myself, who worry about leaving their fur babies in the hands of someone who may not see the harm in accidentally letting out my indoor cat, or leaving the window open, feeding her too much, not filling up her pint glass of water, or stressing her out so much that she picks up bad habits again - like weeing on the sofa or over her toys (which took years to get mine out of!). Within 6 months I was able to leave my job of 11 years to pursue The Cat Lady as a full time profession and I have never looked back! Don't let the moniker fool you - I have experience with all types of pets and am looking forward to looking after your cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, chickens - whoever you need me to!

I have over 20 years of cat care experience, having grown up with cats (and dogs) as part of the family, seeing them grow from kittens into elderly cats, and have owned all kinds of other animals from dogs, birds, fish and have dabbled with horses and small furries too. I've always been mad about animals! No job is too small and all pets are given the care and attention that they need; requirements which are recorded on a meet and greet near to your booking. I have a background of medical knowledge from my old job too so provide a wealth of experience and confidence while administering injections, and giving other medications to your pets.

I am available for daily and twice daily visits, and pet taxi (depending on availability) - whether it be one off visits or regular bookings. I cover NR1-NR7 free of surplus petrol charges, but I am fully mobile and travel the surrounding areas for a little extra - don't hesitate to contact to see how I can help you!

All bookings include a free meet and greet key collection, and a chance to be in my Secure Key Holding Scheme (see Pricing page), so please allow time for this when booking so that we can find a suitable time for us both, although I am flexible and can usually tailor to short notice bookings as well as in advance. Please Like my Facebook page for regular updates.


SERVICE OUTLINE


  • Clean feeding areas and bowls on a daily/visit basis
  • Clean litter trays, change litter and pick out waste as directed, and change bedding of small animals
  • Keeping indoor animals inside, and letting in/out those who go outside if they don't have a cat flap
  • Basic grooming if needed
  • Administering medication - I have experience with most forms of medicine; tablets, injections, liquids and creams. Please state in your first message if your animal will need medication and at what times.
  • Fuss and cuddles throughout the whole visit!
  • Clear up any mess made by animals throughout the booking.
  • Household chores such as watering plants, putting out bins, getting in the milk, gathering mail, turning on lights and opening/closing of curtains.
  • 'Checkout' list to let you know what has been done on last visit, for your reference and mine!
  • Daily or weekly text updates throughout the booking
  • If your cat is looking off colour and I think they might need veterinary attention, with your permission I will transport your pet to the vets and bring them back home again when they have been assessed, and give any aftercare advised by the vet while you're still away. If I can't contact you or your emergency contact give on our meeting, I'll use my own judgement before making a decision to take your pet to the vets. Before going away, please check with your vet their procedure for cat sitters incase the need arises!

Please click here for my prices and policies.


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QUALIFICATIONS & ENDORSEMENTS

I have a current DBS/Police check, and am insured with Petplan Sanctuary (policy number IS50477601).  I can email these documents across to you at any point for peace of mind.  

I am a member of the Cats Protection League, and hold certificates for Feline First Aid, Canine First Aid and a Pet Training diploma.

I have 5* review status on Facebook and Google Business if you would like to read testimonials from my current clients, or click 'Testimonials' at the top of the page.

The Cat Lady Norwich Pet Sitting Service